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Compression ratio (1/5)
 12/8/20 7:36pm
BillHanna
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Does anyone know what the compression ratio may be for a 350 engine bored .030 over with flat-top pistons?

The heads are 76cc and the head gasket compressed thickness is .041.

 

 



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Re: Compression ratio (2/5)
 12/8/20 8:33pm
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Close to 9.3 to 1. Depends on the cam too.

Re: Compression ratio (3/5)
 12/8/20 10:49pm
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A stock '73 L-82 had 76 cc. heads, steel head gasket, and flat top pistons with a slight valve relief and was rated 9.0 CR.



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Re: Compression ratio (4/5)
 3/5/21 4:32pm
Rich Wahne
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Here is a great compression ratio calculator. 

Compression Ratio Calculator

I'm rebuilding my 1968 327, and the calculator says that I'm at 9.74:1...just right for 350hp on premium pump gas.

Re: Compression ratio (5/5)
 3/5/21 8:07pm
BillHanna
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Rich Wahne said:

Here is a great compression ratio calculator. 

Compression Ratio Calculator

I'm rebuilding my 1968 327, and the calculator says that I'm at 9.74:1...just right for 350hp on premium pump gas.


Thanks!  This is a handy tool.  Mine comes out to 9.62 CR.

I always liked the 327.  When I was 17 I bought a 360 HP crate engine from GM for my '62 Chevy II.  That was one high-revving powerful engine.  Wish I still had both of those!



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