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Rory McNeil

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From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 11-07-2004 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anybody ever heard of a 1956 Mercury 312 with factory 2 4barrel carbs? I recently stumbled across a pair of odd gold plated emblems that have a large letter M, with the numbers "260" underneath. The is also a "Mercury man" head on top of the emblem. I found a small story on the "My Classic Car" website, & they mentioned this optional 2x4 312 as being available in 56 Mercury`s. I always thought that the only factory 2x4 Y block was the 270 HP 57 Ford 312. Any ideas?

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From: Rockville, MD
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 11-07-2004 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was an over the counter kit Rory, offered to make the car more competitive in NASCAR.

-Read This Thread- for more information. I can give you a list of the kit contents if you wish. It was released in the form of a TSB.

Hold on to those emblems...

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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