here is the situation. I have a 75 nova that im working on. i have a 383 block setting on the stand and ready to start ordering parts. I have a 454 from a 89 Suburban, Complete carb to pan. The BB runs good uses no oil, no blowby, no problems. Spring is coming on quick and the first test n tune is march 30th. i dont think I can get the 383 done in time. My question is, with a fresh set of rings, bearings, cam and lifters (any suggestions) aluminum intake and carb, headers 3:73 and a new set of aluminum heads (pro comp i think) from a buddy of mine. This is needed to be a 50-50 street strip car as I would like to use it on and off the track. Does anyone know the pros and cons of the 454 engine? What kind of times would i be looking at? i know im not going to be running 5's in the 8th but just a general idea. All steel body with 8 point bars and frame connectors, 275/60's. Anyone used a newer model block? Any problems I need to be aware of. Thanks for any info yall can give me.