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Does anyone have any knowledge or source(s) for speed parts (factory or aftermarket) for the Linc-Merc 383-410-430-462 engine family?

Production 1958-1967.

The stuff has to be out there somewheres and I would appreciate any help. Thanx...
 

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There are many more members here now than last October. Am still looking for factory/aftermarket speed parts/information on this engine series.

Holman-Moody did modify the 430 for NASCAR racing in 1959 (T-Bird) so the stuff is out there somewheres.

Any help is appreciated.

 

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I always looking for MEL stuff, and the recent Hemmings had an old trip manifold for sale, you might check there, also Vintagespeed.com
 

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Try <a href="http://www.rpmcat.com" target="_blank">http://www.rpmcat.com</a> and scroll through Dale Wilch's website. Don't forget to check out "Dale's Stuff" or place a Wanted ad.

Dale might be able to provide a lead on where to try if he doesn't have what you need.

Regards,
Gerry Dedonis
Kansas Racing Products Inc.
 

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Do what Stratcat said, go to The ford Y Block sites. You may have to ask for "Flash" Martin, who will hook you up with Rick Martin. Rick still races a replica Lincoln Pan American car with an MEL in it. These motors are starting to show up at the Y Block meets pretty Regularly now. We had a Guy with a Tri-Power Turnpike Cruiser there two years back. Looked neat, went pretty good!
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It sounds like me looking for parts for my Saturn... they're out there, but there's not many people that sell parts for 'em. I wish you luck on finding what parts you need for the 383-410-430-462s.
-matt
 

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It sounds like me looking for parts for my Saturn... they're out there<hr></blockquote>

Well, I'll tell 'ya. Considering that MERCURY and FORD (T-BIRD) modified them for NASCAR competition along with HOLMAN-MOODY, and the things saw early drag strip duty with blowers and injection, there has to be modified parts for the things. I am not so interested in the 3X2's (rare and expensive) as much as either an aluminum 4V or HILLBORN intake. You know that at the least, OFFENHAUSER offered something.

Maybe some of these guys don't frequent message boards or have passed and the stuff is going to a yard sale.

Just recently, there was a two four barrel intake on e-bay that the seller states was off a '57 TURNPIKE CRUISER 430. Looking at the illustration, you could tell it was off the LINCOLN Y-BLOCK (368 335HP) of that year. He didn't know what he had, but the bidders certainly did... :)

I am just hoping by bothering you youngsters from time to time, that I might knock some cobwebs lose... :D

Thanx for the reply...
 

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I can't help you but maybe this guy could point you in the right direction.

<a href="http://www.ford-y-block.com/lincoln.htm" target="_blank">http://www.ford-y-block.com/lincoln.htm</a>
 

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Maybe this'll help... not sure though. Wish the parents would let me store a old v8 car in the yard or somewhere... until then, I'll keep adding bits and pieces onto my Saturn. I'm planning on an MSD ignition for it, when the funds come around.

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

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Thanx for the reply, but I already have that.

Working on your Saturn will give you experience until you start to work on real cars... :D
 

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The Satty's a nice car- fights the imports in the front-drive wars, is basically a street-legal go-kart, cheep on gas and insurance. Nice first car. But you're right about it not being 'real'. My friend's mom's '68 Ventura (4door, april gold, 400ci v8, all original (except paint and tires), I want it) actually has a frame. She'll sell it for $10k I heard.

I'm looking for a project car, though. Being just a young person I also thought it'd be good (for me and the hobby) to go find old cars sitting around rotting away and buy them from people, and sell them at car shows, the paper, etc. and maybe make a little money to get a more complete or better project car.
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