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PostSubject: '29 Mercedes   Sun 21 May 2017, 3:34 pm

With paint drying, I turn to a new project.
We had a new store opening here and on a flyer, they said they had models at $7.99. I got a couple even though they weren't top of the line -- Lindberg
Although I like these old cars, I couldn't help myself from messing with this.
First, I filled the wheel cutouts from this 32 roadster that, at one time, was going to become an altered.



Then I discovered that with a little tweaking and a new back, the Ala Carte interior will work.



Found this engine in the salvage. At first I thought it was a Ford DOC engine, but the valve covers were wrong and it only has 3 exhaust ports on each side. So, I don't know what it is !

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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Sun 21 May 2017, 4:32 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Sun 21 May 2017, 5:30 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Mon 22 May 2017, 4:00 pm

This ought to be interesting.
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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Tue 23 May 2017, 5:24 pm

Another classic goes under the knife of the doctor! We'll all be watching.
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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Tue 23 May 2017, 9:52 pm

Still figuring out posting photos. I don't care for the large image that I get from Postimage site. Makes me have to scroll sideways. The smaller image is from the forums host image program. I'll be going with that one from now on !
Using as much of the Mercedes Parts that I can. So far, the 32 body and the mysterious engine are the only salvage parts. I sure hope this doesn't turn out too dorky ! Fitting the 32 body to this chassis is getting a bit tricky !




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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Wed 24 May 2017, 3:43 pm

Had to get a trunk lid made to strengthen the rear end.

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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Wed 24 May 2017, 5:29 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Wed 24 May 2017, 11:32 pm

The Mercedes rear end and gas tank in place.



The rear splash pan will be attached to the body and painted with it.

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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Thu 25 May 2017, 1:18 am

I am lovin' it.
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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Thu 25 May 2017, 2:43 am

Go, Clay, Go!!

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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Thu 25 May 2017, 8:56 am

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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Thu 25 May 2017, 10:27 pm

Today, the front end.
The stock Mercedes sits too high.



SOP. Raise the spindles.



Lower stance !

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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Fri 26 May 2017, 8:57 am

Great stuff Cay. 
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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Fri 26 May 2017, 1:55 pm

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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Sat 27 May 2017, 10:22 am

Engine mocked in place on new motor mounts.

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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Sat 27 May 2017, 1:57 pm

Looks like a lot of room under that hood, Clay. Can that be an old V6 from a Nascar Sportsman kit or a Turbo Buick V6?

Enough space to stick a potvin blower setup on the front.

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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Sat 27 May 2017, 4:22 pm

Nice work. I like the Potvin idea.
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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Sat 27 May 2017, 10:19 pm

Not a bad idea!!

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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Sun 28 May 2017, 4:24 pm

Loving the look! The stance of the chassis and body is really nice, especially with your height adjustments. Looking forward to seeing what course you choose for the engine set up.
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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Tue 30 May 2017, 1:06 am

I'm staying with that small unknown engine. I had to relocate the front because the PO didn't have it lined up with the dual cam housings on the rocker covers. Had to rework it some anyway because it wasn't fitting at all and had to be trimmed at the bottom. Po had left the block green !  That's too bogus even for me.
So, going with the crank driven blower ( per the suggestions received). Similar to the Potvin setup, but Geezerized. Made a plate for the left side (bottom) of the blower and fashioned a plenum from a model A head to hold two Strombergs. Plan 'A' was to have the Paxton  setup with 4 Webers, But it wouldn't clear the fenders !



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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Tue 30 May 2017, 4:31 am

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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Fri 02 Jun 2017, 12:37 am

Made some rocker panels from the tops of an Ala Carte bed.
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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Fri 02 Jun 2017, 3:57 pm

I finished the engine this morning.


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PostSubject: Re: '29 Mercedes   Fri 02 Jun 2017, 4:08 pm

. I think it rocks. Nice work.
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