I was going for a Nailhead a friend had to put in a project. The core motor was $2200 but it came with a switch pitch and trans with a BOP pattern. Use the 400 trans and make sure you get the flex-plate that came with the engine. To make it easy, stick with the 401 or 425 unless you can buy a motor and trans complete. Stick shift stuff is hard to come bye but get all the parts from one car. I figured it would have cost around $5,000 to put the engine together. I ended up getting an Oldsmobile 215 and have around $2,000 in the engine, adapter and transmission (350) this includes cam, lifters, valves, headers (2), chrome tans parts, new wires, distributor overhaul, 6 Holley 94's, Rover intake, rover pan, balancer, water pump, pulley, rings bearings gaskets. The engine came with new Egge pistons and a reground crankshaft.