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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