Re: Looking for feedback on new build...
what Bill said.
SBCs are not LS engines and don't work the same. What applies to one does not necessarily apply to the other. except in magazines and fb, of course. I 'm a little like Bill, we both have to support the stuff we build, unlike the internet builders. I like to see 9.5 with iron heads.
A flattop 355 with 64cc flattops is going to be over 10:1 real compression unless the builder uses the cheapie rebuilder pistons that short of compression height. The compression height of a 350 piston is 1.560", not something shorter. run of the mill rebuilder pistons are often .020 to .040 short of that. Details like this are sort of the difference between getting what you want and getting what somebody is selling off a shelf. Is your interested in ATK I'd call, them and ask to speak to Brandon (see NoTalent) who posted above. he's a straight up guy who will tell you the truth about what's in the ATK engines. Did I mention he works there, supervises the Hi-Perf dep't?
Tom Terrific or Terrible Tom, depending on the phase of the moon, passing cosmic rays or other factors not fully understood except by my wife.