For the 1964 model year, Ford introduced the two-door Fairlane 500 sedan-based Thunderbolt. Later on, after extensive research and development, the Blue Crescent was re-named the Boss 429. All Rights Reserved Thanks for visiting our web site! The 428 shares its stroke with the 410-ci Mercury big-block and its bore size with the 406. The 360 was used exclusively in pickup trucks while the 390 found use in both cars and trucks. Why are these engines so heavy? The 2- and 4-barrel versions of the 390 were most common, seconded by the high-performance versions that made Ford a hit in 1961—1962.
A high-riser's intake places the carburetor approximately 6 in 152 mm higher so the air-fuel mixture has a straighter path to the chamber. Introduced in 1963, its true displacement was 425. How To Rebuild Big Block Ford Engines. The same price will get the crank machined to a 2. The nice part about the 429 and 460 is interchangability.
The in the block in place of the camshaft was driven by the and drove the and in conventional fashion. Whether you are a novice or an experienced hot rodder, who is about to embark on an adventure in Cobra land, this is a must read. Each is distinctive, and I discuss each later to help you dial in the right combination of parts. Improving quality and allowing thinner walls was accomplished through many engineering improvements, including reducing the number of cores required to cast an engine block. Edelbrock and Robert Pond Motorsports both make excellent aluminum heads, patterned after the 427 medium riser heads. When aluminum heads are installed, the F. The 427 block has a greater deck thickness to successfully handle the horrific compression ratios.
Blocks were cast in two major groups: top-oiler and side-oiler. This will cause all the oil to rush to the rear of the pan and allow the oil pickup to draw air instead of oil. Ford's hopes to counter Chrysler were, however, cut short. After casting, 427 blocks were machined and assembled on a 427- specific line at the Dearborn, Michigan engine plant, where additional attention was paid to detail. Archived from on February 17, 2012. The 428 Super Cobra Jet engine was never offered with factory air conditioning due to the location of its engine oil cooler. The 400 rods are broached, which makes a perfect place for the 400 rod to break.
The engine initially displaced 379 cu in 6. It is also the only 385-series engine designed to operate without cylinder-head gaskets. I have seen stock 428's run over 8300 R. The 427 was a powerhouse but, for motoring a heavyweight luxury car through traffic, it lacked torque on the low end where it was needed most. They are very strong runners even today, especially on large C.
All of the parts listed in our catalog are either Ford N. Probably the most popular big cube arrangements use a readily available 390 block with the 4. The 390-6V High Performance V-8 delivered a whopping 401 hp, thanks to 6-barrel Holley carburetion and improved heads. In addition, suppliers produced performance parts and accessories. However, Cammer heads are only compatible with the Cammer block. They are equally at home in a restored muscle car or in a high performance street, strip or race engine. Many of these cars came with an aluminum 3x2bbl intake manifold in the trunk that was meant to be installed by the dealer and raised the engine's output to 401 horsepower 299 kW.
There were also industrial, stationary, and marine versions. Increases in displacement come from increasing the stroke on the 4. These new tunnel port heads were a big hit in all types of racing, and gave Ford some of its finest moments. We also manufactured the Canadian C. The adapters seal to the engine block with O-rings, so no water pump gaskets are required.
These descriptions actually refer to the intakes used with the heads. Unique to the 427 is a steel forged crankshaft, although cast cranks were also used. By the end of 1960, Ford had won 15 Grand National Races, more than any other models. The length of this chain made precision timing of the camshafts an issue at high rpms. How to Rebuild Big-Block Ford Engines.