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427 Side Oiler

The 427 side oiler was a completely redesigned 427 cubic inch (7 L), cross-bolted engine block that first debuted in 1965. The cylinder block is a machined casting containing cylindrically bored holes for the pistons of a multi-cylinder reciprocating internal combustion engine, or for a similarly constructed device such as a pump

Features and Unveiling

This internal combustion engine featured a generous oil gallery down the left-hand side of the block to keep the main bearings fully supplied with oil at high revolutions or RPM's. The 427 side oiler block is a special casting, or a mechanical lifter block with special oil passages running down the left-hand side to feed greater quantities of oil to the main bearings.

Near the end of 1964, the Cobra 427 was unveiled to the press. It sported a new tubular, aluminum body, coil spring chassis, and a 427 cubic-inch (7 L), 425 horsepower (317 kW) engine. The car was able to go from zero to 100 miles per hour (160 km/h) and back to zero in less than 14 seconds. This combo of enginuity captured the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) World Sportscar Championship for Ford in 1965.


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