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Old 08-24-2007, 09:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1966 Galaxie 427 SOHC on eBay

Hi there,
I'm watching this auction of a 1966 Galaxie fitted out with a Cammer, and thought you might like to know about it too. Man, that is one hell of an engine.

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Bumpers handcrafted out of aluminum.......that is beyond cool.
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They were definitely on a mission building that car!

I don't know how much it would cost to build that car, but is that car/engine really worth what they are asking? I don't have a clue, but I'm curious.
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Chexx Mexx, I think the $100K Buy It Now was sort of swinging for the fences. That car is likely worth the $60K that ultimately claimed it; the engine alone is worth probably half that, if not more (though I am for sure no expert). You just can't underestimate the Ford 427 SOHC, to this date the. Most. Powerful. Production. Engine in American history. Pegging the value of the car is tough as for practical purposes there were no factory original Cammer cars. A perfect, all-original special option built-in-the-moonlight-by-a-virgin Q- or R-code might pull another $25K, or more, than this Cammer creation. On the other hand, there is right now a '63 R-code, with rust, that barely cracked $20K. So go figure.)
eBay Motors: Ford : Galaxie (item 170141116118 end time Aug-25-07 17:15:16 PDT)

And there's a lot of cool stuff on the '66 Galaxie, too, especially if the buyer is just looking to go fast. That is not the car to cruise around town in everyday.

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if only nascar had let them run that...
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A few weeks ago a 427 Cammer motor went of over 40,000.
20L: Ford 427 Hemi SOHC "Cammer" motor - (eBay item 120142777739 end time Jul-27-07 12:07:08 PDT)
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That would be an awesome car if it was more streetable..comfort wise. Looks like a race car to me and that makes it pretty much useless for my intentions. Someone will get a screamer though.
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if only nascar had let them run that...
NASCAR was to busy wiping MOPAR's tears.
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I heard a story that in the 1970s Ford was working on a HEMI to compete with in NASCAR, but research immediately stopped when HEMIs were outlawed in the series. Has anyone else heard that?
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The Boss 429 is a hemi... They made a few of them...
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I heard a story that in the 1970s Ford was working on a HEMI to compete with in NASCAR, but research immediately stopped when HEMIs were outlawed in the series. Has anyone else heard that?
Not sure if they were for NASCAR or not but they put them (BOSS 429) in a few '69 and '70 mustangs.
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That is THE most impressive '66 I've seen to date. Don't get me wrong, I like a nice looking, comfortable riding car but screw all that when you have a Cammer! The $60,000 is probably about on target considering the hardware involved.
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The 429 motor was most definitely intended for NASCAR. I guess Ford liked what hemispherical combustion chambers did for the Cammer and included them in the 429 racer. You can find a nice Boss 429 Mustang video series on YouTube featuring Lee Holman talking about the engine. He states it was the first true racing engine Ford built from the ground up, not an evolution of a previous motor. Evidently Ford used two different pistons in the 429, one for short tracks and another domed piston for the high-banked circular super speedways. The motor was installed and sold in enough Mustangs in 1969 and 1970 to qualify the motor for use in NASCAR. Sadly, the street version of the motor was heavily detuned from the racing version.

I would be interested in knowing the output of a full racing version of the 429. Does anyone know of a dyno test, maybe from back in the day?

As for the 427 SOHC, you have to think it would have smoked the 426 Hemi had they raced together in the 1966 season. Maybe Richard Petty's career looks a little different if he has to race against the Cammer in 1967, instead of racking up 27 victories in his Hemi powered 1966 chassis/1967 body Plymouth.

Death Touch, does your signature indicate you own a Cammer? Tell us about it, please! What year? Dyno? What intake? If you're looking for a body, would it fit in a GT-40 reproduction?

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Death Touch, does your signature indicate you own a Cammer? Tell us about it, please! What year? Dyno? What intake? If you're looking for a body, would it fit in a GT-40 reproduction?

Jay
We picked up a cammer at an auction not too long ago. The guy that sold it said it is a '66, never installed into a car, and was dynoed not too long ago but did not have the info. It does have 2 4bbls. I have not yet seen it up close as it went from the auction straight to the mechanic but it was missing the waterpump so we picked one up from Dove in Ohio. While at the auction my dad was talking to some guys from Fla who said they had a couple of light weight bodies but I thnk they wanted too much $$ for them. We talked about putting it in the '63 1/2 X code but it is such a solid car as is. There is an R code body in Ohio my dad has been talking to a guy about and we may pick that up to put the cammer in.

Not sure about putting it into a GT40 Repro. Tell me about the GT. Got Pics?

Incase you have never heard a cammer, here is a link that has a few seconds of sweet music you will like. 1962 Ford Galaxie XL 500 / 427 overhead cam motor high rise
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Here is some info on the Boss 429. Probably could have just gone over to the mustang forums and got this.
Boss 429 -- The Ford V-8 Engine Workshop
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