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by john116
Mon 7. May 2012, 23:11
Forum: MEL Engine Stock Carburetor
Topic: Acceleration Flat Spot
Replies: 2
Views: 5198

Acceleration Flat Spot

Hi All, Just a carb question - my 58 Mercury with 430ci engine and stock 4BBL carb has a flat spot on accelerating from idle. I know this is a classic faulty accelerator pump symptom, however, I checked the accelerator pump diaphragm and it seems to be intact. When watching down the throat of the ca...
by john116
Fri 7. Jan 2011, 23:06
Forum: MEL Engine Ignition and General Electrical Topics
Topic: Engine Running Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 4231

Re: Engine Running Problems

OK back again. I finally found the problem. Only a few months back I did an igntion overhaul - replaced plugs, leads, distributor cap, rotor, points and capacitor. Apparently the new capacitor I bought was not of good quality and after only a few months of operation it developed a fault where once t...
by john116
Wed 8. Dec 2010, 14:45
Forum: MEL Engine Ignition and General Electrical Topics
Topic: Engine Running Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 4231

Re: Engine Running Problems

Hi All,
Thanks so much for your advice. I'll work through all of these suggestions and see how things go.
To answer one question, yes it's separate coil resistor set-up.
Thanks so much
John
by john116
Sun 5. Dec 2010, 10:16
Forum: MEL Engine Ignition and General Electrical Topics
Topic: Engine Running Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 4231

Engine Running Problems

Hi All, A couple of trips ago I noticed my 430 occasionally faltering for a split second while driving. It felt like the ignition was momentarily disconnected then reconnected. Just this weekend it got worse to the point where it was happening continuously to the point where the engine stalled and w...
by john116
Sun 23. May 2010, 01:50
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Engine Number Location
Replies: 4
Views: 3000

Re: Engine Number Location

Hi All, Thanks for the replies. I finally lowered the generator and dug through the crud to find the numbers on my engine. I'm a little confused because they are cast numbers. Did MEL really change the mould to number each engine individually ? I've attached a pic of the numbers. It reads like: ?575...
by john116
Tue 20. Apr 2010, 20:37
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Engine Number Location
Replies: 4
Views: 3000

Engine Number Location

Hi Guys,
Could you please tell me where to find the engine number on my 1958 Mercury 430ci engine ?
Thanks !
John
by john116
Wed 18. Nov 2009, 16:41
Forum: Ask for MEL Engine Parts
Topic: WTB: 430ci heat riser (over manifold)
Replies: 0
Views: 667

WTB: 430ci heat riser (over manifold)

Hi - am not sure what the correct MEL name is, but am looking for what I would call the heat riser that provides heated air to the carburettor when engine cold, and outside air as the engine warms up.

In Australia but happy to pay for it and postage.


John

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