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by RocketdyneF1
Thu 17. May 2018, 05:34
Forum: Photo Story Your MEL Engine Build Up Project
Topic: Early 1958 430 rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 2093

Early 1958 430 rebuild

Today, I finally started up the engine for the first time in years. It only ran for a few seconds, but damn, it has a really loud and brutal sound! No wonder, it has absolutley no exhaust system on it except for the manifolds. I also havent bought a radiator and cooling fan for it yet, so I cant let...
by RocketdyneF1
Mon 26. Mar 2018, 05:09
Forum: Photo Story Your MEL Engine Build Up Project
Topic: Early 1958 430 rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 2093

Re: Early 1958 430 rebuild

Are there provisions in a 58 Ford to bolt up your early 58 block without the side mount bosses? Sorry, I dont know that. But a beautiful 58 Ford with this big engine sounds good to me! Too bad I dont have one. Actually I dont have any car for my MEL engine. When I bought the engine, I planned to by...
by RocketdyneF1
Sat 24. Mar 2018, 15:08
Forum: Photo Story Your MEL Engine Build Up Project
Topic: Early 1958 430 rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 2093

Early 1958 430 rebuild

A few more pics of the progress:
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I hope I can start it up soon!
by RocketdyneF1
Fri 23. Mar 2018, 14:02
Forum: Photo Story Your MEL Engine Build Up Project
Topic: Early 1958 430 rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 2093

Early 1958 430 rebuild

Today I assembled the valley pan, ignition distributor, timing chain cover with fuel pump pushrod, flywheel, valve covers and the Tri Power system. Finally it looks like an engine!
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by RocketdyneF1
Fri 16. Mar 2018, 14:22
Forum: Photo Story Your MEL Engine Build Up Project
Topic: Early 1958 430 rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 2093

Early 1958 430 rebuild

After searching for a good camshaft for a long time, i´ve finally found a good one! The cam is Falcon Performance #CM-184, a new reproduction of a stock cam, at least they say so. I couldn´t measure its duration, but i measured the valve lift at about 0.440", so its probably a reproduction of the ea...
by RocketdyneF1
Fri 10. Nov 2017, 12:12
Forum: Photo Story Your MEL Engine Build Up Project
Topic: Early 1958 430 rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 2093

Early 1958 430 rebuild

Unfortunately I cant go on with my rebuild for now because I just wasnt able to find a good camshaft for my engine yet. As my engine is an early one, the correct cam for it is part # EDJ-6250-A, its specs are 276°/276° duration, 54° overlap and 0.441"/0.441" lift. But, as mentioned above, I just can...
by RocketdyneF1
Fri 10. Nov 2017, 11:35
Forum: Photo Story Your MEL Engine Build Up Project
Topic: Early 1958 430 rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 2093

Early 1958 430 rebuild

When I bought the engine, the original exhaust manifolds were missing. So I bought these correct reproductions of the original Lincoln overhead log style manifolds. I painted them with ultra heat resistant paint. The outlets have a large diameter of 2.5". DSCN2459.JPG DSCN2460.JPG DSCN2463.JPG DSCN2...
by RocketdyneF1
Sun 5. Nov 2017, 09:28
Forum: Photo Story Your MEL Engine Build Up Project
Topic: Early 1958 430 rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 2093

Early 1958 430 rebuild

Next, I painted the block, the heads and some other parts in its original green colour.
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by RocketdyneF1
Fri 20. Oct 2017, 10:33
Forum: Photo Story Your MEL Engine Build Up Project
Topic: Early 1958 430 rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 2093

Early 1958 430 rebuild

Because of a sticking lifter, one of the exhaust valves was burned. So I replaced all 16 valves and valve stem seals. The heads have also been milled down a bit. This did actually not raise the engines compression ratio, since the combustion chambers are in the block, not in the heads. I wanna rebui...
by RocketdyneF1
Thu 24. Aug 2017, 10:41
Forum: Photo Story Your MEL Engine Build Up Project
Topic: Early 1958 430 rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 2093

Early 1958 430 rebuild

After some delay I´ve finally started to reassemble the engine. The crankshafts main bearings and rod bearings were turned down 0.020" each and new main; rod and cam bearings were installed. DSCN2393.JPG DSCN2395.JPG DSCN2396.JPG Fortunately the cylinders did not have to be bored over, so i could re...

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