1940 Mercury Coupe - Blake Weddington

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Vehicle
1940 Mercury Coupe
Owner
Blake Weddington of Long Beach, CA
Car Club
Odd Squad CC
Built By
Menges Twins Speed Shop of Creston, CA
Body
Mercury Coupe modified with a 4.5” Chop in Front & 8” Chop in Rear
Shaved Trunk Handle, Gas Door, Door Handles, Mercury Badges, & Antenna
Flush mounted custom fabricated fender skirts
Stock 1940 Mercury Grille
Roof sectioned and rear window shortened 1”
1939 Mercury headlights & 1940 Mercury tail lights
Appleton 112 Spotlights by Chris Sharman of Poly King Custom Polymers
Metalwork by Menges Twins Speed Shop. Creston, CA
Bodywork by Carlos El Dorado of El Dorado Customs.
Paint
Custom Mixed Blue Suede single-stage paint
Paintwork by Carlos El Dorado of El Dorado Customs
Interior
Cream Vinyl upholstery
Upholstery by Carlos Duran.
Original 1940 Mercury dash with Original Instrument Gauges
1947 Zephyr Steering Wheel by Kris Olsson of Steering Wheel Kris. North Hollywood, CA
Cream Carpet floor & trunk
Chassis
Original 1940 Mercury frame with front drop axle
C-Notched in the rear with pancaked cross member and rear dropped shackles
Original Steering box
Chassis Fabrication by Menges Twins Speed Shop. Creston, CA
Brakes
Front : Disc
Rear : Hydraulic Drum
Wheels/Tires
15” x 6" original black steel wheels with 15” Hollywood Flipper hubcaps wrapped in 6.70-15 Firestone Deluxe Champion Bias-ply whitewall tires
Drivetrain
Stock flathead v8 engine; painted stock green
Polished Aluminum Evans Heads
Polished Aluminum Evans Dual Intake Manifold
Dual Chrome Stromberg 97 carburetors
Petes Speed Shop Air Cleaner - Australia
Edelbrock Aluminimum Intake 500cfm carburetor
Electric Ignition
Engine Work by Menges Twins Speed Shop. Creston, CA
Transmission
Borg Warner 3 Speed Overdrive transmission
Transmission Work by Menges Twins Speed Shop. Creston, CA
One-piece steel driveshaft
Other
Chrome Plating by Jose Herrera. Long Beach, CA
Stock Fuel Tank
Dual 18” glass packs exhaust
Exhaust by Darren Reichert of Advance Tire & Muffler. Long Beach, CA
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