Back in the day ford would fudge the actual numbers a little to differentiate between the different engines..427 and 428s are both from the FE family but have vastly different bore and stroke and applications..The 427 was a race motor while the 428 was a great low revving street motor..The 429 is a different engine design altogether..I bought a stroker crate motor that is designated a 427 cubic inch (351W block w/4.125" bore x 4" stroke). When I do the math it comes to 427.64 cubic inches. Why do some builders say 427 while other motors with similar geometry get designated 428 or 429?
Ok, well if it is all about appearance and has nothing to do with power that is even simpler.thats ok for real street racers ,
the parking lot cars ,all about bragging rights
thats the way to do it , street racer and parking lot show car.... lieOk, well if it is all about appearance and has nothing to do with power that is even simpler.
Buy the 427 badges, stuff a freshly painted stock 351 from the junkyard in there and use the extra $6000-$10,000 on a better paint job and interior.