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Instruction Sheet
This part is designed and intended for competition use only. It should not be installed on a vehicle that is driven on public roads and highways. Installation of this part on a vehicle driven on public roads and highways is likely to violate U.S. and Canadian laws and regulations relating to motor vehicle emissions.

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The company that created the famous 427 FE engine announces a modern version of the legendary motor.  Built on the Ford Performance aluminum Z351 block, the 427 crate engine is engineered and hand assembled for drive-ability and durability while still offering a throaty growl.  The Z427 is built with real high performance parts from premier aftermarket companies like Mahle, SCAT, Clevite, COMP, PAC, Fel-Pro and more.  This engine is ideal for street rods, kit cars and all Ford projects requiring big power in a reliable, lightweight package.

600 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm

558 lb.-ft. torque @ 5,000 rpm

Used in Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s "Brocky"

"This motor has been beat on and proven in Drifting and now most recently in Ultra 4 racing.  600HP and the massive low and mid-range torque for under $16k is hard to beat, especially something that can handle racing out of the box." - Vaughn Gittin, Jr.

  • Engine type:  351 based small block Ford
  • Displacement (cu in): 427
  • Bore x stroke (in): 4.125" bore x 4.00" stroke
  • Block: Ford Performance aluminum 4-bolt main block - M-6010-Z351
  • Crankshaft: SCAT® Forged Steel
  • Connecting rods: SCAT® forged steel H-beam connecting rods and ARP® bolts
  • Pistons: Forged Mahle® w/ floating wrist pin
  • Camshaft type: Solid Steel Billet Roller
  • Camshaft lift – intake/exhaust (in):  .644"/.653"
  • Camshaft duration – intake/exhaust (@.050 in): 258°/260°
  • Timing Chain: Double Roller Timing Chain - M-6268-B302
  • Cylinder heads: CNC ported Ford Performance aluminum "Z" cylinder heads - M-6049-Z304P
  • Valve size (in): 2.08"intake valves and 1.60" exhaust valves
  • Valve Springs: PAC® 1243
  • Compression ratio: 11.1:1 (nominal)
  • Rocker arms : Roller Rockers
  • Rocker arm ratio: 1.65:1
  • Vibration Damper - Ford Performance SFI Approved - M-6316-D302
  • Valve Covers: Ford Performance cast aluminum black wrinkle finish 427 Cobra Script - M-6582-W427B
  • Oil Pan: Steel with deep front sump pan with windage tray / scraper - 9 quart capacity
  • Water pump: included long type - standard rotation
  • Distributor: not included. MSD® distributor #85840 recommended (dist. modifications for intake clearance necessary)
  • Mechanical cam engine - No Warranty
  • Recommended fuel: Leaded 110 octane

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

  • Depending on your application, a different timing cover, water pump, performance oil pan and pickup may be required.
  • Engine has a performance rear sump oil pan and pickup, standard rotation timing cover, standard rotation water pump and non-EFI valve covers.
  • Timing cover will work with most standard rotation water pumps
  • Fuel pump eccentric M-6287-B302 installed, allows use of mechanical fuel pump
  • 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, use proper neutral balance flywheel 
  • Includes intake gaskets and pilot bearing
  • Firing order 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8 (5.0L HO and 351W firing order)
  • Bronze distributor gear required
  • Exhaust port raised 5/8” may require custom headers
  • Shipping weight approximately 460 lbs
  • Built with current available parts. Photo and specs may vary.
  • Engine installation tuning tips can be found HERE

    Part Type
    Engine: Complete Engines
    Instruction Sheet
    Warranty Availability
    Not Available
    Packaged Dimensions
    36.5" x 38.75" x 36
    Packaged Weight
    456 lb(s)
    UPC Code
    Catalog Page Number
    Country of Origin
    United States