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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tom A Anderson, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. Tom A Anderson
    Joined: Oct 29, 2020
    Posts: 8

    Tom A Anderson

    Thanks for accepting me 1950 been in storage 30 yrs

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  2. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,370


    Good luck with your project and Welcome.
  3. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,969

    from wareham,ma

    Looks like a good traveler in its day.
  4. Looks like a good candidate. Be sure to check on the wiring. My 51 almost caught fire under the dash with the old original wiring. The cloth and rubber was falling off in big chunks. Reber can get you a replacement better than new with fuses in either 6 or 12 Volt. Put your location in your profile so we know what region of the world you are from.
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  5. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,409

    J. A. Miller
    from Central NY

    Welcome to the HAMB. What are your plans for the 50?
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  6. Tom A Anderson
    Joined: Oct 29, 2020
    Posts: 8

    Tom A Anderson

    I want to put a 50 Mercury engine I'm it.thanks for the tip on the wiring
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  7. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 2,674


    If you have a good block in it now then all you need is the Merc 4" crank. Blocks are getting hard to find that aren't cracked.
  8. Great car. I am a little bit biased though. :) I second the wiring comment. I bought a '50 last year this time that was all original and drove it on the trailer to bring it home. The wiring was a fire hazard. That was about the first thing I did.
  9. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,300


    Welcome aboard.
  10. brokedownbiker
    Joined: Jun 7, 2016
    Posts: 573


    I ended up ripping the whole harness out of my '51 and replacing it with a harness from Rebel Wiring. The original was brittle with lots of exposed wires; every time I reached up under the dash and brushed against wires the insulation fell like snow off the wires.
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  11. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 6,924


    Merc block and 8BA block are the same. If your current block is good just get the Merc crank , rods and pistons.
    If your current engine is in good condition, you might want to just rebuild it to stock specs to have a nice reliable driver. You won't notice any difference by just installing a Merc crank. Get some good flathead engine books and do your research before you spend tons of dough.
  12. flathead4d
    Joined: Oct 24, 2005
    Posts: 885


    Also check out. The ford and shoebox
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  13. Tom A Anderson
    Joined: Oct 29, 2020
    Posts: 8

    Tom A Anderson

    Here is the motor to swap good running out of a 50 Merc

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  14. D type
    Joined: Jul 16, 2010
    Posts: 156

    D type

    Looks like a great project --- Have fun and stay safe !
  15. Greg Rogers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2016
    Posts: 272

    Greg Rogers

    That thing looks so cool- love that top compartment!!!
  16. CME1
    Joined: Aug 10, 2010
    Posts: 150


    Is that the standard air cleaner and carb for a 1951 Merc engine in your post #14 ? The air cleaner looks really heavy on the carb. Any way your 1950 Ford look's like a COOL project !
  17. Good luck that car topper reminds me of the ones my dad rented from u haul for the annual trip to the jersey shore

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  18. dan c
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,156

    dan c

    you were lucky to find a solid one in minnesota! welcome and don't be afraid to ask questions. check facebook; there are some sites that will help!

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