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KULTULZ
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posted 09-24-2004 10:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From another forum;

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frank altman posted September 24, 2004 01:07 PM

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advice needed on installing duals; cooler vent for auto trans directly in way of
extension/connector pipe on drivers side; can vent be eliminated or what?


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52 MERC V8 flatty air-cooled automatic. Can anyone help?


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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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KULTULZ
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Registered: Oct 2002

posted 09-28-2004 08:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In case anyone ever needs the answer to the above question or related information...the below URL refers you to the IMOA Board and the answers that were gathered from two other boards and posted there.

-Answer(s) To MERC Duals Dilemma-

The FOM was air-cooled (wish I had a flat scanner to show you an illustration) instead of having an oil cooler. Fins on the torque convertor drew fresh air into a duct on the left side of the trans that would pass over the convertor cooling it (and the fluid) and then was discharged.

This duct stuck out pretty far and prevented duals from being installed. The solution is (was) to remove the intake tube (it faced rearward to prevent road debris ingestion) as there is a screen asm there at the case to prevent the sucking up of road kill.

FORD went to hydraulic cooling (cooling tank in radiator) with a running change in 1956. One could also get around the problem by installing a later FOM or preferably a CRUISE-O-MATIC.

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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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