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by mercs4fun
Thu 3. Apr 2014, 19:34
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 93
Views: 48973

Painting parts

I guess it's time for some updates on the progress now. I have spent a lot of time cleaning all the parts that needed to be painted semi gloss black. mars25_2.jpg Then I have painted all the parts, first a layer of epoxy primer.... mars30_2.jpg ....then some heavy coats with good old fashion acrylic...
by mercs4fun
Fri 7. Mar 2014, 14:17
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 93
Views: 48973

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

I've been doing a lot of boring dirty work this week, so the pile of parts ready for paint is growing every day. Here are the inner fenders, radiator support, battery tray and a lot of other parts for the front of the car stripped from undercoating, old paint and surface rust. mars06_1.jpg Then I ha...
by mercs4fun
Fri 7. Mar 2014, 13:27
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 93
Views: 48973

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

Rick , forget about the not so good reproduction door weather strips from the incredible expensive place in Florida. (I can't even afford to write their name) Order a set (or even better 2) for a Ford Sunliner 1960-1962 Dennis carpenter part number C0AZ-7620530-PR and you are almost there. These ar...
by mercs4fun
Wed 5. Mar 2014, 00:13
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 93
Views: 48973

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

Well, I usually have luck with these, but when I disassembled mine some rubber seals got damaged as they were really dry and brittle. So last night I spent hours searching my parts manual and the internet for rebuild kits, but had no luck for the 59/60 Mercury kit. Then I found that every part I nee...
by mercs4fun
Tue 4. Mar 2014, 01:16
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 93
Views: 48973

Power brake booster

Landcruiser, thank you for your comment. It is nice to see that there are people out there appreciating my posts. Regarding the garage, as you can see it is not one of those fancy buildings with posters and all kind of decoration on the walls, it's just a nice place to work and just what I need and ...
by mercs4fun
Sun 2. Mar 2014, 02:35
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 93
Views: 48973

A little of this and a little of that.

I am spending more time in my garage than normal as the weather is just not usable for outdoor activities. The good thing is that I get a lot of dirty boring work done. Parts like this A/C pump needs to be cleaned thoroughly before they can be painted and some of this 50+ year old dirt is pretty stu...
by mercs4fun
Wed 26. Feb 2014, 02:20
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 93
Views: 48973

The Engine

Rick, here is a picture of one of the pistons. From what I can see these are identical to those you pulled out of your wagon? feb25 piston.jpg Otherwise there is mostly kind of boring work going on in my garage now as I am just cleaning dirty, greasy or rusty parts. I have cleaned and stored away so...
by mercs4fun
Mon 24. Feb 2014, 01:38
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 93
Views: 48973

Re: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible

Shelby#18, are we the only two users on this forum? If so that is kind of sad. Oh well, I will keep the updates coming, but if no one reads them I am not so sure about the future. Yesterday I disassembled my engine block. The engine was running nicely when I bought the car, but had oil leaks here an...
by mercs4fun
Sun 23. Feb 2014, 03:26
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 93
Views: 48973

Future plans . . .

Since I bought this car I have had time to change my plans for it several times. Back in 2002 when I first started to work on it my plan was to build a black car with a black top and silver and gray interior. I also wanted to build a loaded car with Air, power everything and dual bullet style mirror...
by mercs4fun
Sun 23. Feb 2014, 02:26
Forum: Mercury Cars Restoration Projects
Topic: Building a 1960 Mercury Park Lane convertible
Replies: 93
Views: 48973

cleaning parts

Here is another way I clean parts with surface rust. I have a plastic barrel in my garage filled with citrus acid. Before I can put the parts in there they need to be free from fat and grease. Then I have them soaked in there for a day before I flush them with a steamer. Usually I have to repeat thi...

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