NASCAR Legend Len Wood Carves A 1/2 Scale Ford 427 Engine By Hand

Len Wood is more than just a co-owner of NASCAR's Wood Brothers Racing team. He is also quite the craftsman.

As relayed by Road & Track, Wood put his down time last year to good use and built a 1/2 scale model of a 1967 Ford 427 -- by hand.

The engine is a "Galaxie-derived engine that powered the 1967 Ford GT40 Mk. IV to a win at the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans," wrote Road & Track.

This, of course, isn't necessarily anything new for Wood, widely considered one of the greatest engine-builders in the history of the sport.

"Despite owning a world-class racing team and having instant access to both a full stable of racing engineers and a wide collection of modern machining tools, he refused to use a CNC machine, and even hand made some of his own tools from components he had lying around to keep to that spirit," Road & Track reported.

Upon completion, Wood sent the engine to The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI for display. Fittingly, it will displayed in the same collection as the 1967 Ford GT40 Mk. IV that led A.J. Foyt and Dan Gurney to an epic victory at Le Mans.