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Old 07-20-2010, 06:56 PM   #19  
Lee Stewart
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Originally Posted by Lee Stewart View Post
In what Ford car was the 427 SOHC an optional factory engine upgrade?

The 427 SOHC "Cammer" motor was never offered in any car. It was strictly an over the parts counter engine.

It is also unique - it is the only engine ever to be outlawed by NASCAR (what it was built for) BEFORE it was ever installed in a NASCAR Stock Car - courtsey of Chrysler

All these engines were essentially hand-built with racing in mind. Combustion chambers were fully machined to reduce variability. Nevertheless, Ford recommended blueprinting the engines before use in racing applications. With a single four-barrel carburetor they were rated at 616 horsepower (459 kW) at 7,000 rpm & 515 ft lbs of torque @ 3,800 rpm, and while equipted with dual four-barrel carburetors they made 657 horsepower (490 kW) at 7,500 rpm & 575 ft/lbs of torque @ 4,200 rpm. Ford sold them via the parts counter, the single four-barrel model as part C6AE-6007-363S, the dual carburetor model as part C6AE-6007-359J for $2350.00 (as of October, 1968). Weight of the engine was 680 lb (308 kg).[21]
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