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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by No_Respect, May 14, 2010.

  1. No_Respect
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    I have started on making finned aluminum valve covers for my MEL 430 engine so far this has been chalenging and fun and should be done with this by fall I waited around for Uncle Scooby but he has showed little interest in the last few years on these. So my question is who would be interested in a set of them if I can get them made for around 200 to 250 like Uncle Scooby originally offered? Secondly I need help with my valve train issues I'm personally having with my MEL I have an Isky cam and need to know what needs to change.

    Thanks Jared
     
  2. holeshot
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    NO RESPECT...MR. i was born in the U.S.A. some 68 years ago, and i don't understand anything you said...POP.
     
  3. junk yard kid
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    i think he wants to sell extras that he makes and wants to know what to modify in his valve train to take the cam
     
  4. Ned_Gob
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    What's a MEL 430 ?
     
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  6. No_Respect
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    SOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just worked for the last three months on this for what????? oh well I'll finish my valley covers I guess:rolleyes:
     
  7. I don't know that I would stop just yet. It appears that Moon was making a very limited run of covers. You might consider making yours a bit differently, or hold off a year before offering them to the public. I figured that you might not be aware of what they were doing.
     
  8. aaggie
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    Mercury, Edsel and Lincoln.
     
  9. Ned_Gob
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    I did not know that and its sad 'cause my Dad had a 410 in a /66 Mercury Parklane that I regulary beat the shit out of (way back when I was an 18 year old punk). Too much power for drum brakes though , brake faded that land yacht right into the back of a buddies car !
     
  10. Your dad's engine would have been a 410 FE, which was a Mercury-only offering for '66 (I think) and '67. Ford likes to confuse people :D.


    332 Lincoln Y-block & 332 FE
    351W/C/M & 352 FE
    359,360,361 FT & of course there is the 360 AMC & Mopar
    383 MEL & again of course the 383 Mopar
    389,390,391 FT & 390 FE & again the 390 AMC
    410 MEL & 410 FE
    427 FE,428 FE ,429 (385 Series), 430 MEL engines
    460 (385 Series) & 462 MEL
     
  11. No_Respect
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    Hahaha so true
     
  12. Just to make this list a little more confusing

    It is almost enough to make even a die hard Ford guy pull out his hair.
     
  13. In a couple of cases the official CI listing was done simply to "one-up" another auto manufacturer.. In other cases, like the 359,360,361 FEs, which are all the same bore/stroke/basic engine, it was done to distinguish a particular model of engine (with its own unique parts, like front dress) from other similar engines. IMHO it was completely unnecessary...but, what do I know? :D

    Actually, when I really want to confuse people, I'll start talking about the Super Duty line of engines made from '58 through around '80-'81. About 90% of even Ford guys say "Huh? The Super Duty pickups are mostly diesels or the 5.4..." Ford made a 401 CI in that line, too. They are related to the MELs, but considerably larger (like nearly 1000 lbs.).
     
  14. unclescooby
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    Valley covers would be cool. No one is going to make those. But eight by two intakes and valve covers are done. there are actually two companies making valve covers. Moon makes the plain finned ones and I quit my forray because the company that makes the 8x2 was also casting the mercury marauder finned covers with the M on them. Those are available through hotrodchassisandcycle I believe. See hotrodchassis or django here on the HAMB. They've got the 8x2 intake too. A valley pan or a 3x2 intake would be a HUGE success I think.
     
  15. V8 Bob
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    Add the 477 and 534 ci engines to the 401 big truck series.
     
  16. O.Hove
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    And the 371 H.D. with soden cooled valves
     
  17. No_Respect
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    Thank you for all the Info guys I already have a NOS 6X2 Edlebrock intake part #LM6 and a set of Mondello equpied Heads:D and now I need to build the motor to except the roller cam from Isky and Ill be set to bend up the frame in the wagon....
     

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  18. mongo4u2
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    Are those mondello heads ported a while back, like in the 60's or 70's , Just wondering ,because old Joe Mondello is in Tn. near me now.
     

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