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Old 10-18-2003, 02:02 AM
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just received my year old 2003 PAW catalog. noticed they're advertising a stroked 302 ford to 327. anybody built this combo?

i really enjoyed my GM 327. would like to see these perform side by side.

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I've never built one but have seen it done over the years. The road racing guys used to do it as well as the 377> 351Ws.
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I've never built one but have seen it done over the years. The road racing guys used to do it as well as the 377> 351Ws.
Thought I would fire up this old thread because I, like the OP, would like to see 'um run side by side.
And a recent 327 Ford thread I was following went bad.

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The same old deal come to the fore- if you are gonna stroke a 302 Ford, why not do a 347 and enjoy the added torque/performance?

To do a 327 will not cost any less, and unless built more radically, will get thrashed by a 347- unless (like the same thing so often correctly said about "small" small block Chevys) there is a racing class that demands a displacement limitation.

To be "fair" about it, there are some sound reasons to use a shorter stroke than the 3.4" crank the 347 engine uses- mainly the wrist pin intrusion into the oil ring. Instead of me trying to explain anything, see this article, they make as good of a case for a 3.25" stroke 302 as anyone- http://www.fordmuscle.com/archives/2002/04/331/

But know now, there are a LOT of bad-A running 347's out there, w/a LOT of street/strip miles on them- boosted, nitrous, NA- you name it. So it's not like the 3.4" arm is any sort of "kiss of death".

Good luck.
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Sometimes I want to do something different but never seem to get around to it.

I guess I'm interested in doing it because I haven't done it before, and it's parallel to the sbc.

Never did a 347 either but couldn't even make a guess as to how many 350s, all the GM versions, and countless 351s 352s 390s....

One reason I haven't done the 327 is it's cost and that I still haven't had a customer walk in and ask.

Another one I really want to do and have all forged stuff for is an Olds using a DX block.

Around here the dirt guys call them "BlowsMobiles". Always wanted to send an Olds to the local track that would be talked about.

Built quite a few 340s in the day and still have one in the shop, liked "um, but with the aftermarket stuff we've had for the last 20 years or so, it's hard to compete against the SBC with any other smallblock.

Anyway the 327 Ford is one of several strokers I never did, and I think it would have a lot of appeal to the 302 guys if I just put one out there.

More than anything we build near bullet proof SBC high torque engines all versions, but it's like digging the same old ditch.
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