I have decided to go ahead and get the exact engine that I want in my '35 coupe instead of screwing around with the late 350. After a month of searching I found a 1956 265 2bbl engine relatively near me from a fellow HAMB member. The engine is going to need a complete rebuild as it has been sitting for nearly 35 years in a garage on an engine stand. What I would like to know is the tips and tricks for making this thing a warm little motor. I am not looking for huge horsepower just a little bump while making it reliable and cool sounding while also sticking to a 56-59 period. I would like the outward appearance to be of a stock Corvette engine freshly plucked from a wrecked car. I have searched and read everything available on the HAMB concerning these engines and have also went through all of my older magazines. I want to know about all the tricks and parts that guys were using back then. Anything you have to offer is welcome!!! What I have to use thus far.... --'59 Corvette 4bbl intake with matching WCFB carb and all the dressings. --Original Hurst Cradle Mount --Crager or Offy tranny adapter to a '39 Ford I plan on having the engine rebuilt, decked, machined, etc and perhaps punched out .125 to a 283 which I believe was a common thing to do in the day. I also know about the rear cam journal being notch which is something that I hope the machinist knows more about then I do. What else are you guys running??? Also does anyone have this book? I found this ad in a mid 50's to early 60's Hot Rod magazine. I think it could help a bunch!!!