1967 327 questions- Carb and Oil Pressure
I am getting real close to driving my ‘68 Camaro for the first time, but I had a few questions about the ’67 327 that is in it. I purchased this engine from a friend of a friend, who, in turn got it in trade. I don’t know anything about the engine, other than it appears to have been rebuilt. I have started it, so it does run and sounds really good, with possibly an “RV” type cam in it- not much of a lope. So, its probably not making any HP over 300, probably 250 or so if I am lucky. So, based on these assumptions, I have a couple questions:
1) It has a Performer intake and Holley 600 on it (not a double pumper), and is most likely jetted for Grand Junction, Colorado which is where it came from. I live in Phoenix Arizona, and will need to re-jet it. I have one of the Holley assorted jet kits, and would like to know if any of you out there could recommend a jet size. It’s a four speed car, if that matters.
2) I am planning on running a mechanical oil pressure gauge- where is a good place on the engine to get this from? It’s a ’67 sj 327, so it has provisions for the “road draft tube” which has been eliminated, but there is a bolt hole next to the hole in the block for the road draft thing- would that be a good location for oil pressure, or is there somewhere else that’s better? It leaked oil when I first started the engine- I didn’t realize the hole went into the galley…
That’s it. Thanks in advance for looking and responding.
Dean in AZ