Hi Guys, Looking for a little advice. My car currently has a '71 307 in it. It's reliable, but not really what I want. I want to eventually move to a 350. I want the car to be fun to drive, but it will strictly be a street car. The current sbc has been equipped with 4bbl Qjet, everything seems to be in great working order. I am not an experienced mechanic, but I'm comfortable with my ability to follow directions and learn. I wouldn't want to jump into assembling an engine from scratch because I just don't have the experience, but I also don't want to pay for the "simple" stuff that I could do myself (and enjoy learning). All of that comes into play when I look at my options for changing engines. Whenever I find myself jumping back and forth between options, I always look for advice to help settle into a plan. So far, here's the way I see it: 1) complete turn-key crate engine - drop it in myself 2) long block crate - using existing intake, carb, water pump, etc. 3) seek out used 350 (have rebuilt if necessary) 4) probably other options I haven't thought of My subject says "smartest way"...that's because I'm not necessarily looking for the cheapest way - but then again, I'd rather spend $2k than $6k if I can achieve what I want. Any advice, or shared experiences are welcomed as always!