My stable of ongoing Comet projects

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Re: My stable of ongoing Comet projects

Postby loman » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:09 pm

I pulled the concrete tires out of the blue/green car today and took a measurement. There was no change in ride height since last time i checked on Dec 16. Even though there was no change, I put the concrete tires back in. I also finished making my patch panels and tacked them in for the inner fender well on the white car.
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Re: My stable of ongoing Comet projects

Postby loman » Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:45 pm

I used a plasma cutter for the first time today. I used it to make some 4" header collector flanges that I welded on today. Hopefully I'll send my headers back to jet hot for recoating this week. My buddy also got my new trans lines crimped. I might try to install them tomorrow. All in all, great day today. Ice storm, chili cooking in crock pot, cold beer, heated shed, making progress. All is good.

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Re: My stable of ongoing Comet projects

Postby loman » Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:17 pm

I called Jet Hot yesterday to see when I could expect my headers to return. They told me it would probably be last week of February. I had no idea that it was going to take that long. I'm glad I sent them off when I did.
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Re: My stable of ongoing Comet projects

Postby loman » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:33 pm

I got my recoated headers installed today
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Re: My stable of ongoing Comet projects

Postby loman » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:37 pm

Something else I did today was to install a LED dome light inside the race car. Some small tracks don't have the best lighting and hopefully this will help when needed.

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Re: My stable of ongoing Comet projects

Postby loman » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:35 pm

I found some pics of the parts car turned into project car from a long time ago. The pics don't do it justice on how bad of shape the rear part of the car really was, hence that is why I originally bought it for a parts car.

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Re: My stable of ongoing Comet projects

Postby loman » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:06 pm

I've been under the weather that last few days, but I had to get out of the house. I went down to the shed and started to make a patch panel for the project car.

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Re: My stable of ongoing Comet projects

Postby popscomet » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:36 pm

THE DOME LIGHT is a good idea...but on a dirt car,it ain't gonna happen....so what I did to help me in the dark,cause dirt raceing is mostly at night,I painted the inside of my car using a very light shade of gray,,the least hint of light causes it to brighten inside....and I also done the same with the 1st 2 mudd drag trucks,,the 3rd one was white to start with...those races were run a lot after the sun went down,with nothing but track lights to depend on,,also....pop
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Re: My stable of ongoing Comet projects

Postby Loner » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:51 pm

Nice work, but how do you get anything done in such a clean shop :lol: :lol:

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Re: My stable of ongoing Comet projects

Postby loman » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:33 am

Loner wrote:Nice work, but how do you get anything done in such a clean shop :lol: :lol:

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Trust me, it's not as clean as you think. Also, picture taking tends to mostly happen after I'm done working for the day. I usually have a couple of drinks while I pick up tools and sweep up. Especially, if I've been grinding and welding. I don't want to get that stuff embedded into soles of my shoes and then track it into the house. I've also learned over the years from my dad when at his shop, you spend way to much time looking for stuff if you don't stop and pick up now and then. Plus, I've learned over the years that I liked working in a cleaner straightened up area as opposed to anything else. I tend to get more done even when I think all I am doing is picking up every little bit.
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Re: My stable of ongoing Comet projects

Postby loman » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:40 am

popscomet wrote:THE DOME LIGHT is a good idea...but on a dirt car,it ain't gonna happen....so what I did to help me in the dark,cause dirt raceing is mostly at night,I painted the inside of my car using a very light shade of gray,,the least hint of light causes it to brighten inside....and I also done the same with the 1st 2 mudd drag trucks,,the 3rd one was white to start with...those races were run a lot after the sun went down,with nothing but track lights to depend on,,also....pop


Pop, that's a good idea on painting light shade of gray. I got the aluminum interior and not planning on painting that but the aluminum should reflect the LED light very nicely. I picked up the LED dome light at a swap meet for $15. It should do the trick. Last year I was strapping in and somehow my lapbelt got tangled with the window net and I had a heck of a time trying to get them untangled in the dark.
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Re: My stable of ongoing Comet projects

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Re: My stable of ongoing Comet projects

Postby pugs65 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:15 pm

Loman I didn't know you started this thread. Lookin good. I hope to see you in PF, Pugs.
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Re: My stable of ongoing Comet projects

Postby Rocket989 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:20 pm

Dang fine patchwork!! Another save is always good! Funny - I always put the tools away also...doesn't matter how late. The twin bro? Nope...drives me nuts, can't find a dang thing! He's a pipe fitter and his service truck is usually at least as bad. $&@#, you'd think one or the other would be half-a** clean!! :) :lol: :lol: :mrgreen:

Same on the jack stands - I always leave the jack(s) under also...extra stands too. Only got one melon!!
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Re: My stable of ongoing Comet projects

Postby loman » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:35 pm

Here is a picture of the engine diaper installed that I did the other day.

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