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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By Merc Cruzer
The history of Dagmars

When you go into Wikipedia, and look up Dagmar bumpers, it shows you a picture of a 53' Mercury.

The second website is the history of Dagmars showing Cadillac's. You definitely get the feeling...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Ford/Zenith radio

Actually, they are quiet and work perfectly. What you do loose is the hum the vibrator made, and it turns on a bit faster. I miss the hum sound, but that is progress for you.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Dash lights 40 deluxe.....

I have had good luck with ledlight.com in Phoenix, AZ:


https://www.ledlight.com/g18-s25-2_6-watt-1157-6-volt-ac-non-polarity.aspx
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Dash lights 40 deluxe.....

Swapping the original bulbs for LED might be a good option.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-30-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Dash lights 40 deluxe.....

You might want to try to spray WD-40 electrical cleaner on the rheostat portion of the switch, then cycle it numerous times to see if it just needs cleaning.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Anyone still putting custom paint into aerosol cans

They quoted me $99.96 for a quart of Acrylic Enamel - 5 to 6 days, Yosemite Yellow - for my 53' Merc.

Nice to deal with.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-25-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Anyone still putting custom paint into aerosol cans

Just checked with two O'Reilly's stores and none do that in Colorado. Must be a regional thing.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-24-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Convertible top for a 1953 Mercury

Bought the metal, drilled the holes, primed it, painted it and installed it on the car. Will put the top back together tomorrow.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Convertible top for a 1953 Mercury

I now have all the information I need to duplicate the "piece" in question. It is 2 1/4" high by 40 9/16" wide, and is made out of 16 gauge steel. The first hole is 3/8" on center, to the top and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Convertible top for a 1953 Mercury

Maybe because his is cloth (correct) and mine is vinyl (not correct). The vinyl tops also have a single horseshoe zipper configuration, where as the correct one had a three zipper configuration.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Convertible top for a 1953 Mercury

I did get the dimensions (2 1/4" X 40 9/16"). The owner of the car guessed the thickness at 18-20 gauge. I am thinking that 20 gauge should be stiff enough, since the piece is curved to match the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-15-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Convertible top for a 1953 Mercury

rotorwrench,

I am waiting for the dimensions form the guy that send me the pictures. In the event that doesn't happen, I have Ford as a back up.

With the dimensions I could easily make the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Convertible top for a 1953 Mercury

Jim Orr

Jul 14 2020, 06:04pm via System

Hi Mr. Lange,

Thank you for your inquiry.

As you may have heard, The Henry Ford recently reopened. However, the Benson Ford Research Center (our...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Convertible top for a 1953 Mercury

Does anyone, have a parts book for a 55', that shows the convertible diagram? I am wondering was this same part "steel plate" still being used?

I found this 55-56 convertible top frame, for sale...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-14-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Convertible top for a 1953 Mercury

Convertible top "steel plate" pictures from Ryan Campbell on 52-54 Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Facebook page
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-14-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: paint code YE3

What make, model and year is the car?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Convertible top for a 1953 Mercury

A friend, on 52-54 Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Facebook page, posted a 52' Mercury with the Black and Red trim, that was restored and was for sale. I originally thought the Red was stitching but it is trim....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Convertible top for a 1953 Mercury

I sent them the request, for the dimensions of the part. We will see what they say. Thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-13-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Convertible top for a 1953 Mercury

Thanks for your post. Once I get the interior and top done (some time in August) I will get back on making a few more videos.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Convertible top for a 1953 Mercury

I am about to have a new correct convertible top put on my 53' Merc convertible. It appears that the back of the top, above the window, had a steel plate sewn into the top. Has anyone ever seen the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-10-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Telluride Festival of Cars & Colors is still on

Both have now been canceled

Cancellation of September 2020 Telluride Car Events
Cars & Colors
Corvettes & Colors
An abundance of cars and an abundance of caution leads to the cancellation of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-05-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 817
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: supplier of 1933-34 Ford Windshield Rubber

Steele Rubber Products
800-544-8665
www.steelerubber.com
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-05-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: My Power Steering Control Valve blowed up today

This is how the block looked, before I took it to the machine shop. I always clean everything before it goes out, if for no other reason I don't want the mess in the Jeep.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 07-03-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: Engine miss at 30 MPR

Sounds like fuel starvation.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-02-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By Merc Cruzer
Re: A Big "Thank You" to The Mentor

53MERC,

Yours is a worthy quest, it was the least I could do. Enjoy, be safe and take care of the 53', she will bring you allot of joy, as mine has done for me.

See you and Diane in August....
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