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by srm351
Mon 19. Oct 2020, 10:33
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Early Intake Manifold Score
Replies: 9
Views: 673

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: 9
Views: 673

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...
by srm351
Thu 10. Sep 2020, 16:28
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Early Intake Manifold Score
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Re: Early Intake Manifold Score

Well I got in a hurry, cut corners, and ended up nicking one of the tubes in the original radiator. I barely touched it so the tubes must be paper thin and when I drained it I found that it's full of junk and almost completely plugged anyway. The amazing part is that it always ran cool unless the te...
by srm351
Thu 3. Sep 2020, 09:22
Forum: Introduce Yourself and Show us Your Ride
Topic: Newb w/ '66 F100
Replies: 12
Views: 1104

Re: Newb w/ '66 F100

I'm not an engineer but I feel like you'd be destroying motor/trans mounts or u-joints long before you'd have to worry about cracking the bell housing. With 5 bell housing bolts, each bolt carries 20% of the load and with 4, 25%. That's inconsequential in my opinion as long as you're using quality b...
by srm351
Wed 2. Sep 2020, 08:39
Forum: Introduce Yourself and Show us Your Ride
Topic: Newb w/ '66 F100
Replies: 12
Views: 1104

Re: Newb w/ '66 F100

I believe that is the case, he mentioned the block had been cut and because of that would be worthless to a restorer. I don't see how the swap would be possible otherwise.
by srm351
Sat 29. Aug 2020, 21:24
Forum: Introduce Yourself and Show us Your Ride
Topic: Newb w/ '66 F100
Replies: 12
Views: 1104

Re: Newb w/ '66 F100

Chris430, Sorry I just now saw this, I didn't swap the MEL in so I'm just going off what the PO told me. Supposedly the block has been cut so the starter would fit and the manifold spacers allow the exhaust to clear the starter on that side. I don't know where the spacers came from, I assume a machi...
by srm351
Sat 29. Aug 2020, 21:07
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Early Intake Manifold Score
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Re: Early Intake Manifold Score

There's an intake on eBay currently supposedly from a '59 T-Bird, however it has a Mercury part number. It looks almost identical but it appears the top of the #6 runner has a slight bump the Lincoln manifold doesn't. Would be interesting to see your measurements.
by srm351
Thu 27. Aug 2020, 11:03
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Early Intake Manifold Score
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Re: Early Intake Manifold Score

In case anyone is interested, I plan on doing a comparison with the later manifold to document the differences between the two castings. Already it appears that the carburetor mounting pad is roughly 1.25" higher on the early manifold and the ports at the head mating surface are 1.125" x 2.625". Add...
by srm351
Thu 27. Aug 2020, 10:55
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Early Intake Manifold Score
Replies: 9
Views: 673

Early Intake Manifold Score

I've been casually searching for an early intake to replace the original on the '65 430 in my F100 since hood clearance isn't a concern. I finally made it down to the local pick-a-part in the off chance of finding something was shocked to discover a pretty disheveled '58 with the motor already apart...
by srm351
Thu 2. Jul 2020, 22:06
Forum: Introduce Yourself and Show us Your Ride
Topic: Newb w/ '66 F100
Replies: 12
Views: 1104

Re: Newb w/ '66 F100

Better pics from today showing the exhaust manifold spacers on the passenger side to clear the higher starter mounting position on the FE bellhousing. Plug wires are off an old 351w project, hence the mismatched boots. Carb has a 2" four hole spacer under it so the Holley linkage clears the manifold...

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