I would go aluminum to put the car on a diet. The teskids blocks will hold just as much as a iron cobra block. Hell even the non teskid blocks will hold up to alot of horsepower if prepped right. If your gonna stick with your P.I. heads all you have to do is drill 2 holes in the deck surface for coolant flow. You can usually find aluminum block already drilled for 2V heads all over corral and modularfords for cheap as well. Good luck man.