Hi all. I just bought a 1965 Mercury Monterey with a 1966 410 big block in it. I have never even heard of this motor. The guy i bought it from said it's rare and is basically a 390 with a different crank and 427 heads. Can anyone verify this? Any additional info would be much appreciated. I've had mostly old Mopars and a few G.M.'s. I did have a 77 Mark V with a 460 but didn't have it long. The valve covers look unusually tall to me. Is this an indicator as to if it's a real 410?
1965 Mercury Monterey 410 Auto. Big and slow.
1994 Corvette LT1 6 speed. Small and quick.
I love both of them!
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If your loking for ways to improve the motor, the first and best thing you can do for an FE is lose the log style manifolds, and go with either the 406/427 cast iron headers, or traditional headers. The manifolds are a major bottleneck for an FE. Im sure some of the guys around here can tell ya what you can find that fits your particular car.
Those that say it cant be done should say so quietly, so as not to disturb those who are doing it.