Common questions

How can you tell if you have a 428 block?


How can you tell if you have a 428 block?

Registered. Another way to tell if it might be a 428 is to remove one spark plug, take a stick or dowel and measure the stroke of the piston, it should be 3.980″, a 390,406, or 427 will have a 3.780″ stroke and a 330,352,or 360 will have a 3.500″ stroke.

How can I tell if my Cobra Jet is a 428?

The best way to tell if it is a 428 is to look at the crank a 428 will have 1U stamped on it and a 428 is the only fe that is externally balanced i believe.

How do you tell the difference between a 390 and 428?

Registered. Yes sir , the only way to tell the difference between a 390 & a 428 with the engine setting in the car is looking at the balancer .. A 428 is externally balanced and has a larger harmonic balancer .. The parts numbers on the heads will tell the type heads .

What is the difference between 428 CJ and 428 SCJ?

First you have to start with the 428 v.s. the 428 CJ. The CJ block differs from the plain 428 due to the additional webs cast into the main bearing saddles. The SCJ block is the same as a CJ.

What’s the difference between a 428 and a 429 Cobra Jet?

In 1970 the 428 Cobra Jet Motor was replaced with a 429 CJ engine. The change occurred in the middle of the production year so some early Cobra Jet cars had 428’s, later cars were 429’s. The 429 Cobra Jet package included: Bigger heads with larger ports and valves.

How do you read a Ford serial number?

How to Decode a Ford VIN?

  1. 1 = Country of manufacture (United States)
  2. F = Manufacturer (Ford)
  3. D = Vehicle Type (Incomplete Vehicle)
  4. X = Restraint Type.
  5. F46 = Model (Ford F-Series, F-450, Regular Cab, 2WD)
  6. S = Engine Type (6.8 SOHC SEFI V10; Gasoline 275HP)
  7. 1 = Security Code.
  8. 2 = Model Year (2002)

Is the Ford 428 a good motor?

The 428 is actually the better choice (and most BB Cobra’s actually had 428’s) due to it’s larger bore (therefore larger valves, better breathing, lower piston speed, etc, etc) out of the FE family. The 385-series is the “best” BBF though.

Is a Ford 427 a good engine?

Top 10 Engines of All-Time (#10): Ford 427 SOHC Don Prudhomme and his Ford 427 SOHC-powered rail. Some picked their favorite engine based on durability. Others picked based on power and performance. Clearly, the Ford 427 SOHC (Cammer) engine cracked the top 10 based on its power and legendary status.

What is a 428 Ford worth?

A complete carb to pan 428 cobra jet will bring $2500-$3500 depending on condition.