Ford 430 V8 Engine

The 430 was produced by Ford in 1958 to be used in Mercury and Lincoln automobiles and was kept in production until the end of 1965. This engine was only used in Ford vehicles in 1959 and 1960 and was part of the MEL (Mercury, Edsel, Lincoln) series of Ford engines.

Although the 430 engine is not mentioned much among car enthusiast today, it deserves a lot of respect due to the fact that it was first production engine to reach 400 horsepower in the 1958 Mercury Super Marauder. Since the engine was used in far more Lincolns it is often referred to as the Lincoln 430 by some. The 430 was replaced in 1966 by the Ford 462 which had hydraulic lifters and produced more horsepower.

Engine Specifications

1958 with 4 Barrel Carb

Max Brake Horsepower: 375 @ 4800 rpm
Max Torque: 490 @ 3100 rpm
Stroke: 3.70
Bore: 4.30
Compression: 10.5
Firing Order: 15486372

1958 with 3 X 2 Barrel Carbs

Max Brake Horsepower: 400 @ 4800
Max Torque: N/A
Stroke: 3.70
Bore: 4.30
Compression: 10.5
Firing Order: 15486372

1959 with 4 Barrel Carb

Max Brake Horsepower: 350 @ 4800 rpm (375 for Lincoln)
Max Torque: 490 @ 3100 rpm
Stroke: 3.70
Bore: 4.30
Compression: 10.1 (10.5 for Lincoln)
Firing Order: 15486372

1960 with 4 Barrel Carb

Max Brake Horsepower: 350 @ 4800 rpm
Max Torque: 490 @ 3100 rpm
Stroke: 3.70
Bore: 4.30
Compression: 10.1
Firing Order: 15426378

1960 - 1963 with 2 Barrel Carb (Lincoln)

Max Brake Horsepower: 315 @ 4100 rpm
Max Torque: 490 @ 3100 rpm
Stroke: 3.70
Bore: 4.30
Compression: 10.1
Firing Order: 15426378

1964 - 1965 with 4 Barrel Carb (Lincoln)

Max Brake Horsepower: 320 @ 4800 rpm
Max Torque: 465 @ 2600 rpm
Stroke: 3.70
Bore: 4.30
Compression: 10.1
Firing Order: 15426378
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