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Rob
04-12-05, 10:48 PM
The latest issue of Corvette Quarterly wants your opinion.

The LS7 small-block V8 in the 2006 Corvette Z06 (and new C6R racer) displaces exactly 7.0 liters or 427 cu. in. - take your pick. For some enthusiasts, the term "seven liters" has a world-class appeal. evoking images of fine automobiles and of tracks like Le Mans, Nurburgring and other sacred venues. But for others, "427 cubic inches" has an all-American swagger; it's a throwback term reminiscent of muscle-car performance during the big-block era of the late 1960s and early '70s. What's your opinioni? Send us an e-mail at
corvettequarterly@campbell-ewald.com (http://mailcenter2.comcast.net/wmc/v/wm/425C95CF00017D040000353322058863600E900D019D?cmd=ComposeTo&adr=corvettequarterly%40campbell%2Dewald%2Ecom&sid=c0) and weigh in on which term you prefer, and why.

We here at the Corvette Action Center want your opinion! Please take a second and vote in our online poll and tell us what you think!

Mac
04-12-05, 10:52 PM
The 427 has it's place in history. The new LS7 should carve it's own legend under it's own name and designation... the LS7... 7.0 litre.

-Mac

Rob
04-12-05, 10:53 PM
The 427 has it's place in history. The new LS7 should carve it's own legend under it's own name and designation... the LS7... 7.0 litre.

-Mac

I say "427" :D

Mac
04-12-05, 10:57 PM
I like to look forward... If you wanna look backward instead of forward, that's your prerogative!

-Mac

ßill
04-12-05, 11:29 PM
I say 427 CID. let the ricers be measured in litres.

Ken
04-12-05, 11:44 PM
You'll notice my avatar doesn't say "6.8334057 L". (Guess which I chose.) :L

wishuwerehere82
04-13-05, 12:07 AM
I think 1,420 teaspoons sounds fairly impressive!

sinestr
04-13-05, 12:10 AM
Forward or backwards, 427 evoks the American muscle that we have come to relate to!!

Vettefan87
04-13-05, 01:06 AM
I have to agree "427" is simply Corvette muscle at its finest. :_rock

Hrtbeat1
04-13-05, 01:18 AM
I know it wasn't an option .... guess how I voted.:_rock

Something just says unfair when 427 and small block are in the same breath. I guess it would depend on the crowd though, for many of our bretheren outside North America there is an awe, wonderment, and deserved respect when the elite 7 ... yes SEVEN ... Liters is mentioned.

Can't wait till the crate motor is available ... August maybe. It's definately got me rethinking rebuilding the ole L-98. :lou

:w

6 Shooter
04-13-05, 06:13 AM
http://www.fastcoolcars.com/images/2006_vette_zo6/06corvetteZO6eng2.jpg

http://www.fastcoolcars.com/images/2006_vette_zo6/06corvetteZO62.jpg

http://www.fastcoolcars.com/images/2006_vette_zo6/06corvetteZO6eng.jpg

. . . but it's an American 427 to me.

AmosF16
04-13-05, 07:06 AM
To me there's no question. When Chevy built their Power Tour Camaro and put a 302 in it they didn't call it a 5 liter...this is all about American muscle--427. Andy

bossvette
04-13-05, 07:11 AM
I guess I'm in the minority also 7.0 L, leave 427 to the Big Block.

sleepyhead
04-13-05, 07:42 AM
I think 1,420 teaspoons sounds fairly impressive!

Hah!!! I would vote for 1,420 teaspoons if it were an option...but since it's not I voted 427. :L

Technically speaking, isn't the engine a 428? (I know, 427 sounds cooler due to it's place in history...)

-J.

74bigblock
04-13-05, 07:49 AM
I said 7.0 L for my own selfish reasons.

I think that the 427 monacre should be left to RIP along with the 454 monacre. Why? They are Big Blocks. The new 7.0 L ZO6 motor is a small block, and I feel it should be labled as a small block, so that the Big Fat Motors of an era gone by can hang on to their status as the biggest (not baddest, just biggest) motors ever produced in a Corvette. Naming it a 427 implies Big Block Status, and it is clearly not a Big Block.

Keep in mind I do not discount that it is 427ci. Just call it a 7.0L like the LS2 is a 6.0L or the LS1 was a 5.7L. We all know it's a 427... I don't think GM will sell more cars simply by putting a badge that reads 427 on the hood. Most people don't even know what that means anyway.

JJS
04-13-05, 07:52 AM
Absolutely 427.
BUT, how 'bout 427 "small block," in order to distinguish itself from its older brother.:)

-John

Heavy Duty
04-13-05, 08:27 AM
Since the LS-7 is a small block and the only thing it has in common with the 427 BB is the displacement I voted 7.0. I have to agree with letting the 427 BB RIP. It did well in its day. The new 7.0, 427,or (...How many teaspoons did you guys say? Oh yea 1,420) has to carve out it's own pages in corvette history.


H.D.

JJS
04-13-05, 08:32 AM
Absolutely 427.
BUT, how 'bout 427 "small block," in order to distinguish itself from its older brother.:)

-John

I meant "427 small block.".......as in a single phrase.

Billybeau1
04-13-05, 08:48 AM
The 427 has it's place in history. The new LS7 should carve it's own legend under it's own name and designation... the LS7... 7.0 litre.

-Mac

What he said :D

74bigblock
04-13-05, 08:50 AM
Absolutely 427.
BUT, how 'bout 427 "small block," in order to distinguish itself from its older brother.:)

-John

You really want to put the phrase "427 Small Block" on the hood or front Q of a Vette?

Roadster Fan
04-13-05, 09:09 AM
I couldn't care less whether it's a big block or small block :eyerole .....it's all about the displacement :upthumbs . The "427" is all about American muscle :_rock . Let the Europeans keep their Litres.

Brett

Heavy Duty
04-13-05, 09:12 AM
Opps. Sorry Mac. I didn't read all of the responses before I posted. Didn't mean to steal your thunder.


H.D.

67HEAVEN
04-13-05, 09:26 AM
7 Liters for me. Nostalgia causes me to reserve the numbers 427 for that special big-block feeling I got way back in the 60's.

I revere the numbers so much, I continue to use them on the hood in spite of 8.2 liters occupying the space. ;)
http://www.computersupport.ca/Restoration/assembly03-350.jpg

Ripp 73
04-13-05, 09:44 AM
I am going to have to go with 7.0L. Again, the 427 is a number from the past, but to reuse it again... There have only been a few times that the Corvette has had a little bit of the past put into the labeling of the newer Corvettes. Like Z06. Although not labeled with badges in the past it is known now. The Corvette has always had a new engine number and can easily be recognized by that.

djxib
04-13-05, 12:44 PM
I am a Brit living in the US. For me, 427 is absolutely the right label for the Z06, because of the history and American 'Swagger'. Europeans don't normally work in CU's so the translation takes a few seconds (like the difference between degrees F and degrees C). So for Europeans, they have to know it's a 7-litre.

427 for me!!!!

JJS
04-13-05, 12:51 PM
You really want to put the phrase "427 Small Block" on the hood or front Q of a Vette?

NO!
As far as the emblem goes, it's gotta be 427.
I can't even imagine a corvette emblem stating the engine size in liters.

Roadster Fan
04-13-05, 12:52 PM
I'd be willing to bet a :beer that the majority of those voting 7.0L are over 50 yrs old :L

Keeping those memories sacred ;)

Brett

67HEAVEN
04-13-05, 12:54 PM
I'd be willing to bet a :beer that the majority of those voting 7.0L are over 50 yrs old :L

Keeping those memories sacred ;)

Brett


Ding...ding...ding. We have a winnah!!!!
:D

Roadster Fan
04-13-05, 12:54 PM
I revere the numbers so much, I continue to use them on the hood in spite of 8.2 liters occupying the space. ;)
http://www.computersupport.ca/Restoration/assembly03-350.jpg

Ohhhhh......a little false advertising eh. Look forward to seeing your beauty at the Cruise Fest

Brett

kingman
04-13-05, 01:03 PM
If somebody at GM had a half of a brain they would have started their ad campaign before the C6 was released with the "427 enough said".

This would have drove the sales of the C6 through the roof like the "Hemi" did for Chrysler.

I voted for "427" the legend continues. And the new Hemi has very little in common with the Hemi of old, but they are going to wind up putting the Hemi into anything that moves.

Alan

67HEAVEN
04-13-05, 01:04 PM
If somebody at GM had a half of a brain they would have started their ad campaign before the C6 was released with the "427 enough said".

This would have drove the sales of the C6 through the roof like the "Hemi" did for Chrysler.

I voted for "427" the legend continues. And the new Hemi has very little in common with the Hemi of old, but they are going to wind up putting the Hemi into anything that moves.

Alan

Good point.

koolaid117
04-13-05, 01:29 PM
7 liters. I agree with Mac. I like to think of the C6 smoking a Euro 7 litre. But as I see, I am in the minority.

Hib Halverson
04-13-05, 01:37 PM
Hell with the need to smoke a "Euro 7 litre"...there are none of them anyway.

The "old" Z06 was already quicker and better handline that most of what Europe has to offer. The only exceptions were some pretty exotic and very costly cars.

BTW...GM announced at the SAE Detroit Section meeting earlier this week that the LS7's federally-certified power output is 505hp. Additioanlly, at the SAE meeting, Dave Hill, stated that the fenders are carbon fiber and the engine cradle is magnesium. The car has aluminum frame rails (with double the wall thickness of the steel ones).
The mass reduction of all this was 210 lbs. Brakes, wheels, tires and some other items are all bigger and heavier, adding 90 lbs increase. So the net reduction is 120 lbs over the base C6, a curb weight of 3150 lbs and a weight/power ratio of 6.24.

bossvette
04-13-05, 01:50 PM
I'd be willing to bet a :beer that the majority of those voting 7.0L are over 50 yrs old :L

Keeping those memories sacred ;)

Brett

Yup and I still remember my first ride in a Big Block Vette even if it was only a 396-425 back in the spring of 66 ;LOL how many litres is that? 6.5?

Heavy Duty
04-13-05, 01:51 PM
I'd be willing to bet a :beer that the majority of those voting 7.0L are over 50 yrs old :L

Keeping those memories sacred ;)

Brett

Yep to both.

H.D.

67HEAVEN
04-13-05, 02:09 PM
Yup and I still remember my first ride in a Big Block Vette even if it was only a 396-425 back in the spring of 66 ;LOL

Craig,

You and I need to go for a short cruise in Bowling Green. ;)

1965 396/425hp Corvette --
Torque: 415 lbs-ft. @ 4,000 rpm

ZZ-502 crate
Torque: 567 lbs-ft. @ 4,200 rpm

In fact, it achieves over 550 lbs-ft. "below" 3,000 rpm :eek

Sorry for the http://www3.sympatico.ca/bob-johnston/smiley-OT.gif comment, folks. :D

Ol Blue
04-13-05, 02:15 PM
My vote is for 427!! The Corvette is American "swagger", and is the biggest thing GM has to swagger about.

I think the statement from CQ " For some enthusiasts, the term "seven liters" has a world-class appeal. evoking images of fine automobiles and of tracks like Le Mans, Nurburgring and other sacred venues" may be somewhat accurate for potential buyers from overseas, but GM needs to remember what got them where they are now.

It's wasn't liters, (we drink liters) we brag about inches, we race cubic inches. The L88 Corvette was revered by the French when Gulstrand drove it to LeMans and dubbed it "Le Monstre". Monsters are big inchers, not liters. Cubic inches is what we used when Corvette was earning the respect (by beating) Jags and Ferrari's back in the 50's and 60's.

Listen to the C6R's on the racetrack compared to other cars, that's cubic inches you hear.

Come'on Campbell-Ewald, go with our strength and create some ads that glory in the all-American Corvette racing like the ones you did in the 50s and 60s. Ads like Legends of the Magnificent Ghosts, Bring on the Hay Bales. Ask yourselves what Harley Earl would do. Don't sell out our history just because you might think it will sell a few more cars overseas.
http://www.carofthecentury.com/the_real_corvette_story.htm

Ol Blue, original and still owner of 1963 Corvette.
http://www.knology.net/~corvettes/63vett.jpg
IMSA racer powered by 427 L-88 engine (not 7.0 liter)
http://www.corvettekid.com/USA_WON/68imsadaytona.gif

Roadster Fan
04-13-05, 02:17 PM
Yup and I still remember my first ride in a Big Block Vette even if it was only a 396-425 back in the spring of 66 ;LOL how many litres is that? 6.5?

Hey Boss......I'll also bet another :beer that if you go for a ride in my "small block" 427 at the Cruise Fest......you'll very quickly realise there aint no difference ;)

Brett

bossvette
04-13-05, 02:24 PM
Yea Im definatly looking forward to some "rides":lou:lou:cool

and just hang out and BS , now if we could get my Echre Partner to come in from the wet coast :upthumbs
.

There is NO substitute for CUBIC INCHES

ErnieN85
04-13-05, 08:23 PM
Doesn't matter to me I know 7 liters is 427 inches!

vetteboy86
04-13-05, 10:26 PM
Why not just badge it LS-7. We all know it is the baddest motor put into a corvette. I can see where the guys are coming from both ways. I would not put 7.0L on it, that is reserved for 5.0 and 4.6 liter mustangs. If the 427 isn't the right route either just leave it at LS-7.

Jack
04-14-05, 07:17 AM
Since the LS-7 is a small block and the only thing it has in common with the 427 BB is the displacement I voted 7.0. I have to agree with letting the 427 BB RIP. It did well in its day. The new 7.0, 427,or (...How many teaspoons did you guys say? Oh yea 1,420) has to carve out it's own pages in corvette history. H.D.What he says. There's been a buncha 427 small blocks built (400sbc block w/4" stroker crank) ... if I build one it still ain't gonna be a real 427 ... could out-perform the old 427 but nowehere near the real deal. In most respects, the new sbc 7L is probably a better motor than the BB 427 of old ... but they're two totally different animals.
JACK

Roadster Guy
04-14-05, 07:30 AM
7 Liter for export models...427 for USA deliveries...same usage in Advertising...if you want the Corvette to be a world beater at home and away!
RG

Billybeau1
04-14-05, 08:57 AM
Why not just badge it LS-7. We all know it is the baddest motor put into a corvette. I can see where the guys are coming from both ways. I would not put 7.0L on it, that is reserved for 5.0 and 4.6 liter mustangs. If the 427 isn't the right route either just leave it at LS-7.

Ditto - LS7 would look sharp on the hood :_rock

tomtom72
04-14-05, 10:10 AM
Well being from the "over 50" group I side with them. There was always something special about the 427 emblem on any chevy, but on a vette it was all that needed to be said. I will vote for 7.0 L just because LS7 isn't an option. I think it should have been, kinda like the emblem that didn't make it in 1990...LT5.
Those of us who owned LT-1's kinda felt the same way about our emblems from the 70's, people looked and just kind of nodded. When you looked and saw 427 you just knew what was up. Maybe it should be a combination of LS7 & 427 somewhere like on the rear of the car.:beer tom

napacruzerC5
04-14-05, 02:18 PM
Well being from the "over 50" group I side with them. There was always something special about the 427 emblem on any chevy, but on a vette it was all that needed to be said. I will vote for 7.0 L just because LS7 isn't an option. I think it should have been, kinda like the emblem that didn't make it in 1990...LT5.
Those of us who owned LT-1's kinda felt the same way about our emblems from the 70's, people looked and just kind of nodded. When you looked and saw 427 you just knew what was up. Maybe it should be a combination of LS7 & 427 somewhere like on the rear of the car.:beer tom

I kinda like that LS7-427 or is it 427-LS7?

sleepyhead
04-14-05, 02:41 PM
I'd be willing to bet a :beer that the majority of those voting 7.0L are over 50 yrs old :L

Keeping those memories sacred ;)

Brett

Yeah, an interesting twist to the poll would be:

How does your age influence your 427/7.0 L decision?

A. I am between 0-21 and I vote for 427
B. I am between 22-35 and I vote for 427
C. I am between 35-49 and I vote for 427
D. I am 50 or older and I vote for 427
E. I am between 0-21 and I vote for 7.0 L
F. I am between 22-35 and I vote for 7.0 L
G. I am between 35-49 and I vote for 7.0 L
H. I am 50 or older and I vote for 7.0 L

6shark9
04-15-05, 05:00 AM
I refer to the 5.3L in my truck as a 327 ci. So you know how I vote.

- a "C"

Hib Halverson
04-15-05, 10:16 PM
Why not just badge it LS-7. We all know it is the baddest motor put into a corvette. I can see where the guys are coming from both ways. I would not put 7.0L on it, that is reserved for 5.0 and 4.6 liter mustangs. If the 427 isn't the right route either just leave it at LS-7.

Interestingly, GM has a corporate-wide policy of not badging cars with engine RPOs. This arose out of a lawsuit that GM lost back in the 1970s over cars produced by various divisions that did not have engines in them made by those divisions. Of course, that issue is moot today, with all GM engines made by GM Powertrain Divisions but the policy is till in force.

That policy is also why ZR-1s did not have the "LT-5" badges on the rear bumpers of prototypes seen in the 1988 early 1989 period.

The Drakester
04-15-05, 10:26 PM
I'd be willing to bet a :beer that the majority of those voting 7.0L are over 50 yrs old :L

Keeping those memories sacred ;)

Brett

Not Moi - I voted 427 and I am well over fity!

Billybeau1
04-16-05, 09:30 AM
Yeah, an interesting twist to the poll would be:

How does your age influence your 427/7.0 L decision?

A. I am between 0-21 and I vote for 427
B. I am between 22-35 and I vote for 427
C. I am between 35-49 and I vote for 427
D. I am 50 or older and I vote for 427
E. I am between 0-21 and I vote for 7.0 L
F. I am between 22-35 and I vote for 7.0 L
G. I am between 35-49 and I vote for 7.0 L
H. I am 50 or older and I vote for 7.0 L

H :upthumbs

Mac
04-16-05, 03:29 PM
G

-Mac

Ken
04-16-05, 03:37 PM
D :duh

bossvette
04-16-05, 05:28 PM
H :L:L


craigsr

SPANISHVETTS
04-17-05, 06:01 PM
D+:D
Well boys; it looks like it is up to the resident Bigot to settle this.If it has push rods it is a 427…When the General decides to produce another Corvette with overhead cams then that motor can have a liter displacement.

<o:p></o:p>Mac and 67 – I hope that my anti-liter stand does not slow down my application for a Canadian outlook on life Visa. I remembered to bash Bush in a totally non related thread, refused to speak French even when it would have made life easier, and bought all of the condoms out of the machine located in the restroom of a bar owned by a very devout Catholic and burnt them on the bar watching for a puff of white smoke… Do not worry the next pope will not be called Durex the first.

Ok, it is late, Moni is in <st1:City><st1:place>Amsterdam</st1:place></st1:City>, ½ of the dogs are in the kennel – the other 2 have taken over the bed and I am exhausted and wide awake… Sorry:W:W:W

Mac
04-17-05, 06:16 PM
If it has push rods it is a 427…When the General decides to produce another Corvette with overhead cams then that motor can have a liter displacement.

Thank you for not speaking French. Your application was approved long ago, Spanishvetts!!

I'm still trying to figure out what OHC has to do with litre displacement. The first modern OHC engine was produced in America by George Dewald and sold on various names including Peerless, Peerless SD, SDM (Shaft Drive Manufacturing Ltd) or simply SD. His engines (singles and v-twins) were mostly used for motorcycles. In fact, Dewald built his first shaft-drive motorcycle in 1901.

-Mac

Evolution1980
04-17-05, 07:23 PM
If it has push rods it is a 427…When the General decides to produce another Corvette with overhead cams then that motor can have a liter displacement. Whoops! They already decided against ya on that one. LT5 = DOHC

Evolution1980
04-17-05, 07:37 PM
I voted 427 also. Although, if we are talking about visible badging, I'd rather have the voting between engine moniker (LS7) or cubes (427). There has never been a Corvette with an engine size visible label, has there? To me, it's like back in the late 60's and early seventies with the cubes subtley (but proudly) displayed on the cowl. 350, 427, 454. I like that. I still do! Or I'd go with engine designation such as LT-1, LS5. Either one. But seeing displacement never quite did anything for me. I'm not well versed in every GM car produced since the beginning of time, but the only GM 'performance' car that I can recall that listed liters on the cowl was the Trans Am, with the 5.7, 6.0, and 6.6HO (or something like that)

History is history. The 427, the 454...they are still special and I don't believe that reusing that badging is anything to shun. Hell, you should be honored that any of you have an 'original' and that they have respected that enough to use it again. It certainly doesn't take anything away from the originals. I don't think there was much brouhaha made when GM rereleased the ZR1 and Z06 models. It's really just aesthetics. As long as the car continues to evolve and kick ass in the automotive world, then it doesn't matter to me. I'd rather see them invest more time in fixing the front plate issue than worrying about nomenclature.

If the vote was available, I'd vote to have engine moniker visible. I like that even better than displacement. Then, there's no guessing "which 427 or 454" you have, as I often have to do with the late 60's, early 70's. In that regards, CI labeling was nice, but there were great discrepancies in power output among the same CI ratings. No guessing when you see the engine moniker.

Ken
04-17-05, 07:43 PM
I swear! The other evening at Ruby's Cruise At The Beach (http://corvetteobsession.homestead.com/RubysCruiseNightsII.html) there was a blue Viper with the white racing stripes bordered in red, with lettering towards the cowl portion indicating (and I kid you not!) 2.1 Gallons. :L
I think 1,420 teaspoons sounds fairly impressive!

DDLS3
04-17-05, 08:44 PM
D and I voted 427.........

Roadster Fan
04-18-05, 12:10 PM
H and I voted 427.........

Dale.....you been into the moonshine? :drink Shouldn't that be D? :L

Brett

Eric
04-18-05, 06:12 PM
I voted 427! Heck 427-SBC has a nice ring in my book. Separates it from the past while still linking it to the legend!

Like the "old" guys:L say, no replacement for displacement!

lnirenberg
04-18-05, 07:15 PM
No brainer--not into throw backs as its hard to reproduce the real thing, but in this case a nod to history is in order--427 hands down.

DDLS3
04-18-05, 08:24 PM
yep, read too fast and apparently too much lightening.....:drink ;LOL

younggun
04-18-05, 08:53 PM
427 or 7 liters? choices choices! I say 427 sound like the old muscle cars and 7 liter sound something that is not fun.

But who cares it still fast either way!!!

Evolution1980
04-18-05, 10:08 PM
I voted 427! Heck 427-SBC has a nice ring in my book. Separates it from the past while still linking it to the legend!
Eeesh!!! :eek I don't like ANY reference to SBC, as in SBC the telephone company. Those initials are nothing but bad luck!!! Anything branded with or touched by SBC touches turns to garbage! Now, back to the topic at hand... :D

Roadster Fan
04-19-05, 09:50 PM
Glad to see the 427 is running away with the poll :_rock I've had my C5-R 427 for about 2500 miles or so. This motor transforms my C5 into an incredible performance car. To put it bluntly....."this car effin rocks" To think that GM is offering a vette with a similar 427 as mine is simply awesome. Granted it will be a little detuned ;)


I would think that anyone.....and I mean anyone.....that has a 427 big block C2 or C3 sitting in the garage......and that takes a ride in the new Z06....would be proud to have a 2nd generation 427 sitting next to it :upthumbs

If GM screws up and leaves the 427 badging off.......I see an aftermarket opportunity :D

Brett

caddy
04-20-05, 12:00 PM
427...........This is America,
let the Rice burners and the limeeeees....use liters!

younggun
04-20-05, 08:01 PM
427...........This is America,
let the Rice burners and the limeeeees....use liters!

the best quote of the whole thread!

srthom13
04-22-05, 07:59 AM
The 427 will always be associated with the Big Block and the muscle car era. It carved its place in history and as Paul sang " Let it be ". Liters sound tooooo European and Ricey. Hopefully, whatever label it is given it will be unique to the Corvette and its American heritage.. Yep, I am over 50, lived thru the muscle car era, own a BB and a Harley and hate liters , meters, kilometers, millmeters, parking meters and centigrades. It is an inch/pound - miles per hour world. IMO - Steve ( Did not vote - no acceptable choice )

Heavy Duty
04-22-05, 04:07 PM
Well, all I have to say is that I hope it isn't as big a let down as the new HEMI. What a joke. I had to leave my '03 3500 Dodge Cummins with the dealer for 3 days while they installed my trailer hitch, RBs, and Rhino liner in the truck. They gave me an '03 2500 4x4 with the HEMI to drive. The engine wouldn't really start coming to life until after 2,000 RPM and sucked gas like there was no tomorrow. When I returned to the dealer to get my truck the sales manager (good friend of mine) asked me how I liked the HEMI. I gave him a big thumbs down. He wasn't too suprised since we both knew what the old HEMIs were capable of doing. All of these young guys really think they have something with the new HEMI. For me I Sure am glad I didn't get sucked in to that one.


H.D.

TODD L GRIFFITH
04-23-05, 07:39 AM
Big block or small, the new 427 LS7 pays a nice tribute to the highly honored Corvettes of the past. That displacement number does carry a big stick and rolls off the tongue just fine. Even my mother would understand what "427" ultimately meant, and my father would want to hammer it.

Greywolff
04-26-05, 11:18 PM
No question at all to me. Motherhood, baseball, apple pie, USA, and 427 all the way.

Tomrw
04-30-05, 08:20 PM
I say 7 Liters,I think 427 is for another era and isn't 427 a Ford engine. Not worthy of Corvette Z06.

67HEAVEN
04-30-05, 08:22 PM
....and isn't 427 a Ford engine. Not worthy of Corvette Z06.

You've got some reading to do. :D

Tomrw
05-01-05, 07:35 AM
OH god yes, I must being getting alzheimers. Sorry about that!!!!

Ripp 73
05-01-05, 08:57 PM
I say 7 Liters,I think 427 is for another era and isn't 427 a Ford engine. Not worthy of Corvette Z06.

Better be careful of what you say. Those are almost fightin words. Take a look back in the Corvette history and see why this is really a discussion here on the CAC.

Tomrw
05-02-05, 07:34 PM
Lighten up Ripp 76, I know I made a mistake. Just had a senior moment.

Ripp 73
05-02-05, 11:21 PM
Lighten up Ripp 76, I know I made a mistake. Just had a senior moment.

No harm no foul. I was laughing while I posted that comment. I'm still laughing :L Next time I'll be sure to always use the faces. I know all about senior moments... and the scary part is I'm only 22 Yikes :ugh

bossvette
05-03-05, 02:24 PM
I heard a rumor the badge will say 505HP so 427 or 7 litres is a moot point :L

abruey
05-03-05, 08:29 PM
screw the metric system 427 is the only way to go

354RwHpLT4CE
05-10-05, 07:56 PM
I think it should have LS-7 on the hood,and 427CID 500HP on the metal Z06 fender badge.But I thought that was how it was going to be anyway?(other than the hood emblem:v

Drizzt Do'Urden
05-13-05, 12:02 AM
I come from Australia, and down here everyone say's how many litres an engine is. But me, personally, I think 427 just looks mean. So I say go the cubic inch.

Z06 Tom
05-16-05, 11:44 AM
It's a small block 427. They can stamp what ever the hell they want to on the side for international appeal, but it's still an American 427!!

GM is gonna release the LS7 as a crate motor. I have a mental picture of a mid year with a tube frame and C4 suspension. Drop the LS7, 427 in that sucker with a '67 "Stinger" hood and modern interior!! What a machine that would be...

Like this, but the LS7 and a '67 BB hood::_rock

http://www.carcreationsinc.com/media/gallery/raw%20photos/Nick-Dillon-2.jpg

http://www.carcreationsinc.com/media/gallery/raw%20photos/Nick-Dillon-66-Vette.jpg

Joe C
06-08-05, 07:03 AM
...should be an easy one. 427 domestic, and 7L for exports. simple matter of 2 different fuel rail covers!