I have the engine stock with the exception of the "Torker" cam.
It's been completely overhauled rings, pistons, timing chain, bearings, honed, etc.
It's got the original 2v intake and carb.
Not looking for that much as far as hp or torque.
She's pretty peppy right now.
Had a late 80's LX long ago.
Had about 220 hp and that was more than enough, especially in a light car.
I would be happy with 260-280 hp.
I'm not going to race her.
I'd like to keep the engine stock but advice always points me to upgrades especially to the old style points ignition.
I will probably leave the block alone and do a set of aluminum heads to better compliment the cam, aluminum 4v intake and carb, and switch to a GM HEI ignition.
This seem to be the norm on owner installed upgrades that can be done fairly easy with average mechanical know how.
I know visually, the upgrades would look really nice under the hood and that's just my personal preference.
If I do swap the iron heads for aluminum I'll keep them just in case it ever went to someone else.
It would have the original parts.