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'66 block
0 over
11/1 compression
tunnel port heads and medium riser intake
dual 650's
Dyno sheets say 485 hp to the wheels
Engine has 25K on it since installed
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A tunnel port won't run with a medium riser intake on it. What are the casting numbers on the heads and intake? You either have all tunnel port stuff or none.
 

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I am sure Royce is right. The Genesis, Pond, Shelby and Dove 427 engines have been a boon to performance guys and let the Ford 427 engines go in correct period cars for authentic restorations etc.
 

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1st it is for sure a side oiler not a std 427? (ie it has the external oil passages on it?)
 

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I am sure Royce is right. The Genesis, Pond, Shelby and Dove 427 engines have been a boon to performance guys and let the Ford 427 engines go in correct period cars for authentic restorations etc.
I am sure Royce is right too, but I didn't get the rest of what you wrote from what Royce wrote. While the value you are expressing is honorable, to me it would be all about what things cost and what I had on hand, etc...
 

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Yes, true side oiler
My mistake for calling it a medium riser.
All tunnel port heads and intake 2X4's
Where are the numbers you need off the heads and block and I can have them checked.

 

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My hunch is that your picture is of the 427 in the black Pantera previously owned by Don Rush. Would I be correct?
 

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Tunnelport heads are normally C7OE-6090-K castings. Head casting numbers are between the center 2 sparkplugs and not easy to read in the car. Date codes can be from 67 to 72 and perhaps a bit later as they were mainly over the counter parts.

The 2x4 single plain intake is a C7OE-9425-A casting number. Casting number is located on the intake runner that connects the 2 plenums unde the carbs. Can't be easily seen without removing the carbs. Date codes are not normally found on them. Also a over the counter part.

Rotating assy internals, cam specs, engine builder and history are best answered by Don. He can probably tell you much more. From just a parts standpoint your looking at $10k to $12k with stock forged internals. If it was a Holman Moody built engine that adds to the history and build quality. Guys ask quite a bit more for HM built stuff from the day with documentation. Or with it being built by a well known builder favors well too. The last few tunnelports I've seen for sale (nicely built with the same parts, non HM built) were all in the $15k asking range. If they sold and for what I'd have no idea. That said it's a beautiful engine and does not get much better as far as a FE 427 goes if you ask me. I'm sure there was a TON of custom parts and work done to the Pantera to fit that pup in there. Hopefully Don can chime in and give some details.
 

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Don didn't build the motor, the previous owner did and I never got a chance to talk to him.
Paperwork says Dennis Zainfield built the motor and Earl Wade did "engine modifications" no details.
Crecenta Valley Ford Specialists did the actual installation of the engine.

I don't have the receipts with me listing the internal parts, or cam specs.


I have very few pictures of the engine believe it or not..... :bloated:

 

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It would probably cost $12K - $15K to duplicate that engine using original parts or a mix of reproduction parts.

A used engine like that ought to fetch $8000 or thereabouts.
 

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Earl Wade is a Ford legend from way back. And don't know about Dennis. But would say it's a very well built engine if Earl was involved.


edit for wrong content. sorry.
 

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For sure it's tunnelport. I just looked at a tunnelwedge intake and it's a bit different. Sorry for the confusion.
 

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For sure it's tunnelport. I just looked at a tunnelwedge intake and it's a bit different. Sorry for the confusion.
Awwww man, I just found a couple other motor shots and uploaded in their original hugenes so we could count the intake bolts. :0(
Made it a clicky 'cause it's huge.
The dyno sheet called it a tunnel wedge, all other papers I have it's tunnel port.
 

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Nice looking engine. Looks like a neat collection of parts. Thanks for the pics and good luck with the sale!
 

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A related question that comes to me is what would it cost to convert the Pantera back to a 351C and what price might one get for it once the conversion was done? Would the total take for the engine and reconverted Pantera be more than the Pantera sold as it currently sits? And are you having issues getting interested parties at the current asking price?

Mostly my thoughts on this are because I have wanted a Pantera for a while now.
 
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