Leonard Wood, the NASCAR Hall of Fame engine builder who also happens to still co-own the Wood Brothers Racing team that has competed in the top-level Cup Series since 1953, had some free time on his hands last year. He was looking for a hobby project, and, when you are a master engine builder, a scale model of the exterior of a car is not quite enough. So he settled on building a 1/2 scale model of a 1967 Ford 427, the Galaxie-derived engine that powered the 1967 Ford GT40 Mk. IV to a win at the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans, from solid aluminum. By hand… read more and view the gallery>
1/2 Scale Ford 427 SOHC
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