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by 62Cometman
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: EARLY VS OLD SPINDLES AND CONTROL ARMS?
Replies: 0
Views: 6

EARLY VS OLD SPINDLES AND CONTROL ARMS?

So I have a 62 Comet and I was replacing the suspension about 2 years back and the got a set of 63 spindles that required the larger upper ball joint so I bought a set of 64-66 style mustang/falcon/comet control arms and used the standard post 62 lowers which are the same as the mustang units, after...
by 62Cometman
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: 1962 Comet Build Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 5749

Re: 1962 Comet Build Thread

Has anyone done the Shelby drop on a Comet? I am thinking the drop works for these early Comets but wondering how much of a difference it makes. Any input is appreciated. I did the shelby drop on my car, the stance didnt really change that much but i also replaced springs at the same time, it does ...
by 62Cometman
Thu May 07, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: 62 Comet Subframe Connectors
Replies: 0
Views: 134

62 Comet Subframe Connectors

Other thans Crites I haven't been able to find anyone that has a set of subframe connectors that would fit a 62 Comet. I see the tubular set from Global West Suspension for a Falcon, is there any reason those wouldn't work on a Comet? The front connection is boxed in and the rear is a L bracket http...
by 62Cometman
Mon May 04, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Small Block V-8 Performance
Topic: NEED CARB HELP!
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: NEED CARB HELP!

Well according to the aftermarket gauge I had mounted under the dash it was reading 240 degrees after a few minutes, but thinking something was off, I used an infrared thermometer to test my theory and I was infact only running 180 degree and much have an air pocket around that sensor :roll: also i ...
by 62Cometman
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: New Clutch Chatter
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: New Clutch Chatter

Its a brand new clutch, pressure plate, and flywheel, new motor mounts, the idle was a little high at first but I got it fixed and its about 900 RPM or so, im pretty sure its rear end ratio cause the clutch doesn't slip or chatter once its moving, I might have to accelerate the time frame for when I...
by 62Cometman
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: New Clutch Chatter
Replies: 4
Views: 284

New Clutch Chatter

I finally figured out the high idle on my comet, and got to test drive it and its got a clutch chatter on take off, I cant notice it once moving but it makes we worry that theres something wrong with the clutch, but it dawned on me that the rear in this car is very high geared 2.73 in fact. Im wonde...
by 62Cometman
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Small Block V-8 Performance
Topic: NEED CARB HELP!
Replies: 3
Views: 359

NEED CARB HELP!

Alright folks, im pulling my hair out over here, i got everything put together on my comet after the v8 swap and got the car to roar to life, but it wants to idle reallllll high about 3000-3200 rpm, the engine is a blueprint motor and it came with a 600cfm holley 4160 mounted to it when i purchased ...
by 62Cometman
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Welding Exhaust
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Welding Exhaust

No need to change anything to weld aluminized, it just sounds different but will weld just the same as regular steel. Lap joints are typically easier to weld than butt joints with less worry for burn through, and the extra reinforcement of the pipe is a big bonus. In other words weld away!
by 62Cometman
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: looking to buy 144 or 170 for 61 Comet
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: looking to buy 144 or 170 for 61 Comet

I have a complete 170 sitting in my garage in nebraska with all the goodies on it, 1.6 rockers, HEI based distributor, powergen system, Stainless dual outlet header,i refreshed the motor about 2 years ago with rings gaskets bearings etc. and it only had roughly 1500 miles on it before i pulled it to...
by 62Cometman
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: 1962 Comet Build Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 5749

Re: 1962 Comet Build Thread

I appreciate the response, i was going to use those originally but was worried about the strength of the L bracket specifically, but depending on how the current setup works in the car i might be converting to those anyway :roll:
by 62Cometman
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: 1962 Comet Build Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 5749

Re: 1962 Comet Build Thread

Hey Darryl, Good to see another 62 on the forum, did you end up using the 3 piece conversion mounts? Im curious as to how well they work, i fought the set of single bushing mounts i got from Total Control Products for the better part of 2 days and it still seems like it might be in at a tweaked angl...
by 62Cometman
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Small Block V-8 Performance
Topic: Total Control Products Engine mounts
Replies: 0
Views: 267

Total Control Products Engine mounts

How many of you have had experience with the total control products engine mounts i got their no adjustable units, and was attempting to install the 302 into my 62 and was having some header clearance issues and it looked like there could be some issues with firewall / bellhousing clearance. Has any...
by 62Cometman
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: What is the better suspension system?
Replies: 3
Views: 738

What is the better suspension system?

So i am curious and especially from those of your who have made the switch. Would a modified originaly mustang based system 65 specifically be better than a Mustang II or would the Mustang II be superior. I know in the long run the Mustang II will likely be cheaper but for me it would be more diffic...
by 62Cometman
Tue May 28, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Small Block V-8 Performance
Topic: Flow rate 2v intake vs 4v intake
Replies: 8
Views: 1359

Re: Flow rate 2v intake vs 4v intake

Well i appreciate the response, by chance do you know what your making out of your 260? i got a set of early 289 heads with 1.8 valves that are going on the 260 but it going into a different project mostly due to the cost it would take to rebuild it is more than what i can get a fresh crate engine t...
by 62Cometman
Tue May 28, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Rachero/Wagon leaf springs bolted onto 63" Hardtop
Replies: 1
Views: 500

Re: Rachero/Wagon leaf springs bolted onto 63" Hardtop

No fitment issues, it does make the rear higher and noticeably stiffer, i would suggest a good set of shocks to go with them, other than that your good to go