Well the day has finally gotten here the Merc will fire on it own and stay running! Had a chance to drop through the gears and to my delight the transmission works wonderfully. The brakes are still a little tough, so I need to bleed them again. We have the wiring to finish up andContinue reading “The Merc Is Up & Running.”
Category Archives: Engine Work
Finally got the new radiator
Took roughly two weeks or so to have the new aluminum radiator made for the merc. It’s almost an exact replica of the original radiator.
Firing the Motor
Before & After
Here is the 256 as it looked when we pulled it out of the merc. Here is the motor now as it will go into the merc when she’s ready.
Balancing the Y-Block
Since we have a balancer in house (Cemb Digital Machine) it was a no brainier to go ahead and dynamic balance my assemble. There are many benefits that go with balancing your assemble such as less wear on the main bearings and reducing stress on the crankshaft. Our bob-weight for this motor is allot heaver thenContinue reading “Balancing the Y-Block”
The “NEW” Bessel Splayed Caps for the Ford 390 FE
Our “NEW” Bessel 4 bolt Splayed Caps for the Ford 390 FE were a huge hit at last week-ends Muscle car reunion and Nostalgia drags. The 390 FE has been in some dire need for a better main cap for some time now and we have designed and installed the first set that lock into theContinue reading “The “NEW” Bessel Splayed Caps for the Ford 390 FE”
What are Bessel Blocks? For years, the aftermarket has relied on “main support” systems to strengthen stock (and after-market) engine blocks, as a way to stop the main caps from moving around under pressure. Here at Bessel Motorsports we have taken that idea a step further, by actually creating a system that works by machiningContinue reading “Bessel Blocks”
Decking The Y- Block
Its been a busy week here. I have decked the block from the deck height of 9.770″ to 9.734″ a difference of .036″ I am going to be placing the piston .002″ in the hole. The block was not very square from the factory at all the CNC machine really straightened out the block.Continue reading “Decking The Y- Block”
The cylinder heads
I have the cylinder heads done now. I went with a set of 292 heads off of a 57 Y- Block. I also went with a 57 4-Barrel manifold. Since the 256 has such low compression I decided to mill a little of the cylinder heads to raise the compression. I ended up installing newContinue reading “The cylinder heads”