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- July 2006
1951 Merc- rear brake drum spring kit ?I gave up looking. The original parts were still good so I wire brushed them and spray painted the set. They look and work like new. How's that for 55 year old parts. Couldn't do that with a 10 year old car now. Tks Dennis
1951 mercury rear brake drums- modern equivelent?I'm Back ! The rear drums went on great no problem. Lots of meat on the surface for future drum turning as well.(better than stock) I left the three holes as they were. I'll match them up later. One mistake I made was to knock out t…
Polish wont work on my chrome, do i go to 1600grit sandpaper then polish?Give it a try on a test area or separate piece of trim. Use wet style paper. Can also buy 2400 and 4000 grit if you like. (used in metallography) Also can use 5 micron and 1 micron liquid form (also used in metallography) Prove you process …
1951 Merc - Fuel tank overflowingI have 51 conv as well. There is a tube inside a stock filler pipe that extends beyond the filler pipe end (into the gas) and curves up to the top (inside tank). If this is missing, air is not venting from the inside top of the tank as the gas goes …
1951 mercury rear brake drums- modern equivelent?I bought 2 rear drums from Napa. Without having the number (from the above post) they would not have been able to get the drums. There was no cross link. The number doesn't even come up 49-51 Mercury on their system. The drums were mad…