Salvage aficionado, Drew Pritchard teams up with Turbo Pickers' Paul Cowland for an epic motoring mission. They scour the UK, buying, restoring and selling classic cars.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars - Ford FE engine - Netflix
The Ford FE engine is a Ford V8 engine used in vehicles sold in the North American market between 1958 and 1976. The FE was introduced to replace the short-lived Ford Y-block engine, which American cars and trucks were outgrowing. It was designed with room to be significantly expanded, and manufactured both as a top-oiler and side-oiler, and in displacements between 330 cu in (5.4 L) and 428 cu in (7.0 L). “FE” derives from 'Ford-Edsel.' Versions of the FE line designed for use in medium and heavy trucks and school buses from 1964 through 1978 were known as “FT,” for 'Ford-Truck,' and differed primarily by having steel (instead of nodular iron) crankshafts, larger crank snouts, different distributor shafts, different water pumps and a greater use of iron for its parts.
Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars - 332 engine configurations and applications - Netflix
1st generation FE block shouldn't be confused with 352, 383, 390, 430 Mercury MEL blocks, which had a wedge shaped combustion chamber in their blocks, not in the head as in FE blocks. 4V, 9.5:1 — 265 bhp (197.6 kW) at 4600 rpm and 360 lb⋅ft (488 N⋅m) at 2800 rpm 1958 Ford 1958 Edsel Ranger, Pacer, Villager, Roundup and Bermuda overseas export vehicles only
2V, 8.9:1 — 225 bhp (167.8 kW) at 4600 rpm and 325 lb⋅ft (441 N⋅m) at 2200 rpm 1959 Ford 1959 Edsel Corsair and Villager, standard equipment, (called “Express V8”)
Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars - References - Netflix