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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78GMC1/2TON4x4, May 10, 2004.

  1. 78GMC1/2TON4x4

    78GMC1/2TON4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Are 427s hard to come by and do they have reasonable power? ive never seena 427 and im curious /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
  2. 1-ton

    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Yea, 427's are hard to come by, and they can definitely make some power, but as the saying goes "There is no replacement for displacement." This is why it would be better to just build a 454 than a 427. It cost the same amount of money to build a 427 as it does a 454.
     
  3. Topdown

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    if I remember right a 427 is a 396 with a 454 crank... so essentially a stroked 396.

    Someone correct me if I am wrong.

    but I agree, build a 454, it will be cheaper in the long run.
     
  4. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    A 427 actually utilizes the same 4.250" bore as a 454 and also ultilizes the same 3.76" stroke as a 396. There are also 427 tall deck blocks that were used in large trucks not to be confused with the 427 that was used in cars.
     
  5. camok10

    camok10 1/2 ton status

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    I got my 427 justs by accident really. When i went to guy the project truck, the guy had this block on a stand over in the corner with a buncha dust on it. and i weaseld it from him for another $100!!! (on top of the 3,500 for the truck) best $100 ever spent! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    It makes pretty damn good power, but its more of a high revver due to the short sroke. so for wheeling its not the best, but its pretty damn good at putting those freekin ricers in their place (my rearview) /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  6. nstarry

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    I heard the 427 talls are the bomb out of the 2 ton flatbeds major lowend ( thats just what I heard )
     

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