Pretty sure that he forgot to put this at the end of his statement. Traditionally it's the cubic displacement or horsepower that's advertised. Although I bought this car sight unseen, I felt from the beginning that I could trust you. . For convertibles, most Edsel color codes have a space in the middle position to indicate no paint. But Ford buyers were looking at Mercury, Lincoln and Continental.
The stroke was the same as the 390 at 3. Every nut, bold and gasket replaced, probably in better than new condition, in some areas. Boss 429 Though very few of us have a need for direct knowledge about the rare hemi-head, 385-series Boss 429 engine, it is fun to learn all that you can about this unusual powerplant. I don't imagine that rebuild stuff for the 383 and 410 would be cheap or easy to find these days. The 427 side-oiler came along in 1965 as a means for getting more oil to the main and rod bearings.
In order to correct the problem, Ford instituted plans for an entirely new car division, and an entirely new car. Although the E400 had hydraulic lifters, the earlier version until sometime in early calendar year 1958 also had the machined combustion chambers. As time progressed, the 351 Cleveland made less horsepower until its demise in 1974. They were never shipped to areas where temperatures ever dropped to less than 10 degrees below zero Fahrenheit, as related in the Edsel Division Product Engineering reports. I got lucky with my 59 edsel, it has the 292, it would turn but would not run, I just put rings in it and it drives nice, didn't cost much to fix. The 385-series Boss 429 engine employs a high-nickel Boss 429-specific block with four-bolt mains and screw-in freeze plugs. No installations on 1958 Edsel were ever reported.
They needed a new car line between Ford and Mercury to compete on a level playing field. But it was quickly apparent that few cars were actually being sold. Fully artificial ones are implied for winter months conditions primarily. . Cool, good advice so far guys thanks.
This is why I suggest fixing the old engine if possible. I don't imagine that rebuild stuff for the 383 and 410 would be cheap or easy to find these days. This means that before you commit money for an upgrade, that you know exactly what you have. But it is not the same block by any means. I sold this Edsel to the current owner five years ago.
The , commonly referred to as Cleveland engines, were designed to replace the largest of the small-block , with the 335 beginning at 351 cu in 5. Otherwise your run of the mill manifolds and heads for any 390 or 428 would bolt on. Consequently, there were very few convertibles ordered in these colors. Approximately 712 2-door, 1,435 4-door and 286 convertible Citations built. Balanced Traction Differential Originally targeted for introduction December 2, 1957, the Ford Division rejected the option for its 1958 models that same month, making the availability of a limited slip third member for Edsel unlikely until at least the 1959 year. And, finally, it had a funny name.
Vehicles designed for bias ply tires may drive considerably different on radial tires. It lasted from 1970 to 1975. The 428 Cobra Jet actually produced 400 to 410 hp 299-306 kW. This was another almost-made-it-to-production accessory. In passenger cars, the 400M small-block replaced the 390 for 1972.
They were rated at 615 hp 458 kW at 7,000 rpm with a single four-barrel carburetor, and 657 hp 490 kW at 7,500 rpm with dual four barrel carburetors. Code A : Cast-iron, Overhead valve design 223 cubic inch displacement Compression ratio: 6. Unique to the 427 is a steel forged crankshaft, although cast cranks were also used. This rust free beauty, is a California Edsel. The 427 was a powerhouse but, for motoring a heavyweight luxury car through traffic, it lacked torque on the low end where it was needed most. It turned out to be too little too late, since air suspension for Edsel never reached regular production. .
Great colors on this beautiful Edsel Convertible. The 427 block has a greater deck thickness to successfully handle the horrific compression ratios. These advances included a thinwall casting process that made the engine comparatively light for its displacement, and the use of nodular iron for its crankshafts. Each spacer was custom fitted. Most accessories will bolt up, though not all heads are machined for total interchange of these parts. Many Edsel owners have reported a marked improvement in handling with radial tires in place of the bias-ply, and if the rims are in good solid shape, they will accommodate the radial tires without a problem. These 4 bbl manifolds were not used on 351C engines.
This made the dealers happy because the mark-up on accessories was almost 32%, and depending on how many features were added, the price of the car could jump hundreds of dollars! Restored by one of the best Professional restorers. If he can get it to turn over, then the price should be as an Edsel with an engine core that needs a full rebuild- as the engine could still be terminal. V8 engine; 3 speed automatic with 23,805 total original miles; restoration took place about 1,000 miles ago; rust free and garage kept. General Motors could keep Chevrolet owners in their fold by offering a path of advancement to Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick and Cadillac, while the Plymouth owner could move up to Dodge, De Soto, Chrysler and Imperial. The heads were newly-designed cast iron items with hemispherical and a single on each head, operating shaft-mounted roller. With 50000 miles chances are the crankshaft and cam are not badly worn and can be reused. If you tell me what kind of Edsel you want, what condition you can afford and perhaps even the color, I probably can find the Edsel of your dreams.