What ever happened to building a car piece by piece, growing with it and understanding it over a period of time? Seems now a good percentage of posts are from guys with no work at all, looking to spend thousands that they may or may not have now or ever. Not even sure how many guys understand the nature of a foxbody. 400hp may not be a ton in a new 4000lb car, but it will kill the unsuspecting noob in a 3200lb car with drum rear brakes, no antilock, an airbag that probably won't go off, and lacks traction control. Why the skip straight to building an engine? What is this obsession lately with strokers? Clearly many of these posts are from guys that aren't experienced enough to be there, because frankly the guys that know what they are doing and can get it done, don't post questions about. Nobody even lists the condition of their current engine, they want to replace shortblocks that aren't even bad. If they just started with bolt ons, then moved to HCI like the rest of us did, that would be enough time to read and learn about the next step. My advice guys, you have to crawl before you can walk, and walk before you can run. Stop trying to spend all your money at once, only place that will land you is broke with a pile of useless junk in your driveway that you will land up selling for pennies on the dollar. Bottom line: A H/C/I fox is with quality parts is pretty fast, don't be so quick to dismiss the idea of starting there. And if you have to ask about building an engine from the ground up, you aren't there yet.