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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-29-2007, 05:36 AM Thread Starter
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427 SOHC on eBay sells for $41,250!

That's a lot of money, considering what we all could have bought one for years ago. Jees.....
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Plus an 8% buyers premium on top of the bid price.

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that would look oh so sweet sitting in a street rod
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That's a sweet engine, but not 41,000 sweet :shock: If it made 1200-1300 hp...... maybe
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Ah, brings back mamories. I bought a brand new, complete in the crate, one from a local FORD dealer for $1995.00 plus tax.....in 1969. :shock:

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Damn I sold one about 20 years ago for $8000. I thought that was a great deal now I don't feel so great about it :roll:


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Maybe it's just me, but it was NOT worth it IMHO. It has sat for 20+ years....they were claiming it to be a KB-built Cammer with only dyno time...but no documentation....I saw the engine, which had sat in the rain Friday morning for at least a little while. Dirty, some rust in places, & corrosion on the intake. God only knows what the cylinder bores looked like.

A NOS set of Cammer heads in Holman-Moody marked boxes went for $7500 last year. Buy those & a regular side-oiler block, or a Genesis or Pond block, all the rest of the pieces, pay a professional shop, & I think it wouldn't have cost much more...if any.

Besides, there are three different shops scheduled (key word) to come out with SOHC heads this year...plus supposedly Dove can make them on request...

Lastly, the '65 Galaxie with the running SOHC went for $58K, plus commish, of course. nice looking car.

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Pro Comp needs to wake up its starving Chinese workers and get them casting Boss 429 and SOHC heads along with valve covers, SOHC timing covers, and matching intake manifolds.
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SOHC

I would never put that engine in anything other than something I'd trailer back and forth to car shows. Since I'm not into that, I'll never own one.

I couldn't bear to put my foot in it. I can beat on my 385 all day every day...if it blows up, oops! Build it bigger and better next time. If the SOHC blew up, OOPS....shoulda built a half dozen 385's instead!

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FE-SOHC's are overrated. The Boss is a better engine. Now, if "they" made
a 385-series SOHC or DOHC head with good, high ports....................
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I really don't know how much a 4 valve would help the 460. If you want higher ports and want to spin more rpms, just get some A heads. Would 4 valve heads with equivalent port angle/size be any better? If the A heads aren't enough, you could go to C heads, Profiler heads, or hemi heads. I don't know much about that high end stuff, but I'm guessing you'd need a very stout engine to want more cylinder head than that. Something I've always pondered is how well a set of A heads would work on a relatively mild street 460-545. Something with 10:1 compression and a cam around 235-245* @.050. I know the heads would be considered overkill, but if they put CJ iron heads on 429s from the factory with their tiny cams and such, wouldn't that be more overkill than A heads on a more hairy street engine with some more cubes? Has anyone done something like this?
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Hate to jump in like this,,, But if your all talking about overhead cams on a 385 series engine?? has anyone ever tried "Coates rotary heads"?? Or has anyone ever seen them? On the street, on the track??? Pros, Cons?

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Saw some dyno tests some years back that were pretty impressive. Impressive price tag, too. :lol:

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Rare find! Is it worth $41,000? I guess to the bidder it was. Who knows what he has planned for the engine. Could be going in a Nostalgia Super Stocker or :?:

Now would I pay $41,000 for a cammer? NO, however I don't have any use for it

Regardless......... Very interesting piece of history and Randy, I'll buy that Cammer engine from you for $8K :P



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It just seems hard for me to believe that you couldn't piece one of those together for $40,000..But then again I've only ever seen one complete running engine, a set of valve covers and a stub shaft so it might take a LONG time to come up with the parts, maybe you'd eat up $40,000 in gas trying to find the parts...

They are a neat engine for sure, very cool.. As a performance piece I'd say a 460 with CJ heads would be an easy match for the SOHC.

For some reason lately there seems to be a lot of interest in the cammer engine.

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