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Technical engine differences

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by trvguy, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. trvguy
    Joined: Apr 12, 2010
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    Is there any difference between a 48 ford and a 48 mercury engine?
    casting nos.? serial nos.? paint colors?
    thanks for any help.
     
  2. verde742
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    yes there is, google differences,, several...you'll be reading for a while...


    Just put differences : 48 ford/mercury
     
  3. 42merc
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    '48 Ford- '48 Merc, same engine, same color, same casting numbers (59A), same cubic inch. '49, now that's a different story.
     
  4. verde742
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    don't think so, Ford was 85 hp, Merc was 100hp for one thing.
     

  5. V8 Bob
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    The last 85 hp (221") Ford was '42; the '46-'48 Fords and Mercs were the same 100 hp 239"s.
    The '48 truck engines are different, as they were the new 8BA/8RT design.
     
  6. verde742
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    WELL, ok then... where's the crow,, hmmm, not bad w/ salt..
     
  7. choppedtudor
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    yeah, the 4" crank was in '49 merc. the 48's were the same.
     
  8. 40FordGuy
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    What 42 Merc and V8 Bob said.


    4TTRUK
     

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