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The 327 is ancient, and I'm sure many of yal have accomplished those times, just curious what was the combo, gearing, car? Was the car street driven or all out race car? Just getting ideas guys would greatly appreciate it, plus I love hearing everyone's story's on how this combo worked out or how this did that, cool stuff!
 

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A 3500 pound car will run high 12s with just over 400 hp

so figure out what your car weighs
figure out how to make that much power from a small engine
bolt it together with proper matched driveline
bolt of some sticky tires
find someone(you) to drive the car like you stole it

what kind of car/weight are you working with,lets do a few theoratical combos
 

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Hcompton, I have 3 327's so I figured why not? I'm also building a 406... Vinnie the car is a 55 Chevy 2 dork sedan roughly around 3300 pounds. It has a 355 with vortec heads a small cam and a dual plane with a 4 speed, the car is a project body wise so I have yet to try that combo out, I just thought I would do something different with a 327.
 

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Steve Erkel used to drive a 1 dork sedan,lol


Back when I started to play around with cars,a local gas station hired me.There were 7 57 chevys there most of the time.Both owners had 327s in their cars.
Mikes car had a z/28 intake 650 double pumper,hydraulic cam,think it was a sig erson hi flow II,11:1,turbo 400, 4.11 gears,later changed to 3.36 gears.
car ran 14.2s
The other owner,Kerry,had a single plane intake,(think it was a torker)750 double pumper,solid lifter cam.11:1,muncie wide ratio.
That car ran a best of 13.5
this was a long time ago
 

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Steve Erkel used to drive a 1 dork sedan,lol


Back when I started to play around with cars,a local gas station hired me.There were 7 57 chevys there most of the time.Both owners had 327s in their cars.
Mikes car had a z/28 intake 650 double pumper,hydraulic cam,think it was a sig erson hi flow II,11:1,turbo 400, 4.11 gears,later changed to 3.36 gears.
car ran 14.2s
The other owner,Kerry,had a single plane intake,(think it was a torker)750 double pumper,solid lifter cam.11:1,muncie wide ratio.
That car ran a best of 13.5
this was a long time ago
My bad auto correct on my phone sucks, ment door lol, good ole days probably camel hump headed, that turbo 400 probably slowed that car down a lot.
 

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forgot all about the heads,it was awhile ago.
The 14 second car had 1.94s,pressed studs,hydraulic cam.
The 13.5 car had 2.02s converted to screw in studs,no guide plates,both were camel bump heads.
My 67 Camaro started with camel bump heads.There was not a lot to choose from back then.
 

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If you have a large journal 327 it will take a 350 crank so making it a 383 should be just as doable as a 350 block. If you have the cash I would supercharge the 327 as said above.
 

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Sounds like my dads old combo, never new what it ran, but it was a 331, 11:2:1 cr, crane solid lift cam with a ton of duration my dad doesn't even remember the specs, a set of camels ported by his buddy, had the 1.94 valves, also had tripple springs, and screw in studs, no guide plates, stamped steel rockers, edelbrock tunnel ram with two 600 holleys, Muncie 4 speed and 4.88's. Like I said didn't know what it ran but it ate a lot of big blocks on the street, I have a picture on my wall of him yanking the drivers side front tire off the ground about 6-8 inches on some n-50's I would of loved to see what it would of done with slicks, but that was way before my time, my dad was just a broke full time college student like me at the time lol. The car was also a 55 Chevy.
 

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The 327 is ancient, and I'm sure many of yal have accomplished those times, just curious what was the combo, gearing, car? Was the car street driven or all out race car? Just getting ideas guys would greatly appreciate it, plus I love hearing everyone's story's on how this combo worked out or how this did that, cool stuff!
66 Chevelle with 327.. 11:5 with 041 ported heads with the old 292 comp cam. 4500 converter and 488 gears. It ran 11:90's all day on a good day.

That was my old combo before I built my faster better car.

I drove it on the street with no problems.
 

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Yes a 6-71 with dual 750 afb's will be very cool and make huge street power on a 327.
Just another way to skin this cat based on your blower preference.
All are do able. Not that big on the 4-71 blower, myself.

"4 speed" this motor will eat a th700r4. This is no wimp 327.

4 speed manual trans yes, with bonus points.

Gear as required based on engine horsepower and tire size and car weight and desired effect.
A 6-71 would be ******, whatever deal comes up I'll get I kinda like the idea of a 177 stuffed under the hood though! Plus I can put it on my 355 for the time being.
 

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66 Chevelle with 327.. 11:5 with 041 ported heads with the old 292 comp cam. 4500 converter and 488 gears. It ran 11:90's all day on a good day.

That was my old combo before I built my faster better car.

I drove it on the street with no problems.
Sounds like a ****** combo, I wonder would it could of done with some better heads!
 
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