Early 1958 430 rebuild

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Re: Early 1958 430 rebuild

Post by novetti » Thu 13. Dec 2018, 20:48

Sounds very good !

Congratulations!

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Early 1958 430 rebuild

Post by RocketdyneF1 » Mon 17. Dec 2018, 06:05

I haven´t posted any good pics of the special aluminum air cleaner yet, so here are
some, and some other of the whole engine including the air cleaner at an earlier stage
during the rebuild process. This air cleaner is the Lincoln style one, it is different than the Mercury version of it. There were only somewhere between 50 - 200 tri power
systems for the 430 MEL produced, and most of them were Mercurys, only a handful of
Lincolns were produced as an over the counter power kit, so it is very rare.
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1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
1958 430 MEL V8 without car

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Early 1958 430 rebuild

Post by RocketdyneF1 » Mon 24. Dec 2018, 03:45

I´ve made another short clip of it running on a cold winter day.
The air cleaner is once again not on top of the engine, but can be seen.

1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
1958 430 MEL V8 without car

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Re: Early 1958 430 rebuild

Post by Muctur » Sat 16. Feb 2019, 11:46

Where are you located?
And where did you find that Super Marauder kit? I was looking at getting one myself!

Amazing job, by the way!!

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Early 1958 430 rebuild

Post by RocketdyneF1 » Mon 18. Feb 2019, 00:57

Thank you!
Me and my engine are located in a small country in the middle of Europe, in Austria.
I bought the whole kit a few years ago from ebay. The seller was the
Lincoln-Mercury old parts store.
1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
1958 430 MEL V8 without car

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