Hey guys, new to the forum, and just wanting a bit of advice on my truck. I have a stock 77 chevy and I am getting ready to give it some upgrades. The truck will mostly be used for pulling my boat (18ft cntr console 2500-3000pds trailer weight). I was just wondering what engine upgrades would be good to help this engine pull the boat. Im tired of watching my speedometer needle fall when I hit a two inch incline pulling my boat (how my 95 truck reacts when pulling the boat). On the same note I will be doing a tranny swap and was wondering what you guys would recommend (Ive read other posts but none seem to address towing). All my buddies own diesels and insist that I cant get this from a gas powered engine and that I have to go diesel (Im being stubborn and refusing to concede). Current Setup: SB 350 3.73's TH350 (having some problems...needs an overhaul) 4bbl Rochestor (getting ready to convert to TBI) Budget is some concern so big $ crate engine swaps are out. Thanks alot guys.