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327 vs 350 Which one is better?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SAN JOSE MIKE, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. dudley32
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
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  2. oldsman71
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
    Posts: 1,037


    I like the 350 for heavy automatic cars, I like a 327 where you can turn it harder, the 327 more of a old school hot rod, I have several 350's i use now, Im no hater I like them both. If i come across 327 blocks or parts I try to make sure i save them for some one with a old hotrod not some goofball thats going to screw it up!!! there getting harder to find!
  3. tomslik
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 2,164


    peanut butter on a redhead.
  4. jj mack
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
    Posts: 735

    jj mack

    They both work great for anchoring a boat!:D

  5. Jarred Hodges
    Joined: Jul 30, 2008
    Posts: 561

    Jarred Hodges

    a 351 is torquier but it is easier to get cool intakes and such for a 302
  6. inliner54
    Joined: Feb 9, 2007
    Posts: 391


    327s have a shorter stroke which makes them rev harder but 350s make more tourqe (longer stroke). but if you want to be old school you cant beat a 283 or a 327.
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2008
  7. Straightpipes
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,082


    Man, I used to run 301 engines at the local track. At that time the only thing that limited revs was the ignition which, at the time was a corvette dual point. ( this was a while ago kids)

    I see couple of guys refer to the 301 but hadn't seen any comments.:D I was expecting a "WTF is a 301?"
  8. 1stshift
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
    Posts: 17

    from Sacramento

    what do you want? as a engine more ci are more ci. put the same paint valve covrs manifold.they will look the same!! what do you have first dibs on put it in and run it.
  9. movin/on
    Joined: Jan 18, 2007
    Posts: 985


    I like to laugh every time I look at this thread.

    I've got both 327's from dished pistons to 365HP 327's and 350's from stock to balanced 4 bolt with ported heads. They are still SBC's and run great.

    What really matters: the intake, cam, trans, driver and the car.

  10. billbrown
    Joined: Dec 24, 2007
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    572. Hulk must smash again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. Duration
    Joined: Oct 2, 2006
    Posts: 543

    from Wayne, MI

    my girl friends left boob is slightly bigger than her right one, but i like them both! same with a 327 and 350. understand?
  12. tomslik
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 2,164


    sorry pal, we need pics (for research, ya unnerstand)
    Joined: Sep 6, 2008
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    from SAN JOSE

    Thanks again guys your info.Much appriciated.
  14. Shawn F.
    Joined: Mar 14, 2005
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    Shawn F.

    Pictures of the boobs please. We can't understand anything without pictures. Half of us here can't read, the other half can't spell, ya understand this? :D You seem to be the kind that can't spell (re-read your post haha).
  15. Preacher
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  16. parksquijada
    Joined: Aug 6, 2008
    Posts: 316

    from norcal

    wtt my 350 for your 327.......nor shasta area
  17. millsryan
    Joined: Apr 3, 2009
    Posts: 7


    I am building a 350 to trade a buddy for his 327. 350's are for cookie cutter cars and camaros. What year was the 350 introduced? 1967? How many vehicles on this forum are post '67?
  18. kirby1374
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 427


    I had a 327 with a TH400 in a 53 chevy pickup. my favorite small block i've owned. Then again I've only owned a stock 69 caprice with the 300hp 350, a 56 chevy with a stock 265 (which ran soooo smooth) and a 38 chevy with a 305. Didn't like the 305 but I bought a parts car (78 pontiac firebird) and used the engine tranny and rear for the 38.
    I still miss my truck with the 327 :(
  19. vncruiser
    Joined: Mar 5, 2005
    Posts: 541


    Had a 53 F100, 327/350, stock with headers... Paid $500.00 for it. Beat the crap out of my brother-in-law's 72 Corvette with a 350 with a high rise... He got so pissed he sold the Vette..To me. Installed a 300hp 327, gave it a liitle more cam and the car has more power and gets better mileage than the 350. That was 24 years ago...Still have the Vette, wish I still had the truck..
    Bought a 64 El Camino in 1988..350/350...just bought a 327 to rebuild and replace the 350...Something about a 327...Just feels right..
    When I went to the street races as a kid, if you said you had a 350 anyone would race you. If you said you had a 327 there would be hemming and hawing and chin scratching and " I don't know"....A testament to the 327's heritage....
    I say 327.....
  20. novadude
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 532


    327's have the reputation, mainly because almost every one they built in the 62-67 time period had 10:1 CR, and decent heads. The majority of 350s out there were from the dismal smog days of the 1970s w/ 8:1 CR, lousy heads, etc. Build them both with good heads and 10:1, and the 350 will make more tq / hp every time.

    Look at the example above... a '72 Vette 350 had dished pistons and 76cc smogger heads. A 327/350 had domed pistons and 64cc 2.02 heads. Is it any wonder the vette 350 was a slug?
  21. Larry T
    Joined: Nov 24, 2004
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    Larry T

    Unless you're running a weight/ class, there's no replacement for displacement.
    Larry T
  22. Licensed to kill
    Joined: Oct 4, 2009
    Posts: 214

    Licensed to kill
    from Alberta

    They are both fine engines but consider this, GM made the 327 for, what 6years or so?. They dropped it shortly after coming out with the 350 and made those for over 20 years. 350's are plentifull and cheap. Build one and put 327 stickers on the valve covers.
  23. shmoozo
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 669

    from Media, PA

    There are times when the only questions I want to answer are the ones that can be answered with responses like "large with pepperoni, sausage and extra cheese" or "a pint of that locally brewed IPA sounds pretty good, so I will go with that, please."

    Last edited: Nov 11, 2009
  24. Hyway Hauler
    Joined: Aug 31, 2009
    Posts: 670

    Hyway Hauler

    Same engines...different stroke!
  25. which one do you like better?

  26. Herdez
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 357


    What he said!

    Now, lets flip this 377 or 383 lol!
  27. Swifster
    Joined: Dec 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,452


    What? No love for the 267???

  28. Shaggy
    Joined: Mar 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,208

    from Sultan, WA

  29. woodman
    Joined: May 21, 2006
    Posts: 106


    327's are getting rare, more expensive to build. 350's are still everywhere, you can trip over one on any given day. Try to score a 327.

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