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Old 08-04-2009, 06:39 PM
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All it takes is a 307 crank, 327 spec pistons, and a 2-piece rear main seal 350 block. It's a step backwards though, ought to be thinking 383 . The "high revving" 327 only meant something when it was the biggest SBC available(like 1965ish). A bigger engine will blow you away.

Put your "high revvin" 327 in Uncle Elmers farm truck and see how fast it revs, then put a nice 454 in a 2600 early box Nova/Chevy II with 5.13 gears and you'll see what "high revvin" is all about. It's just noise!!

An engines ability to free rev high and fast has nothing to do with how well it will move once the weight of the car is imposed on it. Revving fast is meaningless.

I guess 500 years in the future when we are all drivin' our flying "George Jetson"-mobiles there will still be some fool bragging about a "high revvin" 327.
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