FE Engines

332 cubic inch (1958 – 1959)

  • Compression ratio 9.5:1
  • Bore and stroke of 4.00X3.30
  • two-barrell @ 240 hp
  • 1958 series option w/four-barrell @ 265 hp
  • mechanical camshaft w/machined combustion chambers
  • last year of production, compression ratio 8.9.:1 @ 225 hp

352 cubic inch

  • bore and stroke of 4.00X3.50
  • engine for the ’58 T-bird
  • four barrell carb @ 300 hp
  • compression ratio 10.2.:1
  • cast iron crankshaft
  • forged steel rods, mechanical-lifter camshaft w/machined combustion chambers or cast chambers by 1959.
  • By 1960, the 352 HP was available with an aluminum intake manifold producing approximately 360 hp.

360 cubic inch

  • Used in Ford trucks
  • Lower compression engine with heavy duty internal parts

361 cubic inch (1958 – 1959)

  • Bore and stroke 4.0469X3.50
  • 10.5:1 compression ratio w/303 hp
  • In 1959, the 360 cubic inch used cast chambers reducing compression and horsepower.

390 cubic inch (1961-1976)

  • Bore and stroke 4.05X3.78
  • Three versions available
  • 1961-1963: 390 cubic inch with 9.6:1 compression ratio, four barrell carb @300 hp.

406 cubic inch

  • Introduced in 1962
  • Bore and stroke 4.13×3.78
  • Same block as 390 HP
  • Few 1963 blocks came with cross bolt mains.
  • Revised oil galleries.

410 cubic inch

  • This is a 390 block with a 428 crankshaft
  • Four barrell carb.
  • The stroke is increased .020 in for a total of 3.98 inches
  • Only used in Mercury vehicles from 1966 to 1967


 427 Low Riser

  • Available through 1963-1964
  • Cast iron crankshaft and solid lifter camshaft
  • Intake 2.04 (2.09 inch in 1964) with 1.66 exhaust valves
  • Some of these engines had cross-bolt mains.
  • Cast aluminum intake manifolds.
  • Single and dual four barrell carburators.
  • Horsepower varied from 410 to 425 depending on setup.
  • 11.5.1 compression

427 Medium Riser

  • 1965 to 1967 all 427 blocks were side oilers.
  • Forged steel crankshaft
  • Cap screw connecting rods
  • Cross bolt mains

427 High Riser

  • Introduce in 1964
  • Tallest cyclinder ports and intake manifold allowed for greater air/fuel mixture
  • Single and dual four barrell
  • Cast iron crank
  • solid lifter camshaft
  • Cross bolt mains

427 Tunnel Port

  • Available in 1967
  • Options included Tunnel Port cyclinder heads, four barrell aluminum intake or dual four barrell aluminum intake.
  • Much like the 427 medium riser in all other regards.

427 SOHC

  • Available as an over the counter option only.
  • Cast aluminum cyclinder heads
  • hemi-spherical combusiton chambers
  • stainless steel valves

428 cubic inch

  • Introduced in 1966
  • Bore and stroke of 4.13X3.98
  • Cast iron crankshaft
  • forged-steel connecting rods
  • cast iron intake manifold
  • 345 horsepower @ 10.5:1 compression ration
  • Variations of the 428 existed throughout its’ life span, including the 428 Police Interceptor, 428 Thunderjet and 428 Marauder.
  • The Police Interceptor contained an aluminum intake, high performance camshaft and beefier connecting rods to produce 360 hp.

428 Cobra Jet

  • Standard was 2.09 inch intake and 1.66 inch exhaust valves.
  • Cast iron intake manifold identical to the aluminum one on the police interceptor.
  • Cast iron exhaust manifolds.
  • Two-bolt main block
  • Between 345-360 horsepower

428 Super Cobra Jet

  • Internal structure differences included Lemans type cap screw rods
  • The capscrews were shorter than the 427’s to clear the block
  • Externally balanced
  • External engine oil cooler