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MEL Engine Unique Cooling System

Post by Theo » Mon 30. Mar 2009, 13:56

The MEL Engine Unique Cooling System


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Re: MEL Engine Unique Cooling System

Post by reijerlincoln » Tue 31. Mar 2009, 01:46

I have often read that the two block thermostats (behind the water pump) should be removed and not be replaced. If memory serves right they were a piece of unsuccessful over-engineering and were dropped in '63.

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Post by Theo » Wed 1. Apr 2009, 11:52

Hi reijer, the thermostats of my MEL rebuild project were hopelessly rusted. I think that rust and the lack of spare parts is the main reason for people to dump them and run their engines w/o them.
The idea behind this system and the construction is O.K. I think. Otherwise the engineers wouldn't have taken the risk to use it in their top of the line engines and cars.
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Post by KULTULZ » Wed 1. Apr 2009, 14:18

They were discontinued from service in the mid-sixties.

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Post by 58-Pagoda » Fri 27. May 2011, 09:15

I thought someone installed the block thermostats in my 1958 backwards, but then I found this bulletin indicating the factory made a change in 1958 and flipped them around. An interesting fact if you have a 1958 but obsolete.
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Post by Theo » Fri 27. May 2011, 09:41

That's an interesting detail on the issiue. Thank you very much sbakar for your contribution.
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Re: MEL Engine Unique Cooling System

Post by Theo » Fri 10. Jun 2011, 02:27

58-Pagoda,
I've split your contributions into several themes and partly moved them into different section. They are of great value, thanx so much for your good work.
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