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Why not a Y-block? The 312 was treated to an Isky solid cam and forged pistons (9.4:1), all fed by a trio of Stromberg 48 carbs breathing through an Edelbrock manifold. Saum Engineering assembled the engine, which was finished with a set of Red's headers, Smithy's mufflers, and finned Offenhauser valve covers. Dyno pulls put the rear wheel power rating at just under 200 horses. A four-speed Toploader, prepped at The Tranny Shop, uses a Hurst Competition/Plus shifter to select the gears.