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by The_Stig
Tue 16. Jul 2013, 02:53
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: 60 Lincoln 430 heads off, burning coolant pics
Replies: 4
Views: 2720

Re: 60 Lincoln 430 heads off, burning coolant pics

You can do the same with the cylinder head. We used to evaluate valves and seats by turning the head up on its belly and filling the combustion chamber with gasoline (if I remember right). I wouldn't do it with modern fuel, because the junk they add in will evaporate (well, at least the unleaded her...
by The_Stig
Sun 14. Jul 2013, 04:47
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: 60 Lincoln 430 heads off, burning coolant pics
Replies: 4
Views: 2720

Re: 60 Lincoln 430 heads off, burning coolant pics

A slow coolant leak into the intake is not necessarily detectable with the naked eye. If it was the headgasket that leaked, you'd see bubbles in the rediator tank. The blowby is hopefully caused only by a varnished ring. This can be dealt with externally, without having to take the engine apart. Unf...
by The_Stig
Sun 7. Jul 2013, 10:08
Forum: MEL Related History
Topic: MEL 430 in Holman Moody Thunderbirds
Replies: 6
Views: 5776

Re: MEL 430 in Holman Moody Thunderbirds

430 6V wrote:I've heard/read the handling thing too but I'm not sure I believe it...
The engine was supposedly much heavier than other engines of this displacement. The Rambler 327 was also heavier than contemporary engines, because it wasn't a thin-wall design. This might be the very reason for MEL's overweight
by The_Stig
Sun 7. Jul 2013, 09:37
Forum: Introduce Yourself and Show us Your Ride
Topic: New here, but old MEL guy
Replies: 7
Views: 1441

Re: New here, but old MEL guy

The '58 Marauder was the first production engine to reach 400 hp. After about 6 months, they detuned it, because the oil companies couldn't get their act together on a fuel quality standard, which wasn't a problem at all a few years after that. If you could remember that device on a 50's vehicle cal...

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