I just purchased a 1971 camaro, no engine, with the intention of partially restoring it (original body panels, original dash, etc.) partially customizing it (wheels, suspension upgrade.) my question is this, what would be the better choice for an engine and trans setup, should I go original setup (350, 396, 402) or should I get a newer (i.e LS1, etc.) engine? I am a new comer to the camaro deal, I want I daily driver, but with enough power to keep up with sub 12s supers we have here on the street.
thanks for the info