1949 Mercury “CM” 4-door August 2017
-Original block 8BA flathead motor with original crankshaft reground to 4.375” stroker and overbore to 3.5625”. New pistons, rods, valves
-Isky ¾ race cam
-Offenhauser aluminum intake manifold
-Edelbrock aluminum heads
-Holley 390 four barrel carb with auto choke
-rebuilt steering box. New king pins and front and rear suspension
-high torque mini-starter, MSD ignition
-custom aluminum water pumps/motor mounts
-new larger copper brass radiator
-dual batteries in trunk with cut out/transfer switch and fuel pump shut off
-electric exhaust cutouts and hidden electric starter cutout
-Vintage air conditioning with heater and defroster
-T-5 aluminum 5-speed o/drive transmission with long handle floor shift
and lighted eye Skull knob
-new drive shaft and universals
-new clutch, pressure plate and bearing
-8.8” ring and pinion, 29 spline axles, 3.73:1 ratio.
-four wheel electric powered disc brakes with all new brake lines and pads
-Original manufacturer ID and VIN plates on firewall
-interior metal floor sanded and rust preventative paint applied
-complete carpeted floor +insulation, custom covered two tone/fabric/vinyl
seats over refurbished springs, headliner(insulated), two tone/fabric door
panels with original armrests, all door and dash moulding chromed
-7 speaker hidden speaker CD/XM stereo with remote (bass box in trunk)
-custom matching dash add-on panel with AC vents and additional Moon
Gauges for each side of engine (water temp, volts, oil pressure)
-Original spotlight, Moon tachometer
-original white steering wheel and horn-ring, refurbished
-original gauges all restored and wired for 12 volt negative.
-original electric clock, refurbished to Quartz movement
-two speed electric windshield wipers
-new 'rose' colored window glass all around.
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-complete body rust/dent removal, primered, flat black PPG three step “Hot
Rod” paint with self flattening clear coat.
-body partially lifted off frame for new reinforced rubber/nylon body mounts
-custom hand painted '50s flame multicolor paint job to hood and front
fenders to front doors.
-windshield sun visor
-rear wheel skirts
-3-inch lowering kit front and rear
-two battery system in trunk.
-all wires, and incidental mounts removed from under hood.
-remote oil filter added out of sight
-original stainless steel exterior trim removed available to new owner
-all new door, hood, and trunk weather stripping.
- four new wide white wall radial tires
This is a resto-mod. A restoration of an icon motor car to look old but run with mostly updated systems. Pictures and receipts available. Car is truly a turn key and go. Complete mechanical records available. California car since born. Any rust found was repaired with new steel. All systems on car addressed, repaired, refurbished to better than new. No additional repairs or replacements needed now. Car can be grocery getter, daily driver, to long distance driver family car. Currently insured by Haggerty under “stated value” at $70,000. Currently registered and roadworthy. No history off crashes. Car show quality but not top notch since she's not a trailer queen. Mechanic available for questions.