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Old 01-12-2021, 04:15 PM   #81
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Thanks Ralph for this Page from the Fast Moving Parts Catalogue. I believe that the "profiles" of both Bumpers are identical, the only difference being "holes" in the Front Bumper to attach the Licence Plate. What is anyone's thoughts on this?
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Old 01-13-2021, 03:04 AM   #82
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Neat Canadian 1946 Mercury 114 Fordor Sedan.
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Old 01-13-2021, 03:47 AM   #83
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While we are on the subject of Canadian Cars, here is another classic book written by the Late R. Perry Zavitz entitled "Canadian Cars, 1946-1984". I wish that I had a copy of this book in my Research Library.
If anyone has a copy that they would like to sell me, please let me know. Regards Mercman <><



Mercman, Here you go: Bookfinder.com has 21 listings, starting at $170 U.S.


https://www.bookfinder.com/search/?a...5201946%2D1984
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Old 01-13-2021, 03:57 AM   #84
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Hi ford38v8, Thanks for thinking of me, but before we add Postage, the cost to me would living in Australia would be around A$230. Imagine the Postage cost? I think that I will have to live without a copy of that book.
Luckily, I have a personally signed copy by R. Perry Zavitz of his Monarch Meteor Book. A really informative book by Perry.
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Hi ford38v8, Thanks for thinking of me, but before we add Postage, the cost to me would living in Australia would be around A$230. Imagine the Postage cost? I think that I will have to live without a copy of that book.
Luckily, I have a personally signed copy by R. Perry Zavitz of his Monarch Meteor Book. A really informative book by Perry.

Having experienced the South Pacific in my Navy days, I think the isolation itself is worth the additional cost of living, but then again, my island was a postage stamp compared to yours, and I hear Guam has skyscrapers now anyway.
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Old 01-13-2021, 01:45 PM   #86
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:12 PM   #87
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47 Monarch - No pictures came through???
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Old 01-13-2021, 10:12 PM   #88
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This is the Cover of the Canadian 1946 Monarch Sales Brochure. The Monarch is based on the Full Size Mercury that rode on a 118 Inch Wheelbase. It lacked the Mercury name, and was sold in Ford Dealers as a Monarch.
Similarly, the same year Mercury 114 was actually based on the regular Ford Deluxe - Super Deluxe and rode on a 114 Inch Wheelbase, but in this case, this vehicle had Mercury Badges.
Thus, both the Ford Dealers and the Mercury Dealers each had two distinct vehicles to see, one riding a 114 Inch Wheelbase and the other a 118 Inch Wheelbase.
The Mercury 114 and the Monarch were only available in Canada.
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Old 01-14-2021, 06:05 PM   #89
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Page from the 1946 Monarch Sales Brochure showing the five different body styles that were available.
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Old 01-14-2021, 07:21 PM   #90
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I wonder if the 114X was available in a 'short door coupe' ? I thought I saw one some 25 yrs ago at the Portland Swap , then I finally found my long door cpe. Newc
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Old 01-14-2021, 08:46 PM   #91
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Newc, The Illustration that I added above was for the Monarch, not the Mercury 114. You will realise that the Short Door Coupe was never available in the "big" Mercury. I will dig up a photo from the Sales Brochure showing both Coupes, the Long and Short Door Models for the Mercury 114.
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Old 01-14-2021, 08:49 PM   #92
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Illustration from the 1946 Mercury 114 Sales Brochure, showing that both Coupes were available on this "small" Mercury.
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Old 01-15-2021, 07:27 PM   #93
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Where have they all gone?
Take a look at this pictures and you can see a yard totally full of the small Canadian 1946 Mercury 114 models.
When they were new, they must have been a popular car.
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Old 01-15-2021, 11:42 PM   #94
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These pictures are of the beautiful 1947 Monarch Sedan Coupe belonging to coolcoupe - see Post 54 for details.
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Old 01-18-2021, 05:18 PM   #95
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Unfortunately, not all Monarch Sedan Coupes look pristine like the one in Post 94. Take a look at this one rusting away in the bush in Canada. Not many parts are salvageable off this survivor. Very sad.
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Old 01-18-2021, 07:30 PM   #96
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I thought some might like a few facts about my car. I could add that it is a numbers matching car and that I painted the car its correct Parrot Green colour. It also has these options, radio, heater, fog lights, backup light controlled by the gear shift when its placed in reverse, wing tips, gas guard and trim rings The only item added was signal lights. I have owned it for 20 years in April /21. I traced the previous owners back to when it was new. I'm the 4th caretaker of my Monarch and will be given to my Grandson when the time comes to stop driving. I managed to put about 23000 happy miles on it since my ownership.
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Old 01-18-2021, 09:05 PM   #97
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For way of connection, that is coolcoupe's 1947 Monarch Sedan Coupe shown in large pictures in Post 94. What a great example of a very rare car. Thanks for sharing it's credentials.
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Old 01-20-2021, 10:34 PM   #98
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Picture of a beautiful Canadian Monarch Convertible I found on the Internet, compliments of MyStarCollectorCar.
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Old 01-20-2021, 10:44 PM   #99
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Rear shot of the same Canadian Monarch Convertible as appears in the previous Post. Another picture compliments of MyStarCollectorCar.
What is interesting in the photo is that while the Monarch was based on the 118" wheelbase Mercury, it still retained the regular Ford Tail Lights. That was because the Monarch was sold in Ford Dealerships. Another interesting point is the position of the Bumper Guards on the rear. On the same model Mercury, they were spaced wider apart, added to where you can see the Bumper Bolt. Apparently, in an effort to make a distinction between the Mercury and Monarch, they chose to locate the Bumper Guards in different locations on the two models, so that they did not look the same. Just a thought?
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Rear shot of a 1946 Mercury convertible, for comparison with the similar year Monarch as shown in the previous Post.
Notice that the Bumper Guards are spaced much wider apart on the Mercury than they are on the similar year Monarch.
Just thought that this was an interesting observation?
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