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  • #1257

    Anonymous

    I am looking for information concerning the availibility of a 3×2 setup for ’59.  I have a 430 Parklane convertible that has such a setup.  The car had sat since the early 70’s but the air cleaner, carbs, fuel pump, all stayed on the car.  I want to show it after restoration and I know I will be asked to verify the setup so I need something to document that this was an option, either factory or dealer installed.  Any help would be appreciated.

    George

    #2484

    Jerry Robbin
    Keymaster

    <div id=”post_message_1201″>I saw this on a T-Bird forum!  You can contact Bill  Stroppe & Son see below </div>

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    I have spent the last two years or so researching the MEL Engine Family

    (383-410-430-462) and have come across an early HOT ROD MAGAZINE article

    referring to the availability of this option on a 1959 BIRD.

    QUOTE:

    “For prospective Bird owners who might buy the 430 engine option and

    desire a bit more for competition, a triple carburetion setup is also

    available. This is being made by Bill Stroppe and is a modification of

    the Marauder manifold offered as an option last year by Mercury. This

    aluminum triple intake manifold uses three Ford two-barrel carburetors

    with vacuum controlled progressive linkage on the two outside

    carburetors. Normal operation is with the center carburetor only. Also

    included in the kit offerred by Stroppe is a cast aluminum air cleaner

    housing fitted with a paper filtering element. With the triple

    carburetion, last year’s Marauder engine was rated at 400 horsepower,

    the only other difference being 10.5:1 compression for the Marauder.”

    And further on in the article:

    “The automatic transmission that comes with the Lincoln engine is called

    Cruise-O-Matic but it is actually a Multi-Drive Merc-O-Matic.”

    Has anyone seen or heard of this option or was it just an early

    publicity release by FOMOCO that never materialized? It may have been

    offered just to qualify it for NASCAR competition with the HOLMAN-MOODY

    TBIRD’s in 1959.

    The option was available on LINC-MERC for 1958.

    Any and all help is greatly appreciated.</div>

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    -MEL DIVISION- (1958-1960)

    -MERCURY SUPER MARAUDER AFICIONADO (BONAFIDE)

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    #2485

    Jerry Robbin
    Keymaster

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    <div id=”post_message_1201″>Gentlemen,

    I have spent the last two years or so researching the MEL Engine Family

    (383-410-430-462) and have come across an early HOT ROD MAGAZINE article

    referring to the availability of this option on a 1959 BIRD.

    QUOTE:

    “For prospective Bird owners who might buy the 430 engine option and

    desire a bit more for competition, a triple carburetion setup is also

    available. This is being made by Bill Stroppe and is a modification of

    the Marauder manifold offered as an option last year by Mercury. This

    aluminum triple intake manifold uses three Ford two-barrel carburetors

    with vacuum controlled progressive linkage on the two outside

    carburetors. Normal operation is with the center carburetor only. Also

    included in the kit offerred by Stroppe is a cast aluminum air cleaner

    housing fitted with a paper filtering element. With the triple

    carburetion, last year’s Marauder engine was rated at 400 horsepower,

    the only other difference being 10.5:1 compression for the Marauder.”

    And further on in the article:

    “The automatic transmission that comes with the Lincoln engine is called

    Cruise-O-Matic but it is actually a Multi-Drive Merc-O-Matic.”

    Has anyone seen or heard of this option or was it just an early

    publicity release by FOMOCO that never materialized? It may have been

    offered just to qualify it for NASCAR competition with the HOLMAN-MOODY

    TBIRD’s in 1959.

    The option was available on LINC-MERC for 1958.

    Any and all help is greatly appreciated.</div>

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    __________________

    -MEL DIVISION- (1958-1960)

    -MERCURY SUPER MARAUDER AFICIONADO (BONAFIDE)

    </div>

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    Inc</h4>

    <cite></cite>15530 Texaco Avenue,

    Paramount, CA –

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    #2499

    Anonymous

    Thanks Jerry.  I have seen that article.

    #2580

    Anonymous

    Below is an article on the 1958 Mercurys, with the Super Marauder engine, which I think had a tri-carb set-up

     

    http://www.mercurystuff.com/fomoco/1958/1958-mccahill-test-the-new-mercury/

     

    -James

    #2585

    Anonymous

    James,

    Thanks for the info.  The mercury stuff web page is currently down but I will keep trying.

     

    George

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