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by Chris Craft crazy
Fri 11. Dec 2015, 17:38
Forum: MEL Engine Aftermarket Parts
Topic: roller rockers for the 430
Replies: 18
Views: 8359

Re: roller rockers for the 430

I have thought about using shims, although I would have thought they would make shims in a kit just for this purpose. What several suppliers including Harland Sharp make is a set of billet stands, as well as end supports for the rocker shaft. I have emailed HS to see what the cost of a set of billet...
by Chris Craft crazy
Thu 10. Dec 2015, 18:38
Forum: MEL Engine Aftermarket Parts
Topic: roller rockers for the 430
Replies: 18
Views: 8359

Re: roller rockers for the 430

So here is another question for the valve train geometry gurus. It appears that looking at this build of mine that the rocker shaft stands could benefit being .100 higher than stock, with the stock pushrod, and adjustable Harland Sharp roller rockers... 1.76 ratio. I know the FE fords have a long co...
by Chris Craft crazy
Sat 28. Nov 2015, 17:07
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Re: Chris Craft 430ies
Replies: 122
Views: 33601

Re: Chris Craft 430ies

Yes, life does get in the way of these pretty projects. :mrgreen: My machinist is double checking everything in terms of measurement since most of this happened three years ago. ... :shock: The block is going together, and we will check valve clearance. Since I have Shelby18's 9.6 pistons, it should...
by Chris Craft crazy
Tue 10. Nov 2015, 19:18
Forum: Introduce Yourself and Show us Your Ride
Topic: new guy saying Hi
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: new guy saying Hi

Right on Steve, you have come to the right place. As you can see, I am a boat guy, but lots of Lincoln alumni here. Welcome.
by Chris Craft crazy
Tue 10. Nov 2015, 19:16
Forum: MEL Boats Restoration Projects.
Topic: 1961 21' Chris Craft Continental Hardtop w/430
Replies: 7
Views: 4189

Re: 1961 21' Chris Craft Continental Hardtop w/430

I love that model.... I'm sure it will be a fabulous restoration ... ;)
by Chris Craft crazy
Tue 10. Nov 2015, 19:13
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Re: Chris Craft 430ies
Replies: 122
Views: 33601

Re: Chris Craft 430ies

Well folks, it's been a long absence. Life does hand you some curves, and with aging parents, job change for me, job downsize for my wife, etc etc.... projects got stalled. BUT we're back, and getting ready to assemble this beastie for once and for all. I have gathered a few extra hard to find gaske...
by Chris Craft crazy
Sun 12. Aug 2012, 18:22
Forum: The MEL Engine Tripower Heaven
Topic: Joe Bunetic
Replies: 4
Views: 2176

Re: Joe Bunetic

I got my tripower done by Joe and returned to me in January.... a beautiful meticulous job.
by Chris Craft crazy
Wed 1. Aug 2012, 18:50
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: 1959 Colony Park Wagon 430 cu in. w/air Frame Off Resto
Replies: 111
Views: 22987

Re: 1959 Colony Park Wagon 430 cu in. w/air Frame Off Resto

A really great thread all the way through. I learned a lot from the pictures, and I totally admire the attention to detail throughout the restoration. Thanks Richard, I hope I get to see the car in person some day.

Cheers

Peter
by Chris Craft crazy
Wed 23. May 2012, 17:37
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: 1959 Colony Park Wagon 430 cu in. w/air Frame Off Resto
Replies: 111
Views: 22987

Re: 1959 Colony Park Wagon 430 cu in. w/air Frame Off Resto

An incredible restoration. Seriously over the top. :shock:
by Chris Craft crazy
Wed 25. Apr 2012, 18:41
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Oregon Cam 429CJ hyd regrind for 430
Replies: 7
Views: 1531

Re: Oregon Cam 429CJ hyd regrind for 430

Good advice Theo, thank you.

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