We build a good truck / towing combo that seems to fit the bill here.
Stock c/r is in the 7.6 to 1 range at best so the key is to get static c/r in the mid 8's to 9 to 1.
The stock short block has large dished pistons that sit 30 to 40 thousandths below deck. if the short block is in overall good condition just 0 deck. re ring and bearing after a light hone.
If not then a rebuild with KB 206 pistons set at about .005" below deck will fit the bill and keep c/r in the very low nines when the heads are decked about .025"
voodoo 213/219 cam LSA would depend on final static c/r.
performer intake with cross over head restricted with a plate drilled with an 11/32" hole
small valve budget ported D3's
shorty headers from FPA with 2.5" duals and an X pipe and magnaflow mufflers.
low restriction air cleaner and dual snorkel factory type air cleaner housing home made ducted to cold air at the grill.
The build will be an easy 400 hp and 500 pound feet and pull like a freight train.
A mondo over the top build while fun in theory will be very poorly suited for towing anything.