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Re: Junkyard Motors..

Originally posted by Zartan
First, i have searched the database here and have not found what i'm asking, so if i missed something, i apologize.

I'm looking for a 327 motor to put in a camaro, which i dont yet have.
my question is, when i go to a junkyard to find one, what do i need to look for, as far as knowing if the block is cracked or if it's rebuildable-acceptable, rebuildable-good, rebuidable-nightmare, mortgage scenario?

i'm new to this world, relatively. I've always had the interest, but i always had alot of hobbies. Now i'm getting into this one and it's exciting already! So please bear with my mundane questions at times.

Also, is there any way of getting an idea on what to pay for one of these motors?

I am going on the assumption that it's best to have the motor out of the car as i strip it down and rebuild, before bolting it in...

You might want to try what i did, in So. Calif. I advertized I wanted to haul away a 327 engine need not pass smog and as complete as possibe, the first one was a 350 sm journal good short block, the second one the guy wanted $50 for a complete motor large journal less carb pulley and accessories. The third I came accross was a 327 1963 from a still owned corvette with the camel hump heads. long block offenhouser intake no carb pulleys or distrributor. I gave $300 for it and it runs beautiful. I to am new at this stuff and we (my 17 year old) son put it in my frame for my 50 f1 pu and it fired write up and we were two super happey fellows. It is taken shape. Hope to try to drive this truck after 2 1/2 years in a couple of months. Ed ke6bnl
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Went to; *****http://car-part.com***** and found 45 327 engines. Priced from $1564 with a 3 year waranty all the way down to $150 for a runner.

They're out there. that was the just first search.
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It will be a little more of a hunt than finding a 350 but you will come up with a good one by arming yourself with the good info already posted. I did see a couple typo/errors in previous posts. You can't have a 283 with a 327 block. A 327 is 4" bore which would make a 302 with a 283 crank.And there was no small journal 350. The easiest way would be to find a 350 block and buy a 327 (or 307 as mentioned) large journal crank. To bore a 283 block you would definitely want it sonic tested and with a .125" overbore it would be the last rebuild on that block. Personally I would hold out for a small journal 327 engine. All of them had forged steel cranks and there is something to be said for the lower bearing speed on the small journal crank. I wouldn't get too excited about any heads that came on a 327, even double hump (which can be 1.94 or 2.02 intakes) The cost of going through a set of those old heads will be more than you can buy a brand new set of better flowing heads for. I just threw away a set of 250 horse power pack heads.
If you go with a large journal engine, just look for the casting number ending in 010. That will mean it's a 4 inch bore. Probably 90% of the 350 blocks are 010 blocks.
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