This 1/6 scale Model of the Ford 427 Wedge engine by Liberty Classics measures approximately 6 inches long, 5 inches wide and 5 inches high. The model is made of a combination of diecast metal and plastic parts.
The model itself is attached to a plastic display stand which has the engines labeling. The plastic display is in turn attached to a removable cardboard base. The plastic base measures 5.75 inches by 4.5 inches. The cardboard base measures 10 inches by 7 inches.
At the back of the engine is a wheel/gear that when turned it will make the front assembly connected by the belt rotate.
For this particular model the air cleaner can be detached (unscrew to little screws) and this will allow the carburetor to be visible.
These models are made to look realistic and are not really toys to be played with. The base is labeled as recommended for 14 and older.
The model comes already assembled. Nothing is needed other than getting the model out of the box to display.
The box measures 10 inches by 7 inches by 7 inches.
Ford's 427 V8 was introduced in 1963 as a race-only engine. It was developed for racing. The true displacement of the 427 was actually 425 cubic inches, but Ford called it the 427 because 7 liters (427 cu in) was the maximum displacement allowed by several racing organizations at the time. The stroke was the same as the 390 at 3.78 inches (96.01 mm), but the bore was increased to 4.23 inches (107.44 mm). The block was made of cast iron with an especially thickened deck to withstand higher compression. The cylinders were cast using cloverleaf molds—the corners were thicker all down the wall of each cylinder. Many 427s used a steel crankshaft and all were balanced internally. Most 427s used solid valve lifters with the exception of the 1968 block which was drilled for use with hydraulic lifters.