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RE: NoID: "Some small block Chevy engines don't impress me very much, at all - The 307's lazy long stroke and small cylinder size, perhaps, in particular."

The 350 is the SB Chev. It's directly descended from the original 265 from 1955, which begot the 283 in 57, which begot the 327 in 62. The 400 version has few idiosynchrcies of its own.

The out of sequence sizes like the 307 and 265 or 305 were "pollution", or lightweight engines, not good for anything other than mild tuning.

The one noted exception being the legendary 302. I have an original 67 302 short block assembly under the basement stairs as we speak.

SB (If you would have replaced the Rochester with a Holley ....
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