Hey guys. My fathers first car was a '66 Chevy Nova V8 Sport Coupe. He bought it used in '73 and broke it down (to build a dragster), stored it in my grandparents garage and never put it back together. Fast forward to 2020. I am now starting my first muscle car restoration project. Unfortunately the original engine and transmission was removed and is long gone. I've done some research but would like to hear your commentary. In terms of total cost, need for modification and swap kits what are your suggestions? Original 327? Another small block? An LS3 conversion seems appealing. Transmission Suggestions?