Decided to tear the 54 front suspension out and build a more modern front stub. Since we are slamming the car down and bagging it, I decided why not upgraded the spindles, Move into Upper and lower tubular arms, crossmember, etc. Will leave this post with some updated photos of where we are as ofContinue reading “Starting 2021 with hopefully some sort of MII Hub to Hub Kit”
Category Archives: My 54
Let the mods begin
Now that the drivetrain is gone its time to come up with a plan for the Merc. The decisions were to install a Windsor and stroke it out to 427 cubes. Slam and bag the car and add a 4-link to the rear. Let the mods begin….. The Windsor needed to have different motor mountsContinue reading “Let the mods begin”
Sorry guys I have been busy and away from the blog for some time, but I promise I will be back at this strong and posting new stuff weekly. I have started on the interior and I just got the car back from the paint shop where we sprayed the inside. So now we areContinue reading “Viper Blue….”
A Night Out Scaring The Kids!
Here are a few pictures of how the car looks now as we were preparing to go out for a Halloween party. We had many second looks while driving down the road. Happy Halloween Everyone.
The Maiden Voyage
Well the Maiden Voyage came a few weeks back when we took the car up to the final Hunnert car pile up 2011! I busted ass on the car the nights leading up to the day before and even a few hours before we left to get travel and show ready! Keep in mind thisContinue reading “The Maiden Voyage”
Grey Is Still Black……
Meaning this project is still far from being complete. We are still in the body work stages, but here are some updated pictures of my Merc. Thinking about shooting it in white with a little pearl in it or small metal flakes and a bright florescent green metal flake roof ? Just a thought whatContinue reading “Grey Is Still Black……”
The Merc Is Up & Running.
Well the day has finally gotten here the Merc will fire on it own and stay running! Had a chance to drop through the gears and to my delight the transmission works wonderfully. The brakes are still a little tough, so I need to bleed them again. We have the wiring to finish up andContinue reading “The Merc Is Up & Running.”
Its Been A While
Since the last time I checked in here we have been very busy. We have stared the re-wiring of the car, installed the new heater / AC set up from Southern Air. We installed a new electric windshield wiper motor from Newport engineering. We shaved the doors and the trunk and installed new solenoids. WeContinue reading “Its Been A While”
Pain in the GAS!
I found a new gas tank for the Merc………….. well not really this tank is really for a 56 Ford but the new 54 tanks were outrages on prices. It seems all workout in the end anyhow. The back of the car where the gas tank snout come’s out has some rust and we needContinue reading “Pain in the GAS!”
Preparing and cleaning out the car
Cleaning out and just checking the overall look and feel for the car…………