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Hey, That Doesn’t Go There – SOHC-Powered Galaxie 500 May Be the Last of Its Kind

Posted May 09, 2019 9:00 AM by dstrohl
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Amid all the uncertainties in automotive history, there exist at least a few undisputed facts. For instance, Ford never built a production line vehicle with its legendary single overhead-camshaft 427 V-8. Not one. That doesn’t, however, mean that Ford didn’t build any SOHC-powered cars, and the 1965 Galaxie 500 coming up for auction may be the last remaining example.

Ford lore has long maintained that Ford itself – not Holman-Moody or Dearborn Steel Tubing or any other outside shop – specially built just two Galaxies powered by the SOHC 427, a version of the FE-series big-block V-8 designed to take on Chrysler’s Hemis in NASCAR competition. The first showed up behind Gasoline Alley at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May 1964 for the purview of the motorsports journalists covering the test sessions for that year’s Indy 500.

A rare gem of a classic auto is ready to hit the block, which could catch a half-million.

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I'd settle for this....

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05/10/2019 11:07 PM

Yeah, but the thing is- I don't really need either one, but when I was a teenager a cammer was the engine I always wanted, even though they're about ten years older than me!

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05/14/2019 1:54 PM

..."In the heyday of the muscle car, very few of the racing engines coming out of the Motor City rivaled Ford’s 427 CID SOHC V8 engine, otherwise known as the “Cammer.” When equipped with dual four-barrel carburetors, the legendary powerhouse generated a prodigious 657 horsepower. Even when a single four-barrel carburetor was employed, the engine could still generate 616 horsepower. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that this big, powerful engine often appears on lists of the top ten engines of all time.

https://www.goldeagle.com/tips-tools/the-cammer-fords-answer-to-the-hemi/

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05/10/2019 12:30 AM

Meanwhile, in Italy twin cams were normalised.

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I think the twin cam design is actually less challenging, being that it's one cam per bank of valves.

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05/13/2019 12:39 AM

Twin cam is generally pretty tough on cam belts, well when the cylinder count is low.

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05/14/2019 7:34 AM

I thought the 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt was a cammer.

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