A HISTORY OF THE FORD 427 BIG BLOCK V8 THAT CHANGED BLUE OVAL MOTORSPORTS FOREVER

Ford’s most famous big block engine of all time had only a modest impact on the street drag wars that dominated the 1960s muscle car scene. Although it hailed from the FE family of engines that modernized the Blue Oval’s V8s across most of its line-up, and was available to customers who knew which boxes to check at ordering time, the 427 was destined to perform not so much on Woodward boulevard but rather the racetrack.

Designed specifically to dominate at the highest levels of NASCAR, NHRA, and even international sports car competition, the Ford 427 V8 became a legend that demonstrated just how advanced the automaker’s engineering capabilities were during an era where horsepower was king and brands were seeking even the slightest edge over each other in the ‘Win On Sunday, Sell On Monday’ mindset… read more >

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