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Today 08:29 PM
496CHEVY3100 [I] forgot that part ,Press Fit,
Today 07:39 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I was looking at that this morning and didn't see any threads in the snout. What holds the balancer on ?? taper fit friction ?
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Friction fit. No taper.
Today 07:24 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I was looking at that this morning and didn't see any threads in the snout. What holds the balancer on ?? taper fit friction ?

I got an email back from the guy I bought it from he never tried to start it but was told it ran. He is the one you took it apart. At this point, I'm going to pull the front cover and see if I can find any markings on the cam to identify it. Then I will pull the plugs, squirt oil in the cylinders and let it crank for a while to lube them up. Then take a static compression reading. If they all read good, I'll put it together and fire it up.


You might get lucky and find marks,i think all I have used have been marked on the rear, at the cam plug,,Do you have a magnetic base dial indicator and a solid lifter you can measure the lift at the lifter then multiply that by 1.5 it will give you the size of the cam or 1.6 depends on your rockers.
Today 07:12 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
small journal 327 don't have center bolts ,unless some one drilled and tapped them ,which makes them weaker ..the L78 327/350 hp had finned balancers and were balanced for hp use
I was looking at that this morning and didn't see any threads in the snout. What holds the balancer on ?? taper fit friction ?

I got an email back from the guy I bought it from he never tried to start it but was told it ran. He is the one you took it apart. At this point, I'm going to pull the front cover and see if I can find any markings on the cam to identify it. Then I will pull the plugs, squirt oil in the cylinders and let it crank for a while to lube them up. Then take a static compression reading. If they all read good, I'll put it together and fire it up.
Today 04:30 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
small jornal 327 don't have center bolts ,unless some one drilled and tapped them ,which makes them weaker ..the L78 327/350 hp had finned balancers and were balanced for hp use
Should have been L79 not L78 that is a 396 / 375 HP..
Today 04:20 PM
123pugsy Got an email today with a link to some old film clips.
Just thought I'd share it.

TVRAACA Old Car Movies
Today 08:23 AM
496CHEVY3100 small jornal 327 don't have center bolts ,unless some one drilled and tapped them ,which makes them weaker ..the L78 327/350 hp had finned balancers and were balanced for hp use
Today 07:59 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I can see the narrow balances is it smooth or finned..with the Crane rockers it might have the Crane Fireball cam,
Balancer is smooth BUT there is no center bolt either, so who knows if it was changed ???

No time to dig any further for the next couple days, dang it...
Today 07:28 AM
496CHEVY3100
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The Duntov was my first thought too, David, since the rockers had some play in them. Upon further looking, they are hydraulic lifters. They were all collapsed from no oil for many years. Near as I can tell, it hasn't run for about 10 years. I'm going to drop my priming dizzy in and run it with a drill until I get oil out the push rods.

It also has a Mallory Unilite distributor, Edelbrock Performer intake and 600 cfm Holley. Could still be a "bolt-on" race engine or there may be other goodies inside...


I can see the narrow balances is it smooth or finned..with the Crane rockers it might have the Crane Fireball cam,
Today 06:04 AM
Too Many Projects
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Looks like a good find ,,noticed the crankcase vent pipe at rear ,Always a good sign,especially with 461s and roller rockers,,mabe a 30-30 Duntov only thing better would be a finned harmonic balancer
The Duntov was my first thought too, David, since the rockers had some play in them. Upon further looking, they are hydraulic lifters. They were all collapsed from no oil for many years. Near as I can tell, it hasn't run for about 10 years. I'm going to drop my priming dizzy in and run it with a drill until I get oil out the push rods.

It also has a Mallory Unilite distributor, Edelbrock Performer intake and 600 cfm Holley. Could still be a "bolt-on" race engine or there may be other goodies inside...
Yesterday 08:56 PM
496CHEVY3100
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I did a little work on and investigating of my new acquisition. I found the old master cylinder in a box and traded it in for a new rebuilt. Bench bled it and had brakes in a few minutes. Now I can control it when rolling it around the yard.

Then I got curious about the engine. It was partially apart and has tall valve covers. I thought they were just on there for looks but it turns out I was wrong...



The starter and wiring were still in place, so I put a battery in and jumped the harness plug. The starter works and the engine spun over immediately. I then connected the oil pressure gauge I found in a box, set the manifold and distributor on and cranked it for a couple minutes to see what would happen. No funny noises from inside and 40 lbs of oil pressure cranking !!! Now I gotta dig in and see what the story is here. It codes out as a 1964 327 from a Chevelle. The 461 head codes are from late '65, so it's obviously not stock.
Looks like a good find ,,noticed the crankcase vent pipe at rear ,Always a good sign,especially with 461s and roller rockers,,mabe a 30-30 Duntov onlything better would be a finned harmonic balancer
Yesterday 08:35 PM
John long
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I did a little work on and investigating of my new acquisition. I found the old master cylinder in a box and traded it in for a new rebuilt. Bench bled it and had brakes in a few minutes. Now I can control it when rolling it around the yard.

Then I got curious about the engine. It was partially apart and has tall valve covers. I thought they were just on there for looks but it turns out I was wrong...

The starter and wiring were still in place, so I put a battery in and jumped the harness plug. The starter works and the engine spun over immediately. I then connected the oil pressure gauge I found in a box, set the manifold and distributor on and cranked it for a couple minutes to see what would happen. No funny noises from inside and 40 lbs of oil pressure cranking !!! Now I gotta dig in and see what the story is here. It codes out as a 1964 327 from a Chevelle. The 461 head codes are from late '65, so it's obviously not stock.
Sounds like you may have her running in no time. Keep us posted.

John
Yesterday 08:34 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I did a little work on and investigating of my new acquisition. I found the old master cylinder in a box and traded it in for a new rebuilt. Bench bled it and had brakes in a few minutes. Now I can control it when rolling it around the yard.

Then I got curious about the engine. It was partially apart and has tall valve covers. I thought they were just on there for looks but it turns out I was wrong...



The starter and wiring were still in place, so I put a battery in and jumped the harness plug. The starter works and the engine spun over immediately. I then connected the oil pressure gauge I found in a box, set the manifold and distributor on and cranked it for a couple minutes to see what would happen. No funny noises from inside and 40 lbs of oil pressure cranking !!! Now I gotta dig in and see what the story is here. It codes out as a 1964 327 from a Chevelle. The 461 head codes are from late '65, so it's obviously not stock.
nice surprise on the rockers
Yesterday 08:23 PM
Too Many Projects I did a little work on and investigating of my new acquisition. I found the old master cylinder in a box and traded it in for a new rebuilt. Bench bled it and had brakes in a few minutes. Now I can control it when rolling it around the yard.

Then I got curious about the engine. It was partially apart and has tall valve covers. I thought they were just on there for looks but it turns out I was wrong...



The starter and wiring were still in place, so I put a battery in and jumped the harness plug. The starter works and the engine spun over immediately. I then connected the oil pressure gauge I found in a box, set the manifold and distributor on and cranked it for a couple minutes to see what would happen. No funny noises from inside and 40 lbs of oil pressure cranking !!! Now I gotta dig in and see what the story is here. It codes out as a 1964 327 from a Chevelle. The 461 head codes are from late '65, so it's obviously not stock.
Yesterday 06:32 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
we have 1 local track left it has been running since the 50s,,,the owmer recently past away but his sons are keeping it open
I raced there in 70s and 80s when it was Class runs ,Not the dial in .I liked it much better showed the driver and builder skills , it is a 1000 ft track now ,,less than a 1/4 but more than a 1/8 so still some good times .
Our local track has been neutered by the city. They own the property, and decided after almost 40 years of operation to end all 1/4 mile drags, and make it 1/8 mile only. On top of that they only allow Wed. night bracket races, and Fri. night high school drags. I watch the Wed. night drags, but would never take my cars out there, as I hate bracket racing with a passion. It's 10 miles away, but I drive nearly 100 miles to a small mom and pop 1/8 mile strip to run. They've got such a neat little track, with an all volunteer work force. I enjoy supporting them.
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