Chris Casny - 1940 Mercury Coupe

Vehicle
1940 Mercury Coupe
Owner
Chris Casny of Austin, TX
Car Club
Kontinentals of Austin, TX & Immortals of SoCal
Built By
Chris Casny of Austin, TX
Body
Hard top Coupe; chopped 6” in front & 8” in the rear
Rear fender wheel wells enlarged covered with 1940’s Foxcraft teardrop style fender skirts
1936 Buick Bumpers modified; front split with custom stainless round bars for air flow & rear contoured to fit the shape of the body
1938 Ford headlights
1941 Studebaker Taillights modified into rear fenders
Door handles & hood ornament shaved
Metalwork & Bodywork by Chris Casny. Austin, TX
Paint
Black House of Kolor paint (Base Coat & Clear Coat)
Paintwork by Chris Casny. Austin, TX
Interior
White Naugahyde with Black piping upholstery
Upholstery by Chris Casny. Austin, TX
Black German High Pile carpet
1940 Mercury seat frame lowered
1940 Mercury dashboard with clock glove box insert; painted white
Restored 1940 Mercury gauges; additional Mooneyes gauges under dash
1940 Mercury steering wheel & column; painted white
Chassis
1940 Mercury stock frame with 2” dropped front axle
Reversed main leaf spring eyes
Rear parallel leaf springs
C-Notched for rear axle
1940 Mercury stock gas tank
1940 Mercury stock steering box
Chassis Fabrication by Chris Casny. Austin, TX
Suspension
Gas Shocks
Ford 9" - 3.00 ratio rear end
Brakes
Front - Disc brakes
Rear - Drum brakes
Wheels/Tires
Front - 16” x 6" steel wheels with 16” Hollywood Single Bar Flipper hubcaps with 600-16 Firestone Deluxe Champion Bias-ply whitewall tires
Rear - 15” x 6” steel wheels with 700-15 Firestone Deluxe Champion Bias-ply whitewall tires
Drivetrain
GM small block 400 v8 engine 0.040 over; Gold paint color
Cal Custom Polished Aluminum finned valve covers
Chrome air cleaner & alternator
Aluminum Radiator
Edelbrock Aluminimum Intake 600cfm carburetor
Edelbrock Performer 4 barrel intake manifold; painted gold
HEI electronic ignition distributor
Transmission
GM TH350 automatic transmission
One-piece steel driveshaft
Other
Wiring by Chris Casny. Austin, TX
2” Smithys Glasspack muffler & exhaust piping by Chris Casny. Austin, TX
Chrome-plating by Centex. Austin, TX
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