Since there will only be about two of you that know, maybe I should just IM you directly
I was trying to recall the merits of both of these engines families. Set me straight if I've got it wrong and add any further info you have in the old memory bank.
FE series: 352/390/427/428, replaced Y block in '61, also found its way into trucks as 360 and others. Includes famed racing 427 variants, but not sure about SOHC motor. Also includes legendary Cobra Jet variant in 428 form. Half-skirted block if memory serves, identifiable by offset water pump & front distributor. Not as big or heavy as 385 series engines. Discontinued in cars roundabout 1970.
385 series: 429/460, bigger and heavier than FE if I recall. Non skirted block, better head design for much improved flow, higher-revving? (possibly something to do with the rod/stroke ratio compared to FE). Also available in Cobra Jet variant. Possibly had some similarities to 351 Cleveland? Where did I get that from -- maybe the valve geometry? I'm a lot fuzzier on these engines.
OK Ford guys, help me out here.