Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Upstate, New York
Re: Building a 427.
Trying to keep the budget in the $3000 range. would like to have a 427 cid engine. I have a set of 290 oval port heads that are in good shape. have a 163 intake, also have an Offy oval port intake(don't know if they are any good?) have a 72 402 2 bolt block..could sonic test and see how far we can punch it out. It has been hot tanked and magged..checked out ok. figure I will buy a good steel crank,(have the cast one from the 402..??)fresh set of rods and pistons/rings/bearings/ol pump. plan on using a Crane blueprint L78 solid cam, would spend some money on the heads: 2.19 & 1.88 valves, hardened seats, new guides, performance valve job, blending as needed for larger valves. have most of the other stuff: pan, timing chain cover, distributor, carb, etc.
02 Berger 380hp 6spd red/white conv/Lots of L78 Novas.....69 SS350 Camaro..Karen's new addition!