54MercMan

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  1. Does anyone know where I can find floor pans that fit the 54 Mercury? The Fords have a different stamping pattern that year. I've looked in a lot of places. I'm trying to start my body repair with this first. I have the engine and drive train completed. Thank you for checking out this post. Jim
  2. Does anyone know where I can find floor pans that fit the 54 Mercury? The Fords have a different stamping pattern that year. I've looked in a lot of places. I'm trying to start my body repair with this first. I have the engine and drive train completed. Thank you for checking out this post. Jim
  3. Sorry, I now know that Bill Hirsch is Hirsch paint. Yes, I got Hirsch paint for the valve covers and air cleaner. I had looked for weeks, months for the exact color of medium green for the block to no avail. I had some of the Hirsch paint left over and had it tinted to a medium green that looked good and went with that. Jim
  4. I just looked up some Sun Valleys and one of the colors was white over dark green, so maybe yours was authenic with those colors too. Sounds like you don't need a heater there! Sure not the case here in Iowa this time of year. It is 10 degrees out there now and it is in the afternoon! I found an air cleaner for mine on the internet (Ebay) along with the teapot carb. It may take a while to wait for things to come up though unless someone sees your post here. Keeps us posted though. I'll send some pictures when I get mine painted. -Jim
  5. Victor, Good to be in touch with another 54 merc guy. I like those colors you settled with on your car. - About the body #, you can find the color combo only from the "Body Specific" number/code. Is this the "option" that was not stamped on your car? The VIN # (as you probably know, just tells you where, when (month, and day), and in what assembly order it was built. If you do have the body specific info. then I'll go into more detail, or I can let you know how the decode works. On my car, I have the engine and trans. overhauled and back on the newly painted frame. I've done the suspension and brake work too. I'm now working on refurbishing the distributor and generator. I've got the body off and this spring/summer will get it blasted and painted. Jim
  6. I just saw how old this post was. Sorry..maybe this guy doesn't need this now, but maybe it will heip someone. Jim
  7. If you are trying to find the VIN # and body specific numbers, of course it should be on the driver's side door opening that adjoins the front cowl. But since you are asking, I am assuming it is missing there. I have a 54 Merc and there is a corresponding VIN# on the frame in three places. All of these are located on the top side of the frame, so may be hard to get to. One is on the passenger side cross member next to the engine. Another one is on the rear cross member that aligns with the rear bumper. There is another one, but I don't recall its location. Also you probably know that from the body specific number, you can also track the color combination of this car. I am restoring a 2 door hardtop - not a glass top. I know it just takes a while to track down the parts. My car is in the Green and yosimite yellow combination that the glasstops had also. Jim
  8. Thanks for the tip. I was going to sent Bill Hirsh a private msg, but didn't know his username. My valve covers are ok and I have the correct paint for them, but didn't know what the darker color green on the block was. Someone sent me a swatch of the color, but I can't find that color. (The color also was a little different though from what my old engine block seemed to be.) I've got an original intake manifold to put on, and wanted to paint the engine (and the intake manifold) before I put it on. Jim
  9. Hi, I've been on several forums and haven't found the answer to the original 255 ci 54 Mercury engine color. I know what the valve covers are supposed to be - I have that paint. I know it is some shade of green, because the original engine had this paint on it. I had it overhauled and got it painted, but the color was too light. Can anyone help? Jim Morris
  10. Hi, I'm a new member here, am looking forward to learning a little more about my 1954 Mercury. In my restoration, I have had the engine overhauled and I'm working on the front suspension before I install the engine. The mechanic couldn't find a water pump for it. I ordered one for a 54 Mercury, but it didn't fit. Will the 1954 Ford fit it- even though that engine is a 239? Another question - will the 1954 Ford parts interchange with the Mercury for the front suspension? Thanks, Jim in Central Iowa