I didn't want to highjack 281pony's thread so I started this one. Wow, this forum has me second guessing myself now! I knew I was going to be laid off again this winter so I bought an 87 gt this last fall to give me something to do this winter. So far I have bought all this to build a 418 stroker when I was just building something to just play around with: c-9 block, a set of c-3 yates heads with matching intake, eagle forged crank and rods, diamond 36 dish pistons, jesel roller rockers, Isky 714" roller cam and I'm not even close to being done. The engine is at the machine shop now. I'm wanting to go with a c-4 trans, but the way funds are looking, the T-5 is staying for awhile. It has an 8.8 with 4.10's. I got a really good deal on the heads, which are only 40cc's, this why I have had to go the route of the diamond 36 dish pistons. I should be around 10.5-1 compression. I am not wanting a race car, just a fun street car. Please feel free to voice your opinions on what some of you guys would do.