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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 08:23 PM
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Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

Ford and Monarch were quite similar in those years but by 1949 there was no mistaking a Monarch for a Ford.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-20-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By RalphG
Re: Wheels (rims?) For my 1952 Mercury

Good luck with the wheels. Hope we get to see some pictures and video of the spring race with your 52 Mercury.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By RalphG
Re: Wheels (rims?) For my 1952 Mercury

I don't know what wheels these are on the 53 Monarch pictured but they look like some newer style from a wrecking yard.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-19-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 596
Posted By RalphG
Re: Toilet paper oil filter adapter

I have one that was on a Cockshutt tractor from the 1950s. The "Toirol" filter was it's brand on the side. Normally those tractors took a Fram C4 but this one had been converted to the Toirol. We...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-18-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 891
Posted By RalphG
Re: Correct replacement for Fram C181-A?

That filter in your photo is like the one I have on the 49 Mercury truck. Taller than the cars.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-17-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 891
Posted By RalphG
Re: Correct replacement for Fram C181-A?

Another thing to consider is that some of the trucks had a longer oil filter. The 49 Mercury M68 has a filter case 8 inches long. Car filter cases were 5 1/2 inches on both my 52 Merc sedan and 39...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-16-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 891
Posted By RalphG
Re: Correct replacement for Fram C181-A?

I've used C4 Fram on the flatheads. Also the name Kralinator K-55 sticks in my mind. Possibly was on the 39 Ford and that filter case had the t handle on top too.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-12-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,108
Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

Thats a nice ad I've never seen before. Checked my fast moving parts catalogue and they don't have much to say about Mercury bumpers. This page pretty well sums it up.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-11-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,108
Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

I could check my fast moving parts catalogue tomorrow but it does not have everything in it.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,108
Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

According to the Zavitz book some Monarchs did come with the extra lower grille bar so this one could be original.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-09-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,108
Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

Here is the page showing the 46-47 Ford and Monarch for comparison.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-08-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,108
Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

I think you are right. That bumper with the turned up "ears" at each end only shows up on the full size 47-48 Mercury in my books.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 101
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Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

The front views show the difference in the 114 and 118. The 114 looks like a Ford with a Mercury grille. Which is pretty much what the 49 Meteor was. `
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,108
Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

Another page from the fast moving parts catalogue showing the 46-47 Mercs with the two different wheelbases.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,108
Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

Checked my fast moving parts catalogue and it looks like long wheelbase cars got the 15 inch wheels while short wheelbase (114-116 inch) got the 16 inch wheels. Here is the page
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-06-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,108
Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

I'll have to check my 1929-1949 Ford Fast moving parts catalogue as i think it might have the answer to wheel size.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-05-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,108
Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

We had a Ford Monarch dealership in town. Lincoln-Mercury and Meteor were a separate dealer from Ford- Monarch. i imagine its pretty confusing for those outside of Canada. I have enough trouble...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-04-2021, 12:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,424
Posted By RalphG
Re: Best paint for painting over rust

The only way to protect a vehicle from the salt brine in winter is to not drive it. That salt spray gets in everywhere and will rust.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-03-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,108
Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

I think they had to make the Mercury trim fit the Ford fenders and hood because these 114s were Ford bodies.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,108
Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

Co-incidentally this photo showed up on FB tonight showing what I believe to be a model 114 47 Mercury. From right here in Sask.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,108
Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

The top of the line Meteor (Customline in 53, Rideau in 54) would have had the Mercury dash and instrument panel. Low line (Mainline) Meteors had the Ford dash. I can't comment on what Ford dash...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,108
Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

Thats a 54 alright but totally different from the 52-53 Mercury and Meteor Customline dash. In fact I prefer the 52-53.
I discovered that I do have a shot of the dash of Andy's 53 Meteor Customline....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-02-2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,108
Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

Never say it can't get worse because I'm pretty sure it can. For me its been a good year and I can't complain. I definitely have plans for more Mercury videos. Hoping to a winter view "follow" one...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 01-01-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,108
Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

Yes, that is the book. I had not heard the author had passed on. I got mine at https://oldautos.ca/promotions/ and it looks like they still have copies listed for sale. There is also a section on...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-31-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,108
Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

A line of new Mercury 114s shown in this photo from the book, "Meteor Monarch" by R. Perry Zavitz.
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