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by brechlrl
Mon 8. May 2017, 06:29
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Correct 1960 Thunderbird 430 Engine Options?
Replies: 3
Views: 1694

Re: Correct 1960 Thunderbird 430 Engine Options?

Technically yes, there could have been 430 tripower Thunderbirds.. Buy like a unicorn I have never seen one.. The air cleaner would have been plain with none of the script that appeared on the Mercs.. Lincolns could get the tripower as well, and I have seen a few of those.
by brechlrl
Sun 7. May 2017, 07:05
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Correct 1960 Thunderbird 430 Engine Options?
Replies: 3
Views: 1694

Re: Correct 1960 Thunderbird 430 Engine Options?

The Mecum car is not a 430.. Somebody put a later FE in it with 61-63 valve covers and the M code tri-power
by brechlrl
Sun 7. May 2017, 06:59
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: 430 internal oil tubes
Replies: 2
Views: 1449

Re: 430 internal oil tubes

If you are talking about what I think you are, those are not oil lines behind the core plugs they are support rods that help hold the casting mold together, They really have no function at this point. Most engines have them
by brechlrl
Mon 10. Apr 2017, 16:14
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Stan Palma 510 MEL
Replies: 2
Views: 1555

Stan Palma 510 MEL

I just finished assembling and testing another big inch MEL for Mr Stan Palma in Indianapolis .. He is putting it in a 57 Thunderbird street/strip car with a toploader.. It is a 4.42 bore with a 4.18 stroke, Isky old school solid roller cam. Heads ported by Slover. 460 Tunnel ram intake with Slover ...
by brechlrl
Tue 17. Jun 2014, 06:27
Forum: Ask for MEL Transmission Parts
Topic: C-6
Replies: 0
Views: 2582

C-6

I need a C-6 for a 462 . just the case would be sufficient, but will take complete trans..

brechlrl@charter.net
by brechlrl
Sat 22. Feb 2014, 18:34
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Fresh MEL build
Replies: 11
Views: 6733

Re: Fresh MEL build

Cam was ground by Jones Cams in North Carolina on a blank that I found years ago. It is hydraulic and a 244/244@ .050 and .500 lift.
by brechlrl
Sat 25. Jan 2014, 08:36
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Fresh MEL build
Replies: 11
Views: 6733

Re: Fresh MEL build

So far I do not have a car to put it in. I just like building motors lol

The crank is offset ground to a 4.21 stroke and uses a 2.2" BBC rod bearing
by brechlrl
Fri 24. Jan 2014, 15:50
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Fresh MEL build
Replies: 11
Views: 6733

Re: Fresh MEL build: Results

Here are the dyno results form the 517 motor. It was built with torque and pump gas in mind.. Lots of torque here
by brechlrl
Sun 8. Dec 2013, 09:40
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Fresh MEL build
Replies: 11
Views: 6733

Fresh MEL build

I just broke in the cam on this engine It is a 515 inch ported heads 10.5 compression with a Slover adapter and a Performer RPM from a 460.

It should make about 525 horse and close to 600 lb of torque. It will be on the dyno in the next few weeks

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