427ci SOHC 'CAMMER' Motor


Red Hills Rods & Classics’ is proud to offer you this amazing 427ci SOHC ‘Cammer' motor, freshly built by Ernie Elliott of Dawsonville, GA. Hailed as ‘Ford’s Greatest Engine Ever’, the Single Overhead Cam 427ci motor (SOHC pronounced ‘Sock’) was based on Ford’s 427ci side-oiler block, and was intended to be Ford’s two-valve, single-overhead-cam, high-rpm answer to Chrysler’s 426ci Hemi for NASCAR in 1964. But racing these purpose-built engines turned ‘stock cars’ into ‘non-stock cars’ creating a situation that NASCAR moved to permanently ban. NASCAR’s ban left Ford in the position of having an exotic racing engine with no venue. The development and investment Ford Engine & Foundry Division had in creating the ‘Cammer’ components meant the engine had to go somewhere, so with completed parts on the shelves, Ford took the ‘Cammer’ drag racing and provided engine deals to Pete Robinson, Kenz and Leslie, Connie Kalitta, Tom Hoover, and Lou Baney. And so the legend began. Today, a powerful mystique surrounds these legendary motors, and they are still sought after by drag racers and gear heads of all types.

The 427 SOHC ‘Cammer’ motor that we are offering you here today is a brand-new build by Ernie Elliott. It has been balanced, blueprinted and features all of the goodies! Engine specifications include: 482ci Pond SOHC Block, 4.250 Stroke, 4.250 Bore, Coon Heads, T&D Rockers, Diamond Pistons, Diamond Rods, Ferrea Stainless Valves, Comp Cam Street & Strip Camshaft, Pond HP Cam Chain, Blueprinted Melling M-57 Oil Pump, Clevite Bearings, EEI Custom FE Oil Passages System, Custom EEI Chain Oilers, Custom EEI Valve Cover Fitting, Aviaid Oil Pan, MSD Distributor, (2) QFT 750cfm Carburetors w/ Period Correct Linkage & Fuel Log, and on & on. After completing the build & assembly this motor was dyno-tested producing 625hp @ 6800 RPM w/ 495 Ft. Lbs./Torque starting @ 4200 RPM, smoothly building to 495 Ft. Lbs./Torque @ 6100 RPM. The build specification & dyno-test sheets are included in the sale.

Have you been searching for just the right engine for your 1966-1967 Ford Fairlane, Galaxie, Mustang or maybe even your ’32 Ford Hi-Boy? This legendary power-plant would be the absolute perfect choice for someone who wants to build the ultimate FOMOCO muscle car or Hot Rod!