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Chuck Most

1949 Mercury Diesel Swap

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So... here's the idea. An abandoned old custom Merc project revived with a Cummins 4BT engine and 3/4 ton running gear. To that end, I cobbled up a 4BT by starting with the block from a Revell '41 Chevy pickup, and 8-bolt wheels from Scenes Unlimited fitted with SATCO Dunlop tires. The stock Mercury suspension is still there underneath but it's the look that matters this time. :) Other than some cutting and repositioning to house the engine and the fender-exit exhaust, the basic Revell kit was just built out of the box. 103_2589.thumb.JPG.7fd54cdf3eaee26e0c9011b76c4a05ab.JPG103_2590.thumb.JPG.e69168f2341fe0833d08569ec437af40.JPG103_2591.thumb.JPG.24d4403e163263ea68114d33efd3604a.JPG103_2592.thumb.JPG.e25188db7d3747a47420a5a9930d290d.JPG103_2593.thumb.JPG.57e5bd23f91a65cd7588c12ba606399d.JPG

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Nice beater. I would like to know more about that engine.

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Great concept that is very well done. Thanks for not turning into a monster four wheel thing. "Low-slow and rollin coal".

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I'd like to see more of the engine you created since that is the big change on this. The body and finish look perfect for a car left in the elements to long.

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Great build! Love the louvered hood. How does one do this? It's perfect

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I'll get some pics of a 4BT when I get a decent looking one built. :) This one is essentially a Chevy Stovebolt with some stuff stuck to the top and sides to make it look like a 4BT.  I more or less used another model as a pattern... http://www.modeltruckbuilder.com/index.php?/gallery/album/11-cummins-powered-50-chevy/

Mine's not quite as thorough a conversion as his. 

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16 hours ago, Chuck Most said:

I'll get some pics of a 4BT when I get a decent looking one built. :) This one is essentially a Chevy Stovebolt with some stuff stuck to the top and sides to make it look like a 4BT.  I more or less used another model as a pattern... http://www.modeltruckbuilder.com/index.php?/gallery/album/11-cummins-powered-50-chevy/

Mine's not quite as thorough a conversion as his. 

People used to do this in 1:1 scale here. 

When Mercedes Benz introduced the six cylinder OM-321 engine on their 1111 series trucks here, someone found out one could actually bolt the head to a Chevrolet 261 six. Of course, the final product was not a long lasting engine, but the craze of the oil crisis make many Chevrolet pickup truck owners to do such a thing. It was called a "misto quente". 

 

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18 hours ago, damodelguy az said:

this is really crazy,  nice job,  i can see the smoke

Me too. 

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