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Old 05-30-2010, 11:44 AM
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283 0r 327 small block chevy

In the early 60's they did make a 327 small block chevy it was hard to tell the difference between the 283 & 327 they both had the breather tube in the back of the block the stamped numbers on the right front of the block was the only way to tell.It tells you what it came in and the horse power & auto or straight stick

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More like "mid-to-late 60's".
327's were very popular and desired and were the "big" SBC until the 350 showed up in 1970.

327's were paired with everything from a Powerglide to a 4-speed.

283's were a great little mill, too ... but a little soft in the power department.
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Welcome to the site, Is there a question here somewhere?


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Yea no kidding....As Kevin Bacon asked in "A Few Good Men" ..."is there a question somewhere in our future?" And just to clarify, the 350 "showed up" in 1967 as an option in the Camaro.
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350s came out in 67. 400s in 70
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More like "mid-to-late 60's".
327's were very popular and desired and were the "big" SBC until the 350 showed up in 1970.

327's were paired with everything from a Powerglide to a 4-speed.

283's were a great little mill, too ... but a little soft in the power department.
The first 350 that i know of was a 1968 350 turbo fire came out of a 68 chevelle.
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The first 350 that i know of was a 1968 350 turbo fire came out of a 68 chevelle.
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Yes, of course you guys are right.
I used to be into Fords ... but I'm much better now.

The first car that I remember seeing badged with a "350" emblem was a 70 Impala. Being 13 at the time, I'm sure that stuck in my mind.

Come to think of it, a friend had a 69 Impala with a 350.

Most of the 68's that I saw had the 307.
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the first 350 was 67 camaro
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In the early 60's they did make a 327 small block chevy it was hard to tell the difference between the 283 & 327 they both had the breather tube in the back of the block the stamped numbers on the right front of the block was the only way to tell.It tells you what it came in and the horse power & auto or straight stick
There is a way of telling the differance. Just look at the harmonic balancer.
283 and 307 harmonic balancer were tiny. 302, 327, 350, 400 were pretty large around 6 to 8.5 inch dia. A 400 balancer is notch on one corner to offset the balance. And they added weights on the flexplate and flywheel. I think the 305 uses a large balancer but it's hallowed. What a waste.

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it was hard to tell the difference between the 283 & 327
There's a small casting difference on the front of the block to the right of center that tells the small journal blocks apart. If I run across a photo I'll post it; it's easy to point out, harder to describe.
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the 350SBC was first used in a production vehicle in 1967 in the camaro, and was then used in 1969 as chevrolet's mainstay small block. but i have also read that you could get a 350SBC as a replacement engine from the dealerships as early as 1964
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Go ahead ... I need ONE MORE guy to tell me that the first 350 came out in a '67 Camaro!
One of you even had to say it twice!!!

Frrrrriiiiick! You never, ever have 4 or 5 guys tell you when you say something right!

Yeah, I know the SBC is the only REAL engine ever made. Sorry for the sacrilege, OK?
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Go ahead ... I need ONE MORE guy to tell me that the first 350 came out in a '67 Camaro!
One of you even had to say it twice!!!

Frrrrriiiiick! You never, ever have 4 or 5 guys tell you when you say something right!

Yeah, I know the SBC is the only REAL engine ever made. Sorry for the sacrilege, OK?
Funny stuff. Thanks for the laugh.
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if the engine is out look at the crank 283 are round (back) 327 isn't
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