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chevy 307

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by K5Redneck33, Apr 30, 2003.

  1. K5Redneck33

    K5Redneck33 Registered Member

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    has anybody ever used a SB 307? this guy i know has one and somebody gave it to him and i had never heard of the 307 till then. i was curious if they were decent motors? i'd like to get it fromt this guy and rebuild it if its a decent motor. does anybody know anything about the 307? /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. Poohbair

    Poohbair 1/2 ton status

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    aren't they basically a 283 w/ a 327 crank?????
    I know you see them in alot of 68ish ElCamino's and Malibu's
     
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    As readily available as 350's are, I wouldn't use a 307. The major drawback about them is that the blocks were not cast with very high nickel or tin content. So the metal was "soft" and it would typically show cylinder wear in about 60K miles. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    They are also a short stroke motor, not the best for the needed truck moving torque. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Yep LARGEjournal 327 crank take the crank put it in a 350 block with 350 rods and 327 pistons = cheap 327
     
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    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    they are know as worse than the 305. Don't know a single person who has one and likes it.
     
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    If you have a big enough boat 307s make a pretty good anchor.
    I have also seen people make planters out of them. They look kind of cool with plants in the cylinders. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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