Originally Posted by rnix999
weekend driver, no racing intentions, I'm more interested in driving winding roads but would like some off the line performance.
350 minimum torque (I do understand that this is a 327 and not a 383)
$ 2500 to $ 3000 budget (hopefully including machine work)
I am pretty set on keeping this block as long as it checks outs and would like recommendations for heads and cam replacement. I plan on lowering the compression of the engine to be pump gas friendly (91 max octane in California). If my goals are unrealistic please let me know and your help is appreciated.
If the car is beyond restoring then what's the big attraction of keeping that engine in it? What you've described is the GM 350 HO crate motor. 330HP @ 5000 RPM and 380 Ft.Lbs. @ 3800, 9.1 to 1 compression, hydraulic cam, Vortec heads and aluminum intake for about $2800.00. Put the 327 under the bench for "someday", drop a 350 HO in it and go. Just my $.02.