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My 1949 Mercury project

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by 1949 mercury, Mar 20, 2016.

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    Rear quarters are coming along & had fun taking the dash apart lol, now need to clean it up and put it back together.
     
  2. If you guys had a choice what transmission would you use behind your flathead. Stock 3 speed with OD, C4 or a T5?


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  3. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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    The factory overdrive trans is a good one, and everything is already engineered to fit, including the column shift. I'd run that.
     
  4. Baron
    Joined: Aug 13, 2004
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    I agree 100%. Ran the stock OD trans in my 51 Merc for a number of years. Worked great.
     
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  5. Thanks Guys. I have the stock 3 speed OD all rebuilt ready to go but I also have a C4 I could put in it. Can't really decide witch way to go.


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  6. FlatJan
    Joined: Dec 13, 2013
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    FlatJan
    Member
    from TX

    holy crap those 49 Mercs are one of the beautifullest cars I ever have seen. I will never have one but like to see yours come together.
    keep up the good work
     
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  7. I thought the same, but they must be prone to breaking because i had a really hard time finding a usable pair. And they are not cheap either.

    Cool mercury, by the way. I would go without handles, but keep them in storage.

    I have a tuned flathead with the original 3 Sp. with OD in my Mercury and i like it. It's nice to drive even in today's traffic.
    A friend has the same transmission but without OD in his merc and he has a hard time keeping up with modern traffic.


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  8. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
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    The C4 may require trans tunnel modification, first year for automatics was 51. An operating Overdrive will be no problem keeping up with todays traffic as stated above. I'm quite happy with mine.
     
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  9. a50merc
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
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    I would go with the OEM OD tranny its the Best
    I had one & it was Great, I regreat the Day I took it Out
    but thats Life

    Car is Looking Good
    Just My 3.5 cents
    or when the Cows
    Come Home
     
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  10. 52lomofo
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
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    from edmonton

    you gonna keep the chrome or shave it?
     
  11. Ok that is great information thanks guys. I will keep the stock OD.

    I'm going to get rid of the chrome except the strip just under the Windows and I'm going to keep the Mercury on the hood.


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  12. desotot
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
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    It's coming along real good. I'll be watching for more pics.
     
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    Got the frame back, going to put motor, trans, fuel tank in then put body back on after undercoating is done.


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  15. donno
    Joined: Feb 28, 2015
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    Looks great, pitch the door handles, but keep the side trim.
     
  16. Stock 1949 Mercury 3 speed OD transmission going in. Flywheel, pilot bearing, new clutch, pressure plate & throw out bearing. IMG_1484122075.742555.jpg IMG_1484122100.880977.jpg IMG_1484122117.622221.jpg



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    Converting car over to 12v and started putting the dash together still looking for a few parts for the dash.
    Looking for the Starter emblem......Thanks


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  19. Anyone have pictures or a book that shows how the radiator support mounts to the frame ?
    Thanks
     
  20. TheFrenZ
    Joined: Dec 3, 2004
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    from Germania

    Maybe this helps you a bit.Not my car.The side of the radiator support mounts to the wheel housings.3 screws on each side.There is some rubber between the lower radiator support and the frame.Thickness may vary to due height alinement.

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  21. Thanks a lot that's what I was looking for. Mine has three holes so I was wondering if you used the two like it is. That's how I have it now with a body mount cut in half under the support. Thanks


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  23. Ford52PU
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
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    Ford52PU
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    from PA

    Nice work its looking really good.
     
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  24. 2bubbas
    Joined: Mar 19, 2011
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    1. Upholstery

    My father always said .15 cents and hour- either way not much pay for ones labor-
     
  25. Thanks it's coming along
     
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    Trying to start my motor up but it's not getting fuel, any ideas ?


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  27. Spooky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Of all of the cars ever made, this is my dream car. Congrats, sir!
     
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