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327 sb should i buy it

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 2005z71chevy, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. 2005z71chevy

    2005z71chevy Registered Member

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    hey guys i know i have been posting a lot about what engins will work best in my truck ect, this is because there isnt one in my truck and iv been on the look out. i just found a 327 from a 1963 impalla. it is in good condition. its all there except for the intake dist. and carb. he wants 300 for it. is this a good deal. I know i can get 350's for cheeper and more complete. Is this better than a 350 sb. i dont know much about the 327. if some one does i wouldnt minde a little . this is going to be going in a 2wd street driven truck with a th350. thaks for the help :confused:
     
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    There isn't too much difference between the two. I had one for a short time in my car, and that ran really good. 3327s will wind up faster than a 350 will. A 350 will have a little more torque, but not sure if you would even notice it. I would get just to be different. Everybody has a 350.
     
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    little off topic but where in mass are you?
     
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    I can't remember when they changed but make sure it is a large journal 327 if you plan on doing any kind of mods to it, the small journal 327's are kind of weak, otherwise the large journal engines will accept most of the goodies for a 350. I really like the 327 as a factory engine, I have one in a 71 4wd right now and pulls just fine even with 35's and 4.10's
     
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    Personally, I love the 327. They make great hot rod engines for lite cars. But I couldn't tell you how one would do in a heavy 4WD truck. I think for a 4X4, I'd go with the largest cid engine I could afford.
     
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    327 is a great engine for a 2wd truck or car for street use. They can be made really tough quick rev engines. Some late 60's novas had them and they would easily rev up quick.
     
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    300 sounds pretty decent, maybe slightly high.
     
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    Double hump heads if so easily worth the 300 your gonna pay for it.
     
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    All 327's prior to 1967 were small journal and the 68-69's were large journals. The outside dimensions of all SBC's are the same with a few exceptions to the real early 265's which did not have a provision for side motor mounts and also did not use an oil filter and also the early 265's and 283's which used a different valve cover boltt pattern. So with this being said all the bolt on goodies will interchange. One last thing, there were no accessory bolt holes in the end of the cylinder heads on any of the SBC's until 1969.
     
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    since the addition of Vortec heads "double humps" have dropped in value.

    for a truck application, i would recomend a 350 to start with, maybe even stroke it to 383.
     
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    Small world!...I lived in Leominster for 5 years..was born in Fitchburg..lived there til I was 14!..then we moved to the Taunton and Raynham area in 72..I moved back to Leominster in 82,stayed until 86..my older sister lives in Lunenburg,and my older brother is in Gardner MA...used to be a real nice rural area,but like here,its changing fast..:(

    welcome abord to CK5!..:D
     
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    except for numbers matching collectors..........

    I think the 327's are great engines also.....but thats in a car that I've had my experience with them.
     

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