Don't forget the 350/360HP (COPO only)!! Obviously, that's my vote (admittedly biased!), but match up a stock'ish LT1 with an M20 (or M21) and 4.10:1 gear and you won't regret it...Last 327 in a Nova was 1968 (even a 325 HP L79). 1970 had 307CID/200 HP, 350 CID/250 HP and 350CID/300 HP (SS only).
Yes.Gotta love the opinions on displacement...
There is a reason why racing classes have a maximum displacement, more cubes equals more power. If Traco could have used a 327 in their Camaros, they would have jumped at the chance. If I could have used a 355 in the Durango Deuce I'd have built that instead of the 331.
That's why I would go with a 350.Yes.
But he's looking for a cruiser, not a way to squeeze 8 more HP than the competition out of his class-limited engine.
At the track, displacement matters.
But in the McDonald's 'drive-thru' and/or in a fairly stock configuration... not so much.