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Technical Cast iron Mercury intake

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by flatheadfever, Nov 12, 2021.

  1. I have a cast iron mercury 4 bolt intake that I was planning on selling.
    What is a fair price to ask?
    It is in good shape.
  2. FrozenMerc
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 2,778


    What engine family? MEL, Y-Block, Lincoln Y, FE, 385 Lima, Flathead, 335 Cleveland, Windsor, Big Six, Falcon Six, etc... Lots of different engines wore Mercury badges.

    I would guess fair price is somewhere between it's weight in scrap iron and a couple hundred bucks. Or just a couple hundred bucks if it is an FE intake since that is what it is worth in scrap iron.....
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  3. Lost in the Fifties
    Joined: Feb 25, 2010
    Posts: 445

    Lost in the Fifties

    I gave $50 for a flathead intake to be able to use a 2GC carburetor. Condition will dictate price.
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  4. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,388


    Photos please. Also, is there a part # on it?
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  5. How long is a string?
  6. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 7,569


    Twice as long as 1/2 it’s length. ;)
  7. v8flat44
    Joined: Nov 13, 2017
    Posts: 902


    You mean like how much .... ah forget it...
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  8. Late mercury flathead 8CM-6520
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  9. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 50,301


  10. Best of my knowledge Ford never used the 4 bolt base Carb on a Flathead, only Merc 50 and 51. That said I have 2 just like it I haven't been able to give away for 40 years. Good luck selling it.
  11. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 10,297

    jimmy six

    Can use in factory stock class with an adapter a Holley 500cfm will fit.
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  12. Rochester 2g fit the bolt pattern.
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  13. $50 max. And even then it could take awhile.
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  14. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,728

    Atwater Mike

    I had one for years... it went with some old stock stuff, some old guy bought it. Said he remembered all those parts..
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  15. And a Stromberg,,,,and a Carter.......and what he said ^^^^^
  16. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,198


    I'd have to agree with the idea that if someone handed you 50.00 for one grab the money and run before they change their mind.
    To add to that I have a pair of nice heads that match that intake and if someone were to hand me 25.00 they would be welcome to them. I picked them up cheap at a local swap meet years ago because one of my heads on my 8 BA has the area around the front bolt hole for the thermostat housing broken out and I hadn't found my aluminum heads yet.
  17. Patrice
    Joined: Oct 14, 2007
    Posts: 22

    from France

    French flathead have the 4 bolts pattern too with zenith 32 ndix carburator.
  18. You may want to list it in a vintage oval track site, some clubs require the use of a single carb. The flathead car racing with us is a running the Merc intake and a heavily modified Rochester 2 BBL.  upload_2021-11-13_5-40-41.png

    I am running a 500 CFM Rochester 2BBl modified by JET performance on my 261 Chevy.
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  19. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 4,978

    sloppy jalopies

    just sold an 8ba flattie fuel pump stand, made the guy take the intake with it...
    best of luck...
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  20. 1946caddy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,780

    from washington

    I paid $75.00 shipped to my door in 2017. I guess nobody with these freebie's read my want ad when I was looking.
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  21. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,915


    I believe a Mercury 4 bolt manifold is a desirable piece and $50 is probably a bargain in most areas. The 2G on one is a great update for a street driven car with minor mods to the engine. I will buy any one I see for $20 or less. I haven't bought one for at least 5 years.

    And while an 8CM Mercury manifold is a decent upgrade to a flathead Ford, the 8CM heads are a downgrade.
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  22. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
    Posts: 1,799


    Give it to somebody just getting started in the hot rod world. You'd be surprised how good it makes you feel. Someday......maybe..he will return the favor.
    That's sorta how it works ya'know!!
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  23. Dang, now I feel bad. I bet I don't look in the Wanted adds twice a year, and that's generally by mistake. You might even be close enough we could have done a meet-n-greet.
  24. 1946caddy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,780

    from washington

    That's OK, I wouldn't feel right if I didn't overpay for everything.
    36 Ford PU, 49 8 BA, 2 G carb, EAB heads, T5. Still collecting parts.
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