Originally Posted by vinniekq2
The stroke determines the piston speed at a set RPM. The 305 will have a faster piston speed than the 327 at the same RPM,simple math.
The 327 will make more power than the 305,yes. The 327 can rev higher,more freely,w/e terminology you wish to put here,,,,have a lower piston speed at same RPM,,,there fore the 327 can rev a little higher,if you take advantage of this then the power will come on later than the 305(leave the 350 out for now)Val,I expected you to understand where I was going with this,
sorry I left out the details and math.
I still would prefer the longer stroke engine if I was stuck with 2.42 gears.
Im the first person to jump up and down when people say you need gears to match a cam,you dont.
So I stand partially corrected,thanks for pointing out my lazy post.I should have put more effort into it.
Sorry Vin, I just can't agree. It's the same train of thought that makes the 305/350's 3.48 stroke that's so built for torque somehow magically a low-torque, high-revving stroke when placed in a 400 sbc because of it's larger bore.