The picture above shows a 428 block that lacks engineering numbers. A 1960-era Mustang is denoted by a 'C,' and one built in 1966 would be a C6. In the spring of 1968, the 428 Cobra Jet officially replaced the 427; however, leftover 427s were installed until late June of that year, when stocks were depleted. Measuring the gap between cylinders using a drill bit is the easiest way to determine whether your block is capable of supporting 428-sized cylinders. The peak torque of 452. This was similar to the oiling design from the earlier. Blocks were getting hard to find but not anymore! Ah, yep, sorry about that.
This includes the fairly pricey shaft rocker arm kit. I think you have it backwards. I was being a dick from personal experience with them. The valve stem diameter is 0. The consisted of valves larger than those on Ford engines, made out of and with -filled to prevent the valve heads from burning, and dual. The 429 came out later. I saw on the wiki that Ford basically had three engine sizes, small medium and large block.
Ultimately the cooling system was not robust enough for continuous racing, and the Super Cobra Jet was created to optimize that system and other items for improved performance and reliability. It was never offered with a 4 barrel carb. Why put it in a valuable 427 block? It is always a good idea to mark the spacers by their location. The 406 engine used a new 4. This engine was aspirated using a 735 cfm 4 barrel carburetor from Holley. For the 1964 model year, Ford introduced the two-door Fairlane 500 sedan-based Thunderbolt.
The stroke was the same as the 390 at 3. So they end up as boat anchors, hauling around slow-arse 1970's land barges until one by one they rust away. An Engineer Analyzes the 62s. It has a bore of a 390 4. These heads became known as the S. During its short lifespan 1968—1970 this engine became synonymous with Ford performance. The book also covers factory Ford exhaust manifolds and aftermarket headers, and features comparisons between Edelbrock and Cobra Jet heads, solid and hydraulic lifters, and various spacers and oiling system modifications.
While easily accessible on most applications, these pumps are cast iron and pretty hefty. In early Super Stock days, the factory teams would run much faster than the private teams. This weight saving was significant to boaters and racers. However, the extensive modifications to the car did not meet Ford appearance quality standards. Within the major head groups, there were also differences in chamber designs, with small chambers, machined chambers and large chambers. That's good news if you're looking for a 390 or passenger car 428, but bad news when trying to determine if the engine installed in the Mustang you want to buy is in fact a 428 Cobra Jet believe me, I know! The actual power output of this engine was more likely to be greater than 400 horspower. If you are worried about this please buy the hydraulic roller cam upgrade.
The chambers were too big, the ports were too small, and the castings were too thin. The Cobra Jet engine uses an externally balanced crankshaft with nodular iron construction. Fred Lorenzen won the Atlanta 500 and proceeded to beat Dodges and Plymouths, which were using 426 Hemi engines, in six of the next seven races. The largest you can realistically take a 460 out is 557 before you run into rings falling out of the cylinders lack of rod length and non-streetable super compressed ring packages. The 428 cu in 7. They must be targeted inboard toward the engine centerline during assembly of the rocker arms. First and foremost: there is no such thing as a cylinder block that was unique to the 428 Cobra Jet and Super Cobra Jet engines! Tiny Lund won the biggest race of the year, the Daytona 500, with 427s finishing first through fifth.
Pro West, Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253. Ford developed a few aluminum medium-riser heads. The cure is not to use the stock pan. Although Comp claims a 1. As you probably gathered from the name, this engine has a displacement volume of 428 cubic inches, or 7.
In 1995, we produced an improved 428C. This adapter has larger, deeper oil passages and was used on the Ford high-performance engines. The Cobra Jet was eventually replaced by the Super Cobra Jet for those people who were truly looking for a drag racing engine. The adapters seal to the engine block with O-rings, so no water pump gaskets are required. Parts And Accessories Operations, Ford Division, Ford Motor Company. The decade in which it was manufactured is noted by a letter. Thanks to Al Trapanese for bringing this article to my attention.
These are unrelated to the famed cross-bolt bosses. In 1960 Ford created a high-performance version of the 352 rated at 360 horsepower 270 kW it featured an aluminum intake manifold, 4-barrel 4-choke , cast iron header-style exhaust manifolds, 10. The 428 Cobra Jet was definitely a strong engine with great performance. It was available for less than two years before it was replaced by the 427. Casting dates follow typical Ford convention with the first character a digit representing the year, the second character a letter representing the month, and the last one or two characters one or two digits representing the calendar date in the casting month. Fitting the piston rings to the cylinder bore is important for good sealing.