If I remember right, the 352 in the Hot Rod also had AFR 305 heads and a Comp Hydraulic Roller with 215 @.050 and .525 lift. I think they used the 305 heads so they could use a partially dished piston and still get the 11:1 compression. Man, I spent a few months in Physics class dreaming about building one with a larger cam and some 195 AFR's and screaming it to about 7 grand and tearing up the streets. I think PDQ67 and I have similar theories about building motors: Big bore, small stroke, long rods, big heads, small cam and dual plane intakes. I now have a 400 to go along with the 327 crank I've been saving, but I think I'm gonna build a 406 for more low end. Ooops, went off the subject a bit, sorry. As compared to a 355, I think the 352 would TEAR it up!!! Flatter and wider torque curve, better Bore/stroke and rod/stroke ratios, quicker revs, and very usuable power. I don't think you could go wrong. Go get 'em.