300 horses aren't hard to get out of an old 318 engine. Here's an article I wrote about some good upgrades for the venerable V8 we all love and hate. http://voices.yahoo.com/performance-mods-chrysler-318-v8-12047328.html?cat=27
318's are great, if you want more than the 300 horse mark why not install a 4" crank for awesome torque with a good set of 360 heads.. You won't be disappointed..
True, but all kinds of 'other things' come with stroking an engine, and I was going for relatively simple.
I've posted this in several places, and all sorts of folks have shared their beefy 318 build stories. Have faith in this little mill!