So, some pretty crap news today. Cylinder #5 is running at 80 psi, and is really scored up. The mechanic has basically suggested buying a crate 350.
I would go for the 454 like frscke1 suggested, if I didn't already have this accessory drive kit and coated long tubes sitting in the garage.
The mechanic (Mark) says he's going to look around. Thinking about one with roller cam, and possibly aluminum heads. I see a blueprint brand block on summit with a roller cam and cast heads. The one with aluminum heads is much more expensive. I'd like to get one with a mild cam in there if I'm going to pay for an engine job.
I'd prefer to get something that I can run with the current TBI setup. I don't really like the idea of swapping to a carb, since I already have to buy a new motor. But I'm open to ideas if they aren't $$$$.
I'd say my budget for the dressed block is around $3k, since I already have the accessories.
Help me find Walter a new motor!