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Old 04-19-2004, 12:33   #1 (permalink)
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427 worthwhile to rebuild ?

I got a "original" 427 offered, which has two main damages. One are the valve guides ( to be replaced ), the other one is the crank where the bearings are burned. The engine obviously ran out of oil, before the driver noticed it...
As I have no clue about how to identify "real" 427s, and what the main differences are, I hope to get some hints on what to look for and how much a complete basic rebuild would cost.

Any hint aprecciated

thanks

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Old 04-20-2004, 06:57   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 427 worthwhile to rebuild ?

greetings Carloss
let me know if you decide not to purchase this engine as i may have a use for it

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Old 04-28-2004, 23:44   #3 (permalink)
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Personally if it was me, i would take the time to rebuild it, those engines are great in just about anything. easy to N/A as well.
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Re: 427 worthwhile to rebuild ?

post all the casting numbers.
the 427 is an FE motor.
expensive to rebuild but for nostalgic reasons alone I would do it.
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I (almost) fitted a 428FE to my old XW for racing, came out of an XC with only 300k's on it, proved too much of a pain to finish... sure woulda kicked some ass though!
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Re: 427 worthwhile to rebuild ?

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I got a "original" 427 offered, which has two main damages. One are the valve guides ( to be replaced ), the other one is the crank where the bearings are burned. The engine obviously ran out of oil, before the driver noticed it...
As I have no clue about how to identify "real" 427s, and what the main differences are, I hope to get some hints on what to look for and how much a complete basic rebuild would cost.

Any hint aprecciated

thanks

C.
If you need another Crank , I'm sure the 390 FE Crank is interchangeable out of an Aussie Galaxie or you Should also be able to use a 391 FE Truck Crankshaft [Crank nose may need modification??Not sure??]..I believe they are steel as I believe were the 427 one's.All the Cubic Inches differance between 390 and 427 is in the Piston sizes only . But forget trying to fit 427 Piston's to a 390 Block or even to a 428 Block .427 Rod's are also interchangable with 390 , don't know if they are as strong though?? I also believe all original 427 FE's had 'Cross Bolt' 4- Bolt Main Bearing Cap's with some bolt's exposed to the outer block surface.
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Re: 427 worthwhile to rebuild ?

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post all the casting numbers.
the 427 is an FE motor.
expensive to rebuild but for nostalgic reasons alone I would do it.
Still after it... where can I ( or more precisely the seller ) find all the casting Numbers ?

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Re: 427 worthwhile to rebuild ?

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post all the casting numbers.
the 427 is an FE motor.
expensive to rebuild but for nostalgic reasons alone I would do it.
The seller just sent me all casting Numbers he found on the block

37 66-427 12DIF 6090F 352 CSAE-H (maybe C5AE-H) 352 2 33

any idea what this is ?

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Old 06-07-2004, 01:59   #9 (permalink)
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Re: 427 worthwhile to rebuild ?

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Try here - the FE big block forum

http://www.network54.com/Forum/74182

A C5AE H is a 65 427 hi po motor
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Re: 427 worthwhile to rebuild ?

Leon,
thanks.
I got very good help on the castings, what I am missing now is the tech spec. of the engine. Like hp & torque. Tried to use FE forum, but account creation didn't work.

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