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In 1963, the 427 FE engine was released, measuring just one cubic inch under the 7-liter displacement limit that the NASCAR rules makers had imposed. The on-track results in NASCAR were dramatic. After winning just six races in 1962, Fords grabbed the Top 5 finishing spots for 1963, their win total for the year. In 1964, they won a whopping 55 percent of the 62 NASCAR events held that year and all but seven of the 55 races in 1965.