What would be the best build for a 66 289. I got my hands on a 289 and want to see what can I do with it and add to it. It has already been rebuilt, but lacks parts such as an intake manifold, carb, etc. I want to be able to use the most I can from what the rebuilt block came with, but I am not sure how to tell whether it is good or cheap garbage. My goal is to utilize the most power for the best price. I have plans on dropping this in a I6 64.5 and already know that I will have to change a lot of parts in order to even get a 289 to work aand not destroy itself. What would be the best build for the 289 for the price and performance. In this scenario, I will just say no budget just utilizing the best performance for price. I also have plans of swapping in a manual trans if that has anything to add. Please help me so I can decide how to budget and move money around to get this project off the ground.