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Old 01-27-2012, 10:04 AM
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400-450 HP 327, how?

i have a 327 im going to set up to be in an 85 chevy c10 2wd, im looking to get 400 - 450 HP. Any ideas on how i can get there?

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i have a 327 im going to set up to be in an 85 chevy c10 2wd, im looking to get 400 - 450 HP. Any ideas on how i can get there?
What parts do you have on hand right now and what is your budget for the build ?



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Do a search here, there's been 327 build posts for the last couple of weeks. For 400-450 HP out of a small 327, get out the checkbook, it doesn't come cheap.
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i have a 327 im going to set up to be in an 85 chevy c10 2wd, im looking to get 400 - 450 HP. Any ideas on how i can get there?
Hello Jordan, we come up with this type of question a couple of times a week and my answer is always the same. A pickup truck is heavy. If plans are for a mostly street type truck with an occasional blast down the drag strip, then you need to begin with more cubic inches.

Begin your build with a larger motor in mind, like a 383 or 406. The power comes easier, it comes on where you need it for use on the street (down low in the rpm range) and it won't cost any more than a ragged-running 327 built to make that kind of hp.
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an mid 80's 2wd truck isn't all that heavy.. my 71 longbed is 3900. lb
you are asking a lot out of a 327 to get 400-500 hp.. and it not be cheap..
nevermind, getting th truck set up to USE that power ..
newer trucks they get that type power out of the 5.3ltr (325cid) with a turbo.. but it's not cheap and hard to do without efi..
an honest 350hp 327 is a tempermental beast.. that is hard to live with..
if you already have the 327.. shoot for 300 hp.. you will have a hard enough time geting that power to the ground..
you could add a blower and get your 450 hp.. but thats costly..
for what you want I'd go straight for a big block.. it make more torque.. (remember torque moves you, horsepower sells cars ) and you can make 600 hp+ for less money than that 327 500 hp small block will cost.. and it last longer..
if you are dead set on a 400+ hp 327..I'd add a blower..
good luck
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