You'll need the ARP bolts for the rods to minimize block clearancing. You are limited in your cam choice.
I thought about a 396 build when I dumped my L48 but the 383 appeared a lot more convinient and easier to me... I already had Edelbrock heads with 64cc chambers and 170cc runners... didn't make sense to buld a 396 and then choke it with the heads....
You need good flowing heads and intake, if you just want to use "off the shelf" parts you might be better off with a 383... just my 2c...
It appears that if I am going to use the hooker side pipes (might as well), I need a stock location exhaust port. It appears that the best heads I can get for that are some dart pro 1's, and they have a nice 72cc chamber which will work really nicely and give me a good 10.47:1 compression ratio. I am think Dart Pro 1 200s because they have more flow in the lift ranges I will actually using. I may have to take them to the local circle track shop and have them help the heads be all they can be.
I think I will be using a Hyd Roller 276/282(224/230) on a 112 LSA and my 1.6 ratio rockers giving me .535/.544 lift
So I did some more calculatin' and if I decide to get a ROD 6 speed, that would work ever so nicely with the 5500rpm top rpm. I can peg the spedometer at 5500 rpm and a 3.36 rearend.
Since I am all about affectations. I have always wanted a DCOE get up. Always have. If I am going to build the motor I want, I am going to build the motor I want, and Dammitall I want DCOE carburators. So I did some math, I need some DCOE 48mm carbs with the following setup the best I can tell:
pump exhaust jet..??
Needle and seat....2.5
Computerized computer estimates say Ridiculous torque(552), and 454hp or so.
I did some more thinking and the most readily available racing rubber for a variety of purposes is 255/50-16 which gives me a 26.2" tire. That isnt much shorter than at one point stock 245/60-15.
Now I have to figure out how to make vacuum work for the brakes, and ventilation system, as I am ripping out the devil hainted vacuum headlights and putting in the FIA getup from F Gregg Racing. I would probably have bought them this week but there was a jewelry store going out of buisness so I bought my wife some bling.(stupid I know)
I am almost done putting my interior back together. I never ever ever want to do that again. I have also come to the determination that unless I am going to shrink a couple of inches, I doubt that I am going to get a seat in there with a real roll bar, and have my helmet bet 2" below that. I just dont think its possible.
Eitherway. Till I get all that going I am going to buy an edelbrock 500cfm carb, and hopefully my L82 will continue to run for awhile.