Ok, I did some reading and it appears using any ford motor will give me more hell than I tend to deal with..
So, I wanting something that'll be close to the stock length, because I just bought a new shaft for the rear, and do not want to do it again. (hopefully it'll match up) so I did some measuring of a few auto. chevy transmissions I have in mind, so what I need to know now for my measurements that I can't find with google is what's the length of a chevy 350?
Appearently I can somewhat decide where the driveline will be sitting as long as I'm clear from the fire wall and radiator, so I could probably make it work to where I won't have to replace the shafts.
I also plan to keep on using the 231, and if anything, build it up.
As for the Carb. I'll end up using the Truck Avenger.
Thanks again for the help.
By the way, does anyone know off hand how long the I6 is? (I can find out tomorrow, but curious.)