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by Red Lehr
Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project
Replies: 130
Views: 19068

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

20210126_153920.jpg firewall 2.jpeg With the firewall out the mocking up begins. Unfortunately the 427 engine will sit higher so the clutch fork for the 4 speed toploader will not fit using the original clutch/brake pedals. I will use a hydraulic clutch to save space....The firewall will be hand fa...
by Red Lehr
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project
Replies: 130
Views: 19068

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

thank you Mike much appreciated. I just wish I had more time to work on it but I guess that's what retirement is for! LOL having just a few good tools does help oh, I figured if a good fabricator needs good tools, a crappy beginner like me sure as hell needs a good tools!
by Red Lehr
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project
Replies: 130
Views: 19068

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

Still work'n... slow but sure. I fabbed up a couple of engine mount perches which might be a little overkill ,LOL
The trans crossmember was fabbed and now on to the firewall.





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by Red Lehr
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Any Ideas for a new aftermarket clutch/brake assembly ?
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Any Ideas for a new aftermarket clutch/brake assembly ?

Hello all, still chugging along on my 64 Comet Pro Street build and I was wondering if any one out there had put a new set of aftermarket brake/clutch pedals in their 64 Comet ? I have Willwood disc brakes front and back..
Looking for ideas or thoughts from y'all. Thanks !
Red
by Red Lehr
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project
Replies: 130
Views: 19068

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

Did you fabricate those rear quarter panels yourself?? they look awesome! I need a pair of those made bad. Yes I did fab those rear quarter panels or I should say , I'm in the process LOL . I have to make a panel from the drivers door to the bumper. I am making the panel in three pieces then I will...
by Red Lehr
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project
Replies: 130
Views: 19068

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

I did a little mocking up over the weekend. It looks like the engine will fit under the "teardrop" hood. The engine is still setting higher than expected which leads me to a new problem. The crankshaft is currently 6 1/2 inches higher than the rear differential....Are we having fun yet ??? LOL 20200...
by Red Lehr
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project
Replies: 130
Views: 19068

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

I wanted to share a quick update.. I had to replace the tail panel that sits behind the bumper with new sheet metal. Getting the frame tied in with the rear sheet metal.
by Red Lehr
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Big Block V-8 Performance
Topic: Rack and Pinion problem 64 Comet
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Rack and Pinion problem 64 Comet

Sometimes you think you have done all the homework before you do something and you still have major issues..... I had an run of the mill Mustang II front end welded in my rolling chassis but now I'm finding out that the steering rack on the cross member is sitting too high and it's giving me fits on...
by Red Lehr
Mon May 04, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project
Replies: 130
Views: 19068

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

Finally got around to getting the frame cut and now the the frame is at the original factory ride height.
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I also got started on the rear quarter metal work.
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by Red Lehr
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project
Replies: 130
Views: 19068

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

Well, It's been a while since the last post and I'm pretty well healed up after ankle fusion surgery last July. It's been a long winter not being able to work on the Comet much but that is gonna change. Over the winter I acquired another '64 Comet Caliente pro street project that some of you are fam...
by Red Lehr
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project
Replies: 130
Views: 19068

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

It looks like it has a nice stance in those pictures. The stance does look good, but I only have about an inch of clearance when I turn the wheels from hitting the wheel wells. Is this too close for comfort ??? I do not have the fenders bolted on exactly where they need to be , I just put them om t...
by Red Lehr
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project
Replies: 130
Views: 19068

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

If the guys who built the frame say not to modify the s next to the firewall, did they offer any suggestions on what they would do? Could you cut the entire s out of the frame and have a new one made at the correct angle to tie it all back together. That way your not modifying the s and weakening i...
by Red Lehr
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project
Replies: 130
Views: 19068

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

Here is how it looks with the body tacked on.....
by Red Lehr
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project
Replies: 130
Views: 19068

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

I don't know,Red.You might be running into other problems with that arrangement...Like coilovers being too short and not enough adjustment left to set the camber if you want to keep the car level.Guys usually want to keep the motor as low in the body as they can.It's your car and I definitely see t...
by Red Lehr
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project
Replies: 130
Views: 19068

Re: My first 1964 Caliente/Comet project

Here is where the body will sit. Definitely going to need a tear drop hood !! You can see where the old frame was and where the new frame will be, almost 3 inches difference.