The Ford 427 SOHC engine is the only engine effectively banned by NASCAR before even making it to the track (thus, the legendary status).
What Ford engine is NASCAR banned?
Instead, in October of that year, NASCAR moved to eliminate both the Ford 427 SOHC Cammer and the Chrysler 426 Hemi from the Grand National circuit, derisively referring to both as “special racing engines.”
Did Ford ever make a Hemi engine?
Ford produced an engine with two overhead cams (one cam per head) and hemispherical chambers in the mid-1960s. … It was a set of SOHC hemi heads that bolted onto Ford’s FE engine block. The 1964 engine was designed in 90 days of intensive engineering effort for use in racing.
What is the difference between a Ford 427 and 428?
the 427 is a large bore short stroke motor (4.23″ bore x 3.78″ stroke) made to produce horsepower at high rpms. By 1965 Ford had a 427 motor that could run 7500 rpms for 24 hours. The 428 (4.13″ bore x 3.98″ stroke) is a low rpm torque motor for the street. Both can make the same horsepower.