This was a stock rebuild of a 1966 Corvette 327 engine. The plan was to use high quality internals (steel crank, high quality rods and pistons), stock heads and a modern cam profile. The owner wanted a peppy engine but there was no specific horsepower goal. Considering the mild specifications, the power output seemed adequate. The goal of having a reliable, classic Corvette was achieved. The camshaft was a Comp Cams Muscle Car profile, similar to the original 350-hp factory version. Of course, we aren't running an 11:1 compression ratio so our result is more modest. The customer was happy with the result and said it was much stronger than it was before the rebuild.

Horsepower: 302 @ 5,200-rpm Torque:  354 lb/ft @ 3,600-rpm

Type: Chevrolet V8, 327
Bore: 4.03" SP forged pistons
Stroke: 3.25", steel crank
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Cylinder heads: Stock cast iron
Camshafts: Comp Cams 121063
Induction: Aluminum Chevrolet intake manifold with Holley carb
Exhaust: Dyno 1 3/4" headers
Ignition: Pertronix