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What cars came with a MEL engine? Please specify model / yea

Postby Theo on Sun 26. Sep 2010, 21:11

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From what I know there was this 58 Lincoln with the 430. and the Edsel with the MEL 410 (not FE 410).
I think the 59 T-Bird had a 430 too. I'll leave the rest to you guys. I'm not too good with this. Would be cool if you could post pics w. the post.
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Postby RJP on Sun 26. Sep 2010, 21:13

The 58 Merc had a 383" MEL and had a 3x2 carb option. I think the 59 also had the 383. And if my feeble ol' memory serves they also were used in marine applications. Some of the Christ-Craft, Tollycraft Owens and others too numerous to remember used or had access to The MEL engine by Eaton, the same co. that used the "Interceptor" trade name. They also used alot of FEs from 352s to 427s and everything in between as Interceptors.

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Postby Theo on Sun 26. Sep 2010, 21:14

.....trhat's an interesting start for the Database. Yeah, marine section, cool.
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Postby KULTULZ on Sun 26. Sep 2010, 21:15

The three two barrel option was available on the 430 only in the MERCURY and LINCOLN top of the line for 1958. It was dubbed the SUPER MARAUDER (MERCURY) and had an advertised output of 400HP. I haven't come across anything that the option was available for the BIRD as installation actually began in 1959.
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Postby Theo on Sun 26. Sep 2010, 21:16

.....and it looks very modern. Pretty similar to these day's EFI designs. I haven't seen this one yet. Polished aluminum looks way cool IMO
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Postby HIGH-RISER on Sun 26. Sep 2010, 21:17

I have an original filter for this......
and it is the forunner of the FE oval job. I let a nice complete filter housing go for $15 bucks, ouch! Dont forget the Turnpike Cruisers. I think they had one too, but I may be wrong, its been so long.
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Postby Theo on Sun 26. Sep 2010, 21:18

......if you means the same as the one above, send it please.
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Postby Theo on Sun 26. Sep 2010, 21:21

Interesting,...indeed.
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Postby KULTULZ on Sun 26. Sep 2010, 21:22

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MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln)

1958/59/60 MERCURY 383/430

1958 EDSEL 410

1958/65 LINCOLN 430

1966/early 1968 LINCOLN 462

1960 Saw the demise of the EDSEL and FORD renamed the car division LINCOLN-MERCURY. 1961 MERCURY'S were reduced in size and used a straight six (223 CI), a 292 Y-Block and began using FE's for the higher trim MERCURY's.
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