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Forum: Early V8 01-04-2020, 01:37 PM
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1942 Mercury Sedan

Sorry, double post.
Forum: Early V8 01-04-2020, 01:24 PM
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Posted By lurk
1942 Mercury Sedan

Complete project. 59AB Flathead V8 runs, clutch works, trans grinds in 1st and Reverse, wiring shot, body very solid, trunk rotted out, brakes there but need everything, same with fuel system. Dash...
Forum: Early V8 04-17-2019, 11:18 AM
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Posted By lurk
1939 Flathead spark plug wire tubes/ loom

Looking for a good useable set of spark plug wire tubes for a ‘39 Ford/Merc. I need a set with all the grommets intact. Not too worried about dents, can work anything minor out.

Thanks,
Randy
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 04-03-2019, 12:55 PM
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Views: 1,448
Posted By lurk
‘42 Staff Car restoration questions

I’m helping out on a mild restoration on a very complete ‘42 Ford Army staff car. The car itself is very original and complete except for the interior which was reupholstered some time in the 70’s....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,680
Posted By lurk
Re: ‘39 Merc All Terrain Vehicle???

Woah. I had no idea such a creature existed. Super neat.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-09-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,680
Posted By lurk
Re: ‘39 Merc All Terrain Vehicle???

Thanks for the input!





..and for the "take it easy, don't kill it crowd..."

I totally understand the sentiment that we should "drive carefully and enjoy.." these cars. There is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-08-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,680
Posted By lurk
Re: ‘39 Merc All Terrain Vehicle???

Rear is 3.78. Compression is an even 90psi across all 8 cylinders. Low-ish compression, but the local flathead guys thought it was decent...

Also, i’m running 6.50x 16’s. I’m aware that a 6.00x 16...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 08-07-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,680
Posted By lurk
‘39 Merc All Terrain Vehicle???

Well, not really.

I’ve got a stock ‘39 Mercury sedan that I’ve been taking on camping trips this summer. Other than a few cooling issues that I’ve mostly got solved, I notice that climbing hills...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2018, 09:52 AM
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Views: 1,486
Posted By lurk
Re: ‘39 Merc light grinding sound through shifter

Interesting. Here my glass “bug.” 5-39
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2018, 07:44 AM
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Views: 1,486
Posted By lurk
Re: ‘39 Merc light grinding sound through shifter

Nice car! How did you find out when it was produced?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-18-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,486
Posted By lurk
Re: ‘39 Merc light grinding sound through shifter

It was making it before. The reason I dug in at all honestly was the noise. If it isn’t a catastrophic issue, I’m not very concerned with it. Other than the noise, there isn’t really a negative...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-17-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,486
Posted By lurk
‘39 Merc light grinding sound through shifter

Thanks to you guys, I solved an annoying acceleration issue in this low-mile ‘39 Merc. I’ve been packing miles on it the past few days and i’m impressed with how smooth the car operates...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-16-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By lurk
Re: ‘39 Merc hesitating under load...driving me crazy

FIXED!

Thanks for all the input. After much of the input here suggested something to do with plug wires or ignition, I decided to dig back into the distributor.

Initially I wanted to verify...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By lurk
Re: ‘39 Merc hesitating under load...driving me crazy

On the 94 I set it myself. I haven’t on the 97 but there has been no change between the two carbs. I would expect at least a little difference. That said, I’ll pull the top off the ‘97 and check it. ...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By lurk
Re: ‘39 Merc hesitating under load...driving me crazy

That’s been eating at me too...that’s the only part in the whole ignition system that isn’t brand new. Is there a reliable way to test them? They look perfect...

To answer your question though: at...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2018, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By lurk
Re: ‘39 Merc hesitating under load...driving me crazy

Could be condenser, but I doubt it. Had one on it that seemed ok but I’ve since swapped it for a brand new one... no change to any of the hesitation symptoms.

Will hit it with Marvel and report...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By lurk
Re: ‘39 Merc hesitating under load...driving me crazy

Will do. Easy enough! I did the MMO treatment when I first got it because it smoked really bad... un stuck the rings and smoking stopped. I suppose valves could be stuck still...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-12-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,260
Posted By lurk
‘39 Merc hesitating under load...driving me crazy

Gents,

This one has me pulling my hair out...car is such a sweetheart otherwise.

Background: Stock ‘39 Merc. Original 33k mile car, never had an engine rebuild that I’m aware of. Fires up easy,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-19-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By lurk
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-18-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By lurk
1939 Mercury running board rubber

Is it the same dimension as the '39 Ford deluxe / '40 Ford standard stuff? The passenger side of a '39 Merc 4 door I just picked up is flaking off and I'd like to put new stuff down.

I can't find...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-02-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,015
Posted By lurk
Re: Looking for info on this '39 Merc I just found...

Took the Merc out for a little cruise around the dilapidated Ft. Ord Army base after a pretty thorough mechanical inspection/tighten up.


Ran great and with the liberal addition of some Marvel...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,015
Posted By lurk
Re: Looking for info on this '39 Merc I just found...

Well, other than the history of the car, I'm curious about the interchangeability of '39-'40 Ford parts with the Merc stuff. Seems parts labeled '39-40 Ford are common while '39-'40 Merc labeling is...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 02-25-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,015
Posted By lurk
Looking for info on this '39 Merc I just found...

Hi guys,

New here. I just picked up a very original, low mile (32,900) '39 Mercury Sedan in original paint. It sat out for a few years up in Eureka, CA but before that it was 100% garage kept...
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