Ford MEL engine? Whaaaaaaaaaa???

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Re: Ford MEL engine? Whaaaaaaaaaa???

Post by Truckedup » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:59 am

1959 NHRA top eliminator was this MEL powered dragster...This was during the Nitro ban....

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Naked frame LSR bikes, dressed in animal hides clinging to machines propelled by fire...

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Re: Ford MEL engine? Whaaaaaaaaaa???

Post by barnym17 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:15 am

Buddy has good running engine in 57 or8 turnpike cruiser for sale but its in ohio.

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Re: Ford MEL engine? Whaaaaaaaaaa???

Post by brechlrl » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:50 am

57 TC engine is a Y block 58 is a MEL..

Easiest would be to replace what you have.. That engine bay looks huge, but look at a 61 Lincoln engine compartment with engine installed... not a lot of daylight there. There are plenty of rusty Lincolns out there that run. I would search for an original.. Lincoln changed bell housings 2 times in this series, mostly because of clearance issues.. a later 460/c/6 would run into clearance issues if you want to keep the AC and heater .. Also these have windshield wipers operated by the power steering pump so a regular remote mounted pump probably does not have the capacity to run steering and wipers at the same time

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Re: Ford MEL engine? Whaaaaaaaaaa???

Post by brechlrl » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:55 am

During the fuel ban cubic inches was king.. At the time the Lincoln, was the biggest block around and could get over 500 pretty easily.

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