Now that we can see how this system works, a lot of Ford guys are holding their breath for tomorrow AND the next day, and then those Lincoln fans have their brief moment in the sun. Certain Cadillac owners will be sitting up for midnight on Saturday morning! (It's only 5/00 for a second.)
It's a fun formula, but we really should start sooner. That cute Buick aluminum V8 got short-changed, the day after Valentine's.
I own a SS427 Impala that I bought new in 1968 and have always enjoyed the tourque that it has to propell the weight of this car to speed limits when entering freeway onramps. Just recently rebuilt the motor with Edelbrook performer aluminum heads and cam! I could’ve built it as a 454, but the 427 just felt right for this car.
I’ll celebrate the SOHC the only engine that should have that displacement. All the others can hand out the the dodge, or wait till tomorrow when we celebrate the 428scj. Or Thursday when the big boss has its day.
Ford and Chrysler BBs used to chew them bowtie 27s for breakfast and spit em out for lunch. Also remember those big block Chevys chewing up cam shafts especially the 96s. I also have a memory of a teacher friend of mine who dropped an aluminum 427 in his El Camino bout 1979. After the 5th pass he was squirting hunks of piston out his pipes. Chevrolet produced some of the finest small blocks of any of the big three but their early big blocks? I don't recommend them.
I had the pleasure of being around BB Chevrolet and BB Ford 427,s early in life as a garage where i worked the owner was a long time drag racer nothing like the sound to this geezer anyway of a BB with a lumpy stick coming up on the pipe.R