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Old 11-08-2007, 02:11 PM
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Help identify Mercury flathead engine / what clutch & transmission can i adapt

Hi, i recently buy this flathead engine in France (Le Mans town).
the two v8 cylinder heads are engrave EAC mercury usa with 24 studs (8 lower studs) .
so it's for me a Mercury 1951 - 1953, ......but:
the flathead date code is not describe like in the pages :
- near the right cylinder head with the number 3 , letters B & E line up and a 8 in a circle square.
- near the left cylinder head, the complete number: 68001PSCAL and a little far the number 7.. ?... in a circle square.
At the rear of the engine, near the bellhousing: B1891.
The carburator is a ZENITH 32 NDXIR like on the french army flathead, perhaps a repair change; what's the original carburator.
this engine was on a vintage coca-cola business car ..destroyed since!!
if somebody can help me to confirme the idenfification of this engine and what is exactly is the manufacturing date.
i think the engine is a 1CM with 1952/53 cylinder heads.

But for my hotrod plan, my first problem is:
what clutch & transmission can i adapt on it. i want something common & easy to find (aftermarket & ebay) cause i'm in France

thanks in advance for your answer.
Jean Phi

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Old 11-08-2007, 05:15 PM
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Nice piece....tres beau.
If my memory serves me correctly,those xtra stamps meant it was a factory rebuild.
Can't remember all that clutch and tranny stuff but theres some good guys here to help you
Would you be interested in auto trans? they make adapters for that swap.
Try here
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