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Old 07-08-2012, 09:52 AM   #41
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This might be possable if you want to redome the heads the transfer area determines the CR and this area is deaper in the Merc. and 8RT heads. You might try angle milling, However you'll start running into the thermostat housing after .050-060" Seems like allot of work. Just to reolace the EAB head. I also mill them to give .040-050" piston clearance. After you do all this you'll have to clearance for the valves especially if your running a high lift cam. Building an engine takes some thought.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:43 AM   #42
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This might be possable if you want to redome the heads the transfer area determines the CR and this area is deaper in the Merc. and 8RT heads. You might try angle milling, However you'll start running into the thermostat housing after .050-060" Seems like allot of work. Just to reolace the EAB head. I also mill them to give .040-050" piston clearance. After you do all this you'll have to clearance for the valves especially if your running a high lift cam. Building an engine takes some thought.
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I am installing a stock cam in this one. I will cc the chamber in the EAB heads and see how many cc I have and duplicate them in the Mercury heads.

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Old 07-08-2012, 11:55 AM   #43
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Frenchy - When you look at the Merc heads and compare them to the EAB's it'll become very obvious where the differences lie. The EAB combustion chambers are much smaller and therefore yields a higher Compression Ratio. Just a thought here . . . . .you might use your die grinder or an angle grinder to smooth up the exterior surface of the heads. Taking out the casting roughness and the cast on markings isn't difficult and you get two benefits. 1) the paint job looks better-i.e.smoother and shinier and 2) only you know for sure what type heads you have. Paint'em Merc. green and go for it. (I've just been through a debacle with milled EAB heads, Ross pistons and a decked block. Keep it as simple as you can). FWIW - Regards, Henry.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:21 PM   #44
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Frenchy - When you look at the Merc heads and compare them to the EAB's it'll become very obvious where the differences lie. The EAB combustion chambers are much smaller and therefore yields a higher Compression Ratio. Just a thought here . . . . .you might use your die grinder or an angle grinder to smooth up the exterior surface of the heads. Taking out the casting roughness and the cast on markings isn't difficult and you get two benefits. 1) the paint job looks better-i.e.smoother and shinier and 2) only you know for sure what type heads you have. Paint'em Merc. green and go for it. (I've just been through a debacle with milled EAB heads, Ross pistons and a decked block. Keep it as simple as you can). FWIW - Regards, Henry.
Henry thanks for the help. I will check the EAB heads and see. I have the Mercury heads at the machine shop I will pick them up tomorrow.

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Old 07-30-2012, 12:44 PM   #45
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Frenchy - When you look at the Merc heads and compare them to the EAB's it'll become very obvious where the differences lie. The EAB combustion chambers are much smaller and therefore yields a higher Compression Ratio. Just a thought here . . . . .you might use your die grinder or an angle grinder to smooth up the exterior surface of the heads. Taking out the casting roughness and the cast on markings isn't difficult and you get two benefits. 1) the paint job looks better-i.e.smoother and shinier and 2) only you know for sure what type heads you have. Paint'em Merc. green and go for it. (I've just been through a debacle with milled EAB heads, Ross pistons and a decked block. Keep it as simple as you can). FWIW - Regards, Henry.
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I had the machine shop check the CC in these Mercury heads and we matched them to the Ford heads.

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Old 07-30-2012, 12:53 PM   #46
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I did not do much on the project in the last few weeks as I needed to buy more equipment so that I can move on with the project I hate having to borough tools from friends so I decided to by what I needed to continue. I bought a shear cutter from the location where I buy my metal. And bought some caster wheels for the engine stand. I also had my son build a stand to support the shear cutter and painted it and a few hours later I was at it again and started to cut the small pieces of metal braces for the rear quarter panels for better support. You can see from the pictures what we have done so far now we can get going with the project.

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Old 09-04-2012, 02:53 PM   #47
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Here are a few pictures of what I did this past weekend. Also had the front axle drilled and now waiting for the front finned drums to get done to install. I am not the best welder in town but so far I am doing OK more practice will help. You are not looking at a dent on the passenger door panel just where the panel curves to meet the door frame brace. I had to cut the lower corner of the rear section on both side to be able to fit the side panels. After I have these panels installed and welded in place I will do another pie cut to reinstall these corner pieces.

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Old 09-04-2012, 03:26 PM   #48
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Frency, attaboy keep it up, it's looking real good. Even your tools are restored, lol...
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:19 PM   #49
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I would like to thank everyone who is following my post on this project. When it is done should be a great ride.

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Old 09-05-2012, 09:44 AM   #50
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This happened to my friend George back a few years ago.
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What did you mean by 'Happened to George''?
Is that Flathead George from Connecticut?
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:07 PM   #51
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Here I have a few more pictures to show where I am as of today. I am working on this project every day when I get home no time for breaks. Next we are going and fabricate under the dash the main support for the steering column,transmission mounts etc...

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Old 09-20-2012, 06:14 PM   #52
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Very nice! You're making good progress. Hang in there.
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Old 09-21-2012, 01:05 AM   #53
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Very nice! You're making good progress. Hang in there.
Thanks Henry for the compliments I am having fun building this project with my son.

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Old 10-10-2012, 10:53 AM   #54
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Here are a few pictures of the radiator shell and grill on the car to see how it will look. Also my tires from Coker and had them mounted this past weekend.

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Old 10-15-2012, 10:56 AM   #55
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A few more pictures from this past weekend. Welded on the bungs of the wish bones and bolted the front axle back on the frame and installed the front wheels. Also cut the bottom of the radiator shell.

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Old 10-15-2012, 10:57 AM   #56
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The grille shell looks like a 28/9, but the cowl is definitely not 28., maybe narrowed 30-31?

I think you are right. Look at the seem in the center. Looks really good that way.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:37 AM   #57
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I think you are right. Look at the seem in the center. Looks really good that way.

The cowl was narrowed about 3 inches I was told to fit the Duval windshield.

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Old 11-23-2012, 08:39 PM   #58
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Here is my latest update on my project. I bought a pair of headlight mounting brackets from So Cal and I am also making my front shock mount. This weekend my son and I are planning to make the braces for under the cowl.

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Old 11-23-2012, 10:20 PM   #59
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Lookin' good! Love the lights.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:09 PM   #60
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A bit of progress this past weekend added on the right and left side front inner quarter panels braces and this week I will add upper braces between each one of them.

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