Okay so I am restoring a 1946 Chevy Stylemaster 4 door sedan. Yes I wanted a 4 door and no I don't want your 2 door. Sorry I get that a lot. Anyway I have the original 216 and I really want to keep it. I am not looking for a super fast car. I just want to be able to drive it every day and I mean every day. Like 12,000 miles a year every day. It has already been converted to an open drive with a 50's truck axle that has 3.55 gear ratio. I have a Muncie 4 speed for it initially but it will get a 5 speed after it is back on the road. Now that being said what is available for these engines to make them modern/ reliable. I am aware of the distributor options (Mallory dual point, mini HEI, Pertronix) but I am wondering what other things I can do to make the engine last and run better, other than regular maintenance? Back when this engine was in service it was normal to rebuild it every 30,000 miles. I would rather not do that since it is much more expensive now.