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Old 06-13-2018, 02:43 PM   #1
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Hey guys I just bought a 51 Merc. I wanted to introduce myself and show you my first classic. My name is Casey. I'm in Minnesota.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:47 PM   #2
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What a beauty!!! Congrats!!
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Great lookin' car. I always liked the '51 best of these Mercury's because of the taillights. Most like the '49-'50 style, but I like the way the trunk is kinda recessed on these. You say you're from Minnesota; it's best to add your location to your profile. It helps if you're looking for parts or other assistance. Welcome aboard.
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:50 PM   #4
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Great looking Mercury, and welcome to the Ford Barn Casey !


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Old 06-13-2018, 04:07 PM   #5
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:10 PM   #6
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What a great looking car! Welcome to the Ford Barn!
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:10 PM   #7
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If driving that don’t put a smile on a mans face..... he might be dead!... Congrats.... Mark
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:14 PM   #8
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That's sharp!
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:21 PM   #9
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Awesome Merc! Like tubman 51 is my fave. Had a friend with a 51 4 door, hot flathead w/ overdrive. It would run & was rust free. I'm jealous !!!
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:32 PM   #10
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You got yourself a beauty. Congrats. Great color. Is it stick or automatic? Please post more photos of interior, etc. Also, post where you live in MN. Lots of Merc owners on HAMB also.
Ford made 157,648 model 74 like yours.
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:35 PM   #11
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Is it originally a Minnesota car? Too nice to be that....
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Nice!
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:56 PM   #13
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The car was originally purchased at Sherman's in Asbury NJ by a lady. She owned it into the 1980's and then a gentleman from Ohio bought the car and owned it for many years and had the motor rebuilt, interior re-done and car re-painted same color in 1995. Then a guy in Iowa was it's proud owner for quite a while. And now it's here in Minnesota.
It does vapor lock btw. But I'm attacking that today.
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:11 PM   #14
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Sweet ride!
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:18 PM   #15
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Both of mine are early 1951 overdrive cars. The Merc-O-matic is the first generation for 1951. They are smooth, quiet, & comfortable. The Sport Sedans have plenty of room inside. I'm sure you'll like it. My Pop had two of them but I only inherited one from him. His first was about the same color as yours, a radiant green poly. I purchased the other out of New Mexico. Both were built in St Louis, Mo. Yours looks like Sheffield Green.

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Old 06-13-2018, 06:34 PM   #16
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Yes, Sheffield Green. This one does have the Merc-O-Matic with O/D. Is the oververdrive the T handle under the dash?
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Never heard of a Merc-O-matic with overdive.
The only 'T' handle I can think of with overdrive is the hood release handle.
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This is the T handle on the right.
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This is the T handle on the right
Woops, forgot about the 'E' brake handle.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:14 PM   #20
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yup like it ! welcome..
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