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by Jims65cyclone
Thu May 13, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: Car Lift
Replies: 44
Views: 386

Re: Car Lift

I’ve been doing some more research on lifts, and found a couple more that are attractive for my shop situation. They’re two-post lifts with a clear span underneath, AND they’re portable in the sense that the post located toward the center of the shop can be removed and stored against the wall when n...
by Jims65cyclone
Thu May 13, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: what did you do to your comet today?
Replies: 3256
Views: 264585

Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Well, I ended up on the local Cars and Coffee facebook page. :lol:

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Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Wed May 12, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Comet Forum Events
Topic: 2021 Comet Gathering in Pigeon Forge TN
Replies: 25
Views: 516

Re: 2021 Comet Gathering in Pigeon Forge TN

Sure hope to see you there, Mike! :D

Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Tue May 11, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New here! 65 comet!
Replies: 23
Views: 133

Re: New here! 65 comet!

Like John said, part of that looseness could be in the steering linkage rather than the steering box. Jack both front wheels an inch or two off the ground at the same time, either by lifting under the torque boxes or centered under the rad support. You want the wheels to hang free. Grab each wheel a...
by Jims65cyclone
Sun May 09, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: what did you do to your comet today?
Replies: 3256
Views: 264585

Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Things are picking up around here in the cruise-in department. Went to TWO different cruise-ins yesterday. :D The first was in the morning, a Cars and Coffee cruise-in at a mall about 10 miles from me. Plenty of variety there, but many were late model factory muscle cars. I was the only Comet, of co...
by Jims65cyclone
Sun May 09, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: Polishing Cast Aluminum
Replies: 7
Views: 73

Re: Polishing Cast Aluminum

Thanks for the input, guys. Yeah, Jim, I plan to keep the cast finish in the base of the ribs and the brushed finish on top of them. Its only the sides I want to polish. I think I'm going to start with the simplest approach first (read: Flitz and elbow grease), then progress to the multi-step proces...
by Jims65cyclone
Fri May 07, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: Polishing Cast Aluminum
Replies: 7
Views: 73

Polishing Cast Aluminum

I've got a set of cast aluminum valve covers in need of polishing. The top of the covers have ribs, with the bottom of the ribs being a rough finish and tops being a brushed finish. The sides, all the way around, are smooth, that I'm sure at one time were shiny. I'd be interested in any techniques y...
by Jims65cyclone
Thu May 06, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: WOW the birthdays!!!!
Replies: 532
Views: 49634

Re: WOW the birthdays!!!!

Happy birthday, Pop! :D

Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Wed May 05, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: Update on me.
Replies: 101
Views: 1146

Re: Update on me.

Mike! Great to see you back on line! With all the downtime you've had lately, I can't wait to hear about all the ideas you've come up with for the next phase. The valve cover hood scoop is definitely outside the box.....where you're the most comfortable. :lol:

Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Tue May 04, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Headlight Retainer Clips
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Headlight Retainer Clips

I was afraid of that. :evil: I searched all my supply links, and found nothing. Also, checked some manuals and found that all Comets prior to 65 used rings with three keyholes that slipped over screws for fastening. Same for Falcons and Mustangs. I guess Mercury used the clips for one year, then dec...
by Jims65cyclone
Tue May 04, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: Update on me.
Replies: 101
Views: 1146

Re: Update on me.

So glad to hear Mike is making progress and tolerating his treatments so well. You're both in my prayers, because I know this is rough on you, too. Can't wait to see him back on line, sharing his pearls of wisdom. :wink:

Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Tue May 04, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Headlight Retainer Clips
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Headlight Retainer Clips

Does anyone have a source for the metal clips that hold the headlight retainer rings in place on a 65?

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Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Mon May 03, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New here! 65 comet!
Replies: 23
Views: 133

Re: New here! 65 comet!

Here’s the thing, I don’t think it has a heater? From what I can tell the hoses come out the firewall and go to nothing. Just hang there. Sounds like the heater core was probably leaking and the PO just pulled the hoses and installed a short loop between the supply and return on the front of the en...
by Jims65cyclone
Sun May 02, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: Update on me.
Replies: 101
Views: 1146

Re: Update on me.

We've got your backs on the prayer front. Thanks for the update, and keep us posted.

Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Sun May 02, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New here! 65 comet!
Replies: 23
Views: 133

Re: New here! 65 comet!

Welcome aboard! :D She looks like a cream puff. If the coolant is really dirty, a good flush will probably do wonders, though I've had rads that I had to pull and have professionally dunked to get satisfaction. While your at it, pull the thermostat and put it in a pot of boiling water on the stove t...