427 DUAL QUAD
MEDIUM RISER
SIDE OILER
CROSS BOLTED MAINS
Fe BIG BLOCK
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The mid 60s were the heyday for muscle cars and racing. Designed and built for high performance, the 427
was rated at 425 hp. with dual Holley four barrel carbs and solid lifter cam. The single four barrel was rated
at 410 hp. A number of different configurations were available. A 427 hydraulic lifter, single four barrel
Holley rated at 390 hp. was available in the '67 Mustang, the 427 Cobra with single or dual four barrels and
aluminum heads are a couple that come to mind. The original versions were top oilers which sent oil to the
cam first, then the mains. Not a good system for all out racing. Later, the side oiler was introduced which
sent oil to the crank first, then the cam. It also featured cross bolted mains.  For those of you wondering why
Ford called this V-8 engine series, 332-428, the 'Fe' block, 'Fe' is the symbol for Iron in the Periodic Table of
Elements.

The 427 brought Ford most of its wins during this decade. Ford's most serious and successful racing period.  
With 427s under the hood, Galaxies dominated NASCAR, the '64 FAIRLANE Thunderbolts, '66 FAIRLANE
500s and '67 Mustangs gained NHRA fame at the drag strip. Don't forget the infamous Carrol Shelby
Cobras and Ford GT-40s winning a number of International races and Championships powered by 427s. The
427 would also serve as the base for the legendary
427 SOHC.

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. I did some painting of small details like carb linkage, nuts and bolt heads and I
made the 427 flags decals that are on the valve covers. A couple of things I didn't like. The block, heads and
water pump are black. The very early ones were black but the majority of later ones were Ford engine blue.
The intake is silver. The real intake is aluminum and the silver doesn't portray it properly. I did another one
of these as a later model
Cobra 427 with the proper colors and aluminum heads. Overall, they're cool kits. I
might even do a Chrysler or a Chevy. Imagine that!