Rock the Block
Ford Performance unleashes a new 427-cube engine block for your project
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Performance Racing Parts
The world of Ford performance may be awash in the glories of Coyote, RoadRunner, and Voodoo engines, but there is still room for some old-fashioned grunt. If you are a fan of saying â€˜thereâ€™s no replacement for displacement,â€™ Ford Performance Racing Parts has a new offering just for youâ€”its 427 Aluminum Short-Block (PN M-6009-427A; $7,200).
No, this isnâ€™t a storied FE engine. Instead, this is a four-bolt-main, 9.5-inch-deck aluminum Windsor block (PN M-6010-Z351) built to the same legendary displacement. That means you can add the induction and cylinder heads that you might already have and drop it right into your project car.
â€œFord Racing Engineers have taken care of the toughest part of building a new engine by designing a strong a durable short-block that offers a wide range of power possibilities,â€ says Ford Performance Racing Parts. â€œWe use only the best parts for our short-blocks, like a forged steel crankshaft, forged H-beam connecting rods with floating piston pins, forged Mahle pistons, and the Ford Racing aluminum block.â€
So, if you are looking for an easy way to drop big-block displacement into your project car, while keeping big-block weight off the front end, the Ford Performance 427 Aluminum Short-Block might just be for you.