1967 327 Any Value???

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  1. buckeye79

    buckeye79 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    View attachment 68814 IMG_20181201_092555.jpg IMG_20181201_092908.jpg IMG_20181201_092933.jpg IMG_20181201_093152.jpg IMG_20181201_093203.jpg IMG_20181201_093400.jpg IMG_20181201_093416.jpg IMG_20181201_093522.jpg IMG_20181201_093449.jpg
    View attachment 68814 IMG_20181201_092555.jpg IMG_20181201_092908.jpg IMG_20181201_092933.jpg IMG_20181201_093152.jpg IMG_20181201_093203.jpg IMG_20181201_093400.jpg IMG_20181201_093416.jpg IMG_20181201_093522.jpg So a good friend of mine came across this 1967 327 from a 67 Camaro.
    The story on it is that the original owner pulled it after he bent a push rod. My buddy disassembled the motor and did find one bent push rod, other than that, everything looks pretty good. Engine is complete minus intake and carb. and date codes on the heads are within a month of the date coed on the block.

    He was thinking about building the engine for another project but now has second thoughts thinking it may be of value to someone.

    Any thoughts on if this would have value to anyone and if so what do you think would be fair?

    I know that this is a second gen site but I also how know we have some knowledgeable people on here as well.
     
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    Pistons are stock 10.35:1 with 64cc heads. I believe they are TRW forged. 327/210hp manual trans is what I come up with.
     
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    If I'm reading the engine code correctly, it is MA. If so, the MA code says it is a 327/210hp, the lowest performance 327 offered. The 210hp engine shouldn't have those domed pistons, so that tells me this engine has had a fairly extensive rebuild to bring the HP up to what a 327 is capable of.
    Also, the 462 heads wouldn't have been used on the 210hp version, so it is likely I'm misreading the engine code and it is something other than MA.
    Those heads and pistons point to the engine being a high compression version of 325 or 350hp.
     
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    That's what baffled me.
     
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    Couple pics of rotating assembly.
    That is an MA suffix also.
     
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    I have found date codes on the back side of the bearings. You you pull a rod bearing and check size and date code. The suffix does not match what is there. The heads are a almost full month apart from the block casting dates A25 vs. B21.
     
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    Pretty sure the pistons wouldn't have had the TRW PN on them, but a GM part number and as others have said they wouldn't have been forged or domed at the 210HP.

    Heads would not have had screw in studs or guideplates. Those didn't come on small blocks on anything until 1970. Somebodys gone through this engine at some time to bump the HP. Still has a cast crank. The tiny 7 inch damper points to the 210HP.

    My guess is you may get 500 for it. Not much more and lucky at that.
     
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    I believe that all 327 engines with small journal cranks through the 1967 year would have forged cranks. The cast crank came along with the change to medium journal in 1968.
     
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    Probably correct. Forgot that. I had a 68 327-250HP that had a cast crank. It looked like the parting line in one of the photos was narrow.
     

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