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Old 06-14-2021, 08:40 PM   #1
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Default FE set in stone.

Cool meme found on another site. Looks like an old FE.


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Old 06-14-2021, 10:26 PM   #2
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Exclamation Re: FE set in stone.

... wait for it ... wait for it ...

Must have been a MARINE ENGINE ...
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Old 06-15-2021, 06:18 AM   #3
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going by the manifold it looks a bit like a 430.
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Old 06-15-2021, 07:14 AM   #4
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going by the manifold it looks a bit like a 430.
Agreed, the FE line has part of the valve cover seat in the intake manifold. The head pictured has no such demarcation.
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That'll clean up and work just fine...
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The valve cover couldn't hang. If it was molten lava that covered it then it may have melted anyway.
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Old 06-15-2021, 10:49 AM   #7
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No you can't have it........I plan on fixing it up someday )
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Just give it an MMO soak!
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Old 06-15-2021, 01:50 PM   #9
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It would be interesting to know when the engine was covered in lava. Back when it was new or more recently?

I don't know if you guys have seen the Bing search engine photo for today...a lake in the Philippines that was made by a volcano in 1991. The photo's caption: Are you older than this lake? (Apparently people who were born before 1991 are starting to feel old! )

https://www.bing.com/?pc=COSP&ptag=D...logo=CT3332016

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Old 06-15-2021, 02:17 PM   #10
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Default Re: FE set in stone.

I'm guessing maybe a Lincoln Y-Block (317, 341 or 368) since there is no adjustment on the rocker arms, meaning hydraulic lifters.

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Old 06-15-2021, 02:32 PM   #11
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Default Re: FE set in stone.

I thought it was a Y-Block at first but then I didn't see the valve cover studs nor adjustable rockers. You can see some of the valve cover bolts around the top edge of the head which made me think FE or similar block.
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Old 06-15-2021, 09:36 PM   #12
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Definitely MEL-series - question is if it's a 383, 430 or ?
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Old 06-16-2021, 05:06 PM   #13
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Default Re: FE set in stone.

I was wrong when I said Lincoln Y-Block. Even though they had hydraulic lifters, they still had adjustable rockers. Now thinking the earlier guess I saw above, of a MEL 383 or 430 would be better, since they didn't have adjustable rockers.

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Default Re: FE set in stone.

I agree it looks like a MEL. It resembles this 430 I found on the web.


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Old 06-17-2021, 10:22 AM   #15
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Default Re: FE set in stone.

Even the casting line on the head is like the MEL engines. Plus you can still see the top valve cover bolt still in the head where the valve cover rotted away.

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It would be interesting to know when the engine was covered in lava. Back when it was new or more recently?

I don't know if you guys have seen the Bing search engine photo for today...a lake in the Philippines that was made by a volcano in 1991. The photo's caption: Are you older than this lake? (Apparently people who were born before 1991 are starting to feel old! )

https://www.bing.com/?pc=COSP&ptag=D...logo=CT3332016
I was stationed at Clark AFB in the Philippines and that Mt. Pinatubo volcano was in the near distance out my barracks window. At times I mused what I would do if that sucker erupted. But I left in 1970 before it exploded.
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Old 06-22-2021, 11:14 AM   #17
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Even the casting line on the head is like the MEL engines. Plus you can still see the top valve cover bolt still in the head where the valve cover rotted away.

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Old 06-23-2021, 06:18 PM   #18
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Default Re: FE set in stone.

odd question. Why did Ford make the FE with the split head manifold design?
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Old 06-24-2021, 12:23 PM   #19
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back in 1970 i saw one in a 56 fairlane.wall to wall.it needed little work to get it on the road price 35.00
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odd question. Why did Ford make the FE with the split head manifold design?
That is odd and I have never really thought about it.

My guess is the FE was going to be the new NASCAR CHAMP until AMA set the racing ban. The head would have allowed different style intake manifolds and kept the basic head design (again, guess only)?

Something else to keep me up all night wondering ...
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