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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 03, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ahhh, the 1967, 2-bbl, 327 POS. I want to breath some life into this old baby. Cash is minimal right now, but I am going to buy parts as I go along. First, just the usual rebuild. I am unclear on what I should get done. Here is what I have thought up:

Bore .30 over, hone
magnaflux block and crank
hot tank
resize rods
deck the block( if absolutely necessary)

Can anyone help me with what else I should have done?

Any suggestions for pistons also? I am going to need to go with hypers because of cash.

Next my performance combo. I am going to go with the Performer RPM 7501 air-gap manifold. Also, I was going to go with a 600 cfm edelbrock carb( too small?) I am also going to get an edelbrock timing chain. I am leaning towards getting the Davies-Craig electric water pump that came out a while back. The Comp Cams XE-268 is my choice of cam.

The one problem I have is heads. I am looking at Edelbrock, Trick Flow, AFRs, and Darts. I am really stuck here. Can anyone give me a suggestion on the chamber sizes, as well as intake/exhaust runners I am going to want for my 327?

That is pretty much it... Thanks in advance...

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You could save a little cash and get the performer rpm (over the air gap). I have a edelbrock 600 on my 327. I think a 650 would be a little better (but I haven't tried it, so it's just a thought). The xe268 ought to be a good choice for a camaro. I had one in my truck, and it was a bit too big for a heavy truck, stock converter and gears.

You may want to look at a pair of vortec heads for a cheaper alternative also (which will also require a different intake).

You may also need additional machine work. Just kinda depends on what it looks like when ya get in there.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 03, 04:02 PM
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Spend the money on the heads is my first suggestion.

Forget about the extra bucks for the air gap. The regular RPM manifold will work just as well and cost a LOT less. Forget about an electric water pump. A well set up combo will give you plenty of go power. If you have been running the block/crank for some time, you might want to skip the magnaflux inspection. Price it out to see if it is worth it to you. If you have a known history, you might be better off spending the cash elsewhere.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 03, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks a bunch guys, can anyone give me a price quote?
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