Originally Posted by techinspector1
95 lbs difference between an FE and a Lima motor. I've owned many FE's in my lifetime and I wouldn't give you a nickel for a trailer load of 'em, except for scrap price.
I've had 3 FE engines, too, and can't say that I ver had much luck with them either.
The 352 I had in a 65 Merc would have best utilized at the end of a chain and thrown overboard. It was just a gas-guzzling gutless PIG of a mill.
I had 2 390's ... which weren't TOO bad, considering I drove the ever living out of them, and they weren't built for higher RPM ... pretty much wrung them out in about 20,000 miles. I put an Autolite 4-barrel carb and intake on the 67 Merc and got decent power out of it.