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Old 03-16-2019, 09:46 PM
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Made what I hope is a good score today. I acquired a 60's 300hp 327 with 400 trans. The guy also had a complete 55 265, 4 350's, a 283 and 2 305's that that had all been in storage for years.
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:20 PM
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A healthy 327 is always a good thing.
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Old 03-17-2019, 12:16 PM
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Had a couple back in the 60's and 70's. At the time they were the best.
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Old 03-17-2019, 03:24 PM
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And they make rear seals for them now that don't leak! The 283 was a good running engine too and easy on gas! Nice score Phil!

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Old 03-17-2019, 09:36 PM
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Hot 327! I'm green with envy!

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Old 03-17-2019, 10:34 PM
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I love the vintage smallblocks.
Put a 283 into my daughters 60 Chevy to replace the 6. Ran like a top.
And for many of us of a certain age it's all about the 327.
I currently have a 327 block on the engine stand thats got a 283 crank in it. Building an old school 301 for a friends 65 Chevelle.
Good score phil.
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:49 AM
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It's amazing how good those engines were
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Old 03-18-2019, 10:14 PM
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It has the double hump heads but aren't there 2 different ones. Where are the numbers on the heads? I know where block numbers are.
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It has the double hump heads but aren't there 2 different ones. Where are the numbers on the heads? I know where block numbers are.
Pull the valve covers off and on top between the rocker studs there is a group of casting numbers.
The casting number will end in 461 for the older double hump heads that are 62 cc combustion chambers. On a little later year heads that number will end in 462 which will be a 64 cc combustion chambered heads.
Neither of these heads have provisions drilled in the ends of the heads to mount accessories like, alternator, a/c compressor etc.
Also these heads came with either 1.94 inch intake and 1.50 exhaust valves and 2.02 inch intake with 1.60 exhaust valves.
You have to pull the heads and physically look or measure to know which ones you have.

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I run an l79 Corvette 327 in my 50. Love it!! Good score
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