For my build I am still considering the slant six. Unfortunately the shop I want to use does not have a torque plate. For $600 I could have them machine one for me, but thats alot of danero for a one time use. Problem is I already have three /6's sittin in the garage for parts, so if I decide to go the V8 route I will have 3 paper weights sittin around waiting for a trip to the junkyard I guess. UGH!