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EFV-8 Club Forum / General Mercury Discussion / 46 merc coupe

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01-12-2022 @ 4:54 PM
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he guys, does any of you know the length or the part # of the shock links on a 1946 mercury coupe. thank you ,john

01-12-2022 @ 8:46 PM
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Assuming these parts are the same as the ones used on 1946 Ford Passenger cars, the Green Bible states that they are P.N. 99A-18055-A. The lengths are 4.75" and the same links are used on the front and the rear shocks.

01-13-2022 @ 7:49 AM
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According to the 1948 Mercury Chassis parts catalog the P/N is: 78-18055-A and the length is 4".


01-14-2022 @ 9:32 AM
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carcrazy and tomo,thank you for your fast responce.when i got this 46 merc there was only one shock on it,front driver side with shock arm #f924.other three were missing.i did aquire 4 shocks 2 i belive to be front that have #'s 1932s hed and p1932E with arm #'s F837 and F924.the one rear shock has#1941 with arm#F881,the other shock has no number with arm #F881.
i think these are rear shocks.can i use these on all four corners with the 4" #78-18055-A ? thank you again,john


01-15-2022 @ 10:34 AM
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The front shock absorbers mount on the side of the frame and the rear shocks mount on the bottom of the frame, so each corner uses a specific shock absorber.

I don't have a reference for the shock arms used on different year Fords. I don't have a 46 or 47 so I could measure the shock arms. Andrew Falandes in Massachusetts rebuilds the shock and may be able to tell you how to determine that you have the correct arms on your shock absorbers. You can contact him by E-Mail andys.shoxs@gmail.com .


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