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I just dynoed my 327 and came out with 300 rwhp and 360 ftlbs with 6 pounds of boost through a weiand 177. The motor is bored 30 over 9-1 compression ported double hump 64 cc heads, comp 292 h cam and ram horm manifolds. My question is why does the 300 seem low for this motor.
 

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What RPM did your peak HP come in at? Keep in mind that you'll lose 20-30% of you power in the drivetrain. Which means your engine with the blower is producing closer to 400 HP at the crank. Which isn't really too bad. Those smaller blowers aren't known for making any substantial hp gains. I think they're fun and look cool as heck, but for the money just dont provide enough bang for the buck. Have you ever been to the drag strip? If you go, take a walk through the pits and check out some of the cars...you wont find many with blowers on them. I've been racing for years and have only seen a handful of cars with them. But they certainly look and sound cool. I wouldn't be too disappointed with 300 hp out the back end of the car. Maybe a little fine tuning and larger jets could improve those numbers
 

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peaked at about 5800. The tuner said the cam has too much overlap and the ram horns are killing it. He was thinking it should have done 350 plus at the wheel. Im sure the 3.08 gears aren't helping.
 

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gears do not effect the horse power at all. The exhaust is the most important part to make power.The cam is actually a little small.May want to change to a blower friendly cam,1 3/4 inch primary headers and 3 inch or bigger mandrel bent exhaust.That should net 60 plus horses
 

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Back in the day there was a 327/300 but that was at the flywheel. The engine needs some help breathing. A set of 1 5/8 full length headers and a free flowing 2 1/2 dual exhaust would help. Your compression is too low for that camshaft also. That camshaft needs 11.5:1 compression and a 200ccc set of heads. Your heads would be lucky to be 165cc. I don't see how you got 300 hp with the parts you rebuilt with.
 

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thats true...your engine needs to breathe and a good set of headers would net you the best gain for your money. But investing in a good flowing set of heads will really boost your hp and torque. You can do the headers without changing the heads...but you cant change the heads without changing the headers. All the flow in the world will do you no good if you cant move it through the exhaust
 

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Back in the day there was a 327/300 but that was at the flywheel. The engine needs some help breathing. A set of 1 5/8 full length headers and a free flowing 2 1/2 dual exhaust would help. Your compression is too low for that camshaft also. That camshaft needs 11.5:1 compression and a 200ccc set of heads. Your heads would be lucky to be 165cc. I don't see how you got 300 hp with the parts you rebuilt with.
You realize it has a supercharger on top, right?

F bird has some good advice.

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You realize it has a supercharger on top, right?

F bird has some good advice.

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I read he had a Weiand 177 blower on it. He thought the dyno numbers were low. I gave him the reasons why. Restrictive heads and exhaust, the cam too big (not for use with a blower engine). I didn't even mention the small 650 carburetor. It is just a case of incorrect parts for the type of engine rebuild. I see F-Bird'88 recommends changing to headers, a Crane cam (for a blower engine), larger aluminum heads to reduce c.r., and a 750 carburetor.
 

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I believe they are the smaller ram horns cause they dump out the back, Im pretty sure the vette ones are straight down. The rst of the exhaust is 2 1/2 inch all the way out the back with pypes violator mufflers.
 
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