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by FirstEliminator
Sun 14. Jun 2015, 19:59
Forum: MEL Transmission
Topic: 1960 Merc, difficulties in engaging drive
Replies: 1
Views: 6048

Re: 1960 Merc, difficulties in engaging drive

Hi, I see it's been a while since you've posted your question. To me it sounds like the rubber in the trans is getting brittle. What happens is the rubber o-rings and seals deteriorate after so many heat-up and cool down cycles. The rubber becomes harder and shrinks. After the engine is running for ...
by FirstEliminator
Wed 3. Apr 2013, 11:42
Forum: MEL Engine Unique Cooling System
Topic: Upper Radiator Hose 1958 Mercury 383
Replies: 2
Views: 3664

Re: Upper Radiator Hose 1958 Mercury 383

I put a link to a picture of the hose installed in my original post. Wow, a flex hose in a vintage pic? Perhaps the original bent hose has been out of production for a long time. My hoses were original. I got the 58 about 8 years ago with under 22,000 miles on it. I run the 58 in the good weather. I...
by FirstEliminator
Wed 3. Apr 2013, 10:42
Forum: MEL Engine Unique Cooling System
Topic: Upper Radiator Hose 1958 Mercury 383
Replies: 2
Views: 3664

Upper Radiator Hose 1958 Mercury 383

The original radiator hoses finally gave out on the 383 in my 58 Mercury Monterey. I called the local autoparts store and found out the lower hose is available--Gates or Carquest # 20206. The upper hose was discontinued. They did offer a flex hose as a replacement. The problem with a flex hose is th...
by FirstEliminator
Sat 12. Jun 2010, 20:48
Forum: MEL Engine Parts For Sale
Topic: '58 430 Parts for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 3303

Re: '58 430 Parts for sale

Hey, interested in some parts, I sent you a Private Message.
by FirstEliminator
Sat 11. Jul 2009, 08:08
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: 383 Water Pump
Replies: 3
Views: 1444

Re: 383 Water Pump

Are replacement thermostats availible?


Mark
by FirstEliminator
Thu 9. Jul 2009, 21:17
Forum: MEL Engine General Discussion
Topic: 383 Water Pump
Replies: 3
Views: 1444

383 Water Pump

Hey guys, The bearing in my water pump came apart on the 383 in my 58 Monterey. This was last year sometime. Well, I finally got around to pulling the water pump. I decided to disassemble the pump wondering if I could get some standard sized bearings to fix it up myself. However, it seems as the pum...
by FirstEliminator
Fri 26. Jun 2009, 20:00
Forum: MEL Related Shopping Guide
Topic: Rare Registered MEL Mechanics Badge
Replies: 7
Views: 7819

Re: Rare Registered MEL Mechanics Badge

Who the heck is Shultz? Is it the same as the avatar that Kultulz has?

Mark
58 Monterey 383
58 Parklane 430
by FirstEliminator
Sun 17. May 2009, 08:59
Forum: MEL Transmission
Topic: Lincoln Twin range Cruise o Matic Care and cleaning DIY004
Replies: 10
Views: 21118

Re: Lincoln Twin range Cruise o Matic Care and cleaning DIY004

Great post on the fluid/filter change proceedure. The trans with the rust in the pan looks like it is still in the car. Is this a transmission that was running o-k? With the moisture intrusion, it is likely that the valves in the valve body can get stuck from rust build up. Also, the clutch and band...
by FirstEliminator
Sun 19. Apr 2009, 12:57
Forum: Introduce Yourself and Show us Your Ride
Topic: Hi, My Name is Mark and I'm a Merc-O-Holic
Replies: 4
Views: 2006

Hi, My Name is Mark and I'm a Merc-O-Holic

Hi, My Name is Mark, I live in North Adams, Massachusetts. I have seemed to accumulate 10 Mercurys and various parts. In the order of when they were purchased my Merc list includes a 1970 Cougar XR-7, 1969 Cougar Sports Special, 1970 Cougar XR-7 convertible, 1969 Cougar Eliminator, 1958 Parklane, 19...

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