Common questions

What cars came with a 427 big-block?

What cars came with a 427 big-block?

Tall-deck version of the famed big-block were used in heavy-duty trucks, but we’re sure the 427 is mostly known for its use in Novas, Chevelles, Camaros, and Corvettes, where L72, L88, and ZL1 engines made them tough to beat on the dragstrip.

How much horsepower does a 427 big-block have?

425 horsepower
The factory rated it conservatively at 425 horsepower, and even in the bulky full-size Chevys it was a real runner; in the Corvette it reset the Bowtie performance benchmark!

What kind of engine did the Ford 427 have?

In the 1960s, Ford’s overhead-cam 427 V8, popularly known as the Cammer, became the stuff of myth and legend. Here’s the story behind the story. Here in 2014, overhead-cam, multi-valve engines are the industry standard. Anything less is considered retrograde.

When did the Chevy big block engine come out?

Unlike lesser engines, the evolution of the big-block Chevy can be traced back to a prestigious great-great-grand pappy, the high-performance 425-hp L78 396, first available in 1965 Corvettes and Chevelles.

Why did Ford change the oiling system on the 427?

The oiling system was revised and to manage the greater horizontal inertia loads generated by the increased rpm, cross-bolted main caps were incorporated into the block casting. These features were then adopted on all 427 CID engines across the board.

How tall is a 366t / 427t industrial engine?

The factory pump for a tall deck industrial engine (366T/427T or 366 cubic inch tall deck/427 cubic inch tall deck) is approximately 6-3/8″ from block to pulley mount surface. Long nose is approximately 7-5/8″ from block to pulley mount surface. Short nose is 5-7/8″ from block to pulley mount surface.

When did Chevy start using the 427 big block engine?

Chevy started using the 427 big block as a production engine in 1966—an engine with a diverse range of power depending on a particular vehicle or application. The 427 lived in both station wagons and as well as Corvettes and Camaros. Fans of this engine tout the 435-horsepower L71 version of the 427 which powered the Chevy Corvette from 1967-1969.

What kind of engine does a Ford big block have?

The new heads also housed a camshaft on each bank, which led the new engine to be called the “SOHC 427” (single overhead cam 427). Capable of pumping out an honest 615 hp with a single 4-barrel carburetor and 657 hp with two 4-barrel induction, the SOHC was unparalleled at the time.

When did Ford stop making the 406 ci engine?

The 406-ci FE engine was produced from mid 1962 until mid 1963, when it was replaced by the bigger, stronger, more-powerful 427 ci, which is based on the same block. You can again see the “HP” casting when looking at the rear surface of the 406-ci block.

Why was the 427 engine so popular with people?

The engine won instant fans, because the powerplant offered versatility and piles of horsepower. The 427 powered vehicles across the spectrum of Bowtie offerings—from family wagons to Corvettes.

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Ruth Doyle