Ok the block is good my machinist says and is good to go for the stroker project. Big thanks to polarus who sold me the block. The machinist /engine builder wants to meet with me next week to discuss the build. I had called him last fall to see if he was interested. I told him at the time I was considering getting a 440 and having it stroked to over 500 cubic inches. I told him I would like much more torque at the lower rpms with a max rpms around 5000 to 5500. It will keep the 3.23 rear end [with an added sure grip] so I can go down the highway with ease but have the grunt to launch all of that 69 Fury III and gear ratio with real authority. I specified I want rather high vacuum and maybe a slight lope but nothing to suggest I am a Cuda wanna be. I then said I want the engine to look stock with HP exhaust manifolds,,Would you be interested in such a project ? A slight pause and he said "Absolutely" So my plan is so far to present to him is mostly from 440 Source as they have been in business for a long time. I am not obviously cutting any new ground here and it is a rather conservative build. 440 Source 512 crank rods and pistons,440 Source Stealth heads as they look like stock heads and accommodate HP manifolds but flow much better than iron heads out of the box. Also the better chamber design and better heat dissipation of aluminum. I plan on no more than 10 to 1 or slightly less in case pump gas octane tanks in the future. I plan at first to run the 1973 mopar intake [which I hear is superior to the 1969 intake] that was for a Thermoquad carb when modified a bit..[My buddies are pushing for a six pack] As far as cam goes ,I am leaning towards a roller if I can find the right one for my needs. I will not be running the crap out of it at high rpms ,so maybe safer,, and I like the quick ramp speed and closing of them with maybe longer exhaust duration to help my HP exhaust manifolds. Also no more zinc needed. I am considering Hughes cams . Valve train I really don't want much more than stock on valve lift and maybe use the stock rockers?? Anyways the reason for this post is this,,any advise on my choices and or what to specify to my engine builder on this build? I have a few days and can go in any time next week to speak with him. Any advice/thoughts would be great. I know this is a huge can of worms but WTF,,it's crunch time!!!