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by spectramal
Fri 26. Apr 2019, 11:47
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: What valve springs are you using?
Replies: 2
Views: 10521

What valve springs are you using?

I need to replace my original springs with something a little higher performance. Just wondering if you guys found a good spring to use. Most that I find in my comp book need to have the guide/spring seat milled down to fit. Is this a problem?
by spectramal
Wed 17. Apr 2019, 19:51
Forum: Post Photos of MEL Specific Tools
Topic: Torque Plate for the MEL Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 85499

Re: Torque Plate for the MEL Engine

I'd like to borrow that for a couple days!!! I'm trying to make a wedge adapter to bore my 430!
by spectramal
Wed 17. Apr 2019, 10:11
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: New guy here with a 62 430 rebuild!
Replies: 4
Views: 6899

Re: New guy here with a 62 430 rebuild!

This one still had 6 original pistons in it. Looks like no one makes a ring set that fits them tho.
by spectramal
Tue 16. Apr 2019, 22:50
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: New guy here with a 62 430 rebuild!
Replies: 4
Views: 6899

Re: New guy here with a 62 430 rebuild!

Just my luck. Well the build just got a lot steeper then. Yes, we could use a 4 barrel for it. From what I hear it really wakes them up.
by spectramal
Tue 16. Apr 2019, 19:43
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: New guy here with a 62 430 rebuild!
Replies: 4
Views: 6899

Re: New guy here with a 62 430 rebuild!

Here she is in all her beauty!
by spectramal
Tue 16. Apr 2019, 19:34
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: New guy here with a 62 430 rebuild!
Replies: 4
Views: 6899

New guy here with a 62 430 rebuild!

Hey, the name's Malcolm, and I'm a 49 year old mechanic from Washington state. I've rebuilt lots of engines over the years but I am new to the MEL. Did a pretty cool 390 a short while ago but this is a lot more iron! This 430 still had 6 original pistons in it and 2 older replacements. I tried honin...

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