58 Merc Park Lane Super Marauder -- Part I Original System

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58 Merc Park Lane Super Marauder -- Part I Original System

Post by scatpack » Wed 6. Jul 2011, 15:27

I thought I would share my experience restoring and installing a Super Marauder system for a 58' Park Lane. Part I -- will show the original condition of the intake manifold, carburetors and fuel pump. I believe the carburetors are NOS, as the original plating and markings are still present & vibrant. I will show some more detailed images of the carbs in a later post. Stay tuned for Part II.
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The fuel pump is complete with correct brass fittings, but at some point a previous owner painted the filter cover blue. If you look closely you can still see remnants of blue paint in the fluted sections.
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Original carb spacers are still present. Note the "TOP" indication labeled in yellow. The brass fittings and brake booster valve are also present. These showed typical corrosion.
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Top view of the crabs & intake. Notice the number "20" painted with black ink on the front carb.
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Rear view of the intake. Temperature sensor was missing.
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Front view of the intake. Thermostat and housing both missing. The coolant passages within the intake all looked very good. Virtually no corrosion was present.
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Side view shows a good representation of the condition of this Super Marauder system. I was fortunate that this set-up was in overall excellent condition.
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Re: 58 Merc Park Lane Super Marauder -- Part I

Post by Theo » Wed 6. Jul 2011, 16:55

Very nice and cloean package. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: 58 Merc Park Lane Super Marauder -- Part I

Post by 58-Pagoda » Thu 7. Jul 2011, 07:51

Very nice setup. Looking forward to seeing more.

I've put a link below to the June 1958 Motor Life article on the Super Marauder that I scanned.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_hJq8qhSlxQ4/TS8wY ... 0large.JPG

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