Zora Arkus-Duntov “Thoughts Pertaining to Youth, Hot Rodders and Chevrolet.”
This right here. I try to remind my Ford Flathead bretheren of this when they dis the venerable SBC going into an early Ford. To me, using it vs a flatty, is the same “DNA” since Duntov and many others were on board with flathead development beforehand. There’s nothing in my opinion that will ever top the legendary 1st gen SBC. Of course it’s MK IV evil step brother made a mark too but that’s another story in and of itself.