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by Treinarts
Fri 22. Jul 2016, 10:42
Forum: MEL Engine Aftermarket Parts
Topic: REV Kit for MEL
Replies: 0
Views: 593

REV Kit for MEL

Rev kits. Came across old ISKY roller cam rev kit. Thinking of having CNC cut billet aluminum plates for pattern so can use different and more modern type of springs. Maybe for use with standard hydraulic or flat tappet cam. Still in thought process, so any ideas and thoughts are welcome. With a lit...
by Treinarts
Fri 21. Aug 2015, 10:06
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: 58 410 valve noise
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

Re: 58 410 valve noise

I would suggest a high pressure oil pump. One for FE ford is interchangeable. I would avoid thicker oil on a new engine. Maybe a 10-30 or 15-40 at most. Never had hydraulic lifter problems. TJR
by Treinarts
Tue 30. Sep 2014, 10:55
Forum: MEL Engine Aftermarket Parts
Topic: Roller lifters
Replies: 2
Views: 4047

Re: Roller lifters

Thank you. Have Roller rockers and hardened shafts. Can't find any of the old Isky roller lifters, and I am waffling back and forth about running a roller cam. Might just get a solid lifter cam ground. Any info on roller lifters would be great. FE roller lifters do not work. They are not wide enough...
by Treinarts
Mon 29. Sep 2014, 08:09
Forum: MEL Engine Aftermarket Parts
Topic: Roller lifters
Replies: 2
Views: 4047

Roller lifters

What parts or combination of parts are used to create a solid roller lifter for the MEL 430? Can't find any old Isky stuff and I get the impression that some application of link bar lifters can be modified for use in MEL engines. 460 ford? I need a clue. TJR
by Treinarts
Fri 25. Jul 2014, 13:11
Forum: MEL Engine Parts For Sale
Topic: 430 and 462 Stroker Crank- brand new
Replies: 3
Views: 2142

Re: 430 and 462 Stroker Crank- brand new

2.15 X 2.15 X 3.14 X 4.5 X 8 = 522.52
That is a big engine. TJR
by Treinarts
Fri 11. Jul 2014, 08:19
Forum: MEL Engine Aftermarket Parts
Topic: big valves
Replies: 2
Views: 1779

Re: big valves

I have heard that 462 heads could be made to flow better, but the big valve early heads could still flow 300cfm. I have not seen any data, and Slover said he did not think any MEL head could flow over 300. So I really do not know what the limitations or advantages there are for any of the MEL heads....
by Treinarts
Tue 10. Jun 2014, 09:51
Forum: The MEL Engine Tripower Heaven
Topic: TRI POWER AIR CLEANER
Replies: 2
Views: 1582

Re: TRI POWER AIR CLEANER

So I gotta ask..........where is this boat? I saw an old flatbottm many years ago near Napa Ca kind of like you describe. Guy would swap from tri power to 8 duces to a stock four barrel setup. Gold or Mustard colored. Pretty sure he blew up the engine. Boat sat tied to a dock for a few years and guy...
by Treinarts
Wed 16. Apr 2014, 10:39
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: MEL 462 builds
Replies: 3
Views: 2541

Re: MEL 462 builds

Big M auto in Williams, Ca. One hour north of Sacramento, right on I-5. He has everything MEL.
Early Edsel, Lioncoln, Merc. Was there 2 months ago.
Takes a while to get him to pull and ship stuff, but he has anything and everything you want. phone is 530 473 2225.
He is on line as well. TJR
by Treinarts
Fri 28. Feb 2014, 08:51
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Fresh MEL build
Replies: 11
Views: 4661

Re: Fresh MEL build

What was done to the heads? Larger valves? New valve spring assembly I assume. Slover did mine a few years ago.
Those are some good dyno numbers and a really good torqe curve. Your cam is milder than mine, but seems to do the job. TJR
by Treinarts
Wed 12. Feb 2014, 15:52
Forum: MEL Engine Aftermarket Parts
Topic: big valves
Replies: 2
Views: 1779

big valves

I had Slover install 2.19 light weight intakes, oversized exhaust, using 5/16 stems, some wicked stiff springs with titanium keepers retainers and used new guide inserts. Have not put the engine in anything yet. Was thinking a boat, or Model A Ford coupe. I have been sidelined for a while and am als...

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