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by RocketdyneF1
Thu 24. Aug 2017, 10:41
Forum: Photo Story Your MEL Engine Build Up Project
Topic: Early 1958 430 rebuild
Replies: 3
Views: 226

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...
by RocketdyneF1
Mon 15. May 2017, 08:42
Forum: Photo Story Your MEL Engine Build Up Project
Topic: Early 1958 430 rebuild
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Early 1958 430 rebuild

Here are some more pics.
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The very cool Tri Power system
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And the modified distributor
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by RocketdyneF1
Sun 14. May 2017, 12:08
Forum: Photo Story Your MEL Engine Build Up Project
Topic: Early 1958 430 rebuild
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Early 1958 430 rebuild

I´ve finally started to rebuild my early 1958 430 MEL engine. Its out of a 58 model Lincoln buildt in October 1957. Since I dont need it quickly done because I only have the engine (I dont have the Lincoln, or any car for this engine), and its the first time I try to rebuild an engine, its probably ...
by RocketdyneF1
Fri 1. Jul 2016, 06:42
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: 1958-60 MEL exhaust manifolds
Replies: 5
Views: 2820

Re: 1958-60 MEL exhaust manifolds

I think I can finally answer my own question. Ted Eaton did a dyno comparison on exhaust systems for the Ford Y-Block V8. As the Ford MEL V8, the Y-Block was also buildt with chassis clear - overhead log style exhaust manifolds and with ram horn exhaust manifolds, both look very similar than the MEL...
by RocketdyneF1
Fri 20. Dec 2013, 09:43
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: 1958-60 MEL exhaust manifolds
Replies: 5
Views: 2820

Re: 1958-60 MEL exhaust manifolds

Thanks for your replies!

I am rebuilding a 1958 430 MEL V8. I want it as powerful as possible useing all factory
parts / specifications. I wasnt sure about the exhaust manifolds but now I am.
I´ll buy a set of Mercury style manifolds if Bill Stroppe favoured them!
by RocketdyneF1
Mon 9. Dec 2013, 15:42
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: 1958-60 MEL exhaust manifolds
Replies: 5
Views: 2820

1958-60 MEL exhaust manifolds

Hy, I´ve noticed that Fomoco used 2 different style exhaust manifolds on the 1958-60 MEL V8´s. There was the "standard" Lincoln & Thunderbird design and the "ram horn" Mercury & Edsel design. I wonder wich of these styles flows better. I think the only technical difference between the 360-HP Mercury...
by RocketdyneF1
Thu 28. Nov 2013, 11:33
Forum: Ask for MEL Engine Parts
Topic: Wanted, early 58 camshaft and/or complete 430 engine
Replies: 0
Views: 1143

Wanted, early 58 camshaft and/or complete 430 engine

I am looking for one (or more) early 1958 camshaft for a 430 C.I. MEL V8, ist factory part# is EDJ-6250-A. It was only produced from 9-1957 to 11-1957. Specs are: 276° duration, 54° overlap, 0.2506" lobe lift (0.441" valve lift) No matter if original or reproduction, I just want this specifications....

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