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The company that created the famous 427 FE engine announces a modern version of the legendary motor. Built on Ford Racing's aluminum Z351 block, the 427 crate engine is engineered and built for drive-ability and durability while still offering a throaty growl. The engine is ideal for street rods, kit cars and all Ford projects requiring big power in a reliable, lightweight package.

  • 427 cubic inches
  • 600 hp @ 6500 rpm, 558 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
  • 11.0:1 compression ratio (nominal)
  • Ford Racing aluminum 4-bolt main block M-6010-Z351
  • Forged Mahle pistons
  • Forged steel H-beam connecting rods
  • Solid Roller Cam
  • Intake duration  258 @ .050" intake
  • Exhaust duration 260 @ .050" exhaust
  • Valve lift intake .644"
  • Valve lift exhaust .653"
  • Roller Rocker Arms (1.65:1 ratio)
  •  Rocker arm stud girdle
  • Double Roller Timing Chain M-6268-B302
  • Forged steel crankshaft
  • Oil Pan: Steel with deep front (9 quart) or rear sump (7 quart) pan with louvered windage tray and crankshaft scraper - (M-6675-FT351 front sump or M-6675-DRS351 rear sump))
  • CNC ported Ford Racing aluminum "Z" cylinder heads M-6049-Z304P with 2.08"intake valves and 1.60" exhaust valves
  • High-performance harmonic balancer M-6316-D302
  • Can be used in kit cars, street rods, Mustangs, Fox-bodied cars and trucks
  • Depending on your application, a different timing cover, water pump, performance oil pan and pickup may be required. See installation notes
  • Does not include intake manifold or distributor
  • Mechanical cam engine - No Warranty

INSTALLATION NOTES: Some or all of the following items may need to be changed from your original engine or modified for proper installation:

  • This engine has a performance oil pan and pick-up, regular rotation timing cover and regular rotation water pump and non-EFI valve covers.
  • A different performance oil pan and pickup may be required for your application. Call the Techline at (800) FORD788 for more information.
  • The timing chain cover will work with most regular rotation water pumps.
  • Fuel pump eccentric M-6287-B302 installed, allows use of mechanical fuel pump
  • A standard rotation water pump is installed on the engine. Other applications may require different water pumps and timing chain covers.
  • The valve covers M-6582-W427B should fit most non-EFI applications, optional valve covers (sold separately)
  • The damper M-6316-D302 may require a spacer for pulley alignment.
  • Flywheel not included, the engine is neutral balanced.
  • Intake gasket M-9439-A50 required.
  • Firing order 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8 (5.0L HO and 351W order).
  • Built with current available parts. Photo and specs may vary. Does NOT include distributor or intake manifold


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  • Engine Tips & Specs
  • Crate Engine Catalog

  • specs

    Package Dimensions:
    29 x 36 x 36
    Package Weight:
    460 lbs
    Part Type:
    Engine: Complete Engines
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    Warranty Availability:
    Not Available
    Country of Origin:
    United States
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