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revnkevn 01-21-2013 09:03 PM

Chevy 327 rebuild
 
I am considering rebuilding a 327 2 bolt main that was installed in my 1957 chevy step side when i purchased about 10 years back. my first thought was to ditch the motor and go with a crate motor but now thinking of keeping with the 327 for nostalgia. This will be a daily driver and not so much for racing however i would like to acheive around 350 hp. My plan is to rebuild the short block (pending having the block magns fluxed and pressure checked) and then installing an Edelbrock top end kit such as the 2022 or the 2088. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks!

vinniekq2 01-21-2013 09:12 PM

All sounds good. decent heads,medium cam,aluminum manifold,headers,decent 4 bbl.You can make 350 hp.Thats only 1.06 hp per cube

F-BIRD'88 01-22-2013 01:36 AM

Rebuild at a low 8:1cr. Keep it simple and bolt on a weiand 142 blower and 750cfm carb.
Why build for 350hp when you can have 450hp. Smooth reliable supercharged power. 7psi boost.

simple
blower friendly
low compression 327 -13 dished pistons 70+cc chamber hi perf heads.

454C10 01-22-2013 04:24 AM

Make it a 360 cid. Use a 350 crank and bore it 0.060".

If you are going to build a mild street engine, it will be much easier to make 350 hp with a 350 than a 327. Plus the torque goes up also.

If you are going to stay with a stock converter and highway gears, then use a cam around 212 degrees at 0.050". But will need a good set of heads and a set of headers to make 350 hp.

1932bantam 01-22-2013 06:01 AM

Listen to f-bird. no more easy power than induction , simple and reliable. Yea and his 327 by the way he is describing it is a small journal engine , just a tad hard to get the 350 crank in it.

1Gary 01-22-2013 11:56 AM

The blower answer is not a fits all for all occasions.

1932bantam 01-22-2013 12:17 PM

it is if your wanting cheap reliable extra power. bar none .if not explain

vinniekq2 01-22-2013 06:03 PM

looks like the OP is a first timer? I wonder what he really wants? I sure like a zingy n.a. 327.

maybe for a heavy truck a blown low output v-8 might be the answer?

prostreet6t9 01-22-2013 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by revnkevn (Post 1637474)
I am considering rebuilding a 327 2 bolt main that was installed in my 1957 chevy step side when i purchased about 10 years back. my first thought was to ditch the motor and go with a crate motor but now thinking of keeping with the 327 for nostalgia. This will be a daily driver and not so much for racing however i would like to acheive around 350 hp. My plan is to rebuild the short block (pending having the block magns fluxed and pressure checked) and then installing an Edelbrock top end kit such as the 2022 or the 2088. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks!

Your idea should meet your goal or get pretty dang close without spending the money for a blower unless its something your interested in.

techinspector1 01-22-2013 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by revnkevn (Post 1637474)
now thinking of keeping with the 327 for nostalgia.

What nostalgia? That truck wasn't produced with a 327.

prostreet6t9 01-22-2013 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by techinspector1 (Post 1637780)
What nostalgia? That truck wasn't produced with a 327.

Probably just like's the "nostalgia" of the early 327, even though the truck didnt come with that motor?

327NUT 01-22-2013 07:43 PM

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revnkevn........build what YOU want, also ALL 327's were 2 bolts, large or small journal cranks. The blower would be nice but not nesessary to achieve 350 hp. The main thing you want to do is find a REALLY GOOD machine shop and talk over your build with them.

Preperation is everything, The right machine work with the right combination of parts will allow you achieve your goal. Just remember it will still be a 327 or 331 cubic inches, not 350 or 383 and the power will be sacrifised for "nostalgia". Here's a pic of my 331" SBC, never got to dyno it but it sure sounded good....enjoy your build.

lako666 01-23-2013 07:15 AM

Hello guys,the idea is not wrong one dude but one question in my mind that why you ditch the motor??327 is looking good and superb..good keep it up and doing more work on it...

F-BIRD'88 01-23-2013 12:10 PM

All 327 SBC's are cool....

chubbie 01-31-2013 09:59 AM

the 327 is a great street engine, my 327 has 335 HP with 9.25 CR ported heads cam 454 lift~280 dur. 3 deuces. nostalgia? yep, maybe more like period correct!


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