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Unread 03-07-2010, 09:27 AM   #1
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Engine explodes at idle

Ok, I posted this in my build thread as well but,

If you haven't seen my build Im doing a frame off resto to my 84 CJ7. I'm putting a SBC 327 in it as well.I need some help finding a decent rebuild kit with cam and lifters included. I found one from Engine Tech but until I found it I have never heard of them.

Anyone have experience the EngineTech Parts. I can get the whole rebuild kit for my 327 for a tad under 400 with them. I don't really want to skimp on quality, but this motor isn't going to be super horse nascar motor. I'm just hoping to hear it will last.


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Unread 03-07-2010, 10:52 AM   #2
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The best rebuild kits I have had good luck with are the ones from the NAPA store. Or JEGS.com

A friend of mine has a set of heads for that 327 they are 202 double humps if I recall thats what he called them.




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No, no, no....I want to hear about "engine explodes at idle"....'xplain, please.
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No, no, no....I want to hear about "engine explodes at idle"....'xplain, please.
X2!! I was all ready to read some gory details.
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Unread 03-07-2010, 11:17 AM   #5
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Go to his build link....looks like the PO had it too lean and melted #1 and #6 pistons!!! Now THERE'S a reason to set up the Weber rich!!!

Austy....you still in Iowa or have you "gone up North" yet? (MN native)
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Unread 03-07-2010, 12:02 PM   #6
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Todd1973 The best rebuild kits I have had good luck with are the ones from the NAPA store. Or JEGS.com

A friend of mine has a set of heads for that 327 they are 202 double humps if I recall thats what he called them.

Todd
Hmm I will have to look into NAPA. I get discounts through work to NAPA. I got those heads too

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IdahoJeeper No, no, no....I want to hear about "engine explodes at idle"....'xplain, please.
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IdahoJeeper Go to his build link....looks like the PO had it too lean and melted #1 and #6 pistons!!! Now THERE'S a reason to set up the Weber rich!!!

Austy....you still in Iowa or have you "gone up North" yet? (MN native)

More of an attention getter but I'm sure glad I wasn't driving that thing when the engine died. and Im still in IA for a few more months. Really looking forward to the move though


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No, no, no....I want to hear about "engine explodes at idle"....'xplain, please.
X2!! I was all ready to read some gory details
Sorry Bud had to get your attention somehow


Here what I was talking about though

CHEVY CHEVROLET Prem Engine Rebuild Kit 327 5.4 64 - 67 : eBay Motors (item 250580852679 end time Mar-16-10 18:21:05 PDT)
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