While the sexy way to make it into a sports hall of fame is to have some incredibly prodigious numbers that are stacked up (sometimes) over a short period of time, the quieter way to make it in is to have a career that’s marked by steady performance and longevity on the field. This engine is that second type of player. This is not some 8,900rpm roaring dyno queen or drag strip streaker. Nope, this formerly 390ci now 427ci Ford FE engine is being dyno tested after the owner asked for camshaft to come out of the engine so that it would idle better and make more usable power where he wanted it. The result? A torque monster that will be so fun to drive this guy hardly knows what’s coming.
The Borla Eight Stack injected engine makes 460hp on the dyno but 502 lb-ft of torque and that number is hairy chested and cool, it’s the fact that once the engine starts making that torque at about 3,000 RPM, it just doesn’t quit. This engine in a light car is going to pull like a diesel train and that’s what’s going to make it really fun. Not just the peaky rush at the top of the gears but rather that huge hand of power behind you all through the rev-range.
We dig the engine, the combo, and certainly the performance. This is one awesome FE.