Chevy 327 rebuild - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Hotrodding Basics
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2013, 09:03 PM
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: 327 rebuild
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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!

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-21-2013, 09:12 PM
vinniekq2's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: BC,Canada
Age: 56
Posts: 8,084
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 322
Thanked 784 Times in 750 Posts
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-22-2013, 01:36 AM
F-BIRD'88's Avatar
Yada Yada Yada
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 9,153
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 5
Thanked 380 Times in 374 Posts
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-22-2013, 04:24 AM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Age: 50
Posts: 4,023
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 23 Times in 23 Posts
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-22-2013, 06:01 AM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: kansas
Posts: 274
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-22-2013, 11:56 AM
1Gary's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: 383 dyno sym
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Roch,NY
Age: 67
Posts: 1,538
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 201
Thanked 156 Times in 142 Posts
The blower answer is not a fits all for all occasions.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-22-2013, 12:17 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: kansas
Posts: 274
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
it is if your wanting cheap reliable extra power. bar none .if not explain
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 01-22-2013, 06:03 PM
vinniekq2's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: BC,Canada
Age: 56
Posts: 8,084
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 322
Thanked 784 Times in 750 Posts
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?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 01-22-2013, 06:32 PM
prostreet6t9's Avatar
Differential/Driveline
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: oregon
Age: 51
Posts: 1,726
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 8
Thanked 40 Times in 37 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by revnkevn View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to prostreet6t9 For This Useful Post:
1Gary (01-22-2013)
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 01-22-2013, 06:49 PM
techinspector1's Avatar
Senior Curmudgeon
 
Last wiki edit: DynoSim combinations Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Hemet, California, USA
Age: 72
Posts: 12,950
Wiki Edits: 326

Thanks: 761
Thanked 1,013 Times in 849 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by revnkevn View Post
now thinking of keeping with the 327 for nostalgia.
What nostalgia? That truck wasn't produced with a 327.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 01-22-2013, 07:17 PM
prostreet6t9's Avatar
Differential/Driveline
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: oregon
Age: 51
Posts: 1,726
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 8
Thanked 40 Times in 37 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by techinspector1 View Post
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?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 01-22-2013, 07:43 PM
327NUT's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: So. Utah
Age: 68
Posts: 3,277
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 86 Times in 77 Posts
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.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	100_2025.jpg
Views:	79
Size:	861.2 KB
ID:	70805  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to 327NUT For This Useful Post:
1Gary (01-22-2013)
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 01-23-2013, 07:15 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 4
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 01-23-2013, 12:10 PM
F-BIRD'88's Avatar
Yada Yada Yada
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 9,153
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 5
Thanked 380 Times in 374 Posts
All 327 SBC's are cool....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 01-31-2013, 09:59 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: NW Iowa
Posts: 22
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
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!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodding Basics posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
327 rebuild alohadiving Engine 10 04-03-2010 12:29 PM
327 rebuild hotrodhottie Engine 2 04-20-2007 03:01 AM
327 rebuild 3rd G Engine 3 12-11-2003 09:11 AM
327 rebuild 58Delray Engine 1 09-30-2003 08:59 AM
327 rebuild help Angel1emt Engine 2 09-09-2003 07:19 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.