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Building my 396

This is my first engine build so any help, advice, or combos will be greatly appreciated. This is what I've got and what I'm looking for. I've got a 68 Camaro w/ an M/21. It'll have a Ford 9" with something around 3.73's(may go steeper later). I would like to get about 400 hp and 450 ft lbs. for less than $3500(that's the kicker, I know) I'm not opposed to using used parts at all. So if you know any good used parts to get or to stay away from, please feel free. Oh, I guess you need to know about the motor. It's a 72 truck 402 with peanut ports.(looking right know for some 781 or 049 heads in my price range). I'm going to go with minimal boring to allow some extra meat for the next time I build. I'm looking to put Nitrous later, but is not intended to be figured in my hp #'s above. If you've had any experience with building 396's please help me to get started on the right foot. Thanks in advance. Jason H.
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