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My 1949 Mercury project

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

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    Got her home. Just wondering where I should start from here ? Put the wiring in and dash then steering column all the lights, chrome, bumpers, exhaust, Then the glass and interior ? Lots to do just wondering if there is a good order to go or just start putting everything I have on ?

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  3. Baron
    Joined: Aug 13, 2004
    Posts: 3,137


    I'd probably start with the steering column and wiring and anything else need to make it movable under its own power. Than do the exhaust to keep the neighbors happy. Save the chrome for last. Looking real good. Going to be a very nice car when your finished.
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  4. ebfabman
    Joined: Mar 10, 2009
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    Did you ever find any of these? 10500558_10205137859510426_4221892960786533029_n.jpg 10365854_10205137862110491_468998159236851837_n.jpg
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  5. No I haven't

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    Got my bumpers kinda figured out bolts spun wrinkled and flaked some chrome off. Got my tail lights and grill put in. Steering column kinda in, need to get it to shift right can't get the upper arm to move.

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    Last edited: Oct 15, 2017
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  8. Ordered up a firewall insulator from Quiteride should be here in a couple weeks. They make it after you order it. Question is what clips do I use to put it on with?

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  9. First time putting coolant in my Flathead & heater core. Just got it hooked up yesterday. Should I just run water and flush it out or put a 50/50 green coolant mix & see how it goes?Thanks for the help.


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  10. Do the wiring while it's blown apart. Add accessories as you go=lights/switches/do dad's.... Cut to fit AFTER wiring seem's a mile to long, and pieces are in.
  11. j51valencia
    Joined: May 17, 2016
    Posts: 4


    Run water to make sure their are no leaks. Looking really good.

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  12. Yeah I think I will run water first see if any leaks then go with 50/50 green coolant.

    My next plans are fill with coolant see if any leaks. Get fuel line ran maybe put in a inline fuel pump. Get exhaust ran, steering linkage working then do some wiring and dash put in.

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  13. j51valencia
    Joined: May 17, 2016
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  14. No my friends Dad owns a exhaust shop

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  15. For thought= If you run straight h20- and you have a leak- how big do you think the leak will be? = a hose clamp,a loose fitting, etc..... and the million $ Q? if you have straight h20, are you going to be able/have the means to get it ALL out, and start fresh=zero? How much will be trapped in the block?.....
    Sacrifice coolant, find any unforeseen leeks, and be done.
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  16. cobramerc
    Joined: Oct 31, 2010
    Posts: 44


    Nice job those chrome bumpers really makes the whole car pop!
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  17. I think I’m going to put in 50/50 and see how it goes. Just try and make sure everything is correct before I do. Looks like my temperature sending units might be on the wrong side and make sure my heater core hoses are correct.

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  18. Thank you, chrome looks nice, now I need to start adding some color to the car.

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  19. I just got some distilled water green concentrate antifreeze and water wetter. Going to get gauges after I see if there are any leaks. Need to get a 4lb Rad Cap also.

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  20. So not to bad only had one leak. The left side water neck has a crack in it. Let it run for a 1/2 hr. Small oil leak out the bottom of the dipstick.

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