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Rebuild the 327 or go small block 400?

Discussion in 'Other Jeep Vehicles' started by Big dog, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. Sep 18, 2017 at 10:57 PM
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    Big dog

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    For a 1965 Jeep Wagoneer, rebuild the 327 or go small block 400?
     
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  2. Sep 19, 2017 at 4:24 AM
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    Welcome! There's no Substitute for Cubic Inches! You will not save on gas nor will it be too powerful. Pics please of this reincarnation of a Wagoneer exclusive.
     
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  3. Sep 19, 2017 at 7:15 AM
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    First vehicle I ever purchased, possibly more miles on the trailer than driven.
    It's time to revive this beast.
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    Dana went in with no mods.
     
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  4. Sep 19, 2017 at 7:19 AM
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    I've always loved the 327, and 400. Tough choice!
     
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  5. Sep 19, 2017 at 8:08 AM
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    Not too concerned about mpg, the 5-10 times a year towing capabilities more so.
    Would like to obtain 10-14.... but, conjunction of two thoughts.
     
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  6. Sep 19, 2017 at 7:05 PM
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    Ahh dude. Finally a Chevy question in a Jeep Forum. :rofl:.

    First, Welcome to the forum. A bunch of awesome members. You'll like it here.

    Ok your question. I rebuilt a 327 years ago. Extremely easy motor to rebuild. One of Chevys most popular and powerful power plants. Easily upgraded and parts are readily available. I pulled it from my Caprice with the hopes of dropping it into my next Chevy. Which unfortunately, never happened. Any way. It was a 327/ 325 / 350hp. Motor was indestructible as any Chevy owner would know. Hook it up to a Turbo / hydro 350 tranny. Awesome street racer. I loved that motor.

    Now the 400. I had a rebuilt dropped in a 74 El Camino. Loved that motor too. Awesome high end power. I know it was my set up. But kinda slow off the line. But made up for after 60 - 80 feet. Issue I had with that motor. I couldn't find a fly wheel to match up to the tranny I was running. The 350 tranny was one of Chevy best. And I went thru fly wheels like water. Probably my lack of knowledge. Anyway. An awesome power plant in its own right.

    Ok, so bottom line. I would Rebuild the 327. Gas mileage isn't that noticeable. Power / hp. Give or take. Depending on your upgrades, if any. Not a big difference in mpgs, hp, or over all performance. Again. My personal opinion. The 327. :)
     
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