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    1st year the 327 was made

    Anyone know what year the 327 was first used? When was the last year it was used? As long as I'm asking, How about the 265 and the 283?

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    Re: 1st year the 327 was made

    Dear BG,1962 was the first year for a 327 in a Corvette and i believe a full size Chevrolet.diz

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    Re: 1st year the 327 was made

    the 265 was introduced in 1955 and the 283 in 1957.
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    The Chev small block V8 was introduced as a 265 cu in 162HP optional engine for the 1955 models.

    It was replaced by the 283 in 1957. Then continued until replaced by the 307 in 1968.

    So the 265 ran from 55 to 56 and the 283 from 57 to 67.

    The 327 was produced from 1962 to 69.

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    Re: 1st year the 327 was made

    The 265 was also available in '57. It was the standard 2-bbl V8 with manual transmission.
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    Packard introduced their 327 in late 1947 on the Super Eight. Oh, did you mean that later Chevy thing?

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    Re: 1st year the 327 was made

    The first small block OHV Chevy V-8 was a 288 CI. Built from '17 'til '19....
    Did the 1/4 mile in 14 sec et, at 150 MPH. (I made that part up..!)

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    Re: 1st year the 327 was made

    Did the 1/4 mile in 14 sec et, at 150 MPH.
    Musta started pullin real hard towards the end

    There were also the small and big journal 327s. Until 67, they used the smaller 265/283 crank journals. In 68 the cranks were the larger, 350 sized journals
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    Re: 1st year the 327 was made

    Originally Posted By: Badger Guy
    Anyone know what year the 327 was first used? When was the last year it was used? As long as I'm asking, How about the 265 and the 283?

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    The 327 ceased to manufactured after the 1969 model year. The 265 only made it through 1957, but only in stick shift cars in the final year. The 283 lasted until 1967.
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    Re: 1st year the 327 was made

    Am I the only one who finds 283/327 much more interesting than their 307/350/400 derivatives?

    Said it b4, I'll say it agin, a 350 Chevy is the most boring engine on the planet.
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    Re: 1st year the 327 was made

    Dear Glenn,BORING???? Most BORED for sure.diz

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    Re: 1st year the 327 was made

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    Said it b4, I'll say it agin, a 350 Chevy is the most boring engine on the planet.

    couldn't agree more.

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    I'm puzzled. Is the 350 boring because it's so reliable? Or because it seems to be the engine of choice for those thinking that it makes a good old car into a neat old hot rod??
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    Re: 1st year the 327 was made

    I suspect the boring association of the '350' is that it has no ring to it. '327' conjers up more excitement, much like a '396' sounds meaner, and nastier than a '400'. And how about the sell out of the cubic inch displacement towards the metric system. My Yukon has a 5.3 litre V-8, I'd much rather have it called a '327' with the 60's era V-flag emblems on the front fender. Sounds like you are talking about wine containers, not engines. The real painful one to hear these days is the such-and-such litre HEMI, come on America - wake up and take your country back!!

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    Re: 1st year the 327 was made

    "Neat old hot rods" should have "neat old engines", like Flatheads, Nailheads, Rockets, Hemis and Cadillacs. Tricked-out 283 and 327 fall into this category too- either of them with injection or 6-pot carburetion has an undeniable cool factor. You may say, "all SBC look alike" and they do, but a 350/400 so equipped just ain't cool.
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    I agree that hot rods need flat heads. I was just curious, as the 350 is such a good engine... as long as it's in a Camaro or a Chevelle, etal.
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    Re: 1st year the 327 was made

    I actually prefer the 327, the shorter stroke lets her rev up fast!

    No matter what you put a 350 Chevy in, it will get 10 MPG.

    '74 Impala? 10 MPG

    '79 GMC pick up? 9.6 MPG

    '74 Nova? 10.6 MPG

    Radio Flyer wagon? 10 MPG

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    Re: 1st year the 327 was made

    My Camero (the most common, it seems, spelling of the car) got WAY more than that. As I recall, it was closer to 18 on the highway.
    My '72 Impala with the 400 got around 12.
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    Re: 1st year the 327 was made

    the 265 Chevy V8 was introduced for the 1955 model year and was used through 1957 (both V8's were avail in 57, 265 and the 283)

    The 283 Chevy V8 was introduced for the 1957 model year and used through 1967

    The 327 Chevy V8 was introduced for the 1962 model year and used half way through the 1969 model year only to be replaced by the 307 (talk about a BORING engine, the 307 wins)

    the 307 Chevy V8 was around for the 68 through the 73 model years
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    Re: 1st year the 327 was made

    Thanks for all the info guy's. I got a 327 out of a 67 Camaro that belonged to my brother. I'm planning to use it in my 60 Impala project. I was just curious as to when the 327 first came out.

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    Re: 1st year the 327 was made

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    No matter what you put a 350 Chevy in, it will get 10 MPG.


    Ummm, there are 4 350's around my yard. All of them get around 15-16 on a trip. Oh, one's an Olds 350, but it's fuel milage isn't much better. [img]<>/crazy.gif[/img]

    The 327? Oh, well, it's got more than 2 carbs, can't really compare it to anything else, I guess. [img]<>/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Re: 1st year the 327 was made

    I'm not sure. I know my dad's friend Roger has a '62 Impala SS that has the factory 327 in it. The car has 40,000 miles on it and he's owned it since it was new. I know it would've been after '57, but not sure about '58-'61..

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