So you thought you saw it all
Well John G. i think i'll throw away my contacts. I've almost seen it all. I've just gotten a 1953 Mercury one ton
dump truck. 239.4 c.i. R motor. 12 volt system. Sat since
- Got the spark back in about 1/2 hour and got her running in about 10 minuets. Here is the best part. Only
half of the engine runs. Cylinders 1-2-3-4. The right side,
5-6-7-8. No way. You have any ideas ? Haven't had much of a chance to work on it yet but thought you might want to hear something completely different. And you think you have problems and get the wierd stuff. I did notice this engine has a rebuild sticker on it from the same engine rebuilders i worked for in 68.I wonder if this was one of the engines i built ? It only has 27,548 miles on it. Even the door lock works. Yes, door lock, as in one. Passenger side only. A safety thing in those days. You lock and unlock the vehicle on the curb side of the road. I'll let you know what i find out. I haven't looked at my car with the V.A.P.S. problem. Not on my priority list. This Mercury is my kind of vehicle. Any of you guys and gals
that love the old stuff make damn sure you chime in. love
to hear from you.