Glad you asked. 1979 SBC 355 cubic inches 450 estimated HP (once it is complete I have a place that will dyno it). 4 bolt main, Gear drive, Crower cam with 525 lift and 296 duration, Manly flat top pistons 030 over and I believe 10.5 compression, steel crank, polished rods, and fuely heads. Exhaust will be simple and fun-fender headers into cut-outs with extensions to make them easy to reach and open, then Summit welded turbo mufflers and a small turnout in front of the back tires. This way, no bends around the rear and no ground clearance issues. By switching the plates on the cut out from solid to ones with holes in them, I can control the back pressure and noise level. (I have used this system on other cars and it works great).
Once it is running, I can certainly play with it for more power but I want it to be reliable and streetable.
How come everybody works on Cherokee's and not Wranglers??? They have a full chassis, removable top for the fun factor, and are lighter. The wheelbase, while short, is no worse than Vegas or Pintos that were successful cars back in the day. And, once lowered, it should be as stable as any other passanger car. Seems like the perfect vehicle to modify to me, unless there is some reason I dont know about.