Okay... I've done a little bit of reading. I didn't want to be one of those guys that doesn't at least do a search of SOME kind on here before asking, but not sure I really saw all the answers. Some yes, some no. I'll ask again since it's been awhile since early 389's have even been talked about in-depth. So I've got this nice little 389 out of a 1960 Catalina, thanks to my little Sis'. It's complete with the exception of the carb. Even has the starter and transmission. I admittedly know absolutely NOTHING about these engines!! So I have lots of questions! The engine's nesting spot will be in our 1953 Pontiac. The car will simply be a cruiser, but have every intention of really putting some miles on this thing in the future. My wife will probably even drive it to work quite a bit so I'm looking to just make a nice get-up and go motor without a lot of crazy performance upgrades. Just a nice reliable motor that can get that '53 going down the road. I really want to make the motor look as if it would have been offered stock in 1953 as well, so paint colors, air cleaner, valve covers, those sort of things will be left alone or made to appear to belong. Transmission plans are to put a nice over-drive transmission behind it. Either a 700-R4 or a 200-4R. (Plenty of debate around here between those two) I know I'll need an adapter for that as well. What I know about the motor so far: Head numbers: 536109 Exhaust: 532312 Timing: 536192 Block: ?? Can't find the number. Where is it?? Number back by the distributor reads E50 or E60 (hard to make out). Numbers on the front passenger side of the block read 7847 and a lightly stamped number above that reads 360C (I think). The questions: * Any suggested improvements to the engine beyond a basic rebuild that it would greatly benefit from? (ignition/dizzy, cam, oil pump, oil filter, exhaust, compression, etc.) * Anything to look for when disassembling the engine? * Should I consider switching from a 2 bbl to a 4 bbl or a Tri-power setup? * Should I consider a hidden PCV system or just leave it alone with the road draft tube? * When switching from the stock Hydramatic type transmission to a later GM over-drive transmission is there anything I should know besides the basic adaptation? * Worth switching to aftermarket exhaust headers? * Noticed there was a few websites listed here in older threads, but some of them aren't around anymore. Any books worthy of picking up to do the rebuild? Any other information worthy of noting would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!