Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: North Louisiana
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Everybody has an opinion.
So, here's mine. If you don't insist on it looking original under the hood, you can look at lots of pics of both year model bodies, to decide which you like best. AFTER you have chosen your favorite body style, THEN you can decide on what you want under the hood. If you like the '67 body better, but want Tri-Power---no problem. You can fit a '66 or aftermarket Tri-Power intake onto a '67-up engine. The block can be a 350, 400, 428, 455, or aftermarket, either iron or alum. Can also have either iron or alum heads, exhaust manifolds or headers.
Hey you can have an economical mild 350, a mild to moderate 400, or a 400-600hp long stroke engine, with three 2-barrels, a small 4-barrel, a 750 or 800cfm Q-jet, a big cfm Holley square bore, or modern FI of some sort.
Again, it all just depends on how original looking you want it to be, under the hood, and how much power you want. Today, almost anything is possible. You can even make it LOOK fairly original, but have a high torque stroker under the hood.
And if you find a nice original type car that you just can't live without, you can replace the engine, with the engine you want, and store the original for future sale, with the car.
Lots of options.