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FloJoe
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posted 11-04-2002 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FloJoe   Click Here to Email FloJoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why was it called a "427 Side Oiler"?

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-04-2002 11:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Because of the way the oil galleys were moved to supply oil through the cam bearings.

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Rory McNeil
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posted 11-05-2002 02:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually, only the 65-68 427`s were "sideoilers", the 63-early 65`s had the conventional "top oiling" system used on the vast majority of the 332-428 Ford FE`s.Personally, the topoiler is perfectly acceptable for street or most dragstrip duties, the sideoiler was developed to cure oiling problems at the long NASCAR GN races. Unless you plan on running flat out for hours at a time, it`s just a "buzz word".

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-05-2002 08:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool, though!

Now someone explain the origins of Low-riser, Medium-riser, and High-riser.

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-05-2002 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Low riser was the first incarnation with the intake ports being "normal" FE or 390ish.
High Riser was the first RACE only incarnation of the 427 with huge tall intake ports, BIG compression, BIG solid cam and a very tall profile intake manifold.
Medium riser was a "best of both worlds" that was streetable. Intake ports were CJ sized and the manifold was higher than the low riser, but not as tall as the high riser.
Streetable compression and a milder solid cam.

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