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Are 327's rare in first gens?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by aksidentproan, Mar 20, 2003.

  1. aksidentproan

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    Are 327\'s rare in first gens?

    Last summer I yanked my tired, old engine(which I thought was a 350) and replaced it with a built 350 out of a camaro. I gave that engine to a friend and today he told me when he ran the number on the block it came up as a 327ci engine. Is it rare for a 327 to be in a blazer? Rare enough for me to go get my engine back? Thanks.

    Evan
     
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    Re: Are 327\'s rare in first gens?

    As far as I know it is rare. A 327 can be made to have plenty of horspower but is low on torque. It is a short stroke engine. In my opinion it would not be worth trying to get back unless it is an extemely rare casting. The 62-67 had a small journal too, so they had a little less beef on the bottom ends.

    John
     
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    Re: Are 327\'s rare in first gens?

    327 were available option, in 68 there were alot of 327 installed in at least the 2wd's anyways, more than you think, but re not the turbo fire ones like in cars, they were the hi torque ones with less hp but more torque than car turbo fire 327's, there were a few different 327's each year, same with other engine sizes, especially 350's

    good luck
     
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    Re: Are 327\'s rare in first gens?

    Might be worth taking another look at. While I have never heard of a 327 being installed in a Blazer, If it's a '68 or '69, should be a large jornal and possibly a forged crank. I have a '68 GMC 327 that is a large jounal with a forged crank. I'm saving it under my work bench for a special occasion and just the right vehicle! Check you're v.i.n. # and make sure someone didn't swap it in to replace a six! I don't believe you could ever prove it was a stock motor.
     
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    Re: Are 327\'s rare in first gens?

    plus a 327 wouldnt be in a 70 from factory anyways, what is the code on the block say ?
     
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    Re: Are 327\'s rare in first gens?

    The summer of 1968 was the crossover year for 327/350 engine's from G.M. They could have used a 327 Block, and thrown in a 350 Crank, and Rod's, same bore's. Just larger Main, and Rod Journal's, plus the longer stroke of the 350, 3.250 for the 327 and 3.480 for the 350. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    Re: Are 327\'s rare in first gens?

    No Blazer or Jimmy ever came from the factory with a 327 engine.
     
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    Re: Are 327\'s rare in first gens?

    I'm with Blazer1970. six, 307 adn 350 were all that was offered.
     
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    Re: Are 327\'s rare in first gens?

    Someone here said a 327 wasn't rare enough for a person to go over and pick it up. Im about to restore a '68 camaro that was stock with a 327. I was thinking about putting one back in it. I would really like to do that, and if not that, the neighbors have a 396 that will end up going in. I CANT find ANY 327's around here in Iowa... no J-yards no farm places... NOTHING. If it were me, I'd defeinetly go back and get that 327
     
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    Re: Are 327\'s rare in first gens?

    When I bought my '71 Jimmy, I assumed the engine was a crate motor 350 from the valve covers. After the valves on cyl 6 + 7 got sucked in, crushing the sparkplugs - about a year later - I pulled that engine and eventually dropped in a real Mr. Goodwrench crate 350. I ran the block numbers on the old engine and the parts guy at the dealership told me it was a '68 327, w/ 2 -bolt mains,from a Nova with auto trans. But it was not the original engine. The glovebox on the GMC states a 350 w/Calif emissions was original. I may rebuild the 327 core, but I've got other priorities. 327s used to be highly valued by hotrodders but I can't remember why. 250 L-6s, and V-8 307s and 350s were the normal production engines for K/5s and Jimmys since they didn't come out 'til '69 and '70 respectively.
     
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    Re: Are 327\'s rare in first gens?

    327's used to be valued by hot rodders because they will rap out hugely. Now we have discovered there is no replacement for displacement.
     
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    Re: Are 327\'s rare in first gens?

    Yup. A piss-winding engine is fine and dandy in a small, light vhicle, but it doesn't belong in a station wagon or in a truck. Big cubes and torque are the things that make those kinds of vehicles move.
     
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    Re: Are 327\'s rare in first gens?

    I agree w/ Tim. My info says no k-5 ever had a 327. In fact, the 327 appeared only in the 68 trucks, and in none of the other years from 67-72.
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    Re: Are 327\'s rare in first gens?

    I need 1 for a '68 camaro /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     

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