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About Surfmerc

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    Grew up in Southern California in the 60's. Love old wagons.
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    Project Manager

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    Riverside Ca.
  • Interests
    Surfing and Learning about old cars
  • My Project Cars
    1949 Plymouth Wagon - Project<br />
    1956 Mercurey Monterey Wagon - Driver


  • Location
    Riverside Ca.
  • Interests
    Old wagons, surfing

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  1. Yes I used an alignment tool. I did not test fit but I verified shaft length and diameter of shaft and pilot bushing and seemed ok. I bumped the engine with Trans in gear and Trans was rotating.
  2. Well guys 2 years later I am back on my objective to reassemble the 49 (not 50 as mentioned above) that was given to me in parts and pieces. I have all exterior body parts installed with the exception of the rear bumper. The motor is installed and attempting to install the transmission which I had posted questions 2 years ago which now brings me to this posting. I have made several attempts to line up and install transmission with no success. It's needs to go in another 1-1/4" +- to mate up to the bell housing. I did find the bell housing and flywheel that came off the D-24. I used (2) long bolts with head cut off installed diagonally from each other to help align. A new pilot bearing was installed. The wagon is on my driveway which makes more difficult. Any feed back would be great! Thanks
  3. Hi- I am reassembling a 1949 Plymouth Suburban that was given to me in parts. It's a project and my goal was to assembly it into a complete wagon. 

    I see you have a couple of woodies. I always wanted to end up with one. I am an old surfer from So Cal and it's a perfect fit for me.

    I hope to purchase one this year and sell my 49 Sub and my 56 Merc wagon.

    If you know of any for sale or will be for sale this year let me know.



    1. wayfarerstranger


      I have a 49 Dodge Woodie only 900 made and only a handful exist today . needs restoring or could be left in original  patina condition with just mechanical rebuilds and and needed wood repairs , in other words just needed repairs to be driven , which is what my 49 Plymouth is & i love it and what i will do to the Dodge  if i keep it .  i want 30,000 as is  if it was a driver like i described it would be double that easy and like new restored around 100.000 .....  i also have a 51 Chevy Tin Woodie  with lots of new parts needs finishing these rolling down the road kinda nice are around 25 to 30,000  super nice 40 to 60.000 and up . i would want 18.000 .....

  4. Young Ed - I sure set myself up for that one! Thanks for the humor😊
  5. This tag came off a 49 - 50 Suburban. It looks like original stamping. Has anyone ran across something like this?
  6. These brackets and spacers are off of a 1949 Dodge Wayfarer 230 engine. Not sure if this is what your after.




  7. Thanks. How about the Bell Housing?
  8. I cannot seem to find the torque values for the bell housing to engine and manifolds for a Dodge 230. Thanks for your help.
  9. Thanks for the information. If the compression test is satisfactory I will remove water pump to look at the water distribution pipe. Trying to get it to a point for the best shot for a successful start up!
  10. Poured about 2/3 of a bottle equally in each cylinder. Hard to tell how much dripped out but I would say no where near the 2/3 poured in.
  11. So nothing to really worry about for the moment!!
  12. Working on bringing my D24 motor to a point where I can perform a compression test to evaluate its condition. It's on a wooden support frame on a dolly. I poured some Marvel Mystery oil into the pistons and after a few days was able to easily turn it over. After a while I noticed Marvel Mystery oil dripping from the exhaust manifold cut off tail pipe. What is this telling me ? Thanks
  13. Update- I followed the suggestion made by DJ194950 and had a Vin verifier come out and confirm engine number on the frame. I also retained his services to see if he could get a title, registration and plates. The good news is that he was successful with Ca. DMV and I will be receiving plates and registration in just 4 days! From the time he came out to verify number to when I will get documents will be 1 week! I now can proceed with confidence that this 49 Suburban will see the road once again. Thanks for all the comments and advise!
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