326 is a great motor. (No worries, all American engines leak from everywhere.) One of the car shows on TV just rebuilt a 326 and got almost 400 hp with not to much money.Hi folks, I just purchased a 1967 Lemans with a 326 & a 2 barrel carb. The car is pretty original so I want to stay with the 326 for now but I’ve never owned a Pontiac before. My experience is with Chevy small blocks & my previous Buick 350.
Right now the 326 runs decent but everything is leaking so I’m thinking of pulling the motor to reseal it, maybe freshen it up depending on what the compression readings are. What are my options at this point, can I make the little 326 a decent street runner or should I just start saving my money & energy for 400? Is it worth doing the traditional cam, four barrel intake & headers or just move forward with a new build?