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  • #31579

    glen dale caldwell
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    well I killed the new motor last week. an oil line broke and pumped all of the oil out and spun a bearing. so I will be down for a while.

    #31581

    Bert Gustafsson
    Participant

    Ouch! Sorry to hear that.

    #31587

    Martin
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    Ohh! I love those Canada special stuff on the Fords and Mercs. Those stuff always reminds me of the Hot Rod and Custom show they held at the Ford Rotunda 1955 (see link for pics). I’m keeping an eye on this thread Glen and I hope you can get the motor sorted out without to much hassle!

    Ford Rotunda Hot Rod & Custom car show

    You'll never be late
    If it's a "V8"
    #31589

    glen dale caldwell
    Participant

    I am not letting the motor problem slow me down. I plan on having it back on the road as soon as possible so thabnks guys i will keep you posted.

    #32018

    glen dale caldwell
    Participant

    a couple more pieces found.

    49 only 6 cyl only 16 inch shoebox wheels and neat aftermarket cad sombrero caps.

    #32024

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Those aftermarket Sombrero look-alikes are nice. They will fit the car very well. Great find.

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

    #32031

    glen dale caldwell
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    thanks rik i am pretty excited. i think between the grill and 16 inch wheels it will make my shoebox stand out.

    #36086

    glen dale caldwell
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    So I lied the motor blowing up slowed me down for sure. I did get my new wheels powder coated and mounted. and Saturday I picked up a super nice 8ba. As soon as I am done with a car I am working on for a buddy I will do motor swap number 3! I also picked up a nice set of 51 bumpers and a clean 51 deck lid!

    any way now with the 16’s what do you guys think I am thinking about going about an inch lower all the way around.

    and the new to me motor. has about 1,000 miles on a rebuild and has adjustable lifters.

    #36087

    Ian Gibbons
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    I’d drop the front so the upper fender lip is about level with the top of the whitewall and see how it looks. It’s kind of hard to tell with it parked on that driveway where it is flat on top and slanted at the back. I have a feeling it makes the back look lower than it actually is

    #36089

    RainierHooker
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    Glad I found this thread on here, and glad you are back in business under the hood. Looking forward to more early custom goodness.

    #36091

    glen dale caldwell
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    I’d drop the front so the upper fender lip is about level with the top of the whitewall and see how it looks. It’s kind of hard to tell with it parked on that driveway where it is flat on top and slanted at the back. I have a feeling it makes the back look lower than it actually is

    yeah it’s hard to get a decent pick currently since it does not run.

    #36092

    glen dale caldwell
    Participant

    Glad I found this thread on here, and glad you are back in business under the hood. Looking forward to more early custom goodness.

    thanks man. I appreciate it.

    #36097

    RainierHooker
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    AS far as your drop is concerned, I’d leave the rear where its at. Drop the front just enough that the fender lip is just barely shy of the whitewall. Low, but not so low that it spoils the perfect roundness of the sidewall.

    #37012

    glen dale caldwell
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    so this will be my last update on this thread. i sold the shoebox last night. so long shoebox.

    hello 1941 mercury convertible!!

    #37014

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Oh…. that is sad to see the Shoebox go…. but very happy to see the 41 Merc come into the CCC-Family 🙂

    Looking forward to see you get started on that… and hear your plans for it.

    Have fun with the Merc Glen Dale…. and hopefully we will see more on the Shoebox from the new owner.

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

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