430 mel and ford truck parts interchange??

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430 mel and ford truck parts interchange??

Post by LIL ABE 2 » Sat 1. Jun 2013, 11:48

430 mel and ford truck parts interchange ???
does anyone know whether the ford truck 401 477 534 motors were based on a mel block and cyl heads or are they FE style i can recall reading in a 1958 car mag that the 534 truck crank would fit the 430 block ANY info appreciated thanx john

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Re: 430 mel and ford truck parts interchange??

Post by congo » Sat 6. Jul 2013, 07:26

I'm guessing the crank won't fit. Bore spacing on a 430 is 4.9" and it looks like it's 5.25" on the super duty.

I found this post from a while back:
http://www.ford-mel-engine.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=727

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