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i have a question,i just bought a ford block with all the top end ,(crank,rods,pistons)are missing. the valve covers ,and heads say Cobra La mans what engine would it be 427,or 428
 

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Not being a Ford man, I can't help you, but if you post the numbers (stamped and cast) of of the block, I'm sure someone will be able to give you an answer to your question. Welcome to Hotrodders!

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Sorry, I do not have my Ford books available, I am working off memory.
First, bore sizes. 4.050 could be a 360, 390, or a 410.
The crank for the above engines has a stroke of about 3.5, 3.78, or 3.98.
The next standard bore size is 4.130, I think. With the 3.78 crank, you get a 406. The 3.98 crank gives you a 428.
The 427 block has a bore of 4.230, I think. Used with the 3.78 crank, you get a 427.
Some 406 and 427 blocks had cross bolted main caps on 2, 3, 4 main caps.
Some of these blocks also had provisions for a direct oil passage to the crankshaft, and were called side oilers blocks.
And if you get really lucky, you may come across a 427 OHC FE Ford block.
 

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I saw a 332 once. It was in a sickle bar swather. For cutting hay. It had a 14 foot bar on it, and it could mow.
 

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I'm no FE expert but FE's are tough to ID since Ford used one casting # for several different size blocks...352/360/390/406 and 428 IIRC. The only way to confirm what you have is to measure the bore and stroke.
 

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the heads have brass tags on them the intake is a ford aluminum,the bore is right and the valve covers are ford factory and all numbers match.the head tags say it`s a shelby cobra gt500 so i`ll be buying crank rods and pistons for whatever,the bore job turns out to be,going into a 1969 f100.
 
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