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by lincoln62
Tue 9. Apr 2013, 11:39
Forum: MEL Engine Interchangeable Parts
Topic: camshaft interchange alert -early & late
Replies: 1
Views: 3502

camshaft interchange alert -early & late

The early 383-410-430 cams were equipped with camshaft bearings all the same size.(2.265") The later 430 and all 462 engines had larger bearing journals , will not interchange.
I, of course, found out the hard way....
by lincoln62
Mon 15. Feb 2010, 15:33
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: 1962 Galaxie Starliner engine
Replies: 5
Views: 2954

Re: 1962 Galaxie Starliner engine

I forgot Fred Lorenzen drove it, Hoolman & Moody built it. Man, that is fast for a square 62 ford!
by lincoln62
Sun 24. Jan 2010, 12:03
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Help me time my 462
Replies: 6
Views: 2648

Re: Help me time my 462

sounds like the carb ports are set so that one is engine vacuum, the other is ported vacuum. in other words, the one that makes the engine seem to rum smoother is engine vacuum, the other has vacuum only when the throttle is opened. The engine vacuum is advancing the timimg, making the engine run sm...
by lincoln62
Sun 24. Jan 2010, 11:54
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: 1962 Galaxie Starliner engine
Replies: 5
Views: 2954

1962 Galaxie Starliner engine

i can vuagly remeber(or spell!!) a 1962 issue of Hot Rod magazine in which Ford or maybe Mickey thompsen for Ford, put a 1961 starliner roof on a 1962 Galaxie. They put a large,472 or so cubic inch engine in it and took it to Bonneville. I can't remember if it was a large (472 or534) ford heavy truc...
by lincoln62
Sun 24. Jan 2010, 11:48
Forum: MEL Engine Stock Carburetor
Topic: Round box
Replies: 4
Views: 5764

Re: Round box

vacuum hose is on the water control valve for the heater.turns off and on the water to the heater core.Goes to heater control on dash. Red wire is choke heater, goes to alternator , hot when running to release choke. Best guess I can come up with, all my advice is free, no warranty expressed or impl...
by lincoln62
Sun 24. Jan 2010, 11:29
Forum: MEL Transmission
Topic: tranny swap
Replies: 2
Views: 3399

Re: tranny swap

any C-6 from a FE (352,360,390) will do. Car or pickup. A C-6 from a 3/4 ton pickup is easy to located and will probably have the heavier clutches. I am speculating here, but MAYBE an FMX from a 70's Ford will bolt to the cruiseomatic bellhousing??? Anyone know?? Hope this helps, Henry.
by lincoln62
Tue 29. Dec 2009, 07:09
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: valve seals for 58 Edsel 410
Replies: 6
Views: 2179

Re: valve seals for 58 Edsel 410

the positive seals yu are talking about were brought out by Perfect Circle in the early 60's or so. they will have 1 or 2 metal wire rings around them. the valve guides have to be machined for them to fit on the guide. If your guides are loose, (can you wigle the valve much?), it needs the guides re...
by lincoln62
Mon 28. Dec 2009, 06:32
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: 1960 Heads and carb questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2462

Re: 1960 Heads and carb questions

only experience I have with 2 barrel engine is a 430 with a 2 barrel carb. cannot remember what year. the intake has smaller ports than the 4V intake, heads were the same. as long as the heads and intake manifold ports match, it should work fine. I have a 1960 T-Bird 430, it has larger valves than t...
by lincoln62
Sun 27. Dec 2009, 17:46
Forum: MEL Engine Parts For Sale
Topic: MEL Parts - PICTURE WARNING
Replies: 6
Views: 3621

Re: MEL Parts - PICTURE WARNING

Hi, I need a harmonic balancer. do you still have one for sale? thanks, call me at 712-733-8809 Henry
by lincoln62
Sun 27. Dec 2009, 17:36
Forum: MEL Engine Interchangeable Parts
Topic: MEL Rocker Arms interchange with those on the FE Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 5578

Re: MEL Rockers interchange with those on the FE Engine

I thought MEL rockers are 1.9 ratio. FE is 1.73. we did use FE adjustable rockers and MEL stands and shafts on our 430 dirt track car in the 60's.

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