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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. Surfmerc

    Vehicle ID Tag Numbers Upside Down

    Young Ed - I sure set myself up for that one! Thanks for the humor😊
  2. This tag came off a 49 - 50 Suburban. It looks like original stamping. Has anyone ran across something like this?
  3. Surfmerc

    Bellhousing to transmission gasket

    Anyone know where to get this gasket?
  4. These brackets and spacers are off of a 1949 Dodge Wayfarer 230 engine. Not sure if this is what your after.




  5. Surfmerc

    Torque Spec Request

    Yes it does! Thanks
  6. Surfmerc

    Torque Spec Request

    Thanks. How about the Bell Housing?
  7. Surfmerc

    Torque Spec Request

    I cannot seem to find the torque values for the bell housing to engine and manifolds for a Dodge 230. Thanks for your help.
  8. Surfmerc

    Oil in Exhaust Manifold

    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!
  9. Surfmerc

    Oil in Exhaust Manifold

    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.
  10. Surfmerc

    Oil in Exhaust Manifold

    So nothing to really worry about for the moment!!
  11. Surfmerc

    Oil in Exhaust Manifold

    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
  12. Surfmerc

    Using Engine ID Number to Title Car

    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!
  13. Surfmerc

    Using Engine ID Number to Title Car

    Does my engine number that I found on the frame look right? I had to really dig deep to expose the numbers. I am wondering if the U should be a 0 or did they use number and letters. Thanks
  14. Surfmerc

    Using Engine ID Number to Title Car

    Greg- no paperwork. The seller purchased the vehicle as a doner car for his other project. I did get the seller to sign a DMV form that transfer ownership.
  15. Surfmerc

    Using Engine ID Number to Title Car

    Marty - appreciate your response. The body number that I have is 717 8233. Did you register your car recently? What was your first step in doing so? Thanks

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