It has been a while since I updated this, but with it being a year since I bought it, I thought it about time to bring this up to date. I have been for the most part collecting parts for the conversion to a 1970. I have most of the those parts now between craigslist finds, and AMD. I also finely found a painter, so the car is suppose to go in a couple of weeks. Finely, I am taking the drivetrain in a different direction. The 470 would have been fun, but way more then I need. Also, my new intended combo allows me to have an overdrive transmission at a reasonable cost. My new choice is a 5.9 Magnum with a A-518 transmission. I get a block with provisions for a hydraulic roller cam, plus can still stoke it to a 408 if I want. So today I went and picked up the donor vehicle that had both. It's a 1993 Dodge D250. The transmission needs rebuilding, but I would do that anyway. The nice thing about getting the whole thing, is getting all the small parts, as well as things like a complete serpentine belt set up.