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Moneymaker
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posted 01-29-2004 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What was available for the old MEL 368/383/462 Linclon engines?
I only know of Tri-Power on the Marauder 400 in 59? I know there was some NASCAR FoMoCo stuff too, but not sure what.
Also, I know that California aftermarket had 6 and 8 duece set ups. Saw that stuff in old magazines.
Dual quads?

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posted 01-29-2004 09:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 1958 MERCURY SUPER MARAUDER 430 Engine (LINCOLN had the same option but I haven't come across any tech info on it yet) had an aluminum 3X2 intake with three 2300 HOLLEY'S mounted. This was when only small base carbs were used on multi-carb aftermarkets (Stromberg-Rochester-HOLLEY 56). Interestingly, the end carbs were actuated by vacuum motors like the VETTE 427/435 and MOPAR offerings. Bill Stroppe was definitely ahead of his time.

EDELBROCK had two 3x2 intakes, both small mounting pad in either three or four mounting holes. I have asked and searched for an aluminum 4V intake as HOLMAN-MOODY modified them (59 TBIRD 430) for NASCAR but have received no information.

Everything else factory was cast iron. I believe the main reason being FORD getting out of the racing business in 57/58. When they came back in in 1960 it was with the 352/360hp FE and the STARLINER. There just was no further factory performance research done as MERCURY was returned to the FORD Division in 1960 after the failure of the EDSEL and they were then powered by FE's. I have also come across no reference to a dual 4V, factory or otherwise.

This 430 3x2 is in a 1958 LINCOLN PREMIER;

Factory 3x2 Intake;

EDELBROCK;

Additionally, if you go to -The MEL Engine Forum- and scribe halfway down, there are some MIDWEST SPEED CATALOG pages shown with speed equipment for the MEL.
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I am looking for information concerning factory performance/aftermarket speed parts (1958/1960) used on the MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) (Also Thunderbird 59/60) Engine Series (383-410-430-462) produced from 1958 thru 1968.

Also older FORD Special Service Tools

-MEL Engine Forum-

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posted 01-29-2004 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, well, first FoMoCo OE tri-power I have ever seen with the Holley carbs facing the right way.
Heh, .....see you never know everything.

That's what I love about this place.
A fun learning experiance every day.

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posted 01-29-2004 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also learn something everyday (hopefully-sometimes it zooms by me) and I enjoy sharing what I have found. The trouble is, I was fairly aware when these things were new (10 yrs.old) and a few years after the fact and wish I had gathered experience and knowledge with them rather than those darn 'ol 312's and 352/390's...

Enjoy yourself at Orlando!

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posted 01-29-2004 11:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:

What was available for the old MEL 368/383/462 Linclon engines?


Missed this one...

The 368 was in the LINCOLN Y-BLOCK Family. It's last year of production was 1957. The Mercury Turnpike Cruiser had the 368 with a two-four barrel option rated at 335HP. I have read of a 3x2 option but have not verified it.

-Brief History Of The LINCOLN Y-Block Engine Family-

The MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) Engine Family was introduced in 1958 with the 383ci and later (in production year) 430ci available in the MERCURY, the 410ci available in the EDSEL (1958 only year available) and the 430 available in the LINCOLN. The 462ci became available in the LINCOLN in 1966 and was replaced on a running basis in 1968 with the 460 CONTINENTAL engine.

I have to learn to read a little closer...

-Brief History Of The MEL Engine Family-

(Contains Some Inaccurate Entries-Engine Specs)


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posted 01-29-2004 11:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for catching that Gary.
I actually knew about the 368 being of the 317 Y block Lincoln family but my tired fingers and brain typed 368 instead of 430.
I was indeed asking about the MEL 383, 410, 430, 462 engines.
See you all on Monday.

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Moneymaker

Well, well, first FoMoCo OE tri-power I have ever seen with the Holley carbs facing the right way.


It just dawned on me what you are saying...

I'll be alright...

FE SETUP;

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posted 02-02-2004 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Small blocks were backwards also.

Only the "never seen the light of day" 351C, 385, and Boss 429 series XE tri-powers faced forwards. They had the later style cathedral bowl Holleys.

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Ninety Degree Factory TRI-POWER;

385 Series (Non-BOSS) TRI-POWER (shown with MOPAR carbs)

There were cast factory (Buddy Bar?) tri-power intakes for the BOSS 302-351C-429-BOSS 429. I don't know if factory carburetion was released as most examples I have come across have the CHEV 427/435/MOPAR style carbs (vacuum actuated secondaries)

Interestingly, the MEL 430 used the vacuum actuated secondary carbs, but only short bowl as the cathedral bowls had not been released back then.

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I am looking for information concerning factory performance/aftermarket speed parts (1958/1960) used on the MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) (Also Thunderbird 59/60) Engine Series (383-410-430-462) produced from 1958 thru 1968.

Also older FORD Special Service Tools

-MEL Engine Forum-

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Always a new drool factor;

DEMON 2V Setup;

This installation is shown on SBC intake.

This PONY CARBS setup is using AUTOLITE 2100's. Shown on SBF intake;

If you have only the MEL EDELBROCK 3x2 intake with the four bolt mounting flange, you can also upgrade it to accept HOLLEY 2300 or AUTOLITE 2100 Series carbs for a budget setup;

HOLLEY PN 17-43
2300 Flange To ROCHESTER 2GC

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posted 02-03-2004 01:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I posted some Boss 429 tri power pics on M&M somewhere last year.
From the MCA show I believe.

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kultulz
I see by your sign on your up here in this neck of the woods ,you ever git up to Raceway park for Englishtown swape meet? Used to a older guy would come to the meet with a load of old race memorbila and parts always had a MEL tei-power setup with V/C's and Aircleaner,Iwas always fondling it,I had found a 462" Lincoln in Boneyard up here and was continplating it for my pickemup and I liked the though of the trips,and that neet aircleaner,eventally I found a 428"Fe engine for the truckbut it's still sitting in corner of garage tooI'm slow

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No...Have never made it up that far for swap meets...Carlisle is about the furthest.

Hope to get to Charlotte this year as I have been told a lot of MEL stuff turns up there.

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may be I'll see you there I usually go to Ford meet at carlile and spend TOOO much money I live over in south Jersey so it's a 2 hr ride,if I git were I trust my 56 i like to drive it there!!

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posted 02-05-2004 03:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Swap meets hell!

I'd be happy if it just quit snowing!

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we gotta be gitting old i can remember piling the snow up to block wind on the other side of brothernlaws 57 olds j-2 and pulling 4/gear out to swap clutch disks,and gitting shoked with electric grinder from wet snow swapping swapping rear axles in 68 Mustang don't think you could pay me to now

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posted 02-05-2004 04:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Been there done that Bob!

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posted 02-23-2004 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Excuse me...I believe I am going to have a mild orgasm...

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did you ever find the Mag with the "moon" injectors that look like 97"s?

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here is mooneyes site with the injectors

rhttp://www.mooneyes.com/MISC/drive.html

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posted 02-23-2004 03:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
UNBELIEVABLE!

Can you imagine popping the hood on a '57 FORD and those throttle bodies were staring at you?

Was the actual STROMBERG carb the preferred choice for a log manifold then?

I am now wondering if EDELBROCK made aluminum rocker covers and a valley pan for a 430.

Wonder if the Y-BLOCK guys know this yet or not?

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Got so excited I forgot...

THANX BOB! for pointing that out. I owe you a cold one or two...or three...

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Stromberg 97's, Ford 94's,ChandlerGrove's were all used I believe 97's were prefered ones,though as I remember there a touch smaller than 94's,all were prone to leak all over the place,caused the loss of many a HOTROD,6 leaky 97's and that *#*^#clear/pink plastic fuel line and a back fire roasted Hotrod,
If we both git up to Carlile we gotta say HI I'm hoppin to trust my 56 enough to take the 2 hr ride down the pike fron Jersey!!
Must be gitting old way back in 66 I dropped a Fe into a 56 bolter it togtherand drove it a 1000+ miles on 2econd day from Texas to StLouis ,never though anything bout it

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Now look what has shown up...

It's starting to look like a SUMMIT catalog here for forgotten engines...

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I had found a 462" Lincoln in Boneyard up here and was continplating it for my pickemup

Do you still have it Bob? With accessories? For some reason I didn't read this first go around...

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Man-A-Free intakes used flanges for Rottenchester 2GC carbs on most of their applications.

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I have one of them for a FE engine {Algon Fuel Injection} I bought 30+ pluss years ago was buying some heads and saw that sitting on his bench wan't to put it on my 57 one of these days if I live long enough!!!!!

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Isn't it amazing how much cool performance stuff used to be available for all the Detroit engines? (South Bend and Kenosha too!)

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and the engines looked good{COOL} now a days the engine compartments and the engines look like the back of your TV set or refigator {guess thats why the put them engine covers that go from fender to fender!!!] I guess
They,may run better with the elctronics but tri-power and finned alumininum valve covers shure looked better

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I have pictures of a Latham supercharger set-up and a stroker crank (over 500 cubes, IIRC) for an MEL. I've always liked the Latham supercharger approach. It's essentially the compressor stage(s) of an axial flow turbojet.

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quote:
Originally posted by Daniel Jones:

I have pictures of a Latham supercharger set-up and a stroker crank (over 500 cubes, IIRC) for an MEL. I've always liked the Latham supercharger approach. It's essentially the compressor stage(s) of an axial flow turbojet.

Dan Jones


So...We can't share?

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Just reading the Hot Rod magazine '59 TBird 430 article now. Triple carburetion was available for that car too?

Here's what it says:

"For prospective Bird owners who might buy the 430 engine option and desire a bit more for competition, a triple carburetion setup is also available. This is being made by Bill Stroppe and is a modification of the Marauder manifold offered as an option last year by Mercury. This aluminum triple intake manifold uses three Ford two-barrel carburetors with vacuum controlled preogressive linkage on the two outside carburetors. Normal operation is with the center carburetor only. Also included in the kit offerred by Stroppe is a cast aluminum air cleaner housing fitted with a paper filtering element. With the triple carburetion, last year's Marauder engine was rated at 400 horsepower, the only other difference being 10.5:1 compression for the Marauder."


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Ladies & Gentlemen:

I have in my possession one (1)Lincoln 430 tripower Air Cleaner. This item is NOS, that is New Old Stock. It is the only one in existence. It includes the 3 wing nuts, the three carburetor gaskets, and the box. (The box is bad, but is intact).

As new. Photos upon request.

The price is $5,000.00.

Call/email me with questions.

With Kindest Regards.

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I am looking for information concerning factory performance/aftermarket speed parts (1958/1960) used on the MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) (Also Thunderbird 59/60) Engine Series (383-410-430-462) produced from 1958 thru 1968.

Also older FORD Special Service Tools

-MEL Engine Forum-

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I have a question for a friend. He would like to know a company name of the 3x2 set-up for small blk ford shown.
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Sorry...I don't quite understand the question. There are two setups shown.

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Sorry about being unclear I was at work and heading out the door when a co-worker as me if I knew of a company that makes a 3x2 barrel manifold for a 289/302. I remebered the pic of one on this thread. I showed him the page and pic, then posted the question.
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posted 04-23-2004 12:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by bfxcomet:
Sorry about being unclear I was at work and heading out the door when a co-worker as me if I knew of a company that makes a 3x2 barrel manifold for a 289/302. I remebered the pic of one on this thread. I showed him the page and pic, then posted the question.
Roger


Most of the Mustang houses sell reproduction 3x2 intakes as does Pony Carb.
They are pretty much duplicates of the Cobra set ups from the 60's.

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Sorry I misunderstood. Of course the manufacturer will be FOMOCO.

They were released as COBRA KITS in the early and mid-sixties (no factory installation). You would have to find an old setup or BLUE THUNDER is making replicas (intake only). As for carburetion, either the origional HOLLEYS (I understand HOLLEY is coming out with repros) or AUTOLITE 2100's as shown on the PONY CARBS installation.

Even if you cannot find a complete origional kit, you can still buy the components repro to assemble your own.

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Thanx Alex for helping him out...

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Thanks guys.
Roger

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58 MERC SUPER MARAUDER Setup...

Showing MERC Air Cleaner Asm and Optional Aluminum Rocker Covers-

Photos of LINCOLN TRI-POWER Air Cleaner Asm. The LINC TRI-POWER Installation Is Shown At The Head of This Thread-

Chromed Steel Rocker Covers Were Released With This Option...

Front View-

Rear View-

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I am looking for information concerning factory performance/aftermarket speed parts (1958/1960) used on the MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) (Also Thunderbird 59/60) Engine Series (383-410-430-462) produced from 1958 thru 1968.

Also older FORD Special Service Tools

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That Weiand blower intake must be exceedingly rare. The late Travis Perrenot and his brother ran a 430 in a gas dragster back when those engines were current, 59- early 60's, he said they had to make their own blower intake. Very few speed parts existed for those engines even back in their heyday. They got over 500 cubes just with an overbore and a welded and offset ground 430 crank.

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