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1949 mercury finally on the road

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jk49merc, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. jk49merc
    Joined: Oct 8, 2006
    Posts: 87

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    thought i'd share the latest pics of the beast. from where it started to where it is today:) just had a blast and was able to enjoy for the first time in 5 years:eek: looking forward to the days ahead
     

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  2. Bumpstick
    Joined: Sep 10, 2002
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  3. squigy
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 3,915

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    from SO.FLO.

    wow very nice...
     
  4. Congratulations man!,looks real good,i am glad to see that you have a ford engine on it;i hope my 51 see the road soon,i know it will take a few years just like yours.

    fred
     

  5. Toystoretom
    Joined: Feb 25, 2006
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    Awesome....

    You are scaring me with that nice chrome front bumper and that curb :eek:
     
  6. publicenemy1925
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
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    from OKC, OK

    The baby seat is the way to raise them. Cruising in fine style.
     
  7. Looks great! Always glad to see another Merc on the road. Now,drive the shit out of it!!!
     
  8. jk49merc
    Joined: Oct 8, 2006
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    thanks for the ups all. will post more pics. the engine is a ford 460 big block. bored and stroked. 513 cubic inches around 550 ponies:0 iz bery loud
    j
     
  9. solo_909
    Joined: Apr 9, 2006
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    Awesome job! wanna help me put my Merc on the road? hehe
     
  10. Henry Floored
    Joined: Sep 18, 2004
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    BBF huh? The experts musta forgot to tell you that you can't put a Ford engine in an old Merc or Ford.
     
  11. 51 MERC-CT
    Joined: Apr 5, 2005
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    Lookin' good. Happy to see the Ford engine and surprised to see the '50-'51 dash. (have seen many who would give their right arm for a '49 dash):) :D
     
  12. old beet
    Joined: Sep 25, 2002
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    BBF nice! Got a stock 460 in mine, damn yers must be scary! Love them Ford engines in Fords............OLDBEET
     
  13. hiboy32
    Joined: Nov 7, 2001
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    from Omaha, NE

    looks like you planned the red interior from the begining. bitchin car!
     
  14. Sweeeet! Those are one of the gotta have before you die cars and yours is just right. Kid friendly too, I have a house ful of rug rats and they love to dad get out the HOT ROD and go do burnouts on a regular basis!!! Good job and have fun with it!!
     
  15. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    Kongrats!! I'm sure its hard to describe the feeling of driving the Merc
    on the road. The child seat in the back seat is way too Kool. Your
    family is going to have a lot of good memories in the sled.

    Happy Trails,

    Mick
     
  16. thed3vl
    Joined: Apr 17, 2006
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    Looks amazing, but i'm not really sure about the shifter... but the rest of the interior is beautiful! and i'm not really sure about the stance either, but if you got 550hp you probably want a bit of suspension travel...
    i'd love to see more!
     
  17. jk49merc
    Joined: Oct 8, 2006
    Posts: 87

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    the motor is SICK! i went out to bakersfield last year and did the 60 laps in an old nascar thing and it was cool. the cars were around 400-450 hp. i thought that was nuts driving it until we got this running. its so loud i dont think we are going to put a radio in it. we can barely hear each other talk:0 but man its fun. i've been wanting to find a swan style tall shifter but not sure if there is bolt on vers for the the hurst shifter?? anyone have any suggetstions.
     
  18. oletruck
    Joined: Sep 4, 2006
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    from Hurst, TX

    Very nice, looks like alot of fun!
     
  19. jk49merc
    Joined: Oct 8, 2006
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    old beet, thnx again for the trunk hinges. they worked great.
     
  20. frankenford
    Joined: Jul 28, 2006
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  21. Retro61
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
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    Nice Ride!!!!
     
  22. chaos10meter
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 2,191

    chaos10meter
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    from PA.

    Looks good, what dash 51 ?
     

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