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Ive been kicking around the idea of doing a new motor for my car and giving my 406sbc to my Dad for his '70 Chevelle. Problem is, I dont really know what these things cost. I have an idea of what I want, just dont know how much I need to have put away for something like this. I dont want to feel stupid if I ask someone to build me something and they tell me its going to cost double what I thought it would. I have a pretty good idea of what I want, if that helps. I want something like what Jim built for that Corvette. A streetable and reliable 540+ short deck motor that makes just at, or a little north of 800hp. Its simple I guess for someone that knows what they are doing. Ive seen some of the motors you guys build and to say that they are impressive would be a gross understatement. I wouldnt want to build this thing myself, Im just not knowledgable enough inside a motor. Maybe someone who does this can give me a little insight as to what Im looking at for a build like this. Thanks for all your help guys.