We've been spending past few weeks trying to decide on motor build to get her to 10.0 second index racer. Which means you really want her capable of ~9.7 seconds. The SB wasn't going to do it. Not without very expensive heads and machining and a power adder to boot. (And still push the internals hard).
So ... long story short on the decision trip > 383 stroked to 431, Ross pistons, H beam rods, Scat 4340 crank, Trick Flow heads, Harland rocker arms, custom Bullet cam, solid roller, Melling oil pump, and Edelbrock Pro-Flo XT intake.
To finish off: Meziere relocated (radiator mounted) water pump, 170 amp Mechman alternator, and Fuel Tech 5.0 EFI (rail). Also will take look at trans (refresh prob) and install JW ultra bell SFI on trans.
We're on biz travel until early February and rotating assembly is 4 weeks out on order. So will be slow for while but should be back with pics soon.
Goal is to be able to hit track by end April. Gonna stay on progress hard!! Test runs let us know if some cal-tracs are final icing. Lol