i thought it would be a better swap w/ the least amount of work to modify and i also wanted to use some of the old school badgesThey're around, actually I think my uncle has one and I might as well if I dig through the shed, but I think it needs pistons.
Bigger question is why a 327 specifically? There's nothing that a 327 will do that a 350 or 400 won't do better in every conceivable way. You're going to have to rebuild it either way so may as well put the same time/money/effort/machine work into the better engine from the start.
i really thank you all for your comments......i am having trouble finding the late model 327 so i might need to go another route....FWIW I have/had a 327 in my 67 Camaro. Yes it did rev to the moon and I was happy with it in a Gen 1 Camaro. Original motor, 139k mi and it was using oil, smoking and finally the nylon gear timing gear let go which took out some valves. I could have rebuilt it, done a cam and bought better heads and in the end I would still have a 2 piece RMS SBC for more $ than buying a 410 hp 357 crate motor that was plug & play with full roller cam and 1 piece RMS with a warranty.
The 327 now resides in my shed next to a few other "I may use this in another build" dead motors
Op, you can find one like my dead motor for $100 if that is the path you want to go but for less $ you can have a "new" more modern motor so do what you want