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Tim Cash
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From: Clarksville, TN, U.S.A.
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 05-18-2003 09:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tim Cash   Click Here to Email Tim Cash     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I got her running, idles pretty good. Still sticking with the Speed Density although I do have a mass computer and meter in the basement. I am experiencing a hesitation when I give her the gas. Could this be wires or timing? I am running 8MM wires right now.

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johnmustang
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posted 05-18-2003 10:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang   Click Here to Email johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Tim Cash:
Well, I got her running, idles pretty good. Still sticking with the Speed Density although I do have a mass computer and meter in the basement. I am experiencing a hesitation when I give her the gas. Could this be wires or timing? I am running 8MM wires right now.

In my 65 it was timing and ignition, MSD took care of the problem.

JOHN

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KULTULZ
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From: Rockville, MD
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 05-18-2003 11:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Still sticking with the Speed Density although I do have a mass computer and meter

If you have a 5.0 retrofit and it is EEC-IV, you need to scan the ECM to see what is causing the tip-in hesitation.

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I am looking for information concerning factory performance/aftermarket speed parts used on the MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) (Also Thunderbird) Engine Series (383-410-430-462) from 1958 thru 1968.

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indyphil
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posted 05-18-2003 12:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Its a hesitation not a bog or a flat spot?
so that does sound like ignition, I would look at timing before worrying with the wires.

KULTULZ
I have the a 65 and 67 factory performance catalogues for all the cobra stuff and it includes some FE engine 390 and 428 engine stuff. Is that what you mean when you say thunderbird series?

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KULTULZ
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posted 05-18-2003 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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KULTULZ

I have the a 65 and 67 factory performance catalogues for all the cobra stuff and it includes some FE engine 390 and 428 engine stuff. Is that what you mean when you say thunderbird series?


Thanks for the reply. I keep forgetting you guys aren't as old as I am and am not specific as to what I am looking for.

The MEL (MERCURY-EDSEL-LINCOLN 383/410/430/462) Series (430ci) was used (in addition to the FE) in the 1958/1960 TBIRD for hi-performance and NASCAR useage as the FE had been detuned due to FORD's pulling out of racing during those years. FORD went back to the FE in 1960 with the introduction of the 352ci/360HP.

It is also confusing as there was a MEL 410ci used in 1958 for the EDSEL only as well as a 361ci FE used in the EDSEL only. There was also an FE 410ci used in the MERC line only in 1966/1967.

So most of what I am looking for is either forgotten in some old guy's garage or is very high dollar.

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