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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) Yesterday, 10:30 PM
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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: 93
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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: 93
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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: 93
Views: 2,656
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: 93
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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: 93
Views: 2,656
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: 93
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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: 93
Views: 2,656
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: 93
Views: 2,656
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: 93
Views: 2,656
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: 93
Views: 2,656
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: 1,363
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: 93
Views: 2,656
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: 93
Views: 2,656
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: 93
Views: 2,656
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: 93
Views: 2,656
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: 93
Views: 2,656
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: 93
Views: 2,656
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: 93
Views: 2,656
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.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,656
Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

I took my driver's test in my dad's 64 Laurentian. 230 six cylinder with powerglide.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,656
Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

Your "Star" was a Canadian Meteor from what I have seen. I've always liked the Aussie "Utes" as well because we never had them here although a few built their own out of a sedan.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,656
Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

That would explain the "Cheviacs" too. Pontiacs with Chevy sheet metal and Pontiac engines. A neighbour had a nice 52 Pontiac coupe that looked a lot like a Chevy until you looked under the hood and...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By RalphG
Re: Mart's 2020 Roundup part 2 Happy New Year!

Thanks Mart. That was entertaining and informative to watch. You do some great work there.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,656
Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

Yes, I've read there were trade issues over the border that were part of the reason the Meteor and Monarch came to be.

Ford kept it interesting. For 51 the Meteor got it's own grille, no longer...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 12-30-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,656
Posted By RalphG
Re: Canadian 1946-1948 Mercury 114

The reason was that Lincoln Mercury dealerships were separate from Ford. LM needed a car for the buyer that couldn't afford a Mercury or a Lincoln so the Meteor was introduced. The same dealership...
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