Is the Ford 427 the Ultimate Ford Racing Engine?
The Ford 427 engine was the racing version of an FE series engine made by Ford which meant ‘Ford Edsel’.
The 427 a Ford engine introduced in 1963 was built for racing purposes only and made as a top-oiler, which was the earlier version and delivered oil to the valvetrain and cam first and crank second.
In 1965 a side-oiler was introduced. The side-oiler delivered oil to the crank first and cam and valvetrain second.The 427 was actually 425.98 cubic inches and had the same stroke as the 390 of 3.784 cubic inches and a larger bore of 4.2328 inches.
Many configurations were available and the 427 Ford engine is extremely popular with Ford collectors and racers today.
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