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Pistons for 327 blower application

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I'm trying to find forged pistons for my 30 over 327 (331) that with proper quench I can get 8:1 scr. Planning on running a 6-71 yeah maybe a bit big to some degree but reasons is allows me to grow bigger cubes later on using the 6-71 plus i want it out the hood for the wow factor. The lowest scr I've been able to calculate is 8.5 using a 45 quench and 76 cc head. With 6-71 and the smaller 331 I know the blower will have turn real slow to keep boost down to run on pump gas. My 327 small journal block is 75% already prepped as in line hone mains, arp studs. Crank is factory forged turned 10 under polished journals and crank double keyed.. . The only pistons I can find with big enough dish is the old school speed pro 2165 with a 5.4 cc reliefs.. Like to find something with 10-15cc but with limited piston selection now days for the 327, not sure if ill find anything.. If know of any let me know.. Goal is to run 6-8 lbs boost street/ strip build 60/40 if that helps..

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I could probably get my scr down to 8:1 but my quench area will be to big.. Like 60 tho somewhere around that which I don't want
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80 cc heads?
contact wiseco for semi custom pistons?
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80cc? Could do some bowl work I'm sure to get it there. Custom pistons are more expensive but could be my only choice..
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Small bore or large bore 6-71?
A small bore running -10% will boost a 327 5lbs and that's little enough to use pump gas with 8.5:1 SCR. If you drive the blower faster and make more boost than you should for pump gas, you can always rig up a water/alcohol injection system to prevent detonation. I wouldn't worry about 8.5:1.
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Thanks tech for the input!. I've heard of the small bore and large bore 6-71 but have never look into the differences to understand them. I'll have to check it out.. Yes water meth as been an idea, just don't how long I can go on a tank of water meth. I have no experience with one, so I don't know much about them other than cooling the charge on pump gas to help prevent detonation.
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Here is a clean way to do it, use a 1 gal fuel cell, mount it under the hood....
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Check out AIS for one, I have their system, they're easy to talk to and will get you exactly what you need. You can adjust the system to inject at any given boost level, it doesn't spray full time. Mine mounts in the trunk along side my fuel cell.

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get a set of flat top pistons and a good set of large chambered heads. With a good chamber design you'll be able to run 8psi with little issue on 93 octane. I would get a ignition retard box, and while mater injection will certainly help you can probably get by without it.

GOOD HEADS mean a lot.

Also, keep in mind that with better heads and a larger cam your boost pressure will go down even though your power is going up- don't be alarmed.


If you're considering larger cubes already, I am wondering why you're even building the 327 to start with. with a blower and good heads 600hp isn't out of the question, but if you want more, why not start there? It'll save you money in the long run.
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Reason for the 327 is I already have it and block and crankshaft is already prepped which saves a few dollars.. Block 75% ready. Plus it will get me experience with a blower application.. I'm not experienced enough with blown application to try hyper pistons so I will stay away from them.. The forged 2165 speed pro is old school pistons for the 327 but should set me up good with the right heads after a few tips and more search..This will get me started and experience tunning..
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since you don't have rods, just get a 6.125" rod and a piston for a 350 with a 6" rod. There's a better selection.

A small main 6.125" rod may be hard to find, but in general small main rods of any size are and it sounds like you still need a set.
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http://www.summitracing.com/parts/es...FUff4AodYBEA-A

here's a rod that will work. you can pick from a long list of pistons whichever you'd like to use with it.
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Thank you for all the suggestion.. fbird I may consider the kb pistons as you stated.. Just don't know much about their hypers compared to a forged.. The speed pro 2165 are less expensive than Kb hypers but will take the Kb into consideration the 350 crank has cross my mind and have the mains turned down to fit my block, but my crankshaft is already prepped so money ahead there.. As for heads just going with a 882 or 487or 487x with some home porting..guys this is just to get me started, I can up grade later on... Yeah I know these cast heads are not the best, but will get me going for now.. If the point comes down for a set of aluminum heads I will.. I'm realistic here for hp.. Not expecting high hp even tho there is room for improvement.. My main thing is to get started learn the tune and go from there.. Better heads yes down the road but for now the factory heads will do.. Is there hp left on the table? You bet..
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What about a 5.850" rod, which will allow you to pick from the list of much more common 5.7" rod 350 pistons?

I believe Eagle makes the small journal 5.850" rod in thier SIR line, it happens to be the same rod used in 4.6L Ford Mod motor strokers. Eagle sells them for both SBC and Ford piston pin bore sizes
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You do have valid point point on heads
I'll just see what I can do and afford.
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