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by Chris430
Fri 20. Jan 2017, 18:17
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Removing Stuck Pistons In A 1960 430 MEL & Sonic Test Result
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Stuck 1960 MEL

Friday more heat and hammering did nothing. Two things you want to be weary of when beating out pistons. One is not to beat on the combustion side to the point of concaving the piston spreading it and causing it to wedge tighter. Another thing to be mindful of when beating out stuck pistons is the r...
by Chris430
Fri 20. Jan 2017, 17:19
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Removing Stuck Pistons In A 1960 430 MEL & Sonic Test Result
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Stuck 1960 MEL

Soaked again till Thursday and beat out the other five pistons. Number 6 & 8 were not budging. I poped out the freeze plugs to warm over the cylinders cateful not to get them too hot and run the risk of distortion. Soaked overnight with WD40. http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff469/white65ford/196...
by Chris430
Wed 18. Jan 2017, 11:14
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Removing Stuck Pistons In A 1960 430 MEL & Sonic Test Result
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Removing Stuck Pistons In A 1960 430 MEL & Sonic Test Result

Bought this from a 58 Lincoln. The heads and intake were gone but it looked like the hood has stayed closed for the most part. Been soaking diesel in the cylinders for a 3 weeks. Today I wire wheeled the tops and cylinders then hit it with a rosebud. Beat pistons with a 2x4 and a dead blow as it coo...
by Chris430
Mon 2. Jan 2017, 18:42
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: 59 mercury 383 crank driven ps pump
Replies: 3
Views: 1641

Re: 59 mercury 383 crank driven ps pump

The below pump from my 63 Lincoln is like the two bolt/two alignment dowl you were sent. The second picture down is a 59 Lincoln power steering pump that is a independent bracket mounted Eaton unit. I know where another 59 Lincoln is that I might buy and part out. If I buy it I will let you know whi...
by Chris430
Sat 31. Dec 2016, 20:39
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Deleting The 63 Power Steering Pump
Replies: 0
Views: 323

Deleting The 63 Power Steering Pump

I am putting the engine in my pickup and do not need the power steering pump. I also have a 58 MEL. Is it as simple as swapping front covers out and using the 58 pulleys?
Thanks
by Chris430
Wed 28. Dec 2016, 21:17
Forum: MEL Engine Aftermarket Parts
Topic: New 61-68 MEL Bell Housing / Scatter Shield
Replies: 0
Views: 394

New 61-68 MEL Bell Housing / Scatter Shield

The first step to move the MEL engine aftermarket support forward should be a manual bell housing. Once a bell or scatter sheild is produced these engines would become versital and desirable for a 4, 5 or 6 speed project vehicle. McCloud makes a universal hydraulic slave cylinder to adapt to the COM...
by Chris430
Wed 28. Dec 2016, 14:19
Forum: MEL Engine Interchangeable Parts
Topic: MEL And FE Distributor Interchangeably
Replies: 0
Views: 607

MEL And FE Distributor Interchangeably

The answer is no. Pictures and measurements in below link. Along with the difference in gear teeth I overlooked.

http://www.ford-mel-engine.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=707
by Chris430
Mon 26. Dec 2016, 20:32
Forum: General Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Home Made Parts Cleaner Agitator
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: Home Made Parts Cleaner Agitator

Overnight used to work in worse cases than this. I used an ultra sonic cleaner where I used to work. The unit we used worked well and was fast.
by Chris430
Mon 26. Dec 2016, 12:09
Forum: General Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Home Made Parts Cleaner Agitator
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Home Made Parts Cleaner Agitator

I have an idea for a carb and parts cleaning tub. After another disappointing carb soak results I thought of using an oil pump to agitate the solvent. On the bottom I would use a heating pad from a Cesna. Question: Has anyone built an agitator for Berryman's using an oil pump? How long will a debris...
by Chris430
Sat 10. Dec 2016, 14:11
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Fresh MEL build
Replies: 11
Views: 4776

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 Have you ran it in anything yet? It looks like it would be strong off idle. With the cfm your pulling it looks like you have it near 100% efficiency I may copy that exact build for my 5...

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