Shouldnt a goal be to run a certain time at the dragstrip, or maybe beat up on corvettes on the roadcourse etc. But when people say their goal is xxxx amount of horsepower i dont get it??
OTOH that motor build up there is definatly overkill for 500whp, but it sound like a hell of a block. reliablity is kind of subjective is right.. but once your in that deep with your cars build your going to end up paying whatever it costs to keep it running anyway.