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428 SOHC Day, Celebrating The Ford Cammer

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To be honest, this should have been the 427 SOHC Cammer day, but we have squeezed this one in as we missed a day, so we are officially looking at the 428 version…….ahem.

The original Ford FE engine was built between 1958, 1976 as an answer to the 426 Hemi engine.
when the 426 Hemi smashed it in the 1964 Daytona 500, Ford needed an equally powerful engine. It had to be NASCAR competitive and although restricted with a message being no SOHCs in competition, the engine became the ’90-Day Wonder’ as the engine was developed in short order.
As it was banned in the 1965 season, the SOHC headed to the drag strip instead, being pulled apart and made better by the guys of the day.

Dragstrip racers soon saw some of the work needed on the engine, such as the timing chain and got making the engine more robust and faster.
The engine found its way into many vehicles from cars, trucks, to marine engines such as the one featured in the image here, the Ford FE 428 Police Interceptor engine in a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500.

This why walk, talk or side Oiler engine has become legendary in for circles, just as the Hemi has done for the Mopar guys.

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