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Old 11-26-2003, 09:33 PM
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Looks like maybe good 327 on Ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=34202

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Old 11-26-2003, 09:47 PM
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If this is a L79 350 horse 327 as he claims, it would have a aluminum intake and a Holley carb. The 300 horse 327 came with a cast iron intake and a Quadrajet as this one does, I would ask him for the suffix code and look it up to see if it`s what he says it is, he didn`t mention the suffix code and that sent up red flags with his claim of it`s a L79. if it`s the 300 horse model, it`ll have 1.94 1.50 valves and not 2.02 1.60. it seems as if he might be trying to pump up the value by saying it`s a L79, as if I had a 68 Vette with a L79, I wouldn`t sell the engine, as the L79 option is more rare than the standard 300 horse version.
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Old 11-27-2003, 05:05 AM
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According to Mortec the block could be a 68 302 , 327 or 350 and the heads are 67 - 68 302 , 327 or 350 . The 68 302 would be a from a Z/28 and that should make this engine 4 bolt mains with 2.02 heads .

http://www.mortec.com

I found this matching #'s 327/350 Corvette for sale and you can see in the engine pic that the intake is painted .

http://www.specialtyautosales.com/vette/vette35.html

Check this thread on ChevyTalk , it appears the iron intake and Qjet are correct for a 327/350 68 Vette but it should have chrome valve covers.

http://www.chevytalk.org/threads/sho...rue#Post101157

Email the seller and get the stamped number from the front of the block for a positive ID .If it is an original Corvette 327/350 I'd expect it to go pretty high .
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I`ve never seen a L79 327 that came with a Quadrajet, the person who posted the info on chevy talk obviously don`t know his history very well.
http://100megsfree4.com/corvette/1960/vet68.htm
This site shows only a Holley carb came on a L79, Holley`s were used on all "special high performance" chevrolets all the way up until the early 70`s. Every L79 I seen has not had a cast iron intake, they all had aluminum as it and as the Holley were both part of the "special high performance" package of the L79, none of the intakes I ever seen on a L79 were painted. The pictures of the corvette you posted has a drop base open element air cleaner that`s clearly a aftermarket Item, there is no 327 Turbo Fire decal on it and I`ve never seen the factory use a drop base air cleaner, the pic has the carb hidden so it`s obvious here the seller has something to hide.
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Old 11-27-2003, 08:35 AM
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The 327-350 horsepower engine, equipped from the factory, would have an aluminum intake manifold, and a 585 Holley carb, it also would have small dome pistons, the high performance heads with the 2.02, 1.600 valves and the special high performance GM "151" hydraulic cam. The engine pictured looks just like a garden variety 300 horse 327. If the heads have 2.02 and 1.600 valves, that means nothing as they could have been worked over. BEWARE!!!!!!!!!

I looked at some of the threads in Chevytalk, and it does look as though that particular 350 horse engine would have had a Q-Jet and iron intake. I would be very cautious however and get all of the numbers, do the research first before I paid the big dollars for it.

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I'm not going to buy it I have a 1968 Impala with a 327 4 bl in it with 94000 miles on it.

Anyway what would be the right price for this motor on ebay its at 500.00 now?





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I`ve never seen a L79 327 that came with a Quadrajet, the person who posted the info on chevy talk obviously don`t know his history very well.
Yeah it surprised me to discover that a 327/350 was factory equipped with a iron intake/Qjet but the guy on ChevyTalk has a 41k mile survivor so who knows ???

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From the "Vette Vues Fact Book, 1968-1972" by M. F. Dobbins:


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Unlike 1965-1967, the 327/350HP engine (L-79) used a cast iron intake.



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Dr. Dobbins is generally regarded as THE authority on early Corvettes, so if he says it's so, it probably is!!

Also, CBTN shows the Casting Number as 3919803 and used in the 68 Passenger with the 327/250HP and 275HP, Chevelle with the 327/250HP, 275HP and 325HP, Chevy II with the 327/275HP and 325HP, Chevy II with the 350/295HP, Camaro with the 327/275HP, Camaro with the 350/295HP and the Corvette with the 327/300HP and 350HP. It shows this manifold as Cast Iron

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Old 11-27-2003, 12:40 PM
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That's a sweet looking Impala , straight as an arrow bodywork complimented by a dark color

As far as value on that 327 ............. if somebody's restoring a 68 L79 Corvette they're going to pay a lot more than somebody who wants it for a Hot Rod/Street Machine engine IMHO.
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