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Interesting debate

Post #1 by [T00lbag] » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:04 am

I wanted to throw this out to everyone because it has garnered some rather interesting responses.

I currently own a 1964 Mercury Comet. Which is a good old car that I really like.

I am also considering trying to get ahold of a 1963 Mercury Monterey with the Breezeway window.

So. The big question is this:

If I own two Mercury's...does that mean I've turned into a Ford man? :hmmm:
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Post #2 by drag-200stang » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:13 am

Only if you identify as a Ford man.....How do you feel. :D
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Post #3 by falconcritter » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:24 am

Sounds like too me your are a “ Mercury Man “ !
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Post #4 by bubba22349 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:14 pm

:shock: well yes sure enough you would be a Ford / Merc man, and that's a great thing! :nod: :thumbup:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Re: Interesting debate

Post #5 by 67Straightsix » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:31 pm

If you are on this form regularly, you're already a Ford/ Merc. guy. :rolflmao:

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Post #6 by [T00lbag] » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:06 pm

My neighbor says that if I have two Mercury's he is going to start calling me 20 cent. A commemorative tribute to the Mercury dimes minted from 1916 to 1945.
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Post #7 by Shorty » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:40 pm

Really should get a third one to eliminate any debate.
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Post #8 by bubba22349 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:16 pm

:rolflmao: LOL, yes that would seal the deal! :thumbup: :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Post #9 by Shorty » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:29 pm

so if the first words in cursive text my kids can read is "ford" and any time we drive past a dealer the kids chime "lookit daddies favorite store" does that make me a ford guy?
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Post #10 by bubba22349 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:03 am

:beer: Oh yes it dose as even your kids know the real score! First car I remember my Dad having and riding in was a 1951 Merc Coupe. :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Post #11 by Shorty » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:13 pm

our family ride was a 79 gmc suburban and my dad was a chevy man through and through but I guess I rebelled and now i have him driving a 11 ranger 4.0 4x4 that I put super swampers on for him so he wouldn't get "stuck on a wet kleenex" and he loves it. This ford bug must be a bit contagious.
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Post #12 by DannyG » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:38 pm

My best friend growing up had a '63 Monterey, with the 390 " Maurauder" engine. Man did that car have rust. His Uncle purchased it new in '63 with every option but air conditioning.
If you get one , let me know as I'm pretty sure he saved the rear bumper when he finally junked it ( over 15 years ago, I save alot of stuff too, but damn, a rear bumper for a '63 Mercury ?).
We had a lot of fun in that car, you should have heard it when he rebuilt the 9" rear "by eye" with no gauges or experience, it HOWLED going down the road....
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Post #13 by [T00lbag] » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:23 am

Update:

Well, I didn't end up with the 1963 Mercury Monterey...although I think it is still there so it might be an option in the future.

Instead, I wound up buying this:

1957 Jeep FC170 (Titled as a 1959 for reason below)
226 cu in straight flathead six cylinder (Continental?)
3 speed manual tranny
Dana 18 transfer case
Dana 44 front axle
Dana 53 rear axle
Appears to have 4.27:1 gears without pulling the diff cover

This truck seems to have been a cab/chassis that sat on the dealers lot for some time before it was sold. Which is why the serial number says it was built in 1957 but got 1959 on the title. From what I can piece together, it was originally used as a delivery truck for a brickyard. This is supported by the all steel flatbed (factory flatbeds were wood), overload springs in the rear suspension, and the fact that you can still read the faint lettering on the driver's side door that says B R I C (and what looks like a K)
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