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Will a 54 ford inline 6 fit in a 54 Merc???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Shoprag, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Shoprag
    Joined: Mar 8, 2005
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    I was given a 54 merc, my buddy wants to get rid of his inline 6. The mounts look the same, an old timer said they were different. If thats the case I'm gonna run a v8 if I have to change the mounts! Thanks for the help!!!
     
  2. JeffB2
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    from Phoenix,AZ

  3. fordcragar
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    I don't ever remember seeing a six in one of those Merc's. Put a SBF in it and have fun.
     
  4. oldcarfart
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    IIRC the Merc never offered a 6, stick with a V8.
     

  5. fat141
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    Think outside the square, put the six in it.
    Nothing sounds as cool as a six on heat.
    Good luck.
    Rod
     
  6. Merc with a 6 would be a morphadite(sp?)! V/8 it.
     
  7. Shoprag
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    My thinking was if the mounts were the same I would just slide the six in, and the only motor I have at the house that I could use is a 283.
     
  8. JeffB2
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    from Phoenix,AZ

  9. Shoprag
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    Your prayers have been answered! My buddy called me from Ventura, he picked up a 302 off Craigslist for free. There still see the cross hatching on the cylinder walls, its pretty much new. Bought a c4 and the rest of the things I needed to make it complete. Should be in the car next weekend or the following weekend. I traded the 283, turbo 350 and the mounting kit for a 1405 edlebrock to one of my club mates.
     
  10. jack orchard
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    i like sixes. but the 223 would have a tough time pulling the merc. you are better off with the 302. good luck...jack
     

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