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03-18-2011, 02:43 AM
Dave, thanks for creating the FE Engine Forum and the Y-Block Engine Forum in the Little Bird Forum. Now we have forums just for our engines, as we do for the 430MEL Engine. It looks nice! Now lets put it to use!

03-19-2011, 01:53 AM
I have much respect for FE engines because they are Ford's most versatile and popular engine ever built, parts are still produced by major companies, and prices are still reasonable.

Alexander started the 430 MEL Forum because it was not as 'common' in Squarebirds as FE engines.

Now that we include Little Birds with Y-Blocks on our site, it is necessary to recognize FE's as the granddaddy engine that powered so many Fords since 1958. I believe FE engines had the longest run and were used over the widest range of Ford products, and it is still a great engine.

We need to recognize that Ford changed the FE's. They started with solid lifters and changed to hydraulic. Then the blocks, cams, and timing gears were re-engineered after the Squarebird era. Alexander posted a thread regarding true roller chains, and how Squarebird FE engines can be retrofit.

Someone want to start a thread about cams?
How about another thread regarding, transmissions, starters and flywheels? - Dave