Ford 427 SOHC Hemi ?
Posted 26 August 2012 - 06:46 PM
Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:16 PM
Here is some Ford history to better make sense of engine sizes. In the mid fifties Ford introduced the FE engine family, this is a 90 degree v8 where the intake manifold also forms the back of the heads and is trapped under the valve covers. By the mid sixties you could have the FE as a 390 in a T-bird or Galaxie, later the 390 was put in GT Fairlanes and Comets and Mustangs. It was also stroked to make the 428CJ and SCJ engines. The 427 was based on the FE design but has it's own block, external parts are interchanable but the engines internals are 427 only due to its bigger bore and shorter stroke. The SOHC motor was designed to use existing 427 blocks, a blank cam is still run in its normal position to turn the distributor, oil pump, and fuel pump, but valve operation is done in the new heads by a single cam on each side which is driven by a chain under the huge new front timing cover. The 429 belongs to a different engine family, the 385 series, and shares no parts with the 390/428 or 427 engines.
Here is a look at how the timing chains run
Here is a pic that shows the correct valve covers
Edited by Fat Brian, 26 August 2012 - 08:20 PM.
Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:01 PM
Posted 27 August 2012 - 03:09 PM
Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:59 AM
Edited by blueoval92, 01 September 2012 - 08:00 AM.
Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:39 AM
Posted 01 September 2012 - 08:57 AM
Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:24 AM
glad to help. im a huge fan of ford engines, own 3 personally, a 302, 460, and a 330 thats in my truck. plan to one day build custom engines and would like to have fords as my specialty.
That explains your avatar then. I've got a 289 hi-po and a 351C waiting to find homes. The 351 may go in a hot-rod 450SL Mercedes. I've been sorta looking for the 4-48IDA Weber carb setup for he 289, but there's no way I could afford it in anything like the forseeable future.
Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:37 AM
Posted 01 September 2012 - 10:16 AM
Both the SOHC and the FE are 1/6 kits...lot of fun to be had, and you can learn.
Revell also makes a Blown SOHC....
Posted 01 September 2012 - 11:46 AM