Originally Posted by blackf3504dr
I think you meant to say the push rods run through the intake runners....
You are right, I did. I have a '66 or '67 410 in my '69 F100 4WD. The push rod placement prevents a more efficient cylinder head design, having said that, you can still get plenty out of these old V8s.
It is worth noting that in the FE the intake manifold actually overlaps the top of the block, so the intake runners are partly in the manifold. Only engine I know of that had this characteristic.