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Is it possible to get high horsepower and torque out of a 327? What can be done to make it a screamer?

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Is it possible to get high horsepower and torque out of a 327? What can be done to make it a screamer?
327 are already screamer, add a good 4 barrel 650, headers and intake, and some 373 gears
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Is it possible to get high horsepower and torque out of a 327? What can be done to make it a screamer?
high- horsepower ,yes
they will turn some rpms
need a solid foundation
quality crank rods and pistons
I got one two months ago but cylinder cracked and would need sleeve.
rod bolts came loose at 7000 rpm
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motor became a boat anchor
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Good Rod to stroke Ratio
plus a 307 Chevy bore it to .060 and it is 327
I had a 307 that would run circles around
the 305 I had in another car
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Quote [plus a 307 Chevy bore it to .060 and it is 327] No it is not!
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its hard to beat a good 327, i dont care what anbody says, need to use good heads
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It's not hard just get a 350!
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Quote [plus a 307 Chevy bore it to .060 and it is 327] No it is not!
Haha, ya got a ways more to go to make 327 !
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The same principles apply to the 327 as does any other engine. First determine the operating range of the engine, and build a COMBO to match. This means matching the flow patterns of the heads to that of the cam, intake, etc.

A friend of mine has a 327 in his El Camino. He has 4.11 gears and a th-350 trans. He is running some old dart heads, a Edelbrock RPM cam and intake, and I believe a 650 carb and the thing is mean. Very powerful and that big car moves!
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It's not hard just get a 350!
well the 327 ruled before the 350, i guess you are too young to know that
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Is it possible to get high horsepower and torque out of a 327? What can be done to make it a screamer?
do u have a 327 or 307 block
or you were just thinking about finding one?
a 302 is a high reving son of a gun too.
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It is a 1964 327 block .030 over (331). It has a Weiand tunnel ram with 2 edelbrock 600's. The gears are 4:56 with a th350 tranny in an 87 Firebird. It has trw pistons, crane cam, pink rods and a cast crank, alsoa msd dist. Just looking to get above 6400 rpm's.She starts floating at 6400, so my shift point is 6200. Oh yea, I am old enough to remember the 327,s, 348,s and the 409's.just trying to build stronger with the 327. thanks for all the replys.
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Does anybody have anymore ideas? All responses are appreciated. Thanks, Gary
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It is a 1964 327 block .030 over (331). It has a Weiand tunnel ram with 2 edelbrock 600's. The gears are 4:56 with a th350 tranny in an 87 Firebird. It has trw pistons, crane cam, pink rods and a cast crank, alsoa msd dist. Just looking to get above 6400 rpm's.She starts floating at 6400, so my shift point is 6200. Oh yea, I am old enough to remember the 327,s, 348,s and the 409's.just trying to build stronger with the 327. thanks for all the replys.
4:56 with an automatic? Yikes.

If you are going stronger I think you are going backwards. I am a 60s GM muscle car fan and love small blocks. You are taking a techology car that would probably kill the 327 if you put the same efforts into the late model motor.

There is a reason that these little Hondas with big fart tubes on the back (my new favorite term) are killing hemi cudas. So if you are thinking "stronger" then I think you should rethink. Just my opinion of course.

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I know the 4:56's are high, would prefer 4:11's, but these were in the car when i got it. It is strictly for the strip though. I like your terminology though about the honda's, that was cute. I value evey bodies opinion too.
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