The father of a good friend of mine has a 1979 K10 with a blown tranny in it. He was going to pull the 350 out of it and put it in an older Caprice Classic, leaving the truck sitting with no motor/trans. I am very interested in purchasing this truck, as it is a solid and rust free truck and I live in Michigan. The truck won't be a full time daily driver for me, so I'm left wide-open on motor selection choices. I know a guy with a race-ready 427 already built and sitting on an engine stand in his garage for $4000 bucks... This sounds like a pretty good deal to me, and that 427 would sling some mud like no other. What other options do I have for motors that you guys can think of. I'm trying to keep the budget down as far as possible, but want a motor that will keep up with the future plans I have for the truck.