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by 61 Waycrosscomet
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: 61 sedean wheel well coating? Paint
Replies: 3
Views: 52

61 sedean wheel well coating? Paint

So in removing everything out of my wheel well, tire, hub, back plate, coil, etc.... I noticed some parts, upper coil shield, have a coating of some sort. smelled like tar actually, after thinking about it, makes sense to protect from stones and junk. So what are people using in its place? I've read...
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 61 Comet sedan. 144cu. wheel bearing inner seal
Replies: 1
Views: 89

61 Comet sedan. 144cu. wheel bearing inner seal

So I removed the wheel, drum, back plate, bearings, inner seal to clean it all up. Bearings/race look great, got new seals from CARID.com, they say they fit a 1961 Comet. Inner and outer diameter match the original FoMoCo seal, but the thickness of the new seal is thinner by about 1/16 of an inch. D...
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: 61 comet Painting the black parts with?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: 61 comet Painting the black parts with?

I did some more googling and found that it appears the black they used for 1961 comet and other vehicles was called Presidential Black, code M1724. For my car the black is a wide strip just below the door windows , inside, and the inside door frame, the metal part of the dashboard, the panel the rad...
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: 61 comet Painting the black parts with?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: 61 comet Painting the black parts with?

did you use the gloss?
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: 61 comet Painting the black parts with?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

61 comet Painting the black parts with?

What paint are ya's using to paint the black parts, like the headlight buckets and the wall the headlight buckets mount to? I believe the original was some sort of lacquer paint. the parts that have some good paint left shine up to a real nice gloss. I also have black on the inside doors above the d...
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: 61 Headlight Mounting
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Re: 61 Headlight Mounting

I have a 1961 Maintenance Manual, and it really doesn't have any good photos of how the head lights are mounted. Is there something specific
you needed to know? I have a 1961 sedan and am currently refurbishing the headlight buckets.
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: 61 comet headlamp bucket grommet
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: 61 comet headlamp bucket grommet

well at this point i could not locate any original metal rubber coated grommets so I got some simple rubber ones from Lowes. Not like anyone
is going to see them.
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: 61 comet headlamp bucket grommet
Replies: 1
Views: 63

61 comet headlamp bucket grommet

Anyone have a good source to replace the rubber coated metal wire grommet in the headlamp bucket? I'd repair and re-coat the ones i have
except the metal has delaminated apart. Thanks.
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: 1908 Holley single carb gasket question
Replies: 2
Views: 518

1908 Holley single carb gasket question

Hopefully easy question to answer,
Is there suppose to be a gasket on the top of the carb between it and the bottom of the air filter housing assembly?
my shop manual doesn't show one, but thought i would ask here. (1961 comet. 144 engine.)
thanks.

john.m
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Sat May 02, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: 61 Comet base, 144cu. carb spacer replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 171

61 Comet base, 144cu. carb spacer replacement

One of the heater hose connectors on the carb spacer is deteriorated to the point where I don't feel safe trying to clamp a hose on it. I don't know if this car has the original carburetor or not, but I cannot find an identical spacer that does not have this little channel on top near the opening li...
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: 61 Comet base, 144cu. Fan Belt Size
Replies: 1
Views: 139

61 Comet base, 144cu. Fan Belt Size

Probably a dumb question, but what size fan belt am I looking for? I have the shop manual and no where does it say the fan belt size.
I have ordered 2 so far, ,supposedly for this car and they are too big. Google searches have sizes all over the place.
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 61 comet, 144cu, 2 speed trans. transmission fluid question
Replies: 1
Views: 172

61 comet, 144cu, 2 speed trans. transmission fluid question

I have a 61 comet 4 door. 2 speed trans. Hasn't run in probably 30 years maybe. Should I change out the trans and converter fluid? If so the shop manual says to use 'A' type fluid. I can't find it. I assume they don't make it anymore? what is the best equivalent? OR, should I just leave well enough ...
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: Newbie fuel line install----prebent. 61 comet
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Newbie fuel line install----prebent. 61 comet

So, got a new prebent fuel line for 61 comet, 144cu. My question, can I install new clips along the way? should I use the old clips, Near the transmission I just cannot seem to get the new line to go into those dual fuel/brake clips. I ordered some more dual clips for this year car, not sure how the...
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: 61 comet, sedan 144cu. Fuel line replacement question
Replies: 2
Views: 941

61 comet, sedan 144cu. Fuel line replacement question

How in the heck do you get the old fuel line out in one piece? And more importantly how do I get the new pre-bent in? Most of the line is easy until the large sharpish bends near the start of the drive shaft and emergency brake wires. i can always cut the old line out, but I figured I need to get th...
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: 1961 comet base 144cu crankshaft pulley
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: 1961 comet base 144cu crankshaft pulley

got rid of all the rust, I think the pulley will work ok for now. Thanks