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427 DOHC ????

February 10 2003 at 10:18 AM
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My father was a ford mechanic for 30 years and I am certain I remember him telling me that Ford produced a 427 DOHC. I thought he told me it was "outlawed" for the street because of the horsepower. Can any of you clear my head on this as I can't find anything on the internet about it after numerous searches. Thanks!
Randy
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DOHC

February 10 2003, 10:36 AM 

I'll have to look it up tonight in my old Ford perf books. I seem to remember the same thing...was it not designed for indy use?

 
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Randy
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Yes, I think your right

February 10 2003, 10:47 AM 

If I am not mistaken your right about that, however I thought a very few of them "snuck out" into street application. I believe John Vermeersch @ Total Performance in Mt.Clemens Michigan has one in a starliner. I can't say if it is factory though.
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Richard F
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No DOHC

February 10 2003, 11:04 AM 

that I can remember. The Indy engines were smallblocks, and they were DOHC. John V has a SOHC in a Starliner as far as I can remember. I think Ford is working on a concept car now called the 427, that susposedly has a DOHC 427 Modular engine in it. I can not recall a FE DOHC from Ford. Just my limited knowledge.

 
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Richard is correct, n/m

February 10 2003, 11:14 AM 

n/m

 
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concept car 427

February 10 2003, 4:30 PM 

this car has 10 cylinders and it is lighter

 
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Richard F
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True

February 10 2003, 6:33 PM 

but it's still a modular engine and reportedly a DOHC.

 
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Vermeersch has a SOHC 427 in his 'Liner. N/M

February 10 2003, 1:54 PM 

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Dave Shoe
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Reference this old post.

February 10 2003, 4:22 PM 


 
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Dave Shoe
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...and maybe this one...

February 10 2003, 4:26 PM 


 
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...but not this one...

February 10 2003, 4:27 PM 


 
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...check out #650497 here...

February 10 2003, 4:30 PM 


 
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...and a little more here...

February 10 2003, 4:31 PM 


 
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Dave Shoe
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...and literally a "little" more...

February 10 2003, 4:43 PM 


 
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Are we having a classic Shoe moment here?

February 10 2003, 6:14 PM 

Or what?

SLT

 
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Dave Shoe
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...more of "not this one"...

February 10 2003, 8:13 PM 

The early Ford V-8 Cammer was a late-1940's era engine. In retrospect, the FE Cammer would come along not that many years later.

http://www.network54.com/Hide/Forum/message?forumid=74182&messageid=1033567128

Note: I suspect the postwar rumors that Ford was developing an SOHC V-8 engine is what caused Chrysler to seriously consider going the dramatic route of their pushrod Hemi V-8 engines in the early '50s.

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that was posted on October?

February 10 2003, 8:41 PM 

How the heck did i miss it? Maybe that was during Bakersfield/CHRR week?

There was a 1959 article on a V10 SOHC engine Henry had built in the late 30's too.

 
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DOHC

February 10 2003, 10:38 AM 

I'll have to look it up tonight in my old Ford perf books. I seem to remember the same thing...was it not designed for indy use?

 
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basically the story of the (more commonly known as) 427 SOHC, which to some was a DOHC

February 10 2003, 11:19 AM 

basically the story of the (more commonly known as) 427 SOHC, which to some was a DOHC since it has 2 overhead cams, 1 in each head. Some call that SOHC, some DOHC.

The 427 DOHC in the current 427 showcar is generally based on the modular motors. It has 4 cams, 2 in each head.

 
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427DOHC Mod...

February 10 2003, 11:33 AM 

the 427(V10)is a 4.6L V8 with 2 extra pistons.

68 Galaxie 390/C6, Crites Headers, 2.25" duals, Flowmaster 40s, Holley 670 SA, 260H, performer, 10:1CR, Full MSD ignition.
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Royce Peterson
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SOHC = one cam over each head. DOHC = 2 cams over each head. N/M

February 10 2003, 1:46 PM 

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Anonymous
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Good thought!

February 11 2003, 6:23 AM 

And I'll just bet your right on track with that thought. Some thought of it as a dohc because of having 2 overhead cams. I am sure that is how it was thought of back then. Thanks!!! c",)

 
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Never heard of that one.

February 10 2003, 12:46 PM 

Ford made a lot of prototype mods on the FE but I don't recall any of them being DOHC. Chrysler made a prototype DOHC 426 Hemi to counter the SOHC 427 Ford NASCAR attempt but since the SOHC engine was not allowed for NASCAR, Chrysler scrapped the DOHC Hemi.

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Gerry is correct. The Ford motor was a SOHC 427 Hemi of which there are

February 10 2003, 3:42 PM 

a few remaining. The DOHC motors were very small blocks designed for Indy which was limited to only 155 cubic inches in the days when the Myer Drake Offys were still king until dethroned by the DOHC Ford V8s. I believe Jim Clark was the first person to drive the British Racing Green (Green was formerly considered bad luck at Indy.) DOHC Lotus/Ford to victory at Indy around 1965.

 
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Small blocks

February 10 2003, 6:20 PM 

Actually, the Indy engine that became the DOHC started out as a pushrod 255 cu in engine, with a 4 bolt main alumium block in '63; it later progressed to the DOHC setup. This is according to all the prined info I have on hand.

 
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