Posted in Engine, Flathead V8, Flathead V8 Block, Ford Flathead V8

The 1939 Mercury Engine Is Stuck And Will Not BUDGE!!! – @Irontrap


While we had the Schroll 32 Coupe at the Wheels of Time Jamboree there was an open space in the shop. The 1939 Mercury has been sitting in storage until we had some free time and space, but starting to free up the engine should be an easy job. Boy did we under estimate how stuck this engine is

Posted in 1934, Ford

Will It START and DRIVE After 60 Years Of Hibernation? – 1934 Ford Coupe “Beautiful” – @IrontrapGarage


In the last update on “Beautiful”, our 1934 Ford 5 Window Coupe, Matt was able to get the engine to turn over with very little work. Today we are going to work on flushing the engine and radiator of all the rust and debris and start putting the engine back together. On a recent pick Matt was able to pick up two new water pumps amongst other parts for for 34 Fords. After a day of tinkering we made major progress on the “Beautiful” and may have moved her under her own power!!

Posted in 1939, IronTrap Garage, mercury, Mercury Flathead V8, YouTube

Rust Free 1939 Mercury Coupe Hidden Away The Jersey Shore For 50 YEARS – Irontrap Garage @YouTube

Back in 2019 we pulled out a 1939 Mercury Coupe that had been sitting in a swap for 50 or more years. Since we brought the “Swamp Merc” home Matt has been dreading starting such a labor intensive project. Thankfully we recently received an email from a viewer Padraic about his 1939 Mercury Coupe. His grandfather purchased the car around 1969 and after his passing the car was passed down to him. Padraic now lives across the country and has not driven the car since the 90s. Join us as we pull out of the cleanest original 1939 Mercury Coupes we have ever seen.
Posted in Ardun, Ford Flathead V8

Ardun Flathead Heaven- Dropping Our Engine With Ron “Roadster” SanGiovani – @IronTrapGarage


The time has finally come to take the engine for the 1933 Ford 3 Window Coupe up to Ronnie “Roadster” San Giovanni, the master of the Ardun OHV conversion.

Ron built his first Ardun back in the early 1980’s and has been hooked ever since. His blue 1932 Ford Roadster with a blown Ardun has been cross country twice and around 100k miles.

Ron is a wealth of knowledge about hot rods, local Connecticut racing history and of course flatheads. Matt spent the better part of the day talking with Ron about his set of heads, and his large Italmeccanica blower that Ron has surprisingly never seen before!

We could have put together a 4 hour video with Ron and wife talking about every amazing piece of history they have in their shop and all the amazing engines Ron has built. We can’t wait to return to pick up the engine and spend more time with Ron!!

Posted in Chrome Pipes & Pinstripes, IronTrap Garage, podcast, Royboy Productions

Chrome Pipes and Pinstripes Podcast Episode 202 : Iron Trap Garage


Episode 202 : Iron Trap Garage

In this episode Royboy talks with Matt Murray of Iron Trap Garage out of PA.

Listen in and hear the story of how he started the channel 4 years ago and grew it to the point that he’s leaving his day job so that he can do Iron Trap Garage full time.

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Posted in Ford Model A, IronTrap Garage, Model A Ford, Museum, The Gilmore, YouTube

Home To Serial #1 Model A!!- Model A Museum At The Gilmore – Matt Murray @IrontrapGarage


The Ford Model A Museum at The Gilmore is where we spent a good portion of our trip. This is the world’s largest museum dedicated to the Ford Model A thanks to the Model A Ford Foundation.

Inside you will find the very first Model A ever produced, which was a gift to Thomas Edison, and is technically the first hot rodded Model A. The Museum is filled with every body style Model A you can imagine, a Model AA school bus, and a plane!!! The Ford Model A Museum is one of the many reasons to visit The Gilmore Car Museum on your next road trip!!

Posted in Ford, Ford Model T, Gilmore, IronTrap Garage, Model T, Museum, The Gilmore, YouTube

The Gilmore Car Museum Model T Driving Experience – @IronTrapGarage


The Gilmore Car Museum offers an amazing program called “The Model T Driving Experience”

. This program will take you on a crash course on the history of the Ford Model T and give you hands on experience behind the wheel of one!

You will get to drive one of the many Model T’s in the museum’s collection and drive 3 miles around the historic campus. –

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Posted in Front Axle, IronTrap Garage, Model A Ford, suspension, YouTube

How To Replace Kingpin Bushing And Assemble An Early Ford Front Suspension – Matt Murray @IronTrap Garage


Another excellent video from Matt at Irontrap Garage

It’s time to build the entire front suspension of the Schroll 32 Coupe. Matt shares some tips and tricks that make rebuilding an Early Ford front end a breeze!! – Get 15% Off Your Eastwood Order With The Coupon Code ITG15 At Checkout * Some Products Excluded – – Tools Used – – Eastwood Fast Etch –…​ – Eastwood Adjustable Painting Rack –…​ – Trick Shot Penetrating Lubricant –…