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Would like to see Pictures of 427 Valve Covers

January 5 2013 at 1:02 PM

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I've read in posts here that there were a couple of different style VC's used on 427's
I'm not interested in SOHC covers

As some know I'm collecting all of the different style of FE VC and want to know if I'm missing any unique ones for 427's.

Thanks FERoadster

 
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Here is mine..........

January 5 2013, 2:33 PM 

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Re: Here is mine..........

January 5 2013, 5:06 PM 

VC's From Q code Galaxy (390 shown)
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Pentroof w/ Offy breathers
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427 W code

January 5 2013, 3:33 PM 

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Paul, do you have the car ....

January 5 2013, 4:22 PM 

... that goes with those valve covers?? If so, please send me an email, I'd like to know more about it.

Thanks, Bob

bpduffield@gmail.com

 
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Pictures of Originally Installed VC's

January 5 2013, 4:34 PM 

such as the Power By Ford (as pictured - Thanks!)and the Baldy's that have been mentioned by a few that were on earlier 427LR.
Looking for pictures of the various 427 marine covers as well.
Did Ford install any Aluminum VC's on 427's from the Factory/Dealer installed?

 
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Re: Pictures of Originally Installed VC's

January 5 2013, 5:07 PM 

do you have the 66 medium riser pentroof covers or the 60 352ci 360 horse interceptor covers?

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66 MR and early 352 VC's

January 6 2013, 9:38 AM 

do you have the 66 medium riser pentroof covers or the 60 352ci 360 horse interceptor covers?

Not sure what they look like but I've got over 40 pair. If you've got a picture please post here or E-mail me. (my link is active)
I thought that the early HiPo covers were block lettered Thunderbird.(3 pair of those)

 
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427/400hp? H&M Marine Covers

January 6 2013, 8:12 AM 

My dad's 64 Gal runs 427/400hp? (I think, still doing the research) Marine H&M covers. Plain chrome baldy with riveted H&M tag giving valve lash etc. Dont have any pics handy, will take some next time Im there.

I was thrilled to find an H&M store at our local fashion mall!!!
Realized quickly that to TodaysKids, H&M doesnt mean Holman&Moody, it means Hennes&Mauritz $HNNMY, a european fashion retailer (say whaaaaaaa?) So, I didnt bother to go in and look for dual quad linkage.

There are good pics of blue 427/300 Marine covers on the marine chriscraft site, I dont know of any good close-ups of the rumored 427/330hp marine, 427/400hp marine, or 427/500hp marine.

Our marine tag says 8V LR so I am concluding it was approx the following:
* 427
* AA cam, 306-306 .500 .500
* LR 209-166 heads
* 8v LR intake
* Dual Marine Carter 625's ?
* Marine water cooled exhaust manifolds ?
There are some guesses in there but this is consistent with what I've seen (and havent seen) and makes just about 400hp in the Gonkulator.

 
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Don't forget the Mercurys

January 6 2013, 8:17 AM 

Same covers with different stickers. Not sure how far you're going with this. Examples of R & Q here;
http://homepages.wmich.edu/~dillery/3Z68R529446.html
http://homepages.wmich.edu/~dillery/3Z69Q528981.html

1963 Marauder S-55
406 Super Marauder
http://homepages.wmich.edu/~dillery/

First retailed 2003 Marauder

 
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Interesting color Carnival red

January 6 2013, 8:57 AM 

Found out some time ago when ordering paint that Rangoon red is now called carnival red. Not important just thought I would mention itas color on the Merk was said to be carnival red.

Rich

 
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Great Merc Pics. Partial to the 63 Merc

January 6 2013, 9:44 AM 

Its the first hot FoMoCo I remember as a kid. My dad always put the wood to that 390/330 under the hood (to keep the carbon out) and I'd respond by bouncing up and down in the back seat so the stitching came out after only a year.

Great pics but that one caption isnt complete, it should read:


"A 427 S-55 was capable of a 15.1 second quarter at 87mph, even with a plug wire off and headed into a 20+mph headwind"

That is the only way the Gonkulator can match that slow baying hound. I've never seen a 427 run that slow and thats what I had to do to match it. Or maybe it was a 390/300 in there, that would be about right for a well tuned&driven 390/300 4spd.

 
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Mercury Covers

January 6 2013, 9:42 AM 

I just figured that the Merc's were Chromed Lightning Bolts but had'nt considered maybe 427 Merc's were Chrome Pentroofs with a Merc Decal.

Are the 427 Ford and Merc decals available?

 
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The "Super Marauder 427" decals are available

January 7 2013, 2:59 PM 

but I've never seen any "Marauder 427" (4V) repro decals.

1963 Marauder S-55
406 Super Marauder
http://homepages.wmich.edu/~dillery/

First retailed 2003 Marauder

 
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Has anyone ever seen baldy style Merc valve covers?

January 6 2013, 10:01 AM 

I`ve got a set that are baldy style yet have MERCURY stamped in them. I think they are 61-64. Have`nt run across another set.

 
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These are the only ones I've ever seen

January 6 2013, 2:50 PM 

Check the Car Life article
http://homepages.wmich.edu/~dillery/1962%20Monterey%20S55%20conv.html


1963 Marauder S-55
406 Super Marauder
http://homepages.wmich.edu/~dillery/

First retailed 2003 Marauder

 
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Kirk, those are the ones i`m refering to......

January 6 2013, 3:05 PM 

I`ve only seen the set I have. I think many yrs ago I saw a set of cheomed ones in a tech article.

 
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Ya, that's what I mean

January 6 2013, 4:40 PM 

this pair is the ONLY pair I've ever seen. Never seen them in the flesh that I remember.

1963 Marauder S-55
406 Super Marauder
http://homepages.wmich.edu/~dillery/

First retailed 2003 Marauder

 
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Mercury & Marine Covers

January 6 2013, 10:58 AM 

I've got 2 pair of the Merc block lettered but not sure which engines they came on. Mercury only had as a base FE the 390? (no 352's)
WERBY: I've only got 1 427 300 HP marine VC but it's rusted through pretty bad. It's round top no stamping but does have a 427-300 decal.

 
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WTB: Mercury block-letter valve covers

January 6 2013, 6:04 PM 

Aloha,
If you have a set that are in good shape, and would be suitable for chroming, let me know. Also, if there is a chrome shop near you we can send them to, as our last chrome shop in the state closed down over a year ago. sad.gif
Aloha,
Robert

 
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Are you interested in factory only pics, or aftermarket too? n/m

January 6 2013, 6:05 PM 


 
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Mercury Covers

January 6 2013, 6:33 PM 

Aloha Robert: I'll check and If I've got 3 pair I'd let 1 pair go.
I'm chroming a set of each & painting another. Merc Pentroofs; I'm painting a few different colors and already have a chrome pair thanks to TomP but they are a mismatch 1 is a 1965 & the other a 1966 so different shapes although it's hard to see.
There is a good chroming shop about 200 miles from here near Eugene Oregon.

I'll go through my boxes & see if I've got 3 pair of the Merc Block lettered..
At this time I'm only looking for Ford Factory VC pictures to see which Factory Valve covers I'm missing and need to buy.

I'll start another request on Aluminum VC's.

Chuy on HAMB is looking for a M/T finned Valve Cover without the bar under the M/T. Those are pre 1965-6 and really rare. I'd like to find a pair for him.

FERoadsteer

 
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Hmm, I'll see what I have...

January 6 2013, 6:55 PM 

I have several sets, including CJ, but no pics at present. I took a pair of "lightning bolt" Mercury valve covers off a 66 Parklane, and want to have them chromed eventually, then put a pair of the Super Marauder 427 decals I got from Vintage Auto Literature. Might see if I could do the same to the block-letter Mercury covers.
The early M/T covers I've never seen except in an old M/T catalog, and wanted a set myself. I bought 2 pairs of old curved-script Edelbrock covers, and noticed there was a height difference between them, with the "427" pair being about 1/2" taller than the standard FE pair.
Thanks,
Robert

 
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Block Lettered Merc VC's

January 6 2013, 8:55 PM 

Only 2 sets here. One paint worthy and One Chrome ready.
I'm just sitting on them so not to worry if you really need them someday.
I'll always buy more if the price is right. I've currently go 6 pair of the Merc Pentroof but it sounds like you are focused on the Merc Block lettered.
How anout Edsel E-400 I've got 3 pair of those?
E-mail me (you & I e-mailed about the M/T crossram distributor conversion a month or so ago)if you want to discuss further.

Richard

 
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No Problem!

January 6 2013, 11:33 PM 

For me, these fall into the "nice to have" category. I'm after the look the new/prototype engines had when featured in magazines like Hot Rod, etc., back in the day, but would rather see a restorer get a shot at them, than have them sit on display on my engine.
My '64 Comet A/FX replica will get my '64 center-oiler 427. The July 1965 issue of Hot Rod Magazine has a cover pic of the SOHC engine for Nicholson's Comet, with these decals http://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-MERCURY-SUPER-MARAUDER-427-VALVE-COVER-DECALS-MARQUIS-MONTEREY-PARKLANE-/160741937120?hash=item256cf74fe0&item=160741937120&pt=Motors_Manuals_Literature&vxp=mtr) on it and Cyclone badges affixed over the word "Marauder", and I thought that look would be great on my engine with the Mercury lightning bolt covers.
Thanks for checking, and I'll send pics to you in the next few days to add to your database.
Aloha,
Robert

 
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