As if I did not have enough going on in my engine building life, lol. So I was out in the garage and staring me in the face is my old 400 SBC on the little engine cart and it looks so sad. I thought what a great project, so for this year I am going to try and make this happen. The engine is a GM stock short block, cast pistons, crank and rods. Has over 30K on it but those are all hard miles and over 200 1/4 mile passes inc. nitrous runs. I will replace the oil pump and pickup as it needs that. The heads are 487X (80cc chambers) and well could use some love but for this test I will run them the way they are. I will be running the current cam in this which is a CC 268H 1st gen grind that was made in 1977. The engine has an RPM Performer on it and it will get some 1 5/8 headers. I will get a base line at the track (thinking 13's the way it is) and will change stuff from there. 1st change, go from the 487X heads to Vortec heads with a Vortec RPM intake that should make a huge change. 2nd test, a different cam, possibly the one that is in my other 10 sec. 406 currently. By doing this I will be able to show some of you guys what the Vortec heads will be worth over the junk heads GM made for decades. I may even try to test a Q-jet also. I will see what I have for time this year. I got a lot of stuff begging me to test it out.