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Projects A 50 Merc Journey

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Sickboys50, Sep 11, 2022.

  1. Sickboys50
    Joined: Sep 11, 2022
    Posts: 16

    Sickboys50

    Just found the HAMB! My 16 year old son decided he is in love with the 50 Mercs....so we set out on a journey..Its going to be a doozy.
     

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  2. Sum54ford
    Joined: May 24, 2012
    Posts: 285

    Sum54ford
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    from St. Louis

    It’s refreshing to see a 16 year old in to 50 Mercs!! Good luck, can’t wait to see the car finished.
     
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  3. Go man go !

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  4. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 16,416

    Squablow
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    The kid's got good taste, a '50 Mercury coupe is a good one for sure. Doesn't look too terribly bad condition-wise, either. Where are you guys located?
     
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  5. Sickboys50
    Joined: Sep 11, 2022
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    Sickboys50

    We are in Central Florida.....car came from Alabama Currently we are deciding how to approach the motor as he wants it to be a good regular driver....so we are considering just swapping out the flattie.
    there is a bit more rust than you can see here....the floors are pretty much non existent...so we have all new floor metal on the way.....its like climbing Mt. Everest :)
     
  6. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 16,416

    Squablow
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    If you don't use that flathead, it's valuable to flathead guys as a core, since it has the big 4" stroke crankshaft in it. It's worth something, even if it's stuck or the block is cracked. Flatheads are cool although I'm not sure I'd want one in a big Merc either, good for a hotrod though.
     
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  7. Stole a merc from my area dad gum ya
    Sinner.

    Good luck. Post pics
     
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  8. THERE'S LOTS OF INFO ON HERE FOR MERC BUILDS AND IDEAS. ANYTHING YOU CAN THINK UP, HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE. SO JUST ASK AND SOMEONE WILL STEP UP WITH HELP FOR YOU.
     
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  9. Sickboys50
    Joined: Sep 11, 2022
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    Sickboys50

    Looking forward to it!
    "I ain't nobody, DORK!" - one of my favorite lines from the movie!
     
  10. Sickboys50
    Joined: Sep 11, 2022
    Posts: 16

    Sickboys50

    Yea...just thinking whats best for driving daily. it will just be a chore to keep it. its complete....doesnt appear cracked or anything....but once its out I will probably be looking to part it out or sell it complete.
     
  11. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 3,007

    nochop
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    from norcal

    Same way you eat an elephant, one forkful at a time
     
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