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by thrnelson
Thu May 14, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: Calendar?
Replies: 16
Views: 770

Re: Calendar?

I'm in for one. I still have the last one hanging. I can't bring myself to get rid of it.
by thrnelson
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: stereo
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: stereo

That is my plan for early summer. I made cardboard patterns and plan to incorporate usb ports and an aux port. I also patterned some new kick plates that can hold a mid and a tweeter. I will post when I complete it.
by thrnelson
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Small Block V-8 Performance
Topic: Anyone used a Cold case brand Radiator
Replies: 1
Views: 410

Re: Anyone used a Cold case brand Radiator

I bought a Cold Case radiator without a fan (they said that they did not have an electric fan to go with it) at Syracuse Nationals year before last and it kept the car cool all last summer. For perspective I live in central New York.
by thrnelson
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: Winter
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: Winter

I hear you on winter. We have already had a layer of salt put down so mine is away for the winter. Regarding the sewing machine make sure you get an industrial machine and not a home machine. I sewed new upholstery for my daughters salon chair last year and used an industrial machine which went nice...
by thrnelson
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Spongy brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Re: Spongy brakes

It's been a while since I had time to work on comet, two months to be more precise, I found the problem with my brakes. It ends up my left rear drum brake hardware exploded and fell apart. Put everything back together and adjusted the adjuster and the brakes work better than ever. I only wish I coul...
by thrnelson
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Spongy brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Re: Spongy brakes

Thanks for the ideas. I will check the hoses when I get back home. I'm traveling right now. I will let you know how it turns out.
by thrnelson
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Spongy brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Re: Spongy brakes

Yep. I bench bled the master cylinder. When I say the brakes are spongy I mean dangerously so to the point where it is not safe to drive. I use dot 3 fluid. I'm not losing fluid and I even took it to a brake shop to have them check my work. I have tried five different shops in my area and I end up d...
by thrnelson
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Spongy brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Spongy brakes

Help! On July 4 my wife and I took the comet on a four hour drive and it did great until the last half hour when the brakes got spongy. It acted like the master cylinder was bad so I replaced the master cylinder and the brakes are still spongy. They won't even pump up. I have checked for leaks and b...
by thrnelson
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: "Rebel of the Road"
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: "Rebel of the Road"

It is great you found a link to that one. It is my all time favorite movie. I have watched it at least a dozen times. As a kid I recorded it on VHS off the TV.
by thrnelson
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Small Block V-8 Performance
Topic: Spark plugs backing out
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: Spark plugs backing out

I have experienced a difficult fit on these plugs when I had cast manifolds. I ended up buying four different spark plug sockets.

Thanks for the tip.
by thrnelson
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Small Block V-8 Performance
Topic: Spark plugs backing out
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: Spark plugs backing out

Thanks Pop. It seemed strange to me but your explanation makes sense. I will start grinding and then check all the plugs again.

Trent
by thrnelson
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Parking brake
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Re: Parking brake

I lost a U-joint once and was parked on a hill. I put the car in park and started to get out and the car started moving. OOPS lesson learned. Parking brake is important.
by thrnelson
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Small Block V-8 Performance
Topic: Spark plugs backing out
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Spark plugs backing out

I checked around the forum to see if others have had this problem and I did not see it. When I took my comet in last winter to have a new exhaust put in I was told that a few of my plugs were loose. I figured I just forgot to tighten them but I was hearing some strange noises yesterday and the plugs...
by thrnelson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Small Block V-8 Performance
Topic: Engine temp
Replies: 1
Views: 735

Engine temp

I am having a strange issue I need some help with. My engine will not warm up. I have a 180 degree thermostat in a mild 289, I drive around and the engine will hardly get over 120. I pulled the thermostat out so I could test it and found it stuck open. It was held open by two small tabs on each side...
by thrnelson
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Lavron's '64 Build Thread
Replies: 1964
Views: 168754

Re: Lavron's '64 Build Thread

Thank you for clarifying.