Category Archives: Engines & Drivetrains

Ford’s 427 SOHC motor was, is, and always will be awesome

Called the “Cammer” or “Sock” motor, this was designed for NASCAR in 1964.  Essentially a Ford Hemi, this motor never made it to the track (thanks to Chrystler protests) or Ford showroom, yet was used in many drag cars of the day.  A V8 that produced 616 horsepower @ 7,000 RPMs with single four-barrel carburetor and 657 horsepower @ 7,500 RPMs with dual four-barrel carburetors is badass even 50 years later. Continue reading