(This is not mine) For Sale on Craig's List in Richmond, VA.
That was my sense. I remember ordering parts from Bobcor back in the 80's. They seemed like a pretty serious Alfa Romeo operation, so building a franken-car like this SBC-roundtail would have been out of character.I worked at Bobcor from 1978 to 1988 and nothing like that was ever in our shop.
I get this was done back in the day before it was available, but an aluminum LS would be a better match now. No reason to use an old school SBC unless you are keeping a car original that had one to begin with. But if I were swapping in an American engine, I'd probably go with an LFX (6cyl out of a Camaro). 300hp, revs to over 7,000, more than enough power in a spider chassis.I'd drive it...but need to make it a 5-spd. And get a top. I think the Buick/Rover aluminum V8 would have been a better match. Not much more difficulty in parts/adapters than the typical SBC conversion