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by LIL ABE 2
Sat 1. Jun 2013, 11:48
Forum: MEL Engine Interchangeable Parts
Topic: 430 mel and ford truck parts interchange??
Replies: 1
Views: 1478

430 mel and ford truck parts interchange??

430 mel and ford truck parts interchange ???
does anyone know whether the ford truck 401 477 534 motors were based on a mel block and cyl heads or are they FE style i can recall reading in a 1958 car mag that the 534 truck crank would fit the 430 block ANY info appreciated thanx john
by LIL ABE 2
Tue 19. Mar 2013, 16:39
Forum: Racetalk
Topic: drag racing a 430 in early ford bodies
Replies: 1
Views: 5570

drag racing a 430 in early ford bodies

not sure where to post this but anyone out there building a 55 or 6 ford with a 430 should deeply consider motor set back my 55 with the front of the oil pan 1 1/2" from straight axle [ stock wheel base] has a 55% front to 45% rear weight ratio. i can't imagine now bad it would be in stock ford loca...
by LIL ABE 2
Sun 17. Feb 2013, 13:48
Forum: Introduce Yourself and Show us Your Ride
Topic: 55 ford gasser
Replies: 7
Views: 1354

Re: 55 ford gasser

unknow v/c a/c is fact 58 merc maurader cut down
by LIL ABE 2
Tue 12. Feb 2013, 16:54
Forum: Photo Story Your MEL Engine Build Up Project
Topic: 59 430 build
Replies: 3
Views: 1182

59 430 build

mock up of "race motor for lil abe 2 59 430 grooved crank main journals, precision blueprinted HV oil pump and drive rod NOS crankshaft co beamed and heat treated "nitro" rods 075 over 10.3 forged pistons re-ground isky roller cam int 9-49 ex 63-3 @050 int lift 604 ex lift 626 lunati roller lifters ...
by LIL ABE 2
Tue 12. Feb 2013, 16:11
Forum: Introduce Yourself and Show us Your Ride
Topic: 55 ford gasser
Replies: 7
Views: 1354

Re: 55 ford gasser

hers a motor pict 58 430 060 over 9.5 comp reground solid lifter cam int 15-47 ex 55 - 7 @050 516 lift pocket ported heads tri Y headers.58 merc intake 400 cfm ceneter and 500 cfm end holleys carbs this is my street "back-up motor" building a hotter 59 430 will post picts and info under motor sectio...
by LIL ABE 2
Sun 10. Feb 2013, 12:24
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: MEL COMPRESSION RATIOS
Replies: 0
Views: 1399

MEL COMPRESSION RATIOS

IT SEEMES THERE IS A LOT OF BAD INFO FOR MELS MAYBE BECAUSE OF ANGLE DECK BLOCK??. I ORDERED A SET OF NEW FORGED PISTONS FOR MY 59 430 REQUESTING 10:3 - 1 WITH 042 HEAD GASKET. I'M ONE OF THOSE GUYS WHO BELIEVES LITTLE AND CHECKS EVERYTHING AFTER INSTALLING ONE PISTON AND CYL HEAD WITH USED STEEL SH...
by LIL ABE 2
Wed 6. Feb 2013, 09:55
Forum: Introduce Yourself and Show us Your Ride
Topic: 55 ford gasser
Replies: 7
Views: 1354

55 ford gasser

lil abe 2 mild 430 set back about 7 inches 3x2 reground solid lifter cam C-4 4:11 locker
by LIL ABE 2
Wed 6. Feb 2013, 08:48
Forum: Introduce Yourself and Show us Your Ride
Topic: hi from sunny s cal
Replies: 2
Views: 428

hi from sunny s cal

i'm john olsen, been a mel fan ever since i read about the new 58 car motors in some mag + my brother had a 54 ford with a 55 341 linc - lil abe - which being a youth always impressed me as being "fast" it sure could burn rubber. anyhow 50 yrs later i,ve built lil abe 2 a 55 ford club sedan gasser w...

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