Re: What are \" F.E.\" Heads
FE is an engine family, much like Windsor, Cleveland, and Lima. The FE engine had a long history with Ford. It was built like a tank with a Y block design, (not to be confused with the 292 Y block engine used in the 50's). The typical displacements in trucks were 360 or 390 C.I., but it was available in displacements from 352 to 428 C.I. The heads and intake are quite unique in that the pushrods go thru the intake manifold. It could be quite the screamer as it was available in several 427 versions with low, medium and hi riser heads and as the famous 427 SOHC. Nascar loved these engines and they remain popular to this day with the nostalgia crowd. The 429/460 Lima engines replaced these beasts in the 70's, but at one time Ford offered the Torino with your choice of a 427, 428 Cobra Jet, or a 429. All engines were substantially different, the FE's in bore and stroke and the 429 was a completely different engine. None of the FE parts interchange with the other Ford engine families, but quite a few Ford trucks came equipped with 360's and 390's, so you could swap in any engines from the FE family with factory parts. Lots of info on the web if you go surfing. Happy hunting. B.O.B.