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Tryin to figure out what my Chevy 327 motor is worth. I want do an LS swap in my chevelle and right now I have a 327 with 180cc AFR heads, edelbrock rpm air gap intake, demon 650 carb, comp cam, and all msd 6 series ignition system. What do you guys think it's worth? I could maybe part some stuff out and figure those prices but I'm just not sure what 327s go for. What you guys think??

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Tryin to figure out what my Chevy 327 motor is worth. I want do an LS swap in my chevelle and right now I have a 327 with 180cc AFR heads, edelbrock rpm air gap intake, demon 650 carb, comp cam, and all msd 6 series ignition system. What do you guys think it's worth? I could maybe part some stuff out and figure those prices but I'm just not sure what 327s go for. What you guys think??
I would think that it would have to be priced somewhat under a comparable crate motor.
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To me it would be worth more parted out, as I don't do SBC's smaller than 377/383 and bigger. The 327 has no special value to me, but folklore about them from the past has many still believing they are GM's wunderkid.

To a buyer looking for that "magical" 327, it might be worth more all together.

Going to depend on how fresh the shortblock is, has it been fully rebuilt with all new machine work and parts? Or just a good clean survivor engine from the 60's with your bolt-ons?

Rebuilt short block maybe $1500 to the "right" buyer, heads another $800, intake $75-100, plus a bit for the MSD stuff and Demon carb- depending on exactly what MSD stuff and what level Demon it is.

I feel you will really need to find the right buyer to get above $2500 for all of it complete, as one deal, in todays market. Region of the country you are in could raise that, my estimate is based on rural Midwest.market
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You can buy a brand new GM LS327 crate motor with a 2 year 50,000 mile warranty for $4,000. Although this does require an accessory drive kit and a few other things to complete the motor.

I think you would be doing good to get $2500 for the complete engine. Doing a compression and leak down test on every cylinder so the buyer can see what they are getting might get you a little more.

It wouldn't hurt to leave the engine in the car until you sell it so the buyer can at least hear it run and see what kind of power it has. At the very least, take a video if you plan to take the engine out before you sell it.
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^^^ I agree.if someone can hear & see it running,even if by video,it would be a strong selling point.Completely rebuilt 327's with dual plane intakes start out @ around $1995 on EBay.Your internals will make a difference as well.Forged pistons,crank,or hyper & cast.How much the block has been bored.Small journal or large journal??? Lots of things can effect price.
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If I had a 327 I would use it.I would not look for a 327 unless I had a car well suited to use a 327.The AFR heads are very nice for small engines.I think 2k is a very optimystic price.
you need to list the internal parts and machine work done,IE; balancing,decking and bore size.Has it ever been align bored?What are the crank specs,cast or forged? As is,I see used AFR 180s,used intake,used crank and block,used ignition system and a carb to sell to someone else as it is way too small for anything I would need.
Not being mean,just being real for my area.
I know I wouldnt get much for the engine in my car either,,,because,,,its old school(primitive)
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Keep it and supercharge it.
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For the price of a S/C , you could buy the LS 5.3
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For the price of a S/C , you could buy the LS 5.3
For the price of the LS 5.3 , (Or actually a bit less, all said and done) you could buy the supercharger.

Go faster and look better too.
A 327 SBC with good AFR heads is a excellent platform to supercharge.

And if this 327 happens to have a flat top piston I bet the real compression ratio is low and low enough to be supercharger
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Thanks a lot for all the responses! Yes I will definitely leave it in to show who ever wants to buy it that's it's in perfect running order. And i do have the receipts to show that the motor has had a valve job, surface heads, bore/hone, balance, etc back in 2004. Thanks again for the info. I will use it in my sale.
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what's the mileage? how about the hp. have you beat on it much? to many unknowns ! also this is a 9 year old motor. a motor on a stand for sale buy its owner and not a shop most times are bought as parts anyway. like said before to have it running in the car and a test drive will bring more $$.
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It's got a couple things going for it, especially in Cal. First the heads, as they have good value being a name brand aluminum. 2nd the 327 is old enough that it's desirable for a hotrod build that wont need to be run through state testing, or have modern EPA additions like a newer engine will require, even in a hotrod.
It also might have some extra value to someone who wants a year correct motor for a restoration, if their car came with a 327 and they want to keep that engine. I personally being an old codger, love the 327, and that's what I built to put in my Austin gasser. They're a great motor, and wind up well, but still make a nice streetable engine when built a little.
I paid $1200 for a good rebuilt 327 with standard heads, so I'd guess a running 327 with AFR heads in the car for a buyer to see and hear, would probably get around $1600-$1800.
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I think I would try to list it both ways,as a xx model shortblock 327 w/ xx cam,& then sell the heads,intake,& carb as a kit.Someone building an era specific vehicle isn't gonna be very interested in the aftermarket stuff.If the shortblock is decent shape,do a quik rering & bearing job.Advertise as is.If it doesn't bring what your looking for,list as above.
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