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Old 08-15-2012, 05:14 PM
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No that's not it . Tri-power was used only on the 406 FE engine. The 406 was used by two ford models, the Thunderbird and the Galaxy. They both used basically the same manifold with this one exception. The Galaxy manifold carb bases were stepped and the Tbird wasn't. Why? because they couldn't get the hood on the Tbird to shut so they planed the risers off the big car manifold.
And now you know the rest of the story.
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:17 PM
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Come on Joe, you ask a question.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:06 PM
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Come on Joe, you ask a question.
OK.

What was the first American V8 automobile engine to have an advertised rating of 400 HP?
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:25 PM
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No that's not it . Tri-power was used only on the 406 FE engine. The 406 was used by two ford models, the Thunderbird and the Galaxy. They both used basically the same manifold with this one exception. The Galaxy manifold carb bases were stepped and the Tbird wasn't. Why? because they couldn't get the hood on the Tbird to shut so they planed the risers off the big car manifold.
And now you know the rest of the story.
I just found a reference to tri-power being installed on a factory MEL engine So I was wrong saying that only the 406 FE was factory equiped with tri-power. Ratz! I hate being wrong! But I learned something new!
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:29 PM
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OK.

What was the first American V8 automobile engine to have an advertised rating of 400 HP?
Joe what happened to the second part of your question? The answer is darned interesting!
I know the answer but I cheated so I'll let someone else answer your question.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:42 PM
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Joe what happened to the second part of your question? The answer is darned interesting!
I know the answer but I cheated so I'll let someone else answer your question.
Oh, I removed the second part of the question because I could only find one source on the internet to back it up. Here's what I deleted:

For extra credit...
What performance automotive aftermarket manufacturing company played a key role in producing this engine?


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Old 08-15-2012, 08:58 PM
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There were two different heights/angles of the carb mounting pads used depending on the car. Galaxy type (below?) was higher in the rear than the T-Bird, IIRC.




"Flat" intake

Then I think there were low/medium riser intake/heads and high riser intake/heads.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:43 PM
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Yeah Joe leave it up there. Those were the least probable people that Ford would go to.
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What was the first American V8 automobile engine to have an advertised rating of 400 HP?

And for extra credit...
What performance automotive aftermarket manufacturing company played a key role in producing this engine?
Need a hint?
It's a Ford product from the '50s
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:16 AM
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Time's up. My question is dead. The floor is up for grabs.....
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Wait a dog gone minute here, first we need the answer.

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Old 08-17-2012, 12:35 PM
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I think I know but i refrained from answering because I cheated and went right or the web. How ever since obiously everyone but me has higher ethics I'll answer it.
The engine was Ford Super Maraduer 430 ci 400hp in 1958. Merc only.
Ford had Moon Speed shop produce the intake manifold as it was special.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:08 PM
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You are correct, Boothboy. The 400 HP Super Marauder 430 was available as a factory option on all 1958 Mercurys, and also as a dealer installed option on 1958 Lincolns and Continentals. Being a MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) engine, The Super Marauder 430 was never offered in a Ford. Despite being the most powerful engine ever offered in an American production car (at the time), only about 100 were ever sold.

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Old 08-17-2012, 06:31 PM
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We have one guy that likes to throw out never before seen parts. Try this one. This is a factory set up. Whats it fit?
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:50 AM
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looks like the thread's gone dead again. Ok I'll ask a easy one.
Who is buried in Grants tomb?
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