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Question about a '57 Mercury...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 3blapcam, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. 3blapcam
    Joined: Jul 15, 2004
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    3blapcam
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    from Austin, TX

    What V8 engine came in that car? I thought it'd be a Y Block, but the valve cover bolts are around the outside instead of down the middle... am I missing something or am I just ignorant about "later" Y Blocks?

    Let me know...

    Alec.
     

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  2. notebooms
    Joined: Dec 14, 2005
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    notebooms
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    maybe it's a later model.... i believe that the 1957 had a Y-Block in it. I do know for sure that in 1958 the Mercury's went to MEL motors (which would have "valve cover bolts around the outside")

    -scott noteboom
     
  3. 3blapcam
    Joined: Jul 15, 2004
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    3blapcam
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    from Austin, TX

    Honestly... I don't even know for sure it's a '57. I'm just going by what the guy who has it told me. I figured if I was wrong... someone would correct me.
     
  4. That looks to be a 58. 383 and possibly 430 were in those.
     

  5. arkiehotrods
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    The pic shows a 58, which could be had with 312, 383, and 430. The MEL engines (383, 430, 410, 462) were known as "second-generation" y-blocks, because they still had y-block style deep side skirts. Not a real popular engine
     
  6. nobuckets
    Joined: Jul 18, 2005
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    nobuckets
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    from austin, tx

    I looked at that same car - north of Austin, in a small town. The guy selling all these cars is a nice guy, but most everything he has left is picked over. He told me it was a 57, I got up there, saw it was a 58, motor is not really good, rear end is mostly gone. He has some other finds back in the woods if you can get em out.
     
  7. Horsepower67
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    What's he asking for it?
     
  8. 3blapcam
    Joined: Jul 15, 2004
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    3blapcam
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    from Austin, TX

    Yes... Nobuckets that's correct. I was going out there for the shoeboxes he listed on craigslist and that one caught my eye b/c of the ram horn manifolds on it. He told me he only wants $250 for that Mercury... and if the manifolds would work for my Y block, then I'd consider buying it just for them, and reselling the hulk for whatever I could get for it.

    If anyone is interested, I have the link to photos of the cars out there... but they're all pretty rough.

    Alec.
     

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