What is the difference between the 426 Hemi OHV and SOHC engines?

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Asked by Oct 14, 2009 at 12:43 PM about the 1970 Dodge Charger

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The 1970 Dodge Charger can be built with a 426 Hemi engine (OHV) and the 1970 Plymouth Superbird races a 426 Hemi (SOHC). What are the main differences between these two engines? Specifications (hp, torque, weight)? And which one is the best?

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ohv means over head valve(camshaft is in the middle of the block).sohc means single over head cam (2 camshafts, onne in each cylinder head)

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I have never heard of a 426 HEMI with SOHC.

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I do not think the Hemi head architecture would lend itself to an overhead cam. There was, however, a limited run of Ford 427 SOHC engines.

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