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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,100
Posted By 1949f1
Re: Oldest daily driver... with highway speeds

Depending on where you live anything post war is good to go. Never daily driven a prewar vehicle but we have a guy around here who’s only truck is a 63 f100. Another guy has an all stock 49 F1 with 6...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-23-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,100
Posted By 1949f1
Re: Oldest daily driver... with highway speeds

We just junked one of those. I canít remember exactly what it was but something kept jumping off the lifters if it sat for a week or more. My dad messes with the newer stuff so idk. The injectors...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By 1949f1
Re: 53 Gas Tank

Someone seems to now be reproducing them. There’s an ad in hemmings for new 53 Mercury gas tanks. Will check the listing when I get home if you’d like.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-02-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 867
Posted By 1949f1
Re: 1953 Mercury Monterey gas tank?

I don’t remember who told me but I’ve heard that the 55 ford is a similar tank to the mercury. It was an older gentleman who sold Mercury parts. He sold out his business a few years ago however.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-29-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,269
Posted By 1949f1
Re: Will a 302 bolt up to a 51 Merc 3sp od trans?

A lot of old engines look like that. Most of the time it’ll wash off if you ever get it good and hot.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-25-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,269
Posted By 1949f1
Re: Will a 302 bolt up to a 51 Merc 3sp od trans?

It continues to amaze me with the price of overhauls? 9,000? What are you building? Unless Iím completely out of my mind Go cat quoted me 3,000 for a stocker. Are you the guy from Instagram thatís...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-20-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,327
Posted By 1949f1
Re: radio repair

I have a friend who’s first job was in a radio repair shop back in the 50s. Between me and him we figured out how to add an aid cord to pre-transistor radios. So you can plug your phone into original...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-28-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
Posted By 1949f1
Re: Foot starter suddenly wonít work??

He may be referring to a cutoff switch on the battery.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-29-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By 1949f1
Re: 52-53 Merc horn location

Bottom of the radiator support should have 2 bolt holes they face inwards. I would get a pic but mine aren’t on either atm.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-19-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By 1949f1
Re: 51 fordamatic

Start in neutral only. Park wasnít added till around 59 I believe
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-07-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By 1949f1
Re: Rear brake hose bracket

Will have to check but I think my parts 51 f1 has brake lines still under it. If it still has the bracket you need we’ll figure something out. I’m not sure of the bracket you’re needing but I’ll try...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-26-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,821
Posted By 1949f1
Re: Cooling temp?

Though those temps sound fine as stated if you want to try something to get them lower and the motor has a been together awhile you might try a block cleaner by evaporust, I can’t recall the name of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-17-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,716
Posted By 1949f1
Cool Re: 1953 Mercury Monterey

Itís nice to have a 4 door when youíre riding around with friends
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By 1949f1
Re: 53 Flasher

And of course I forgot there is a separate knob to turn it on. Itís been awhile since Iíve used it sorry.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-06-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By 1949f1
Re: 53 Flasher

If this Is the plastic piece you’re talking about it’s not owner installed, and it is a map light.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By 1949f1
Re: 53 Flasher

As far as the turn signal goes we just traced the wires coming from the base of the steering column to find mine. Mine was just shoved into the lip of the dash.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-05-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By 1949f1
Re: 53 Flasher

The plastic cover is if I'm not mistaken a map light. I cant remember exactly how you turn it on. I haven't looked at it in a while. There should be two lights on the side of the dash as well shining...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-02-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,185
Posted By 1949f1
Re: Mercury Differential

Timberlane green and ivory sounds right. I canít remember where I got the color from. It may have been from my 49-57 Ford parts book. Iíll check tomorrow if there is a section on paint.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,444
Posted By 1949f1
Re: Working on grandpa's car.

how is he a smart ass? If its been converted it should say 6 or 12 on the bulb. If the spark plugs are out it should be fairly easy to turn it by hand. Regardless can you bump start it by pulling it...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-31-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,185
Posted By 1949f1
Re: Mercury Differential

hmm... my 53 was a "woodland green" with ivory top. i was told it came from the town of Mackenzie Tennessee but I wonder how many were actually ordered that way?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-28-2018, 03:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,716
Posted By 1949f1
Re: 1953 Mercury Monterey

You needing one? Iíve got a few spares. Around here you can buy a flathead for cheap if it doesnít run.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-27-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,716
Posted By 1949f1
Re: 1953 Mercury Monterey

I bet that was painful to watch.:eek:
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,716
Posted By 1949f1
Re: 1953 Mercury Monterey

Thereís a 53 Hardtop in town I want to get my hands on. Would be a nice companion to my 4 door. As far as I know the owners in the nursing home and the kids wonít sell it. Car is just sitting in the...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-26-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,716
Posted By 1949f1
Re: 1953 Mercury Monterey

Thank you all for the compliments! Have any of you ever heard of McKenzie Tennessee?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-25-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,716
Posted By 1949f1
Re: 1953 Mercury Monterey

This one is not leaving 😂😂
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