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  1. Please re-post with correct engine identification. COUNT THE NUMBER OF SPARK PLUGS! Ford never made a straight 8 engine. If it is an original Ford car engine from 1946-1948, it is either a flathead V-8 with two rows of 4 cylinders on opposing sides (original cast iron cylinder heads were marked "59AB") or straight flathead inline 6 cylinder engine. There are two type of 6 cyl. engine blocks. Early type: "G" has distributor in front and later type: "H" has distributor on LH side of block. Thanks for filling us in.
  2. 2009 West Coast Cougar and Mercury Classic Aug. 21-23. The only West Coast All-Mercury car show for 2009. Location: Courtyard by Marriott, 5865 Katella Ave., Cypress, CA 90630 Details: Mercury Show and Cougar Concourse Saturday Aug. 22. ALL Years, Marques & Models of Mercurys & Cougars. 30 Trophy Classes. Stock, Custom, Modified, Early V8, Woodie, Convertible, Comet, Marauder, etc. Classic Lincolns also welcome! $30.00 pre-registration deadline Aug. 14. Special $89/night+tax hotel rate for out of town guests. Quality hotel, smoke free, A/C, quiet bus. park, handicap access. Safe & secure grounds, parking area. Morning brkfst. buffet, lounge, pool, spa, exercise rm. Near Seal Beach restaurants & shopping. Optional Dlx. BBQ awards banquet, free craft boutique, $25.00 vendor swap meet spaces & other activities. Pre-register now! Full info. on Flyer & Entry Form. To Register:Click here for more information or call Mike Brown at (818) 559-5741 or e-mail us Cost: $30.00 Pre-Registration fee for show entry vehicles, no spectator admission charge.
  3. 2009 West Coast Cougar and Mercury Classic Aug. 21-23. The only West Coast All-Mercury car show for 2009. Location: Courtyard by Marriott, 5865 Katella Ave., Cypress, CA 90630 Details: Mercury Show and Cougar Concourse Saturday Aug. 22. ALL Years, Marques & Models of Mercurys & Cougars. 30 Trophy Classes. Stock, Custom, Modified, Early V8, Woodie, Convertible, Comet, Marauder, etc. Classic Lincolns also welcome! $30.00 pre-registration deadline Aug. 14. Special $89/night+tax hotel rate for out of town guests. Quality hotel, smoke free, A/C, quiet bus. park, handicap access. Safe & secure grounds, parking area. Morning brkfst. buffet, lounge, pool, spa, exercise rm. Near Seal Beach restaurants & shopping. Optional Dlx. BBQ awards banquet, free craft boutique, $25.00 vendor swap meet spaces & other activities. Pre-register now! Full info. on Flyer & Entry Form. To Register:Click here for more information or call Mike Brown at (818) 559-5741 or e-mail us Cost: $30.00 Pre-Registration fee for show entry vehicles, no spectator admission charge.
  4. Our supply of the Resource Guides is now exhausted. We are no longer accepting any orders. Thanks for the support, it has been a wonderful project and well received by everyone who purchased a book. Rich Miller So-Cal Regional Group 11, Early Ford V8 Club of America Co-Author/Editor Early Ford V8 Resource Guide.
  5. Our supply of the Resource Guides is now exhausted. We are no longer accepting any orders. Thanks for the support, it has been a wonderful project and well received by everyone who purchased a book. Rich Miller So-Cal Regional Group 11, Early Ford V8 Club of America Co-Author/Editor Early Ford V8 Resource Guide.
  6. Our supply of the Resource Guides is now exhausted. We are no longer accepting any orders. Thanks for the support, it has been a wonderful project and well received by everyone who purchased a book. Rich Miller So-Cal Regional Group 11, Early Ford V8 Club of America Co-Author/Editor Early Ford V8 Resource Guide.
  7. Our supply of the Resource Guides is now exhausted. We are no longer accepting any orders. Thanks for the support, it has been a wonderful project and well received by everyone who purchased a book. Rich Miller So-Cal Regional Group 11, Early Ford V8 Club of America Co-Author/Editor Early Ford V8 Resource Guide.
  8. Our supply of the Resource Guides is now exhausted. We are no longer accepting any orders. Thanks for the support, it has been a wonderful project and well received by everyone who purchased a book. Rich Miller So-Cal Regional Group 11, Early Ford V8 Club of America Co-Author/Editor Early Ford V8 Resource Guide.
  9. Our supply of the Resource Guides is now exhausted. We are no longer accepting any orders. Thanks for the support, it has been a wonderful project and well received by everyone who purchased a book. Rich Miller So-Cal Regional Group 11, Early Ford V8 Club of America Co-Author/Editor Early Ford V8 Resource Guide.
  10. Someone questioned how old the information is since many vendors over the years move and change phone numbers, etc. We published the book in April 2008 and it went on sale on 4/13/08. The information is quite up to date (as of 4/2008), however, purchasers will receive one free updating Supplement before the end of 2008 if they register their books (form is included inside the book). <span style="font-weight: bold">At present there are less than 30 books left.</span> They are high quality professionally printed & bound, not just a stack of photocopied pages. Order form is available on line but must be mailed with your check. Early Ford V8 Resource Guide Web Page Regards, Rich Miller So-Cal Regional Group 11, Early Ford V8 Club of America Co-Author/Editor Early Ford V8 Resource Guide.
  11. Someone questioned how old the information is since many vendors over the years move and change phone numbers, etc. We published the book in April 2008 and it went on sale on 4/13/08. The information is quite up to date (as of 4/2008), however, purchasers will receive one free updating Supplement before the end of 2008 if they register their books (form is included inside the book). <span style="font-weight: bold">At present there are less than 30 books left.</span> They are high quality professionally printed & bound, not just a stack of photocopied pages. Order form is available on line but must be mailed with your check. Early Ford V8 Resource Guide Web Page Regards, Rich Miller So-Cal Regional Group 11, Early Ford V8 Club of America Co-Author/Editor Early Ford V8 Resource Guide.
  12. Hi, Thanks for asking! Yes, I know precisely how old it is. It was published April 2008 and went on sale on 4/13/08. The information is quite up to date (as of 4/2008), however, purchasers will receive one free updating Supplement before the end of 2008 if they register their books (form is included inside the book). Thanks for your interest. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, but email directly to me would have been better than the pokey forum method. <span style="font-weight: bold">At present there are less than 30 books left.</span> They are high quality professionally printed & bound, not just a stack of photocopied pages. Order form is available on line but must be mailed with your check. Early Ford V8 Resource Guide Web Page Regards, Rich Miller So-Cal Regional Group 11, Early Ford V8 Club of America Co-Author/Editor Early Ford V8 Resource Guide.
  13. Hi Kevin, I just realized you may not still have the car. Your post dated from 2004. But if you still do......I have established a 1942 Mercury Registry (listing of all existing '42 Mercurys in existence, their status, etc.). Would you care to list your vehicle? See the announcement in the General Discussion Forum, and Restoration Forum on this web site I posted today. Also, you may wish to list your car for sale "as is" or "parts car", etc. at the Classifieds section of The Early Ford V8 Club of America's national web site. You do not have to be a member to do so. You do a quickie registration on line and then post your ad in the For Sale, Automobiles section. It will stay up for about 30 days. Very large audience there. Early Ford V8 Club of America Likewise, you can do the same at International Mercury Owner's Association (IMOA) in their on-line forum section. International Mercury Owners Assn. For now, can you tell me the serial (frame/VIN) number of your car and whether it still has its original engine and drive line? What city and state is it located? You may email me a photo or two if you like and asking price for what you have as well. I will share it with local Woody Mercury fans I know well here in So Cal. These can be difficult cars to restore if it is in very rough shape, badly rusted out or missing a lot of key trim (metal) pieces. Condition will have a dramatic bearing on its current value of course. Wood restoration is not a problem but is very expensive for even some of the most simple items. There are a few fine restored examples of these wagons in the U.S. at present. This model is considered very rare and a well designed car. Thanks very much. Regards, Rich Miller Fountain Valley, CA (I own a '42 Merc Two Door Sedan concourse car)
  14. <span style="font-weight: bold">*** Attention 1942 Mercury Owners Only! ***</span> Announcing 1942 Mercury Registry Project. The "29A Club" We are fairly well along on an extensive Registry project for these rare and distinctive cars. If you own one (restored, unrestored, work in progress, parts car, car for sale, etc.), please consider registering it for this opportunity to share with your fellow "29A" owners. We will strictly share the listing to only those who participate (but you must be a current owner of a 1942 Mercury): We need the following basic information: Model: Four Door Sedan (73), Two Door Sedan (70), Sedan Coupe (72), Convertible Coupe (76), Three Passenger Coupe (77), Station Wagon (79) Serial Number (original *99Axxxxxx* frame/VIN) Body Color: (use Mercury color name as appropriate) Interior Color/scheme: Condition: Running/Not Running, Unrestored original, Fully Restored, In Process Restoration Project car, Street Rod, Modified for Touring, Parts Car, other Judged Awards if any: Where, class, award? Car For Sale? If so, you may give particulars Owner Name, City, State, Country Email Address: Early Ford V8 Club Member Yes/No, Regional group #? Photos: 1 exterior front 3/4 view, 1 interior view (if available) Email only to: Richard Miller, RG-11 member, owner of 29A/70 richmv8@earthlink.net We hope to be able to publish some rare data in good form to provide some documentation for your cars in return for your helping us establish the registry. We currently have virtually all original Mercury dealer publications and factory ads for these cars, along with all parts manuals and original owner's manuals. The intent is to enable some "networking" among us owners of these cars to share restoration information or other simple assistance based on our personal experiences, resources, specialized parts access, etc. This is not a formal project or membership operation yet and we will respect privacy of your information to only those of us who are in this registry. No one else or any commercial enterprise will be given the information nor are they invited to participate. We hope to help all owners with information, parts identification, correct restoration information sharing, factory information, and general self help data to further enjoy our rare vehicles. Thanks for your consideration and sharing. You may not know just how rare these cars are! This invitation is open to all current 1942 Mercury owners only. Rich Miller (This is not a tech question forum, please do not send tech/forum type questions at this time, thanks)
  15. <span style="font-weight: bold">*** Attention 1942 Mercury Owners Only! ***</span> Announcing 1942 Mercury Registry Project. The "29A Club" We are fairly well along on an extensive Registry project for these rare and distinctive cars. If you own one (restored, unrestored, work in progress, parts car, car for sale, etc.), please consider registering it for this opportunity to share with your fellow "29A" owners. We will strictly share the listing to only those who participate (but you must be a current owner of a 1942 Mercury): We need the following basic information: Model: Four Door Sedan (73), Two Door Sedan (70), Sedan Coupe (72), Convertible Coupe (76), Three Passenger Coupe (77), Station Wagon (79) Serial Number (original *99Axxxxxx* frame/VIN) Body Color: (use Mercury color name as appropriate) Interior Color/scheme: Condition: Running/Not Running, Unrestored original, Fully Restored, In Process Restoration Project car, Street Rod, Modified for Touring, Parts Car, other Judged Awards if any: Where, class, award? Car For Sale? If so, you may give particulars Owner Name, City, State, Country Email Address: Early Ford V8 Club Member Yes/No, Regional group #? Photos: 1 exterior front 3/4 view, 1 interior view (if available) Email only to: Richard Miller, Early Ford V8 Club of America, SoCal Regional Group 11, owner of 29A/70 richmv8@earthlink.net We hope to be able to publish some rare data in good form to provide some documentation for your cars in return for your helping us establish the registry. We currently have virtually all original Mercury dealer publications and factory ads for these cars, along with all parts manuals and original owner's manuals. The intent is to enable some "networking" among us owners of these cars to share restoration information or other simple assistance based on our personal experiences, resources, specialized parts access, etc. This is not a formal project or membership operation yet and we will respect privacy of your information to only those of us who are in this registry. No one else or any commercial enterprise will be given the information nor are they invited to participate. We hope to help all owners with information, parts identification, correct restoration information sharing, factory information, and general self help data to further enjoy our rare vehicles. Thanks for your consideration and sharing. You may not know just how rare these cars are! This invitation is open to all current 1942 Mercury owners only. Rich Miller (this is NOT a technical forum, please do not send forum type tech questions at this time, thanks)