I'm still in the planning stages for my old school 47 hot rod truck project... looking for some engine options, thinking late 40's to middle 50's engines... I want something unique, but not something so rare it takes me years to find the parts needed, & not so expensive I need to win the lottery to complete If I won the lottery, I'd put in a Hudson 308 dual carb flathead six in it, just because I always thought they were too cool... I don't want a new crate engine... in my mind, that kinda leaves the Ford flathead 8... but in talking with a local "real" old school hotrodder yesterday, he said... he loves the flat head Fords, but in a non Ford vehical, he'd go with the lil Caddy V-8 ( 301 ??? ) I tried looking, & there are one or two around, but pretty slim pickings... I then spent most of yesterday on the net looking at / for vintage V-8's... & again this morning... this morning I ran across an early 50's 303 Olds Rocket, & it looks like there are some speed parts available for that engine... right now I'm leaning towards the lil Rocket, though I'm still looking... the truck is a 40's Studebaker, & I thought I found a Stude 289 Sweepstakes in running condition, & thought I could rod that up a little & give me what I want... but think he had it priced too low, & sold it to the 1st buyer that came along... so if you were in my position, what would you put under the hood ???