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by fhogeweg
Tue 14. Aug 2018, 13:03
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Correct engine color
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Correct engine color

Thanks for your reply. That gives my thunderbird enough info to work with. It’s a non AC car, but have a 6 blade aftermarket fan witch I like to keep on for more cooling power. Already got that black painted.... maybe I’ll switch it to white. So now for my ‘60 Lincoln, at they the same colors? I do ...
by fhogeweg
Mon 13. Aug 2018, 14:50
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Need check valve
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: Need check valve

Hello,

I have the same problem on both my ‘59 Thunderbird as my ‘60 Lincoln. What steel line do you mean? And was does it do this check valve? I thought it might be a over pressure valve?
Would like some more info in this, and where to buy new ones.

Thanks Ferdy
by fhogeweg
Sun 12. Aug 2018, 12:57
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Correct engine color
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Correct engine color

I have read a lot about the 430 MEL engines lately and came across a lot of photos. A lot of them have different colors on them. I believed that my '59 Thunderbird should have a all black engine with white valve covers and air cleaner, am I right? I also own a '60 Lincoln Premiere and will be pullin...
by fhogeweg
Fri 29. Jun 2018, 10:42
Forum: MEL Transmission
Topic: 1960 Lincoln transmission problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1458

Re: 1960 Lincoln transmission problem

Hello everyone, Swapped the servo body with no result other then the tranny is complete again now. Also swapped the valve body, again not result. This is what we know now: Park: keeps the car parked and in neutral Reverse: does nothing, like neutral Neutral: moves the car FORWARD!!! D2 & D1: spins t...
by fhogeweg
Wed 27. Jun 2018, 13:35
Forum: MEL Transmission
Topic: 1960 Lincoln transmission problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1458

Re: 1960 Lincoln transmission problem

Hi Chris, Thanks for you reply! I forgot this post and I am just looking at it right now. I found a complete transmission here in Europe and bought it for €500,- (about $600,-) with know info if it would run.... I am trying to swap the servo body tomorrow, and try to let you know. If I read your pos...
by fhogeweg
Thu 14. Jun 2018, 23:20
Forum: MEL Transmission
Topic: 1960 Lincoln transmission problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1458

Re: 1960 Lincoln transmission problem

Here is a update about our car. Received the servo about a week ago, and it was not complete!!! I was missing the piston, spring and retainer. This one missed the retainer! So $60 spend, no solution. Bought a used transmission yesterday that was supposed to be out of a 60 Lincoln. Will be collecting...
by fhogeweg
Fri 25. May 2018, 09:29
Forum: MEL Transmission
Topic: 1960 Lincoln transmission problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1458

Re: 1960 Lincoln transmission problem

We have worked on the car today. Started with adjustment check of the rear band, then the shifting linkage and wenn I put it out of park and into reverse, wheels where spinning.... FORWARD!!!! Took the pan off and after a while we discovered that there where two bolds on a weird place. After checkin...
by fhogeweg
Sun 6. May 2018, 15:06
Forum: MEL Transmission
Topic: 1960 Lincoln transmission problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1458

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 cylin...
by fhogeweg
Sun 6. May 2018, 14:00
Forum: MEL Transmission
Topic: 1960 Lincoln transmission problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1458

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
by fhogeweg
Sat 5. May 2018, 12:46
Forum: MEL Transmission
Topic: 1960 Lincoln transmission problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1458

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

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