As I finally get into my flatty bucket list engine, and I know more that a few of you will probably think there are more than a few loose nuts and striped threads in the gray matter, I would appreciate any relevent comments. The objective here is a long stroke, light weight engine with goobs of low end torque right at idle. I decided to stay with Gen I because everything else is already in-place for bolt up and even though this will not be inexpensive, probably a lot less than building an LS equivalent with similar characteristics. So here's the plan: 4.125" x 4.125" bore and stroke Gen I Chevy small block utilizing a Dart 9.325 deck aluminum block, Callies Magnum crank and 6.125" light weight I beam rods, and JE 242885 inverted dome blower pistons with 1.125 compression height. Wet sump oiling. Heads will be aluminum but haven't decided which, with the head combustion chambers will be sized to get me close to 10.5:1 CR. Induction will be borrowed from the 381 in the 3B which is the 1000 cfm version ProFlo2 EFI and also thinking my existing cam grind may work well with this (Comp Cams 12-488-8, 218/224 degrees @ 0.050 lift, 0.565/0.570 lift). I want this thing bullet proof but don't anticipate ever needing to run higher than maybe 5500 rpm and with most use from 500 to 2500 rpm. Therefore, I don't think something like Brodix heads are applicable and am sticking with the stock 23 degree valve layout. So far, only the crank and rods are ordered so still have some flexibility. That said, I will likely place the piston order by the end of the week. I want the pistons in-hand before I order the block. I am going to have Dart do the block finish work because they are set up to do the final honing at operating temp, something my local shop can not do. And last, not a single piece that has ever been in China is to be used, not that there are any 4.125" chinese cranks I am aware of anyway. No good reason here, just don't like buying stuff made there. OK, open season-shoot.