I have a weird fetish for small block Chevrolets. I really like 265's, 283's and 327's. I have never owned one of the stroker motors that are so popular these days. I would like to build something that has the better designed hyd. roller cams for reliability (with all the flat tappet failures). I have built an imaginary 327 on paper, several times. I have been fantasizing about starting with the Dart SHP block and building the 327 that Chevrolet should have built. Where I get hung up is the free hp you leave on the table by not using the available cubic inches for the same money. It's so easy now to build this off the shelf. So my question is this to the guys that have actually owned the stroker motors. Now that you have driven both, what would you build for all around hot rodding?