The Edsel. Name sake for Henry’s son. Touted as “ugly” and a failure. I disagree.
I think they were great and I plan on own one at some point. ( I was pretty close earlier this year – just missed one at an auction.) There is just something about tooling around in one of those large and long 4 door land yacht. Anyway..one day I will, if I just borrow one for a week.
So in the last year of the Edsel what engines were available?
Ford‘s 292 was the V8 power plant . It sported overhead valves, an iron block and hydraulic lifters. The compression was ratio 8.8:1 and with a bore and stroke of 3.75 x 3.60. It came with a 2 barrel carb – model B9A9510-A. Interesting the block and heads were painted black and the value covers and air cleaner were red.
There was the option inline (straight) 6 cylinder. That too had overhead valves and an iron block. Bore and stroke was 3.62 x 3.60 and compression ratio 8.4:1. It displayed 223 cubic inches with 145 horse power. It was topped with a 1 barrel carb, model B9A9510F. It had the same paint scheme as the V8 but was considered a “delete” option in the Rangers series.
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