FE Pond SOHC Cammer Block
Ford block (“Cammer”) is an overhead cam version of
the FE block, originally designed for stock car racing. Ford built
about 500 of them, and they were such a serious power-plant that
NASCAR banned them when the competition threatened to withdraw.
takes its inspiration from the side-oiler 427 block, and combines
the technical superiority of Ford 255 cid cylinder heads, dual
overhead cam, and the cubic inches of the 7000 rpm 427 "high
riser" FE. But the SOHC Ford block also has distinctive performance-enhancing
features, including hemispherical combustion chambers and valve
control that only overhead cams will allow.
Ford blocks are manufactured in both aluminum and cast iron. The
specifics are the same as our wedge block, except they weigh 2
to 3 pounds more due to no lifter provisions and have a deck height
of 10.170 instead of 10.155. Also, there are no oil passages in
the lifter valley area. However, there is an oil return hole in
the back of the block that is unique to the SOHC head.