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by DesertRat
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Finally building my 64 Comet
Replies: 133
Views: 2940

Re: Finally building my 64 Comet

Just my unasked for opinion but steelies in red to accent your stripe or satin black with poverty caps would look good on your car.
by DesertRat
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Finally building my 64 Comet
Replies: 133
Views: 2940

Re: Finally building my 64 Comet

When I painted the hood if my daughters Bronco I took the fuel filler door to my PPG paint vendor and he scanned the door for the mix recipe. He mixed me up a quart of omni and I took the hood to bare metal, primer, color. After a week you could not see a difference in the color of the car. --------...
by DesertRat
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Doug's 65 Cyclone build
Replies: 149
Views: 1642

Re: Doug's 65 Cyclone build

LOOKS good....me and son bought a large nice rotissorie like your a few yrs ago and never have used it yet,,we have the hyd rams put up never used,,,it ain't gonna go sour waiting on us,,one day we'll use it,,,,,your gonna have a keeper for sure,,,good luck,,,,pop Thanks pop, I couldn't do the car ...
by DesertRat
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Doug's 65 Cyclone build
Replies: 149
Views: 1642

Re: Doug's 65 Cyclone build

Gonna shoot the belly after you get the rad mocked up? She looks good and ready 8) JT Yes I'm 95% done with the metal repair. I'll shoot the whole car inside and outside with epoxy primer and get the seam sealer on it. Then I'm going to paint the bottom of the car with machine grey for the buildout...
by DesertRat
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Doug's 65 Cyclone build
Replies: 149
Views: 1642

Re: Doug's 65 Cyclone build

Ordered my radiator and electric fan shroud kit from my radiator guy. I am going with a Northern brand unit, American made and 100% heliarc welded, no epoxy. I laid out the cutout in the core support but I will wait until the unit gets here before doing any cutting. It will look a lot like tomb's ra...
by DesertRat
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Finally building my 64 Comet
Replies: 133
Views: 2940

Re: Finally building my 64 Comet

Nothing like TTD's. I have put them on every car I've owned except my Barracuda. It got 71 Mopar Rally wheels.
I look forward to the day that my car is far enough along that I can buy a set of TTD's for my Cyclone.
DR
by DesertRat
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Doug's 65 Cyclone build
Replies: 149
Views: 1642

Re: Doug's 65 Cyclone build

In the desert here it gets a lot of hot days and I have these cars heat up on me. With this one I am determined to have it run cool. With PS and AC and the 415 HP rating of the motor I know it will take something more to cool it. I am now looking at having the radiator shop build me a custom setup t...
by DesertRat
Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Doug's 65 Cyclone build
Replies: 149
Views: 1642

Re: Doug's 65 Cyclone build

Thanks Joe: The engine I removed is a 66 289 on indeterminate pedigree. I ordered the fully dressed 347 with 28 oz. balancer and 157 tooth flywheel. I ordered the one belt serpentine drive for it to save room. I am now trying to solve the cooling issue. I am looking at Northern aluminum radiators bu...
by DesertRat
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Doug's 65 Cyclone build
Replies: 149
Views: 1642

Re: Doug's 65 Cyclone build

Salvaged the 4-speed hump doubler from the original floorpan and fit it up. I welded 1/4-20 hex nuts to the doubler where I wanted the hump to fasten. https://i.postimg.cc/pVK0S7vw/DSC01449.jpg Once this was done I prepped for plug welding the doubler to the floor under the car. I checked the locati...
by DesertRat
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: Update on me.
Replies: 71
Views: 711

Re: Update on me.

Well there's some good news. Thanks for posting and keep getting better Mike!
by DesertRat
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: 65 Comet with 390
Replies: 148
Views: 22322

Re: 65 Comet with 390

I just read this entire thread. It was enjoyable for me to see the old school hot rodding. Congratulations on your times in the quarter.
Douglas
by DesertRat
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: Update on me.
Replies: 71
Views: 711

Re: Update on me.

Last update on Mike was a while ago, Can we get a current one?
Hoping for the best---------------Douglas--------------
by DesertRat
Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: cross member
Replies: 13
Views: 149

Re: cross member

Yeah I could use one for my 65 T-10 Cyclone too.
DR
by DesertRat
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: cross member
Replies: 13
Views: 149

Re: cross member

Not sure it matters, manual or automatic transmission?
by DesertRat
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Doug's 65 Cyclone build
Replies: 149
Views: 1642

Re: Doug's 65 Cyclone build

Spent the day repairing the trunk gasket channel. Welded all the holes in the firewall and core support. Buying parts and enjoying the process. Lots of issues to resolve but I do enjoy building this car.