Originally Posted by RustenPaines
I'm getting a little poed at my 350 build. It seems to missfire regardless what I try. Looking to pull it and stuff it in my 69 chevy pickup. I noticed the 572 crate motor has 620hp and the 572R has 720hp. Wondering if anyone had tried one of these yet. besides a new tranyy and rear end what else should I do?
Unless this is a race only car, or you want to put race gas in it all the time, you don't want the 572R (R means Race & high compression).
I think they are a good buy, carry a warranty, and use good materials. Salee Chevrolet in Pendleton (now Gilbert Chevrolet) carry a lot of the high performance crate engines and their prices are good. You might consider a 502/502...I see they are on sale, complete engine including EFI for $10K
As the other poster mentioned Shawn builds a good piece as well, just depends on whether you want a turn key piece with a full warranty or a custom built engine. Either way works.
As for the rest of the car it all depends on what kind of ride you are building, totally street car, drag oriented, pro touring slant, whatever. The more horsepower you have the more you will have to match all the other related components. The more you have the more expensive it will be. The key piece is to plan out the entire project before you begin, and stick to your plan.