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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speed Gems, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
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    In the short time i've been on there i seem to recall seeing just about everything but a MEL motor thread. so whos got a MEL motor in there hot rod? lets see em! :)
     
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  2. Heres is our Mel-founder of The Race of Gentleman-and our hero!!!
     

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  3. Wowcars
    Joined: May 10, 2001
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  4. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
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    Mercury,Edsel,Lincoin.:D
     

  5. FrozenMerc
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
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    I don't own one yet, but a 430 Super Marauder is on my bucket list. Here is a pic of one I snapped at BTTF's a few years ago.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
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    Dammit... you beat me to it. Same MEL, different shot. ;)
     

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  7. HolyHandGrenade
    Joined: Jun 17, 2005
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    Here's the E-475 we put in our Model A a few years back.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Rickybop
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    from Michigan

  9. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    from Iowa

    Just picked up a (supposedly) running engine and tranny from a driving Lincoln, 430. Going in my '62 Unibody short bed.

    SPark
     

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  10. WrenchKitten
    Joined: Jul 18, 2009
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    '62 Unibody with a 430 MEL? F'in awesome!!

    I'm Melissa, but my friends call me Mel...haha. One day I might find me a MEL, and maybe a sweet little Merc pickup to put it in. It's on the bucket list.

    I do run a FE in my F100. LOVE these engines. :D
     
  11. Y-Blokkah
    Joined: Oct 19, 2012
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    from Anna, Tx

    Should be a short thread....
    Only owned one of these, and it scattered
     
  12. Wowcars
    Joined: May 10, 2001
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    Funny you say that Y-blokkah, every y block Ive had has failed miserably. I cant wait to get some fire in my 430


    Posted from the TJJ App for iPhone & iPad
     
  13. mercmike430
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    Mine was just dropped off at the machine shop. Hopefully it will be done, and in a car by spring.
     

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  14. E.C.
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
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    from Tx

  15. I wish. That's gunna be sweet!
     
  16. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
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    from Michigan

  17. steve07
    Joined: Nov 26, 2012
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    OMG, I finally found something on these engines where people say good things about these engines. I think they are very missunderstood. I have a 58 ParkLane with a 430 in her. She runs quiet, smooth and will pick up the front tire (just a little) when I torque her up.[​IMG]
     
  18. Thunderroad312
    Joined: Nov 18, 2012
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    I don't have a picture of it, but a MEL powered dragster won the NHRA nationals in '59. The Singer-Miller special. Miller being none other than Karol Miller of Bonneville fame. I have seen some references to it on the HAMB. Thanks for starting this thread. Those are realy cool motors and strong too. I had a'62 Continental that would just roast the tires, which is incredible for a car that heavy with like a2.90 gear. And it was a two barrel at that.
     
  19. mercmike430
    Joined: Mar 15, 2011
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    here's one
     

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  20. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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    My favorite Mel:

    [​IMG]
     
  21. lbrunkala
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
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    Here are some shots of the 430 for my son's T pickup. I have gotten a few odds and ends for it over the years, but I'm losing steam. I think it may be too wide and tall for the little T. And it has been a real pain to find someone local who knows anything about them. Any good rebuilders out there?
     

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  22. rod1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
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    That's Sweet, don't give up on that one.Or if you do contact me I got lot's to trade
     

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