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Projects 33 chevy 3w....time for a cool change

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by tb33anda3rd, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. TomH
    Joined: Oct 21, 2003
    Posts: 1,253


    Wow!!! I can't believe how good this Mercury looks after setting all these years. Most Chevys that show up after setting dormant all this time the doors are falling off cause the wood is gone. Lucky for you your family has kept it inside. I know you want to keep as a survivor but I sure would be tempted to lower the suspension a couple of inches.
  2. Catdaddyo
    Joined: Mar 9, 2005
    Posts: 136


    X2. On lowing it a little bit , body looks great nice to see something besides a ford

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  3. ago
    Joined: Oct 12, 2005
    Posts: 2,199

    from pgh. pa.

    Chevy bodies are nice, unfortunately with the wood sub frame not many survived.

  4. Paul B
    Joined: Sep 29, 2007
    Posts: 880

    Paul B

    looking good
  5. the garages that it has been stored in have been "high and dry"
    as far as lowering it, i have always liked it where it is, but lowering it might be it's next "change".
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  6. at the hight it is right now, driving here in new england, is no problem!:)
    as far as not being a ford, i do feel out of place here.:cool:
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  7. the wood as a whole is pretty solid, i have started to replace the bottom piece of wood for the rumble lid. and change out the piece, just below the lid.
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  8. thanks, paul.
  9. rtomss
    Joined: Jan 9, 2009
    Posts: 241


    Great job.....really like the louvered hood.
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  10. thanks, the hood is, factory, mercury series.
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  11. i plan to put the two fours back on the car when i change the motor, i had saved the manifold and air cleaners, but can't remember where the carbs ended up.
    last year at hershey i found two wcfb's, single carbs. one was a '56 and the other was a 57 for $100 each, they had a few issues and some missing and broken parts. i had "carbs are us" in thomaston rebuild them.

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  12. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,671


    [​IMG]There is something specal about cars photographed in the snow, great shot. I see others noticed the louvered hood. You own a 1933 Mercury, none of the Ford guys can say that, you fit in just fine Ted. Bob
  13. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

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    FANTASTIC !!!! How can it get any better than this? can't:D:cool:
    The fact that your father's car is still around and unmolested is hard to beat. That coupled with you having some history with the car makes it even rarer. Now, getting it out of hibernation, making it roadworthy and having your dad work along side you is a bases loaded home run in the bottom of the ninth to win he game.:eek::cool::D:D:D:D

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  14. yes it has been fun, ups brought the tank today, and a box of stuff from speedway, my weekend is complete:D
  15. Dino the weirdo
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 884

    Dino the weirdo

    Teddy..".Cool Change" was a weekly regular at the Sycamore Summer Cruise I ran from 82 to 88...In fact that Plate on the front -I Lettered It ...Save that puppy ! ...Now here's a blast from the past ...The coupe in action in the early sixties At Dover Drag Strip against the coupe of Bobby Lagana Sr. who we lost last year. Dover Events :

    *Dover Winterfest March 22 at Big Al's Toybox-Gaylordsville ,Ct.indoor "social & Bs session..Food Drink-movies

    *6th Annual Dover Drag Strip Nostalgia Drags -Aug.9-10 -Lebanon Valley Dragway ....Special Display Area for original Dover Cars

    *Dover Drag Strip Reunion-Labor Day Sunday-Big Al's ToyBox -Gaylordsville,Ct.

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  16. thanks for posting the picture Dino.
    i miss the days of the original sycamore cruise nights! i have a great picture you took of the car under the neon.
    funny...i remember the day you lettered the plate for me it is going to stay. i also have a couple signs, from your car show at the airport. Ted
  17. This just gets more interesting as we get into it. I mention the impact that my cousins ( Ted's Dad) car had on me when I was just 14 (now 66) in my biography / intro. Fortunately I get to see this coming together just about every day.
  18. This just keeps getting better & better!
  19. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

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    from Owasso, Ok

    late to the party on this thread...killer story and car...deserves 5 stars...and if ct1932ford gives you anymore grief, remember, I've got the Guido Bros on speed dial. ;)
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  20. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,632


    Cool car and cool story....and even cooler that your dad is still here to work on it with you!!
  21. Hey your talking to an Italian!:cool: The Guido Bros work for me:eek:
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  22. thanks, you can't pick your relatives.:D
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  23. thanks, i can't wait to see him behind the wheel....but then again, i might not get the car back:D.
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  24. Malone; "they pull a knife, we pull a gun. they put one of ours in the hospital, we put one of theirs in the morgue...."
    from "the untouchables"
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  25. You Talking To Me?
  26. pulled the motor out of storage, that i had long ago that i can't remember when. it is a small journal 327 with a 283 crank bored 10 over. the motor was built by Dave lewis, the writer of "the small block chevy interchange manual". when we first built it, it we put a hydraulic lifter cam in it. i am going to put a solid lifter cam in.

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  27. Now you're talking!:cool:
  28. Oh good Lord, yes!
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  29. Road Duster
    Joined: Aug 4, 2011
    Posts: 37

    Road Duster

    Ted good luck ,it's looking good. Say hello to dad for me. Frank.
  30. this is the cam Dave told me to get;

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