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Old 05-13-2004, 09:58 AM
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327 or fuel injected 350??

A little past on my car.

I have a 1967 camaro, kind of. The previous owner had rust in the back part of the body so he mated the front clip and doors to a firebird 400 Body and suspension. So the whole thing is not numbers matching.

I want to build a custom car. Good to great power, lowered stance, disc brakes, custom interior, 5-6 speed tranny, and the list goes on, but you guys are only interested in motors.

The engine in it is a 327. I don't think it's original, but I do think it is of the same year. It needs rebuilding.

The question I pose is this. Should I rebuild the 327, and mate it to a 5-6 speed tranny? Should I get a fuel injected motor from a newer camaro mated to a newer tranny and put it in? Should I buy a crate motor, find a tranny to mate and use it? What are the associated costs involved in these scenarios?

I've been bothered with the motor tranny part of my project for 6 months

Looking forward to your answers

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Old 05-13-2004, 10:22 AM
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80-84 Truck 350

I would go to a junk yard (my nickname is DOG, wonder why) and get a 350 complete from a 80-84 Chevy Truck. Open it up, clean it up, new rings (dont bore it), new bearings (dont grind it), and a valve job. I can get them down here for $400. Here is San Diego, CA. You should be able to get them up there for about $500 Canadian. Always nice to have two motors.

The tranny is a personal issue. Stick vs Auto. At my age, auto is the only way to go. But hey. If you go auto, I would look at the TH400 for your car. Personally, I think it handles those cold winters better than the 350 or 700.

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Old 05-13-2004, 04:28 PM
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A late model TPI Camaro engine would be sweet in that car.

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