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Hi Guys. I got a few questions I'm hoping someone can help me out with. I'm looking at purchasing a 428 and know almost nothing about them. I need to know If there are different 428's. Not so much the difference in the CJ and SCJ, but in the motor itself. Are any years better then others? Were there different engines in trucks then in cars? Is there a certian one I should look for or stay away from? Any info would be appreciated... Guy:1zhelp:
 

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The 428 first came out in 1966 in the Thunderbird. it was a build-up of the the ubiquitous 390. Not even a Hi Po 390 at that. It's original mission was to power a 4000+ A/C luxo barge, so it needed lots of torque.

There were 428 7-litre Galaxies, XLs, various Fords, Mercurys and trucks and Shelby AC and GT 500. The 428 Cobra Jet came along in April 1968. It was a high performance version of the 428 Thunderbird engine. Take a stock 428 and throw on some somewhat exotic 427 pieces and it's a 428CJ.

The FE family (Ford Edsel, by the way) is difficult to tell discern from one another, be it 352, 390, 410, 427, 428 or 428CJ. You'll have to have casting #s to be sure. The Fomoco page is a good place for that.

428s are all good, stout engines, as are all FEs. All 428 Cougars were Cobra Jets (also Mustangs, Torinos, Cyclones and Shelby KR500), again be sure about casting numbers: block, heads, intake and exhaust manifolds.

Tim B
1969 XR7 428 CJR convertible
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