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by Chris Craft crazy
Thu 8. Mar 2012, 18:12
Forum: MEL Engine Aftermarket Induction
Topic: Hilborn on my MEL 430
Replies: 8
Views: 5300

Re: Hilborn on my MEL 430

As far as I know Slovers is still selling those valve covers, although I bought MOON products valve covers which a bunch of us got when MOON agreed to make a limited run of them. I believe MOON is committed to producing these valve covers whenever they get a group of ten together. Good to see you ba...
by Chris Craft crazy
Thu 8. Mar 2012, 18:07
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: MEL Engine Series Combustion Chamber & Piston Design
Replies: 69
Views: 52914

Re: MEL Engine Series Combustion Chamber & Piston Design

I have been doing some research on Chevrolet 409 engines lately, and came across the following quote from wiki, which I post here. As some of you may know, the 409 also had a triangular combustion chamber, and it was in the cylinder, like the MEL series of engines. In 1963, you could order a Impala ...
by Chris Craft crazy
Sun 4. Mar 2012, 12:22
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: affordable 430 pistons
Replies: 37
Views: 7680

Re: affordable 430 pistons

Theo, my sets of original pistons have the Ford oval logo on them, and Ford also marketed oversize pistons as original FoMoCo parts... there are a left side set on Ebay right now... Sadly only half a set, .030's Funny that one of the old piston makers don't still have their patterns for this piston....
by Chris Craft crazy
Sun 4. Mar 2012, 09:17
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: affordable 430 pistons
Replies: 37
Views: 7680

Re: affordable 430 pistons

It's not about manufacturer, it is about the shape of the piston. The original Ford design is available to view here in several incarnations, and the subsequent engineering rationale is also here. The only advantage that Wiseco has is that they will custom forge and machine the size and shape of the...
by Chris Craft crazy
Sat 3. Mar 2012, 15:17
Forum: MEL Engine Aftermarket Induction
Topic: Hilborn on my MEL 430
Replies: 8
Views: 5300

Re: Hilborn on my MEL 430

Building a period correct vintage drag car is a rather expensive hobby. Truer words were never spoken ;) In fact just building a period correct rod of any kind is fairly expensive... then add the MEL wrinkle, and here we are. BUT two things are constant. First, your gearhead friends have no idea wh...
by Chris Craft crazy
Sat 3. Mar 2012, 07:54
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: affordable 430 pistons
Replies: 37
Views: 7680

Re: affordable 430 pistons

The point here is if the pistons that Badger make do not look like the Wiseco picture that was suddenly a point of controversy is that they are not correct. The MEL stepped piston has a step in a specific area. Compression only has a small part to do with it. The compression could be equal to the or...
by Chris Craft crazy
Mon 27. Feb 2012, 19:11
Forum: MEL Engine Aftermarket Parts
Topic: roller rockers for the 430
Replies: 18
Views: 10931

Re: roller rockers for the 430

Yes, and the spacers are different, so I had to make a couple on the lathe, and shorten a couple.
I didn't need shafts, since I had three sets to choose from, all with less than 750 total hours on each set. Marine engines don't get a lot of hours typically.
by Chris Craft crazy
Sat 25. Feb 2012, 14:21
Forum: The MEL Engine Tripower Heaven
Topic: Multi Carb manifolds
Replies: 29
Views: 24699

Re: Multi Carb manifolds

Wow, great find. A really good addition to the archives here
by Chris Craft crazy
Sat 4. Feb 2012, 18:33
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Re: Chris Craft 430ies
Replies: 122
Views: 44377

Re: Chris Craft 430ies

I'm going to get some better pics...but I am very pleased with the result. Funny, when this whole project started, I was going to repaint the engine, freshen the ignition and restore the boat and use it. Now here I am two years later, and apparently I am going for vintage hot rod show motor and boat...
by Chris Craft crazy
Tue 31. Jan 2012, 16:41
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: Re: Chris Craft 430ies
Replies: 122
Views: 44377

Re: Chris Craft 430ies

Joe is an interesting guy... very modest about what he does, and very fussy. He sent me photos before he sent the assembly back, and told me he assembled them, and didn't like the color, so he took them all apart and had them recolored... :o Here is a web page with Joe's contact info. He is not on t...

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