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Customs 51 mercury suspension??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tnslider, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. Tnslider
    Joined: Aug 17, 2017
    Posts: 3

    Tnslider

    Hello everyone. I have a 51 merc 4 door car im looking for suggestions with pros and cons for suspension upgrade whether it be subframe change out or upgrade the original. Im wanting to run a small block ford engine and wanting to lower front end about 4 inches. Im open to any suggestions so i appreciate all of them thanks
     
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  2. The front suspension is perfectly fine to use after a rebuild. I rebuilt mine with new Kingpins, dropped uprights, shorter coil springs, power steering, improved steering linkage, suspension geometry corrector shims (Keeps the wheels from tilting in when lowered), disc brakes and a beefier sway bar. Butch's Rod Shop makes bolt in engine mounts (I'll be welding mine in). IMG_4784.JPG
     
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  3. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,318

    Slopok
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    ^^^And it will outlast anything that you would possibly have replaced it with! Just remember to keep all those grease fittings greased, there's a lot!
     
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  4. Tnslider
    Joined: Aug 17, 2017
    Posts: 3

    Tnslider

    Will the power steering box have clearance for sbf?
     
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  5. a50merc
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 978

    a50merc
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    I am running a 327/300 hp. in my 50 merc with the Powerglide Trans
    I used a Hurst motor mount which goes across the Front of the
    Engine & the Rear mount on the Trans.,
    I am running the Stock front end with No Problems at all & 4 wheel
    Drum Brakes that Stop on a Dime.!

    Just my 3.5 cents

    Live Learn & Die a Fool
     
  6. Not really sure. Chris at www.shoeboxford.com could tell you exactly.
     

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