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A little bit of Acadian trivia:

The only 327 available in a 66 Acadian was an L79, the 350 horse 327! Other engine choices were 194 6 cyl or 283 2 barrel. Pretty much one extreme or the other as far as horsepower goes!


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Was it the same with Novas? or were there lesser 327s available?

A friend of mine had an SS with the L79..............wild engine in a light car. That thing would give my 396 Chevelle a go.

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I'm not sure. This is a Pontiac forum... laughing.gif

I should check into that, good thought.

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I just looked in my Canadian parts catalogue, and all I see listed for 66 Nova is the same 3 engines for 66. Now that you mention it, I have never seen a documented 66 Nova 327 car. Hmmmm......

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Was it the same with Novas? or were there lesser 327s available?

A friend of mine had an SS with the L79..............wild engine in a light car. That thing would give my 396 Chevelle a go.




 



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ive actually heard that a fair bit, that the old 327 would run pretty well with the 396 of the day...thats quite a feat for a little motor up against the 396 which was no slouch. unfortunately all this was long before my time...i missed out on all the fun i think.

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poncho62 wrote:

Was it the same with Novas? or were there lesser 327s available?

A friend of mine had an SS with the L79..............wild engine in a light car. That thing would give my 396 Chevelle a go.



        My friend down the street has a 67 HT  with 327-275 Quad -was single exhaust! 4 speed Saginaw -- 3.08 12 BOLT  BENCH seat car... has owned it since 69...



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427carl wrote:

 

poncho62 wrote:

Was it the same with Novas? or were there lesser 327s available?

A friend of mine had an SS with the L79..............wild engine in a light car. That thing would give my 396 Chevelle a go.



My friend down the street has a 67 HT with 327-275 Quad -was single exhaust! 4 speed Saginaw -- 3.08 12 BOLT BENCH seat car... has owned it since 69...

 



Carl

Is it still pretty original? I would love to get a bunch of engine compartment pictures. One of my other cars is a 67 Nova SS 327 factory air. It needs a restoration, but is totally rust free and has never had rust. I got it with the engine out and apart.

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the 327 was out ,for a few years, and recently put back in..  He cleaned it up ,but I.m not Sure what pictures you need ..  He has a son with a matching Nova and a 66 Acadian with 454 which they race.. I have many photos of all 3 cars..They call them all 67 Novas.. Very good friends, but not so fussy on O.E.  CARL 2

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they did make a 3/4 horse 327 in 66 and 67 so yes they made a lower hp 327 in those two years

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

Someone has to christen this section!

A little bit of Acadian trivia:

The only 327 available in a 66 Acadian was an L79, the 350 horse 327! Other engine choices were 194 6 cyl or 283 2 barrel. Pretty much one extreme or the other as far as horsepower goes!


-- Edited by Carl Stevenson at 23:12, 2008-01-18



Too bad the same didn't go for the '66 Beaumont.  I've got a 275 hp 327.  Would love the L79 version...crysmile

 



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Well, make it a fake L79 car. That would be very cool.

Same old debate but to me it doesn't matter. We go around once once here, and we might as well have fun with our cars!

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

Well, make it a fake L79 car. That would be very cool.

Same old debate but to me it doesn't matter. We go around once once here, and we might as well have fun with our cars!



I hear ya!  The only reservation I have is that it is relatively untampered with being the original 327 that it was born with, and as per the registry, there don't seem to be too many of the 327 66 SD convertibles out there.  But still?...hmm.gif

 



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Do it except for the cam, (or even do the cam) and save it all in a box. That way it's not that it can't be put back.

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The 300 hp 327 was an option in late 65 Nova's prior to intro of the L-79.  I sold a 12 bolt rear to a guy in Texas that was restoring his 65 Nova SS that was ordered late in 65 with the 300 hp 327.  His original 12 bolt was removed and sold at some point but I had found one with a casting date of June 65 and it was just prior to his build date.
The 275 hp 327 was most common used in 66 & 67 in addition to the L-79 and 283.
In 1965, I worked on the assembly line at the Flint Engine Plant, home of the SBC for many years.  If I remember correctly we had about 3 variations of the 283 and about 6-7 variations of the 327.  I was just telling someone a couple days ago about installing distributors in the plant.  The 283 truck motor took a huge distributor, we had to lift it with two hands when sitting it in the block.  This as opposed to using one hand to set the distributors in pass. car motors.  This guy asked me why the distributor was so large, of course this is pre HEI, but I didn't know.  Anyone familiar with sbc truck motors in the mid 60's.  
Their componets were all color coded in the plant, with green paint being very common for the 283's.  Hence the term pink rods and such, pink must have been on the L-79 componets because they were known in the plant to be the most desirable to slip out the back door.
Also, some of these engine combo's were for Marine use only. 

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Does 62 being the only 1st or 2nd gen Acadian with no back up lights in the bumper qualify as trivia??

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

Well, make it a fake L79 car. That would be very cool.

Same old debate but to me it doesn't matter. We go around once once here, and we might as well have fun with our cars!



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I think the Nova engine series also included a 4 barrel version for 66 @ 220 hp?

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For sure it did in the US. I am not sure about Canada...

I just looked in a Canadian Nova parts book. 4 cyl, 6 cyl, 283 2 barrel or L79 327 is the choices it says.

I believe that to be true. Never seen a 220 horse 66 Candian car, or a 275 horse 327 either.

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That is strange. I did not know only three engine choices.  195 hp 283 to a 350 hp 327. Strange they did not offer a milder 327. But cool the 350 hp was offered. I had a 365 hp version that I changed the cam to the 350 hp version and put it in my 68 chevelle back in the day. It would run down most 396 cars. Boy could that engine rev. 

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in us spec novas were offerd 3 differnet 327s  225 horse 2bbl  325 horse and the l79 of corse .

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