It is the only 385-series block with screw-in freeze plugs. Plus the Beach Boys never wrote any songs about the 390 V8:- Today the 390 is still a very popular motor due to the fact that it is very easy to get parts for these engines that can easily push the horsepower into the 500+ horsepower range if the motor is built for racing. A redesigned crankcase features a four-quart capacity and baffles, to give cooler oil for longer en -gine life. There was also the 428 Cobra Jet and Super Cobra Jet; horsepower ratings were the same with both. It became apparent that this was not a nostalgia piece when it made 752 hp on the dyno with pump gas. Main Cap Crossbolts 406 and 427 Engine Oil 40 ft-lbs. Increases in displacement come from increasing the stroke on the 4.
It means the 385-series big-block is a powerplant for the performance enthusiast on a budget. I traded the truck for an '85 with a 460 and 4-speed. Lincolns received the 460 while mainstreamers, like the Thunderbird, received the 429. The 427 was a powerhouse but, for motoring a heavyweight luxury car through traffic, it lacked torque on the low end where it was needed most. Items like cylinder heads, crankshafts, and even blocks have some interchangability potential.
What went wrong is that Ford put everything into the low-volume, high-dollar racing efforts and comparatively very little resources went toward the everyday cars that made up the greatest volume of production. Heads are similar to the early 390 High Performance in terms of port and chamber size. It took the lighter-weight, mid-size, 1964 Fairlane sedan and installed the highriser 427 engines into about a hundred of them. The stock Ford 390 V8 has many design features, making it a durable power plant. .
Mark Artis Texas Thunder Performance Frisco, Tx 75034 972. Cam Bolt upper gear Thread Locker 40 ft-lbs. Verify your engine specs with a service manual for your year and model. Clutch Pressure Plate Thread Locker 35 ft-lbs. Ford V8 352, 360, 390, 406, 427, 428 Firing Order Cylinder Numbering Distributor Rotation Rotor Under Cap Spins: Counter Clockwise Torque Specs These specs may not be correct for your application. Making things easier in parts selection, we have taken the guesswork out of components needed by actually placing the power package components together in complete kits. The production 427 Fairlanes from 1966 and 1967 are both very rare and very competitive cars, with a solid racing history.
Maybe the engine needs an extra 4 barrel carb? Today, there are many, many more inspired iterations of the car available than were ever originally made. Can you see the edges of the head gaskets sticking out? Ford V8 352, 360, 390, 406, 427, 428 Firing Order Cylinder Numbering Distributor Rotation Rotor Under Cap Spins: Counter Clockwise Torque Specs These specs may not be correct for your application. Its all stock, and a smog motor. Not the parts you'd want for high horsepower. Higher compression, multiple carburetors, and dual exhaust were initially enough to get attention.
The Hemi 426 was deliberately underrated and dual quads could produce some where in the neighborhood of 550-575 hp. As mentioned the intake is heavy as well as the stock exhaust manifolds. I was just looking at the water pump codes and it is from '69. However, Ford engineers and product planners quickly went to work infusing more displacement into this history-making big-block series, ramping up displacement to 390, 406, 410, 427, and 428 cubic inches. Uses advanced, thin - wall casting techniques. The 1961—1963 390 Thunderbird Special V-8 with 4-barrel Autolite 4100 carburetion and generator. Bellhousing Transmission to Block Engine Oil 25 ft-lbs.
If they are the soft composition type gaskets they're aftermarket, meaning that the heads have been off the engine or the heads have been swapped. They can be picked up pretty reasonable with stock units 390's pushing 320hp and 425 on the torque side. Unique to the 427 is a steel forged crankshaft, although cast cranks were also used. You won't get driveability issues if you don't go to big with the cam or pistons and it will give you a lot more power and throttle response. The 428 shares its stroke with the 410-ci Mercury big-block and its bore size with the 406.
Always torque bolts in three equal increments Bolts or Parts Lube or Sealer Torque to: Main Caps Engine Oil 105 ft-lbs. Reduced maintenance and improved filtering. Dual exhaust is a must. This engine has heavier main-bearing caps and webs, and oilingsystem refinements that make the engine more reliable. Intake Manifold Non- Hardening Sealer 35 ft-lbs. They were always sucking hind tit to the Big Block Chevy's and the Hemi. The engine started out with the addition of cross-bolted mains to a factory 428 block, along with custom 9:1 pistons and a 4.
You may want to consider a 429-460 instead of a 390. Along with the 460 came the 429, which had the same bore size 4. Down under, a heavy-duty block with thicker main webs, nodular-iron crankshaft, and heavier rods. I was wondering what would be beeter for a build up. When new, a 390-powered Galaxie of 1964 or earlier was a competitive car on the streets and local tracks. If the block has already been bored. M '55 272 182 4400 3.