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Ford FE Vs. MEL

I was just wondering what the differences are between a FE and a MEL?



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FE- Engines for, Fords & Edsel's
CID's 332 352 390 406 427 428

MEL= Engines for, Mercury, Edsel, Lincoln
CID's 338 410 430 462
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Been a long time since I looked into those, but I don't think any of the parts
interchange either? Aren't the MEL engines a whole different engine, block and all? Yeah, looks like it by the below info.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_MEL_engine
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Still a lot of parts available for the FE's not so with the MEL's.MRE books has a good book on Ford interchanges you may want to pick up if you are considering a build.
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FE- Engines for, Fords & Edsel's
CID's 332 352 390 406 427 428

MEL= Engines for, Mercury, Edsel, Lincoln
CID's 338 410 430 462
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There was an FE 410 that I believe was only put in a Mercury. If memory serves me correct I think it had a 390 bore with a 428 crank. I'm also thinking that there was a 383 MEL.
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There was an FE 410 that I believe was only put in a Mercury. If memory serves me correct I think it had a 390 bore with a 428 crank. I'm also thinking that there was a 383 MEL.

Your memory serves you correctly, the 410 was an FE, can't say about a 383 MEL.
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