There has been much debate as to the definition of the letters "FE".
Most of the people I have spoken to associated with the Ford Motor
Company and the documentation I have read indicate that the letters
"FE" denote Ford Edsel. Apparently, the initial "FE" engine was
designed for the Edsel and the letters remained for other cars. The
FE's production started in 1958 with the 332 and the 352. FE engines
include the 332, 352, 360, 361 Edsel, 390, 406, 410, 427 and 428.
Yet another $.02 worth from a proud owner of a 1970 Mustang Mach 1
On 17 Oct 2003 06:52:16 -0700, email@example.com (Grover
C. McCoury III) wrote:
IIRC, in that era, there was also the "MEL" series used in
the Mercury, Edsel, & Lincoln lines. I believe they were
larger displacement engines than the FE's of the era.
Aren't the 361 and 391 FE-based truck motors? Supposedly they displace 360 and
390; the extra cube advertised only indicated a truck app. They use different
water pumps, among
other things, if I recall. On the smartass side, I believe FE is short for "Fe
Fi Fo Fum,"
as in big, heavy giant. And is the 410 a Canadian Mercury truck
motor? I've never run across one in the 'yards around here...
On Fri, 17 Oct 2003 07:52:16 -0600, Grover C. McCoury III wrote:
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