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1965 AFX 427 SOHC test drive.wmv



Just a quick update on the car.For the most part finished, just a couple little things.Heres a walk around and a bit of a Test drive. This actually is the first time Ive driven it down the road.Weather and Holidays so, Merry X-Mas to me. It was awesome so far no issues exept those Pie crust slicks just spin all the time. Barely get on the throttle and they spin. AWESOME Perfect street car other than I think i just went through 2 gallons of Fuel to do this Video.


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Author John Johnstone ( ago)
What BEAUTIFUL car. Love the 427 cammer.

Author Stoney Browning ( ago)
The old style cookie cutter slicks (ala Corky Coker), look positively
BITCHIN'! And they give the car a nice old school feel! But a softer
compound and a tad more pinion angle will give you a bit more traction!

Author mopartron3030 ( ago)
Beautiful car, so far i've been mostly Mopar but it's undeniable all of the
big 3 had sweet models like these. Mustangs and camaros are overdone, give
me a Buick or Mercury though i'll be happy.

And Cammers FTW Hemis have their issues too

Author dale bowman ( ago)
Now this is how to start a video.

Author hungryhouston ( ago)
In my opinion this is one of the most beautiful cars made had a 65 caliente
and loved it cyclone is bad ass !!! Looking for one now.. either one 65 is
the most beautiful

Author mercuryjunky ( ago)
It wasn't quite finished yet, I moved the engine back internet half and
hadn't modified the hump yet

Author no1dirtbag ( ago)
Why such a big hole in the floor?

Author merc marc ( ago)
I want one in black please.

Author Karl X ( ago)
I think if Ford hadn't already designed the majority of it's cars with
shock towers in the 1960's and early 70's, then the cammer would have been
mass produced. A cammer powered 68-71 Torino would have wiped its ass with
454 Chevelles and hemi Road Runners on the track... all day long.

Author Mark Breaux ( ago)
This car is perfect... I wouldn't change shit about it..JUST BRUTAL! and I
need it in my life....

Author bronco boy ( ago)
Bill Coon,of 57 Thunderbird with a 427 SOHC fame, is coming out with
aftermarket heads with improved exhaust ports and "fixes" for all the
notorious SOHC shortcomings. He had some prototype heads, valve cover and
chains drives on display at the Columbus Ford swap meet this past weekend.
That engine almost looks better than a a pair of d cups with the cold
indicators on..

Author jw edgerly ( ago)
Hey Devon. I agree, but the problem with Ford was the design of the engine
compartments. The shock towers starting in the 65? model year, were just a
nightmare. A 390 could just barely fit in a 66-69 fairlane. The 69-70 Boss
429's mustangs had modified shock towers. I think the same thing would've
applied to the 67-71 Fairlane,Torino. You could drop a HEMI in most MOPARS
but the price was way out of budget for most.I can't imagine the price of a
cammer. The irony is the 71-73 Mustang shock towers came from the factory
with the modification for the Boss 429

Author no1dirtbag ( ago)
How did you get a hold of one of those motors?

Author Christopher Ames ( ago)


Author C moore ( ago)
Note to You Tubers. When making a video, keep the sitting in one place
idling to a minimum. A few seconds is all we need. The second minute sounds
just like the first and the scenery doesn't change a bit.

Author PurerockRich1010 ( ago)
sounds like it has a geardrive in it, no???

Author George Dobson ( ago)
THEE greatest car ever built. I'll take one of these over any Ferrari.
Except maybe a 458. Maybe.

Author jimmy johnson ( ago)
This car is fucking baaaaaadasss. +1!

Author BNforever2009 ( ago)
Im surprised the neighbors didnt call the police on him

Author BNforever2009 ( ago)
that is really nice

Author Robert LaPointe ( ago)


Author Louise Sturm ( ago)
Thought this was gonna be tested on the track. Another "Lawn chair guy" 

Author mickster boone ( ago)
Even a die-hard Chevy guy like me has to admit the SOHC engine was/is the
pinnacle of badass Detroit muscle.
Car sounds and looks excellent.

Author Rob Walden ( ago)
This is the most beautiful car on the planet! 

Author Branon Fontaine ( ago)
What a beautiful car....

Author mike smith ( ago)
Man that's a great job .

Author scdevon ( ago)
Ford should have followed through with this engine into the late 60s and
early 70s and made it in mass numbers as an optional super stock engine for
most Ford vehicles. It could have had excellent street manners with some
tweaking. Ford would have completely blown GM and Chrysler out of the
muscle car wars and the engine would have had a huge aftermarket level of
support if they would have built thousands of them. Ford was a little too
stingy with high performance engine production, IMO. GM built thousands
and thousands of LS6s for example. 

Author Charles Layne ( ago)
Awesome!

Author james marshall ( ago)
I like the AFX with the shorter wheel base.. I read that the ford factory
boys had a AFX mustang and the engine was in the 900 hp range./ Excellente
Car Thanks Poster

Author ocala 1885 ( ago)
This is back when america could build a car

Author Tom Carter ( ago)
49 years ago I seen this car I was a boy an built models of this AF/X TO
SEE THIS CAR NOW JUST BLOWS ME AWAY WELL DONE THE BEST LOOKING HOTEST
MUSCLE CAR TO EVER HIT THE STREETS CHEVY MOPAR EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT
FoMoCo the company that didn't take the tax payers money

Author David Sadler ( ago)
That's beautiful... Great job.

Author trucking604 ( ago)
You have that Comet set up perfect! One of the most beautiful I've ever
seen and containing the most awesome power plant to ever come out!

Author moparnutjim ( ago)
I'm a kid all over again. These type of cars were the thing and are forever
etched in my mind as the baddest era drag cars.

Author 02DZ ( ago)
That's absolutely F'ing badass! 

Author henchicken1 ( ago)
Absolutely beautiful! my mom had a turquoise 404 six banger.... if you
ever want to sell her let me know!! 

Author Greg Luft ( ago)
WOW that's one awesome car!

Author William Zoom ( ago)
What a beast, never heard a cammer run, seen them sitting on display but
never in a moving car. Unreal.

Author Alex L ( ago)
Beautiful car.

Author Rod Pavloski ( ago)
VietNam......I sure don't miss it....the riots....yah, right!....but the
muscle cars.....MAN do I MISS those days.

Author 91slownotch ( ago)
One of the best of YouTube! My god is car just incredibly sexy! Sound is
terrific! Looks beyond beautiful! My heart skipped a few beats watching
this!

Author Hemivision555 ( ago)
427 sohc rules!! F.irst O.n R.ace D.ay!




Author ima humanbean ( ago)
Beautiful !!

Author jeff13151 ( ago)
Sweet!

Author Monty Mince ( ago)
Awesome ride. That's what I would call Beauty and the Beast all in one! I
would love to see and hear this one in person. Very nicely done.

Author Charles Marshall ( ago)
Mopars ruled the roost back in those days, but I sure love the look and
sound of that old Comet!

Author John Buhl ( ago)
Kick ass comet, kick ass cammer what's not to like?

Author nosense58 ( ago)
The red paint and the cragars really set it off

Author 1400IntruderVS ( ago)
Cyclones are hard enough to find in great shape and here you are showing
off an 427 SOHC AFX!
Thank you for sharing. TRUE AWESOMENESS!

Author dennis simpson ( ago)
i love this car man...

Author Greg Brown ( ago)
Wow!

Author 07canuck ( ago)
Very cool car!

Author Charles Baker ( ago)
OMG!!! I have some many goose bumps just listening to this car idle. I love
this era of muscle cars and their big block power. Can't help the goose
bumps. Awesome car. Thanks for the thrill.

Author bob robinson ( ago)
Love the Rotunda Tach, don't see them around. Beautiful car, Love to go
through the gears.

Author Robert LaPointe ( ago)
were almost the same as having a big block under the hood,some considered
them to be a big block in their prime infancy because of the massive
midrange and top end power that they were able to produce.

Author Robert LaPointe ( ago)
a dualquad set up for the Boss 302,but racing officials had banned it from
use because it was not made avilable to the public as a factory option.I
guess their rules were getting similar to NASCAR's so what ever they used
on the racetrack had to be made available for street use.Chevrolet did not
recommend that their crossram be used on the street because of the massive
power that it produced,so GM hiarchy(Top officials) did not view the set up
as street friendly those engines with big carbs

Author Robert LaPointe ( ago)
the same horsepower ratings equal to that of the Z/28 Camaro with open
headers and such,being that these cars were Trans Am race cars and I have
heard of 289 Shelbys getting well over 400 horses with ported heads and
open Tri-Y headers.But the Chevrolet z/28 cars also had an optional dual
quad cross ram set up as well,so that might be the reason or contribution
to their 465 horsepower results.Those crossram Winters intake manifolds
produced a huge torque curve at 4000rpm.and beyond.Ford also had

Author Robert LaPointe ( ago)
That I do believe is true.I read an issue of Hemmings Muscle Machines which
had a 1969 Boss 302 in it and the engine had been replaced at one time
because of bad pistons,including the rings.So the original numbers matching
engine engine that came in the car wasnt there.Are you sure that dyno is
reading correctly? Your horsepower readings should have been closer to
465.I heard of Chevrolet 302 Z/28 cars hitting at least 460 to 470 horses
on the dyno and I figured your 302 Boss should have got

Author steve Fowler ( ago)
I had a friend who had a '70 boss 302 in 1974, he blew the engine (piston
skirt broke) and he had it rebuilt and dynoed it just with no air cleaner
and open headers and it pulled 330 hp.

Author steve Fowler ( ago)
Exactly...it was rated the same as the OHV 427...and the low riser, mid
riser and tunnel port were also all rated at 425...the tunnel port engines
were said to pull almost 500 hp on a dyno.

Author steve Fowler ( ago)
Someday when I make my 2nd million (I've already made my first but I'm
saving that for retirement) I'm going to build a '65 fastback mustang with
a cammer...I know it won't fit but with coil overs it will.

Author steve Fowler ( ago)
Yes Officer that's a real roll bar...lol

Author AngryDuckSoup ( ago)
I was never much of a Ford guy,but that car is nice!

Author RJL681 ( ago)
Yeah that is very true,,425 hp ratings were very under rated,,the actual
horse power was around 600. 302 Boss Mustangs and z/28 Camaro 290 hp
ratings were very under rated as well.The actual ratings for these transam
race engines was around 470..especially when these short stroke engines
were capable of reving beyond 7000rpm on the top end.due to large valves
and ports in their cylinder heads.

Author Rodney Finch ( ago)
wowsers.....i just made a mess of my trousers. So awesome!!

Author kevin thomas ( ago)


Author scdevon ( ago)
Right. That's another reason why the big three SERIOUSLY underrated the
advertised HP numbers during the muscle car era. I loved the world prior to
the information age when you could get away with stuff like that.

Author scdevon ( ago)
That old school Rotunda Tach was great. Thanks!!

Author Steve Stevens ( ago)
TEASE!!! ;-)

Author RJL681 ( ago)
for the street rather than reputation in racing.The insurance companys were
the reason why Chrysler did not produce a large number of Hemi cars,because
not many people could really afford to insure them.Did you know back in
1970 a hemi car costed at least $1200 a year to insure,thats expensive even
by today's standards.A ford cammer would have been a very expensive car to
the street crowd,both with insurance and fuel costs.The 427 was not a
practical daily driver,niether was the Chrysler Hemi.

Author RJL681 ( ago)
valve train problems.GMs OHC 6 used in pontiac tempest and firebirds had
the same issue.Alot of people wound up scrapping them and putting a V-8 in
it's place.The Cammer was also later banned by NASCAR because it was also
not made available to the public for street use,I think GM officials knew
this was eventually going to happen.Which might be why they pulled out of
racing programs,that and plus they would have been expensive to insure thus
hurting sales.GM dogs were all about sales and profit

Author RJL681 ( ago)
GM pulled out of racing programs,is because GM top brass did not want to
invest the money into them.The GM top dogs were about money and profits.So
they wanted to stay focused on a high performance package that was suitable
for daily street driving.True Ford highrise engines did not fit under stock
hoods,thats why on highriser cars they had the teardrop type hoods in order
to clear the carburators.Yeah I know quiote a bit about the cammer,the
problem with the cammer engine,it had suffered

Author 2012ANONYMOUSA ( ago)
that's a pretty car

Author Darryle Shelly ( ago)
Then Ford developed the medium-riser intake and head, which did fit under
stock hoods and was accepted by NASCAR. In 1965 Chrysler installed its
first 426 Hemis in production cars and the race was on. Ned Jarrett driving
for Ford was the 1965 Grand National champion and Ford won the NASCAR crown.

Author Darryle Shelly ( ago)
I stand corrected , Why did GM pull out in the first place ? In 1965 NASCAR
banned Ford's high-riser engines claiming they did not actually fit under
"stock" hoods, allowing Chrysler to continue racing its 426 Hemi, which had
never been installed in a production vehicle until that year.[2] In 1965
Ford developed its own version of a hemi-chambered engine. The 427 Cammer
used a pair of overhead cams to operate the valves in its hemi. NASCAR
banned the engine.

Author RJL681 ( ago)
No its actually Chrysler that couldn't handle it.GM was no longer involved
with the race tracks by the time the cammer came out.It was pretty much
between Ford and Chrysler.GM pulled out of factory sponsored race programs
before the end of 1963 and focused their attention on street cars
instead.Thats how the GTO was born.It was Mopar that was competing against
this cammer,not Chevrolet or Pontiac.

Author Darryle Shelly ( ago)
Darn Nice ! Did you know that they banned the 427 SOHC FE Engine back in
the 60's ? I guess that GM couldn't handle it ...

Author john ropeleski ( ago)
what a ride,super

Author gingercheyene ( ago)
not a ford guy but this motor is wicked.

Author Michael T. Cassidy ( ago)


Author LEIGH SCOTT ( ago)
BUILD THEM HIGH A SICK BOY NOTTING WRONG WITH IT YA YA U!,

Author SuperKONR ( ago)
Gear drive cam? Beautiful car!

Author RusteeUte ( ago)
Awesome sounding motor!!!!! :P And a great looking car, congrats.

Author Daniel Rashley ( ago)
Ken, this car is absolutely the best. You definitely know what you are
doing. I have got to get out to CO to see your cars live. You are my
Hero!!!!

Author THRILLERBILL1 ( ago)
WHEN FAST CARS RULED

Author daisy06 ( ago)
WEAK!

Author TheFrameoff ( ago)
Do you still have the car.... Hope so. Awsome car

Author MICHAEL NEHMER ( ago)
SICK,SICK,SICK,SICK LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Author glenroy56 ( ago)
Great looking Comet..wish I'd never sold the Fairlane, and the F1...and the
150...

Author gregorivich bradshaw ( ago)
i still have m y k code cyclone

Author kwvrad2 ( ago)
Beautiful machine man, and I'm a chevy man shes a beauty .

Author bigdadday bubblejomay ( ago)
Now that's what I'm talking about.

Author Roy Seals ( ago)
Had a '65 Cyclone, gave it the same grill treatment by blacking out the
chrome cross pieces leaving the one floating oval piece. Only had a Hypo
289 in mine, a Cammer would have been wild. Thanks for the video, beautiful
car!

Author Ed Passerini ( ago)
You can here that 6 foot timing chain a !/4 mile away.Sound better than a
Pete Jackson drive. Paisano

Author Ed Passerini ( ago)
Nice Cammer,Paisano

Author karner34 ( ago)
That car is freakin awesome.I have a 67 GT cyclone and would love a 65.

Author Patrick Watson ( ago)
The 427 Cammer is Best Engine Ever! and this video is Music to my ears!
Thank you for the video!

Author Mega Zap ( ago)
Perfect! My dream car indeed. I now have my 3rd 1965 Cyclone (red with
white interior) and I'm looking for Cyclone center caps for the Cragar
wheels. Please let me know where I can get them! Thanks! Zap

Author retthok ( ago)
Absolutely gorgeous.

Author radioguy1620 ( ago)
if you've still got this car you ought to get a magnetic cowl cover for it
, they're on ebay just to fit this car, keeps the water and dirt out of
that so hard to fix area, even if your cowl is perfect why get it wet, or
dirty , look up magnetic cowl cover, ebay . got one for my car and it works
great,

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