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Old 06-20-2011, 03:43 PM
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I have a 67 chevy stepside with a straight six. I can buy a complete 327 that has been bored 30 over but still needs to be built for about 300 or i can buy a 350 roller with a 2 bolt main that has been bored 60 over, sleeved back to original specs and built back to original specs but has an edelbrock aluminum intake and 600 carb for around 1500. which would you buy?
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I'm not looking to restore this truck to original, so don't let that influence the answer.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:02 PM
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Tough decision because I think you should be able to get a better engine for that much or a little more. Between the two I would choose the 350, roller already rebuilt more cubes.
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if you think i could get a better engine for around the same money i'm listening. i think the 327 is an ok deal but i don't think the 350 is worth more than 1000.
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If I`m understanding you right the 350 has been sleeved back down to size do you mean one sleeve or all the cylinders were sleeved? If they`ve all been sleeved I`d avoid that block like a pit full of alligators. Shop around, go find a Vortec 350 that needs a rering job and go from there.
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:05 AM
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double, that's the way I am understanding it. It sounds like the block was used up already or possibly abused. i don't understand why they would go to the trouble of building it again, though. it's on ebay and the guy lists the shop that did all the machining. i'm tempted to call them and see what they have to say about it.
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If I`m understanding you right the 350 has been sleeved back down to size do you mean one sleeve or all the cylinders were sleeved? If they`ve all been sleeved I`d avoid that block like a pit full of alligators. Shop around, go find a Vortec 350 that needs a rering job and go from there.
+1, and avoid it like the plague.

There's too much cheap Gen I stuff on the market to waste your money on something that is suspect.

You can get a rebuilt shortblock 350 for under 1000.00 from a reputable rebuilder all day long with a warranty. If you want to do it yourself, find a good, running motor that hasn't been molested and go from there.
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Of the two I would take the 327. But as stated I would shop around for a good 350. A running 4 bolt vortec 5.7L should got for about $600. Plan on putting another grand into it and you can end up with a nice engine.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:22 AM
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that's pretty much what i figured. ideally i'd like to find a wrecked vehicle with a good 350 in it. i'm not looking to race this thing just speed it up, finish the cosmetics and sell it.
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