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Old 03-21-2012, 07:33 AM
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Lol you installed the valve covers before the intake? Gotta take em off again.
Go to autozone or whatever you have and get the 90 degree inlet already. Its like 5 bucks.
Go ahead and pull the old stuff off and get the new intake and carb on the engine. Its really not too hard to connect some hoses once you can see it on there.
Also, you asked about the oil filler "on the block". Well its not on the block, its through the intake. Its an older design. With the new valve covers you will simply fill the oil through the covers.
Do you know anyone who has experience working on cars? You should have someone there to help you out with some knowledge.
Good luck.

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Lol you installed the valve covers before the intake? Gotta take em off again.
Go to autozone or whatever you have and get the 90 degree inlet already. Its like 5 bucks.
Go ahead and pull the old stuff off and get the new intake and carb on the engine. Its really not too hard to connect some hoses once you can see it on there.
Also, you asked about the oil filler "on the block". Well its not on the block, its through the intake. Its an older design. With the new valve covers you will simply fill the oil through the covers.
Do you know anyone who has experience working on cars? You should have someone there to help you out with some knowledge.
Good luck.


a friend of mine ended up giving me a SBC 327 out of a 69 camaro..
i will be pulling the 307 and installing this once the rebuild is complete...




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That is wuzup. I wish I had a 327 2 swap 2. My 307 now has a rod knock so I'm gonna just go the 350 route since I found a 350 shortblock 4 $100. Good luck with your build. Keep us updated and ask questions if you need some help.
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That is wuzup. I wish I had a 327 2 swap 2. My 307 now has a rod knock so I'm gonna just go the 350 route since I found a 350 shortblock 4 $100. Good luck with your build. Keep us updated and ask questions if you need some help.

sorry to hear that!!, i got plenty of parts for your 307 now hahaha...im hoping all goes well with this 327...was in the car about 5 years ago..has been sitting in a garage since...so who knows what kinds of worms i will end up getting into....
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Hey Custom, Are you sure it's a 327? That looks more like a 350.
A 69' 327 were last used on Nova's. I don't think Camaro's came with 327 in 69. Only 307 or 350.
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Hey Custom, Are you sure it's a 327? That looks more like a 350.
A 69' 327 were last used on Nova's. I don't think Camaro's came with 327 in 69. Only 307 or 350.

not very sure to be honest...just going by what the guy said. The 69 Camaro was wrecked by his son. knocked the rear end over 3inches. so they pulled the motor and its been sitting since. he says 327 out of a 69 camaro..i ran the block number "3970010" which shows 68-327 or 69-350. from what i knew, i thought the 327 and 350 were the same block, but it boils down to which crank it has in it...im still new to this so any information would help out a lot. i also tried to research the "head pattern". from what i got, its a 327 with 350 heads?....still not sure.... any help would be great.

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You are correct about 010 block. It was used either 327 or 350. The block you got is a 69. 68 was the last year the alt was on the driver side and a short water pump, and no head mounting boss.
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You are correct about 010 block. It was used either 327 or 350. The block you got is a 69. 68 was the last year the alt was on the driver side and a short water pump, and no head mounting boss.

i did not know that!! thanks!!
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what would be the best way to determine, 327 or 350...are there more numbers somewhere for me to track?
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Look behind the alt on the block there should be numbers on a pad.
The last three letters will tell you where it was used.
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will do. have not had a chance to mess with it yet since i picked it up. i will be turning wrenchs this weekend
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drum roll please....
now on the engine stand and at fathers house
i took pictures of all the numbers i could find...









BLOCK:
V1006TBX

C9Z118663
T9Z505604


HEADS:
46264
J 3 8 21

ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED IN HELPING DECODE
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Swapping to a Q-Jet is pretty straight forward. For the most part, remove the 2 bbl manifold and install the 4bbl..Once that is on, a lot of these questions will answer themselves. I never heard of 307's having cam issues as they used the same cam as a base 327. The only cam issues I know of were the early 305's in the mid to late 70's.
The oil fill will have to be through the valve covers unless you have an early Q-Jet manifold with an oil fill tube. It's no big deal and the least of your worries. Just make sure there are baffles under the fill holes.
I do think changing the the timing chain and gear set or at least inspecting it is worth the time. Cheap insurance...
Have fun with your project...
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http://www.nastyz28.com/chevy-engine-code-stampings.php

http://www.nastyz28.com/gm-chevy-cod...s-suffix-7.php

TBX= 350 cid from a 1970 van or bus

A lot can happen to a car in 40 years. But glad to hear it is a 350.

You would be better off buying a complete 96-2000 vortec 350 with factory roller cam. Can get one for less than 800 and should be in good enough condition to drop in as is.

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