I have a '55 Chevy that's had a body off experience. I went with the Fatman clip, SS coilovers and 4 wheel discs at the corners. The 4 link rear end is a 3:42 posi. Here's my problem, and I wish I had more of these problems. I have a 383 (450HP) with a 700R4 and a 427 (468ci 600+ HP) with a built TH-400 and can't decide which to use. Some guys say to go with the BB simply for the torque and power experience and just live with any problems that might arise because it's worth it. Plus having a BB avoids the same old "small block in a Chevy" routine. They say a BB will also enhance the resale value. Others say that the BB will require constant fiddling and can nickel and dime me to death. The car is set up for the 383 but I have the frame so modifying it to accept the 427 shouldn't be a problem. I plan to drive the car to meets and shows and on week ends and like that. So what's the consensus (assuming you give a rat's turd). Anybody have some insights or past experiences that I can use? Will a BB really bring eternal happiness and answers as to the true meaning of life? Or will running a small block bring me fame and fortune for less money? Decisions, decisions. Moochas gracias.