363 or 427?

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Looking for those have gone those routes, any regrets?

The 363 is easy I get it. Anyone got the 427 regretted that? In line to get a short block, trying to make up my mind if I want to go through the hassle of the 427.

Live in California, will be boosted with a V3. AFR 185s. Steeda 19 cam. going to port the Cobra intake.

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Loaded question. Its gonna boil down to your budget.
363 will require a dart block 427 wont.
Heads for either combo are on the small side.
A ported cobra intake isnt the best option for either.
The cam is to small and not really suited for a blower.
All said and done id be going 427
No mention of what size the vortech is.
 

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Personally id build a 289 cranked, long rodded, 351blocked windsor with a set of nasty heads and cam.
 

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363 would be my choice as you won’t need so many swap parts by staying 8.2 deck height
 

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Why not consider the 331 or. 347 if your wanting to stay with the 8.2 block. But again the the 351w strokers are much stronger can use a OEM block. I've seen 408's spin 7500 all day long. I have a 393 comp 294hr cam, spins 6600, in a SN 95. If you car has hydro boost your golden with either. If you have vacuum brakes. The canister will be tight up against the valve covers. I went to a manual setup, since it's mostly a track car.
 
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Loaded question. Its gonna boil down to your budget.
363 will require a dart block 427 wont.
Heads for either combo are on the small side.
A ported cobra intake isnt the best option for either.
The cam is to small and not really suited for a blower.
All said and done id be going 427
No mention of what size the vortech is.
I understand what you are saying. I like the Holley Systemax, but I want to run the Cobra. I like how the intake looks, and there is a part of me that feels it is special with the car.
 

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I understand what you are saying. I like the Holley Systemax, but I want to run the Cobra. I like how the intake looks, and there is a part of me that feels it is special with the car.
Coming from someone asking to much of the cobra intake on a 302 …. I vote against not swapping it . My car makes over 550rwhp and the cobra intake isn’t helping me. You should definitely look at something that flows better
 

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Looking for those have gone those routes, any regrets?

The 363 is easy I get it. Anyone got the 427 regretted that? In line to get a short block, trying to make up my mind if I want to go through the hassle of the 427.

Live in California, will be boosted with a V3. AFR 185s. Steeda 19 cam. going to port the Cobra intake.

Ty
Mike
I currently have a Dart 351 stroked to 427, 9.5 deck with AFR 220 heads, FAST EFI 2.0, and a mild cam.
I still run all of my accessories. I will post a video soon as I figure out how.
 
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I currently have a Dart 351 stroked to 427, 9.5 deck with AFR 220 heads, FAST EFI 2.0, and a mild cam.
I still run all of my accessories. I will post a video soon as I figure out how.
So just double checking, the 351w needs the following (just bare minimum to work):
Lower intake
Distributor
Oil pan (pump & pickup)
351w swap headers
Widen fuel rails
Offset steering rack bushings

Just my mental checklist.
 

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So just double checking, the 351w needs the following (just bare minimum to work):
Lower intake
Distributor
Oil pan (pump & pickup)
351w swap headers
Widen fuel rails
Offset steering rack bushings

Just my mental checklist.
Yes pretty much covers the list.
 

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Like mentioned I wouldn’t go past 408 on a stock 9.5 deck block rod angles won’t be happy .
 
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So it’s looking like no one who did the 351w style swap had any regrets?
 
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