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Projects Origional Mercury Racecar saved. SCORE!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cougarmike, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. cougarmike
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    I will! thanks. I actually found some ole school natural finish Edelbrocks on ebay and bid. I didnt want shiny ones
     
  2. cougarmike
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    found a nice 256 baby Y! Im still going with the 289, and Im going to put the 256 in my Model A. Kinda cool...
     
  3. Frankenstein57
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    Dale, pro power is run by John Schliepers kids, Billy and Johnny. Their brother Dan is a hell of a good dirt late model driver, but doesn't work for pro power. These guys make some stout racing engines, Nice job on the mercury Mike!
     
  4. cougarmike
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    So... After a million days I'm finally back on the cheetah. In about 12 days, when I get off this stupid boat, we will be tearing into the car, with a goal of restoring the chassis and having it running in time for steel-in-motion in may. My cronies are separating the body and frame and disassembling the suspension for me as I wait to come home. New bushings and ball joints are coming, and store bought but modified headers also. Pics will definitely be gorthcoming


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  5. cougarmike
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    By the way, I wish I could correct the misspelling on the thread title ...


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  6. TexasSpeed
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    You can.. Go to the first post and click on "Edit" on the bottom of the post, then click on "Go Advanced" and you'll be able to change the title there.

    You'll probably have to do this on a computer and not your phone. Unless you do it in the Safari app.
     
  7. cougarmike
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    Awesome! I'll try it!


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  8. cougarmike
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    Body off the frame!

    ImageUploadedByTJJ1367110094.655856.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1367110108.260564.jpg


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  9. cougarmike
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    A RACE TO STEEN IN MOTION!!!
    I have 13 days to restore the frame and put it together. Yesterday I disassembled the frame and cut off all of the old unused plates from past trial and error changes.
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  13. Holy fuck Mike!!! I thought I had a lot of work ahead of me! You've already beat me and neither car runs yet....

    If you need anything, I'll be busy..






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  14. cougarmike
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    Hahaa... Me too


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  15. Holy crap this thing reeks GLD and nostalgic midwest all over it! I'll have to read the rest of this thread to see if I'm correct!
     
  16. cougarmike
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    You nailed it right on the head!!


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    Everything's ready for the sandblaster ImageUploadedByTJJ1367797977.703175.jpg
    57 Pontiac rear w/ 5.57's in it. This is compared to a stock 55 ford rear. No wonder they ran these back in the day. It's huge!! ImageUploadedByTJJ1367798061.089413.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1367798077.070898.jpg


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  20. cougarmike
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    Progress is good on the frame restore. Going to have the rear end done tomorrow, and all of the welding complete. Then it's just paint and assemble. Mr Ritter sent me a color pic of the engine. Painted mine today to match. Note that all the colors you see are matching what he built in the 60's, so if its odd, that's why ImageUploadedByTJJ1368157544.193004.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1368157562.092689.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1368157585.948289.jpg
    The welds on this car are terrible. Amazing he ever passed tech, much less won so much without breaking. Here's the ladder bar closeups ImageUploadedByTJJ1368157661.745871.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1368157677.846427.jpg
    I'm fixing all of that obviously


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  21. cougarmike
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    Weird... The ladder bar mounts were like 20 degrees from being square. He just drilled new holes. I fixed it ImageUploadedByTJJ1368157827.906366.jpg



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  22. Geargoyle Curtis
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    You are on a tear Mike! Hope to see the Mercury next weekend!
     
  23. cougarmike
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    Finished all the repairs on the frame. Even took the body mounts off to make sure they were clean inside. Replaced the front and rear crossmembers. Just finished fabbing the ladder bar mounts. Tomorrow it's paint, then assembly! ImageUploadedByTJJ1368326701.866116.jpg
    Boxed the spring mounts ImageUploadedByTJJ1368326742.241948.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1368326769.711580.jpg


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  24. cougarmike
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    Definitely. Burnin' the midnite oil


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  25. cougarmike
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    Ladder bar mounts done ImageUploadedByTJJ1368452706.318915.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1368452721.465951.jpg
    Fre is now in primer ImageUploadedByTJJ1368452747.774556.jpg ImageUploadedByTJJ1368452764.038055.jpg

    And engine ImageUploadedByTJJ1368452784.685566.jpg


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    This is a really sweet project. Can't wait to see it come together.

    And the corpse in the background of your first engine pic.... may want to take care of that. Leave it sitting around too long and it'll smell something fierce!
     
  28. Too late... he's already "Bloated" and ready to pop!:eek:


    Use a very long stick to de-gas him...
     
  29. CGkidd
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    Sweet ass build. Can't believe I missed this.

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  30. cougarmike
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    I went to poke him and he yelped. Turns out he wasn't too dead...


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