Re: Oval port intakes.
It's fairly well known that peanut port heads can be fairly mildly ported to get over 500 hp, with dumbass torque to boot. Also, a well built quadrajet will be nowhere near maxed out at 500 hp. I have a buddy, Bob Hinson, who has a '67 Pontiac Tempest that he's had since the early 70's. It has run a best of 11-teens, with a quadrajet, no nitrous, with full interior, functional air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, and the weight of a cage added. This with a pontiac 455. The car was featured in Car Craft in 1995. So yes, properly built, your quadrajet ought to haul the mail. I wouldn't be surprised if it would outrun the 800 dp in your case with the small primaries and all. Ought to REALLY be torquey on the street.