Should I, a newb, build my own engine

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  1. KingofThings

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    Takes up a tremendous amount of room in my toolbox too.
     
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    I have both of those books. Handy to have.
     
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    Yes sir, they got me going in my very late teens/early 20's, but I learned a good lesson about using hyd. lifters to check P to V clearances, boy, that hurt LOL, but I never made that mistake again
     
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    I just had to see what books I still had. Theirs even a new looking, untouched ford book in the mix.
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    That's cool.....I have the "Power Secrets" book by Smokey, and the Bill Jenkins as well.

    There worth more now than what we paid for them back then!!!
     
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    I just got the heads back. The casting number is 6272292. I looked them up here: http://www.minuit10.net/EngineCode/chevy/BBChevyCylinderHead.htm and they appear to be oval port from 1971 open chambered with 2.06 intake, 1.72 exhaust valves.
     
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    The goal for this build is to have a really fun street machine that I can take to the strip a couple of times a year. Do you all think I could make it work with these heads and get a respectable amount of horsepower? Or would these be a major bottleneck?
     
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