Originally Posted by xntrik
Thank you Sir.
That is the 410 cube MEL series engine (not an FE) that came in 383, 410, 430, and 462 cubes later. The 430 and 462 were used in the suicide door Lincolns. They were torque monsters, and in those days there was hop up stuff for them, and they did fairly well when not in a land yacht.
additional FYI in case anybody cares.....
the 58 Mercury had a 383 MEL Turnpike Cruiser that had a 500 cfm Motorcraft 2 bbl. that I specifically remember because we took a new 64 Fairlane 260 and put that carb on it and it dropped 1 full sec in the quarter. The 500 cfm was so big we had to have a machine shop mill out the throttle bores to install the carb. It bolted right on and looked just like the stock carb on the 64 and I swapped ID tag to the new carb... and tech inspection never caught it. The only car that ever beat us was a silver blue 62 Impala 2 dr ht with 283 four speed. Oswego Raceway, Aurora IL, 1964