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by srm351
Sat 12. Dec 2020, 14:05
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: PS pump stuck on crank..help!
Replies: 1
Views: 11441

Re: PS pump stuck on crank..help!

Hi Dan,
I have this exact same problem, did you ever come up with a solution?
by srm351
Sat 5. Dec 2020, 18:55
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Early Intake Manifold Score
Replies: 13
Views: 1766

Re: Early Intake Manifold Score

The early style is about 3" long, the later style is roughly 2.25" so the difference is about 3/4". Width was the same however.
by srm351
Sat 5. Dec 2020, 08:44
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Early Intake Manifold Score
Replies: 13
Views: 1766

Re: Early Intake Manifold Score

eBay sometimes turns up a rare gem and recently I stumbled across a set of early intake manifold keepers. They were incorrectly listed as being for Edsel exhaust manifolds so I'm happy I found them at all! After cleanup and some paint I snapped a photo comparing them to the late keepers for referenc...
by srm351
Sat 5. Dec 2020, 08:32
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Replacement oil pump advice?
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Replacement oil pump advice?

This is actually very helpful and spurred me to read up on FE oil system improvements. I've been looking at Precision Oil Pumps too and while they're spendy compared to a stocker, they're probably cheap insurance in the long run and hopefully eliminate oil pressure variables because of pump toleranc...
by srm351
Fri 20. Nov 2020, 10:24
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Replacement oil pump advice?
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Replacement oil pump advice?

Greetings All, I'm planning on pulling my engine soon to seal up some oil leaks on the bottom end and figured I may as well replace the oil pump while I'm in there. I'm looking at the Melling M-57 and am wondering, since the MEL isn't a priority main oiling system, is it a better choice to run a hig...
by srm351
Fri 20. Nov 2020, 10:15
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Gasket materials used by FoMoCo
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Gasket materials used by FoMoCo

Not sure about the year but I've recently been buying gaskets to reseal my '64 430 and all I'm finding is cork and paper, mostly from Fel-Pro and Mahle. I did find a boutique gasket maker in Cali called Best Gasket though. I have some of their products on the way including a neoprene rear main seal ...
by srm351
Wed 4. Nov 2020, 16:31
Forum: MEL Engine Aftermarket Induction
Topic: Full Race 430
Replies: 0
Views: 690

Full Race 430

Hey All, I was poking around on the internets looking for MEL 430 related stuff and ran across some posts over on jalopyjournel.com from a user called mongo4u2. I couldn't find any reposts on this forum so I thought I'd share. The motor is (was) in a '56 Vicky gasser and all is know is what you see ...
by srm351
Wed 21. Oct 2020, 13:39
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Early Intake Manifold Score
Replies: 13
Views: 1766

Re: Early Intake Manifold Score

I'm glad the comparison is helpful! My prior experiences with spacers were only with small block Fords and Chevys with aftermarket cams so it's kind of an apples-to-oranges comparison, but since I had both it was a fun experiment. I've read about the 428 CJ regrind and a place called Oregon Cam Grin...
by srm351
Mon 19. Oct 2020, 10:33
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Early Intake Manifold Score
Replies: 13
Views: 1766

Re: Early Intake Manifold Score

I see you were still able to use the accelerator cable. Have you had a chance to check fuel mileage? Accelerator and choke cables still fit, albeit a little bit of a stretch, but they work. The odometer runs slow but using a GPS program I think I'm getting 14 mpg at best, the average is probably cl...
by srm351
Sun 18. Oct 2020, 09:23
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Early Intake Manifold Score
Replies: 13
Views: 1766

Re: Early Intake Manifold Score

Look's good. Makes me want to get on mine. I also think it was the hood line. Lincoln dropped the hood line for 61 causing the 61 and up starter movement and the squished intake manifold. Look's like an FE thermostat housing was modified to work. It sure doesn't look like a Lincoln thermostat housi...

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