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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-05-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By RalphG
Re: Merc Suspension Bumpers

Actually I was a little surprised how easy the fit. I was doing a test fit before I applied heat and dish soap but they just popped in by hand.
So I am hoping it stays in place and does not pop out...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-04-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By RalphG
Merc Suspension Bumpers

Got the new rubber suspension bumpers for the front of the Merc in the mail today. C&G Ford got them here with no problem. Now to see if I can install without any hitches. Maybe I'll record a little...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-03-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By RalphG
Re: Young guy driving '36 sedan video no music

That was some great driving video. No music necessary when you've got the sound of a flathead V8 and it's low restriction exhaust. Takes a lot of work to make a video that good.
More specifications...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,939
Posted By RalphG
Re: Amount OF TIME TO BUILD YOUR CAR

Its 5 years since I hauled the rusty 52 Merc out of the woods. Anybody looking at it today might ask when am I going to start fixing it up? Only I know what a lot I've done already to get into good...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-02-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By RalphG
Re: Catch up with my 41 pu rolling resto. VIDEOS.

Too bad about the window glass break. You needed a helper on the other side. I actually carved one out of a sheet of plexiglass to fit the vent window on my Merc sedan. Could probably do the same for...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-01-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By RalphG
Re: Catch up with my 41 pu rolling resto. VIDEOS.

Mart that 41 cab is in nice shape. My 48 Merc truck has rusted a hole right through just above the rear window. I suspect mice have nested in there many years ago. Of course windows are pretty far...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-30-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By RalphG
Re: Psi

I seem to recall 24 psi recommended for the early fifties Fords on bias ply tire. I've run up to 30 psi in the steel belted radials I have on the original Mercury rims but its like running on solid...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By RalphG
Re: Merc On The Back Roads

Thanks Sal. I guess I'll just accept it as the normal sound of the engine and its running fine on all 8. And yes, I still haven't installed the new accelerator pump parts in the old teapot...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-25-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By RalphG
Re: Merc On The Back Roads

Not noticeable at idle as it is very smooth but at part throttle I start to notice the sound. Don't think it is an exhaust leak as it is straight piped all the way. In this rear bumper video I start...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By RalphG
Re: Merc On The Back Roads

Replying to my own post :-) but is it my imagination when I hear the exhaust note of the Merc in the video that it sounds like a cylinder is misfiring? Its as smooth as silk at idle but on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By RalphG
Merc On The Back Roads

Finally (with a little help) figured out the video editor on this new Windows 10 and was able to upload a bit of driving video from the weekend. Fall colours were not at their best yet but the day...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-24-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 948
Posted By RalphG
Re: 8BA compression issues

Fully, or partially stuck valves are pretty common on a flathead v8 that has sat for years. Both my 39 and 52 had zero compression on a few cylinders after a long rest and it took a little work to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-23-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By RalphG
Re: On The Road With The Merc

Thanks for the enlargement Pete. Bigger is better. And I will say that the video turned out great too. Camera mounted on the external sun visor for a good over the hood view but still picking up the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By RalphG
Re: On The Road With The Merc

No crop subsidies for us. We spend the big bucks to grow the crop and are left at the mercy of what the big grain companies offer to pay us. All we were offered here was a loan against the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-22-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By RalphG
On The Road With The Merc

Still not fit to harvest here but plenty nice enough for a "leaf tour" in the Merc this afternoon. i took this shot on the winding road into the creek. Unfortunately I came to a spot in the road that...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,706
Posted By RalphG
Re: Unusual carburation on Flathead V8ís

I saw this one at a car show a few years ago. Looks like a quadrajet on it. I never heard it run but pretty sure he drove it to the show.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-21-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,570
Posted By RalphG
Re: Junk yards of the '40s '50s

There were at least two good sized "junkyards" near me as a kid in the sixties. They were a fascinating place to explore when my dad needed to get a part for the car or truck. One vehicle that stuck...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By RalphG
Re: More Mercury Scenery

Looking good Mark. The maples turn first here too. Leaves starting to fall already. I recorded a bit of video yesterday too. Sort of a rear bumper view. Gives a really nice sound from the straight...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By RalphG
Re: More Mercury Scenery

Thanks Mark. Looking forward to seeing a few pictures of the fall colours there too. I'm hoping to get out for a few more as they turn. Might break a record high temp here in Sask. today. Already...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-16-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By RalphG
More Mercury Scenery

Starting to see some fall colours already so I took a short drive in the Merc for some photos.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By RalphG
Re: 52 Rubber Bump Stop

Thanks for the info and pictures. Sounds like an easy fix once I order the new part.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By RalphG
52 Rubber Bump Stop

On the top of the frame under the top suspension arm there is a missing rubber bump stop on my 52 Merc. Shocks are new but on occasion the suspension arm will bottom out on the top of the frame...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-12-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By RalphG
Re: 53 with automatic

The Merc/Fordomatic transmissions are pretty tough old machines. My 52, as far as I know is still running the original Mercomatic. Got to be close to 100,000 miles on it. Yes, it has a few leaks but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,570
Posted By RalphG
Re: Junk yards of the '40s '50s

Yes, I meant to comment on the Ute and a few other RHD vehicles must have been from an Aus location.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 09-07-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,570
Posted By RalphG
Re: Junk yards of the '40s '50s

I remember going to a few of those "junkyards" with my dad in the 1960s. Better than a trip to the museum. Sad to think those days are gone. And seeing some of those vehicles that are so collectible...
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