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Old 08-28-2002, 04:15 PM
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Question Any "Old Timers" Here...

...have any information about or a possible source of either factory or aftermarket speed equipment for the FOMOCO Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln Series engines (383-410-430-462/1958 to 1968)?

I know there were a few Super Marauder engines from the factory with 3/2's but have photos and references to Edelbrock intake manifolds and blower kits.

Somebody has to have this stuff laying around...

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I can hear snickering out there. I know someone here has a lead for me.
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I'm not an old timer, but I know of the MEL series. Hey, my name is Mel, I know these things! I'll get in my books and talk to some guys, I'll get ya some info!
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Appreciate it!

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Kultulz, go to this site they have some info.

<a href="http://members.tripod.com/lyc_42/fordv8/mel/mel.htm" target="_blank">http://members.tripod.com/lyc_42/fordv8/mel/mel.htm</a>

All I know about them is little, they are high torque engines, 465lb-ft@2600 for the 430 and 20 more for the 462, they only ran from the early 50's to the mid 60's I think and they are very rare from what I hear. A friend of mine had a 430 and the heads on them are flat on the bottom except for the valve releifs. Thats how you can tell right off if you got a MEL or an FE, kinda like a hemi or a regular big block, hehe. He got all his parts and things from egge or northwest, not to sure, but checkem both.

What is or how are you supposed to say Kultulz? Anyway, hope I helped, because I'm proud of what little tech info I know

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Thanks for the URL, but I already have it. I have the basics of the engine down, but am trying to find old speed parts laying around.

KULTULZ (Cool Tools) is my internet moniker as I sell automotive tools for a living now.

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You know I've been wondering about that name too but didn't want to ask. Thanks for clearing that up.
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Ok, I went to Ford-Trucks.com and then on the message board went to the FE engine forum. I found a couple threads about the MEL series, with some links to other pages. Evidently there's no aftermarket for these old engines and they're expensive to build. Anyhow, here's the two threads...

<a href="http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/DCForumID7/926.html" target="_blank">http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/DCForumID7/926.html</A>

<a href="http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/DCForumID7/779.html" target="_blank">http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/DCForumID7/779.html</A>
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Thanx BigBlockBabe. I appreciate the time and effort...
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I would like to keep this active for awhile if you guys don't mind.

Again...NOS or origional speed equipment for the MEL Series (383-410-430-462) produced from 1958 to 1968.

I have photos of 3/2's (factory installation) and blower setups. I have also referenced an Edelbrock 3/2 manifold.

The engine was used heavily in NASCAR (1958-1959) and Holman-Moody prepared a large part of them.

The stuff has to be out there somewheres.

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Had 410 in my '58 Edsel & it had E475 on the valve covers, apparently relating to the torque, wow it would pull a house down.
sorry got no useful info, interesting thread though!
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Yeah...We put a 430 in a 1957 FORD years ago. I was always impressed with this engine and am trying to gather enough stuff to put one in an older MERC chassis.

They were raced NASCAR back in the late fifties (Holman-Moody) so I know someone is sitting on this stuff and laughing at me...
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Sure to be, just sittin there waing for you, that would be kool & rare to see!
someone has to know, probably Willys36 he knows the where most things are hidden!!
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You sometimes see some of this 430 stuff at Charlotte Autofair in the spring. It would be very possible that it shows up in the Fall edition too. 2nd weekend in September. Too hot for me to go. I don't nead any parts, but a lot of old Holman-Moody stuff shows up there.

Never had a 430 but had a lot of FE 406 - 427 - 428 stuff years ago. Bought most of it in Charlotte.
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[quote]You sometimes see some of this 430 stuff at Charlotte Autofair in the spring. It would be very possible that it shows up in the Fall edition too. 2nd weekend in September.

...a lot of old Holman-Moody stuff shows up there.<hr></blockquote>

EXCELLENT SUGGESTION!

This is at the raceway at Concord, right?
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