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by Chris430
Sat 19. May 2018, 08:08
Forum: Photo Story Your MEL Engine Build Up Project
Topic: Early 1958 430 rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 1740

Re: Early 1958 430 rebuild

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You should let me store it in my pick-up till you find a suitable car.
by Chris430
Sun 6. May 2018, 18:59
Forum: MEL Transmission
Topic: 1960 Lincoln transmission problem
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: 1960 Lincoln transmission problem

My Thunderbird is an import, so original from the USA, like sooooo much US cars over here. But i also own a 59 sunliner and Fairlane 500, both original european cars. Because over here everyone likes to drive small engines (still havn't figure out why!?), our sunliner is equiped with the 223 6 cyli...
by Chris430
Sun 6. May 2018, 14:20
Forum: MEL Transmission
Topic: 1960 Lincoln transmission problem
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: 1960 Lincoln transmission problem

I'm not raelly sure, but I think it's the same engine + transmission set-up. At least the engine is the same! If this would be the band that has broke, what adres do you know for parts? Thanks I saw a 59 Thunderbird 430 with a three speed manual once, curious if the overseas cars had the same optio...
by Chris430
Sun 6. May 2018, 11:30
Forum: MEL Transmission
Topic: 1960 Lincoln transmission problem
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: 1960 Lincoln transmission problem

Hi Chris. Thanks for your answer, but a little extra information; I live in the Netherlands (Europe) so getting the trans of yours to me, would probably cost as much as a rebuild. But thanks for telling I think it is not possible for us to repair this, so on to the rebuild shop i ques. Thanks Ferdy...
by Chris430
Thu 3. May 2018, 10:30
Forum: MEL Transmission
Topic: 1960 Lincoln transmission problem
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: 1960 Lincoln transmission problem

Hello everyone, We bought a 1960 Lincoln Premiere today, with the 430 MEL engine (of course). The car will not go in reverse. It drives fine on forward, but does really nothing wenn put in reverse. The previous owner told us; he bought the car, drove around the block, backed-up the driveway about 5...
by Chris430
Wed 18. Apr 2018, 04:31
Forum: MEL Engine Ignition and General Electrical Topics
Topic: Distributor Interchangability
Replies: 10
Views: 7495

Re: Distributor Interchangability

I have a couple of distributors out to compare. The left distributor is FEU-12127-J from a 1958 332 FE, the right FEW-12127-H from a 1959 430 MEL. They use the same FEK-12378-B vacuum advance and seem to be the same internals. There is a difference in gear to seal distance with the FE being greater...
by Chris430
Tue 27. Mar 2018, 21:25
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: how to identify right or left heads
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: how to identify right or left heads

Bob the heads swap side to side. Look for witness marks from the head gaskets and intake manifold. The compressor brace spacer should have left a witness mark where that head bolt goes.
by Chris430
Sun 25. Mar 2018, 21:22
Forum: Photo Story Your MEL Engine Build Up Project
Topic: Early 1958 430 rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 1740

Re: Early 1958 430 rebuild

Are there provisions in a 58 Ford to bolt up your early 58 block without the side mount bosses?
by Chris430
Wed 21. Mar 2018, 20:05
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Help Rebuilding 430 Cylinder Heads
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: Help Rebuilding 430 Cylinder Heads

The 63-65 430 Lincoln heads have small combustion chambers and the pistons are different from other 430s. For 66 - 68 the 462 had a flat chamberless design so they must have noticed the flat was a better idea. Other than that I know a builder that prefers the 462 head due to the smaller - higher vel...
by Chris430
Wed 21. Feb 2018, 08:43
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: I need 430 parts
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Re: I need 430 parts

I need the front power streering pump 3 3/8 hole Harmonic balancer . All brackets .oil adapter / fitting and lines Exhaust manifolds . throttle bracket to Kick Down for transmission please call 405 8245369 I pulled the transmission and gathered up the 59 brakets per our conversations. When we spoke...

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