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by vanscooter
Sun 9. Oct 2011, 17:21
Forum: Introduce Yourself and Show us Your Ride
Topic: 1965 black Continental convertible newbie here
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Re: 1965 black Continental convertible newbie here

Pop them both out and reseal them ! Its going to be less headache that putting an engine in that wasn't designed to go in there. Not to mention less money. Does it scensored. Yes. Just eat it and pull them out to redo. Drink whiskey and cuss it out. I have heard engine swaps in there creat alot of p...
by vanscooter
Sun 9. Oct 2011, 02:17
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Another option for 430 pistons?
Replies: 6
Views: 1838

Re: Another option for 430 pistons?

I got it. My email is "vanscooter (at) comcast.net" (edited by admin to protect the owner from spam bots, please replace wit correct @ sign when using this address.) I'll email you pics and pricing. I am in south estern Pennsylvania, about 1 hour north of Philthadelphia. I have 2 430 engines for sale.
by vanscooter
Tue 4. Oct 2011, 17:08
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Another option for 430 pistons?
Replies: 6
Views: 1838

Re: Another option for 430 pistons?

Where are you located Curtis ? I might have a whole engine I could sell you thats been gone over. Thanks
by vanscooter
Fri 10. Jun 2011, 18:22
Forum: MEL Engine Aftermarket Parts
Topic: roller rockers for the 430
Replies: 18
Views: 9822

Re: roller rockers for the 430

Remember its rockers only, shafts are different lengths as well as spacers but same diameter.
by vanscooter
Sat 5. Mar 2011, 16:01
Forum: MEL Related History
Topic: 430 MEL in Grist Bros '41 Willys Coupe
Replies: 26
Views: 13387

Re: 430 MEL in Grist Bros '41 Willys Coupe

I think I just pooped myself from the excitement. This is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing this. This is the coolest MEL racing stuff I have seen so far. Theres not much out there. I am half temped to drink my whiskey and yank the motor out of my 1958 Lincoln and donate it to you for a Tribute...
by vanscooter
Sun 27. Feb 2011, 16:33
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Rebuild or...
Replies: 25
Views: 8753

Re: Rebuild or...

If it sat for a while waiting for the carb the lifters might have bled down. They would be loud on the initial start, a clacking sound until the oil would pump up, hopefully. If they did bleed down it would be in a safe mode, not enough lift to open and close fully. Would run bad like a miss, maybe ...
by vanscooter
Sun 27. Feb 2011, 05:51
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Rebuild or...
Replies: 25
Views: 8753

Re: Rebuild or...

This is a tough one Josh. There is no such thing as a budget rebuild with one of these motors. Figure out what is wrong and fix it for now. Yank the valve covers off and have a look for simple stuff like broken rocker arm, maybe a rocker is worn and slapping, did you hit a valve when the pushrods be...
by vanscooter
Fri 25. Feb 2011, 16:33
Forum: The MEL Engine Tripower Heaven
Topic: Super Marauder Air Cleaner
Replies: 3
Views: 2851

Re: Super Marauder Air Cleaner

do you mean the top lid has no holes ? there should be three I think
by vanscooter
Sun 20. Feb 2011, 17:12
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Possible new source for 410 430 462 pistons?
Replies: 8
Views: 1975

Re: Possible new source for 410 430 462 pistons?

Carmarket pro is a bunch of morons. I asked them a question about specific details on the "pistons" they offered for 430's. They said let me check with my supplier. Never got back to me because it is the wrong casting junk. Don't waste your time. Unfortunetly we are all in love with a obsolete rare ...
by vanscooter
Fri 4. Feb 2011, 04:09
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: WHICH ONE WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Replies: 4
Views: 1467

Re: WHICH ONE WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

Theres a lot of companies that have aod trans for fe's. Google it. Theres a company who has a expensive adapter kit. www.ford-aod.com. It has to be a earlier trans so there is NO computer to control the shifts, just a tv cable. All totally doable wallet permitting. If you do it let us know and take ...

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