quote:Originally posted by wpl:
why not a factory LS-3 or LT-4
you have the reliability and much more hp for the $$$$$
Call me crazy, but I have yet to see any of these "cost efficient" modern conversions on here provide a full break down of the parts needed to do the change or mention the cost of headaches and individual research and development. I can't see how with the technological advancements in Cleveland stroker kits, heads and intakes not requiring any change to exhaust, shifters, motor mounts, accessories, engine management systems etc can be more costly than being required to change all of those systems.
Scott has had some of the most success with his modernized conversion and he has put way more hours and R&D than most of owners would be willing to do in order to make the car the way he wants it. I still don't see all of his work being less money than a good quality Cleveland build. More powerful and efficient possibly.