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Brand New Ford 427 Engine: $2,350

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Image: Ford 427 Single Overhead Cam (SOHC) V-8 Engine

Ford 427 Single Overhead Cam (SOHC) V-8 Engine

Back in the good old days, you could go to your local Ford dealer's parts department and order the stuff dreams are made of...

There was a time, back around October of 1968, when an ordinary person could just walk in their local Ford dealer's parts department and place an order for a 427 V-8 engine. That's right, Ford's biggest, most powerful performance engine was yours for the asking. This was a complete production engine, except for headers, starter, fan blade, alternator, clutch and fuel pump. Ford recommended that the engine was "blueprinted" prior to all-out competition, such as for dragster and hydroplane installations.

And if you wanted accessories to go with your new 427, they were available as well. For instance, a 427 Tunnel Port 4V Intake Manifold for just $152.12. This was a single plane, lightweight aluminum manifold for tracks that only allow competition runs with a 4 bbl. carburetor.

And of course, you'll want to pick up a Deep Sump Pan for a mere $69.90 as well. This 7 qt. capacity deep sump design keeps oil away from crankshaft throws, and allows for cooler oil temperature as well.

Imagine, one of the most admired, powerful, and sought after engines ever built available by Domestic Special Order! Just walk in, place the order, pay for it, and come back in a couple of weeks and pick it up. Sounds easy, doesn't it? If we knew then what we know now, we'd have likely picked up several at those prices and held onto them.

FORD PART NUMBERS

427 SOHC Engine 4V
C6AE-6007-363S
$2,350.

427 SOHC Engine 8V
C6AE-6007-359J
$2,350.

427 Tunnel Port 4V
Intake Manifold

C8AX-9424-B
$152.12

Deep Sump Oil Pan
C8AX-6675-A
$69.90