First off I'll say this is a great site, I've been lurking for quite some time. Kinda shy, and usually don't have anything to add. I'm planning a early 60's type build and will be running a ultra high compression 394 Olds. I want 3 pedals in it and also want to put a trans in it that will hold up to the occasional throttle stomping. What woud you recommend as a decent option for a trans. wilcap adapted early Ford trans? (not sure how strong early Ford trans are?), or an adapter to a muncie type trans. Keep in mind I'd really like to try to stay no newer in mid 60's style - exception only if it visually looks to be 60's or older but can be newer internally. Question number 2 is- is there a difference between the 371 and U.H.C. 394 in the sense of what intake manifolds will fit. I've seen some adds say the 371 manifolds won't fit the 394?