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Oldsmobile13
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 66
posted July 11, 2001 01:26 AM
I was told that a 327 chevy will run as good and last longer than the 355s i have been using. I know with a 4 inch bore and a short stroke it will run high rpm, but i don't think it will make enough torque. Is torque more important than rpm and horsepower? Again I race on a 1/2 mile track

juni
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted July 11, 2001 11:28 PM
The short stroke is good for easy hook up when you come off the turns , but if you are running a heavy car it will kill you . Because you need torque to pull you off the turns, thats where the bigger motors have advantages. I have ran short stroke big bore motors and they worked good , But the long stroke works better in my cars. 383 stoker is what i like

Oldsmobile13
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 66
posted July 11, 2001 11:45 PM
My car cars weighs 3080 with full fuel and me in it. Do you think it is light enough for the short stroke to work.

keithcar72
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted July 12, 2001 08:52 PM
all things being equal there is no substuite for cubic inches

racer17j
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted July 13, 2001 01:35 AM UIN: 54865418
i had alot of luck running a 307 in a metric car when it went dry slick could hook up while the big doggs burned um off if it was heavy tho looked like a train going by lol

juni
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted July 13, 2001 09:24 PM
I would say yes it would work . As far as " BIGGER IS BETTER " I got a buddy who went to a mod race with 406 built to the hilt and a winning car and got his but kicked by v-6 's on alky they were lighter and had better rear percentages. My point being if you can't get it to the ground all the motor in the world won't do you any good try your little motor . good luck

Racer4
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 93
posted July 17, 2001 12:55 AM
Ran a 327 once, 7 grand twice a lap all stock bottom end, just got sucked up coming off turns. Now if I drove it harder through the turns and the car was set-up better and maybe a little more gear, etc etc. Hey I put a 355 back in, but for 50 bucks that was the best **** motor I ever had!!!

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