GEEZ, A-HOLE, BS ,etc.. My semi-apology is all you're gonna get here. The o/p is cool with this thread.All that matters to me. His explanation is exactly what I figured was going on here. A group of friends , that probably didn't know much about real gassers either , were encouraging him. That's also why I didn't suggest the 6 cylinder route at first . After all the work, he would have had trouble finding anyone at the local cruise night who understood what he was trying to do. Mostly , what he would have still heard is comments such as Jim's, about putting a big V8 in it, which was a valid point. YELL AT ME all you want, but I'd still suggest making a cruiser out of this one.