I kicked a rod out of my stock block 496 last night. I am looking for a real world opinions on some options. My 496 made 810 at the crank with 13.2 compression so I am not going backwards. Looking at Shafroff, Ohio Crank, Nyes and Steve Schmidt short blocks, 540-565. Who has had good results with who? What are you running? My pig is a 3500lb 2nd Gen F Body. Ran 10.1x on the old bullet. May as well step up a little and get my license. I don't run NO2. I have Dart 360 heads, Dart intake and a Howard's roller cam (.730 lift) to throw in there too. What say you?