I was hoping for a few replies and got the motherlode! Thanks to all. I know it would not be too hard to get 700 h.p. out of a 540, but really, I think it's all just tire smoke above 500 h.p. on the street anyway, so why bother?
As for a good porter (for the Intake), jr, sorry for my ignorance, but who is curtis, dennis at afd, and mr meaux (maxracesoftware)? How do I get in contact with them? I have read about DrJ's in the EMC Magazine, but really don't know who is the best for this type of work.
As for the Oval vs. Rectangle Head debate, I learned something, however I could understand the reasoning behind the Oval theory-guess it's debunked. Thanks for the education!
I have watched the Cam King and UDHarold, and I agree, from what I have seen here (and other sites)they are both very good. I will contact them.
"The aboslute worst thing you can do when it comes to a large motor like this if you're not experienced with them is to underestimate in any way what it takes to get the job done. Even with a low lets say 6000rpm limit the requirements are far greater than a common 454. If you miss one thing eh you might still be ok but miss two or three and you got a boat anchor. "
That is my biggest worry-if I had needed to buy the AFR's and whatever else I will gladly do it, I don't want a "Boat Anchor", and I realize my combination of parts isn't optimum. However, I have heard of guys who had to have 800 h.p. on the street, and then realized what the beast really was and then took steps to detune it-I'm just trying to be realistic (and trying to keep my Driver's License