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Old 04-13-2008, 10:57 PM
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How to Get the best torque!!!!!

I'm building a 327 with KB flat tops, scat rods, steel crank, and 280 dur.\480 lif. This is being put in front of a 400 turbo with 2700 stall and a b@m tran pak. which is going in a 95 S-10. I want to blow the doors off of cars at a stop light. Torque is what I need right? And how do I get it?

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What Cam(specs), Heads, Intake and Carb???
What bore?
Not with a 327.
No matter, button up the bottom end with ARP and throw some gear to it. Let the motor RPM and you may just laugh your ***** off. JMO
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4.00" bore, 305 heads port and poished with the z-28 springs 10 deg. retaners, Ederboke preformer intake, with 600 cfm carb. Stock rear end.
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You want torque? you need more cubes, as in cubes by a longer stroke. While a big fan of 327s, to make torque you need a longer stroke. Going with a 383 package would be of much help. I would forget 305 heads, they arent exactly big power makers as some would lead you to believe. 327s make decent torque, but they have a somewhat short stroke. the big cam and the 305 heads already make your combo lop sided, as if they havent been flow tested then theres no way to know how well they flow, are the valve sizes still stock? if so this chokes off flow past 3500 rpm. The cam itself makes it lop sided for torque use, as in a smallish cubic inch engine, it just kills off more low end power. Now, you could take a 350 with a small RV cam and 305 heads with a set of headers and a Quadrajet and have blow the tires off low end torque, but it wouldnt have any upper rpm power. I would also lose the turbo 400, it takes more power to drive than a turbo 350.
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Yeah you should be able to get a 383 stroker kit and bolt it into that 327 block, as long as it is a medium journal block. There will be some clearance required on the oil pan rails but that is it.
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A friend once had a truck that would beat almost anything on the street stoplight to stoplight.

What was it, and how did he do it??
The answer may surprise you.


How about this:
1982 Chevy 3/4ton 4x4
STOCK 350, never had the heads or intake off, never had the cam changed.
The stock Q-jet had been tweaked, the stock distributor had been recurved.
Had headers and 2-1/2" dual exhaust.

Stock turbo 350 with lock-up torque converter. Only addition was a street/strip shift kit.

Stock Dana posi rear axle with stock gearing whatever that was.
Did have ladder bars on the rear axle to control spring wrap-up.
Stock 8-lug wheels with stock 16" street radial tires.

Stock gear drive transfer case.




The secret?? Gearing. Ran the transfer case in the low side, with the front hubs disengaged. Top speed, 60mph at 6000rpm.
The stock bottom end regularly took 6500+ rpm runs through the gears.

There's 2 ways to do it, either make the torque with a monster motor(a 327 in any configuration ain't it), or gear the crap out of it and wind it to the moon.

He left alot of high-dollar guys scratching their heads............
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with a 327 put some 4.10 or 4.56 gears in and let it eat.Remember "Don't fear the gear"
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Thanks for all the help.
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