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To compete with the all new Chrysler Hemi engine in NASCAR racing, Ford secretly developed an overhead
cam version of the high performance 427 Fe engine block. The hemispherical combustion chambers with 2.5
inch intake valves and overhead cams produced roughly 8,000 hp. fully supercharged burning nitro fuel.
The Hemi-Cammer, due to regulation changes, eliminated it for use in NASCAR racing. However, it found
new life in drag racing circles and gained some NHRA fame in AA/FD and AA/FC competition. A few guys
even crammed it in their Cobras. Although an awesome and impressive engine, it was short lived. Parts and
pieces were very expensive and factory support just wasn't there.
Revell released these engine kits a few years back and they are really neat.. They consisted of the Ford 427,
427 SOHC, 427 SOHC Dragster, Chrysler 426 Hemi, 426 Hemi Dragster and the Chevy small block and 427.
I don't know how many are still available. No painting is necessary and minimal gluing is required. The major
pieces screw together and a small screwdriver is supplied in the kit. The detailing is amazing. Building it strait
out of the box, you can have one done in a few hours. Now if they'd come out with 1/6 scale cars to put them
in we'd really have something.
I built it out of the box. Again, they're really cool kits. I might even do a Chrysler or a Chevy. Imagine that!