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by keithol
Thu 10. Dec 2015, 20:12
Forum: MEL Engine Ignition and General Electrical Topics
Topic: Distributor Interchangability
Replies: 9
Views: 6510

Re: Distributor Interchangability

Checked this out about a year ago ,found that the machined housing diameter is also different .
by keithol
Wed 16. Sep 2015, 13:35
Forum: MEL Engine Stock Carburetor
Topic: 62 430 carb swap
Replies: 1
Views: 3826

Re: 62 430 carb swap

It should bolt right in , just look for differences in throttle linkages and choke mechanisms.
by keithol
Wed 16. Sep 2015, 13:22
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: A photographic reminder to replace your timing set
Replies: 10
Views: 9028

Re: A photographic reminder to replace your timing set

:) Have you ever heard the old proverb; a chain is only as strong as the weakest link ? If it will make you feel better the modified oil pump shaft is reasonably priced. The ends of the shaft are still the same size ,I cannot see that it would make any difference on rotational torque strength . I ha...
by keithol
Tue 25. Mar 2014, 19:45
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Engine Oil Pressure
Replies: 1
Views: 1612

Re: Engine Oil Pressure

Your oil pressure is perfectly normal . An old hot rod rule of thumb for oil pressure says you need 10 PSI for every 1,000 RPM. The only way to have high pressure at idle would be to install a high volume pump . But I wouldn't worry in the least about that kind of pressure. As far as compression pre...
by keithol
Thu 13. Feb 2014, 20:17
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: 1960 Mel Rebuild Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3955

Re: 1960 Mel Rebuild Question

The harmonic balancer must be pulled all the way in against the pump drive or everything will work loose and wear out . Its been several years since I worked on mine , so I don't remember for sure but I think there may be a spacer between. Possibly it was left out at a previous timing chain replacem...
by keithol
Fri 20. Dec 2013, 10:17
Forum: MEL Engine Ignition and General Electrical Topics
Topic: Ballast resistor bypass
Replies: 2
Views: 1784

Re: Ballast resistor bypass

In 1955 and '56 US car makers went from six volt to twelve volt ignition systems. Most engineers improved the starting ability of these cars by using a bypass system. They did so by using a coil that would give ample ignition with the voltage reduced by a ballast resistor under run conditions. For s...
by keithol
Sun 15. Dec 2013, 10:08
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: 1958-60 MEL exhaust manifolds
Replies: 5
Views: 2943

Re: 1958-60 MEL exhaust manifolds

I ran into the exhaust manifold thing way back in the sixtys when I stuffed a 58 Mel into a much smaller framed '56 Mercury. I think the reason for the shape of the manifolds was to fit the engine into the frame that had been designed for Ford, Edsel, and Mercury beggining with the 1957 Models . I h...
by keithol
Fri 11. Jan 2013, 19:13
Forum: MEL Cars and Boats For Sale
Topic: 59 MERCURY PARTS CARS
Replies: 0
Views: 826

59 MERCURY PARTS CARS

Spotted on Fargo ND Craigslist , two 59 Mercurys and one 57 all for $600.00 at Ada MN. Thought there might be someone out there needing chrome or bumpers or whatever.
by keithol
Sun 9. Dec 2012, 18:18
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Camshaft wear...
Replies: 1
Views: 920

Re: Camshaft wear...

The wear shown is the result of a lifter that has worn concave and started cutting on the camshaft, very common with nearly all older engines.If you hold the lifter up to light you will be able to see the concave surface. Yesterdays oils were not that good!
by keithol
Thu 29. Nov 2012, 06:40
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Engine mounts...
Replies: 3
Views: 1483

Re: Engine mounts...

I was curious so I checked the link ,the mounts shown must be only for a 430 in a Lincoln . I know the Mercury application takes quite a different mount and I am guessing the Edsel would be more related to the Mercury . I hope you can find some.

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