Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Rockies West of Denver
As I'm sure you've gathered by now, the 427 "Cammer" was never installed by Ford in a production car. It was originally slated to be installed in the 65 Galaxies, and Ford went as far as making sales literature using pre-production "mules" for the photos. But the factory installations went no further than outsourced A/FX 65 (and maybe 66) fastbacks. Bill France pulled the plug on NASCAR homologation of the engine, and Ford scuttled the whole project.
There were, however, quite a few of these engines sold to competive drag-race teams back in the mid-60s and they consequently ended up in all kinds of car bodies. IIRC, Connie Kallita, was the first to break 200 in the quarter in a "rail" powered by a cammer, back in 66 or 67.
A number of these engines survive today. In fact, the machinist who did my car's Windsor, campaigns a 56 T-Bird that sports a cammer in local drag races. He has two of the engines and the second is being built for his next 1/4-mile project, a Mustang II. I also saw one installed in a 63 Galaxie last summer at a show. No doubt, some of these engines have found their way into 67-68 Mustangs, but never as a production item, as far as I know.
Glenn 66 GT FB 351w-toploader-3.25 Trac-Loc 9-in. Former midwest Rustbucket. Now a trophy-winning, beautiful burgundy restomod - thanks to sheetmetal donations from 3 other Mustangs as well as some new panels and alot of cash.