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by DesertRat
Mon Jan 30, 2023 11:04 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Doug's 65 Cyclone build
Replies: 364
Views: 24447

Re: Doug's 65 Cyclone build

Lou: I am using the Express kit from Ron Francis. I called them and talked to them about my project to make sure I was on the right track. I have not used their product before but I helped a friend with a project and that is what he used. I was impressed with the product and level of support.
by DesertRat
Sat Jan 28, 2023 9:18 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Doug's 65 Cyclone build
Replies: 364
Views: 24447

Re: Doug's 65 Cyclone build

Thanks Lou: I used 1/0 Cu wire for both + and - for the cable to the front. I installed my battery disconnect in the - cable at the battery and I used a resettable 250A circuit breaker at the battery in the + circuit. I will install cable tie-downs when I do final assembly. I have seen other battery...
by DesertRat
Fri Jan 27, 2023 11:31 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Doug's 65 Cyclone build
Replies: 364
Views: 24447

Re: Doug's 65 Cyclone build

Jim: After studying what I had, I used parts from the installation kit that came with the seatbelts. I found the correct size washer from my stash and welded the nut to the washer. Then I drilled a 1" hole in the metal flange so the nut could go to the inside of the flange metal leaving a nearly flu...
by DesertRat
Fri Jan 27, 2023 10:54 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Doug's 65 Cyclone build
Replies: 364
Views: 24447

Re: Doug's 65 Cyclone build

While I was at it I mocked up by 3pt. seat belt install.
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by DesertRat
Fri Jan 27, 2023 10:51 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Doug's 65 Cyclone build
Replies: 364
Views: 24447

Re: Doug's 65 Cyclone build

I have been progressing in winter mode. Got my battery relocation mocked up. I am running both cables to the engine bay for install on starter and starter mount bolt. I will pull additional + and - circuits from there to my terminals. https://i.postimg.cc/j2chcgbG/DSC01816.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/b...
by DesertRat
Sun Oct 30, 2022 11:28 am
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: 50!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: 50!!!!

Congratulations Fred. 50 years is a great accomplishment! Not done often today.
DR
by DesertRat
Sat Oct 29, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Doug's 65 Cyclone build
Replies: 364
Views: 24447

Re: Doug's 65 Cyclone build

Front e-brake cable woes!! Routing my new front e-brake cable today I found it is too long. 52" long of black outer casing, no way works. I have been searching for 3 hours for the correct cable but no luck. I measured the length I think I need to be between 42" and 44" long. I am routing per the fac...
by DesertRat
Sat Oct 29, 2022 10:31 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Doug's 65 Cyclone build
Replies: 364
Views: 24447

Re: Doug's 65 Cyclone build

Lou: I bought all my front suspension from John at Opentracker. He provided the Scott Drake kit C5ZZ-2478-RBMK for the clutch bearings when I asked for it when I ordered his modified Z-bar for my stock clutch linkage with the Borgeson PS conversion. My current problem to solve is the e-brake cable r...
by DesertRat
Fri Oct 28, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Doug's 65 Cyclone build
Replies: 364
Views: 24447

Re: Doug's 65 Cyclone build

While I'm posting the photo below shows the configuration of my T-10 transmission mount.
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Can anyone tell me where I can buy new rubber donuts for the mounts?
by DesertRat
Fri Oct 28, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Doug's 65 Cyclone build
Replies: 364
Views: 24447

Re: Doug's 65 Cyclone build

With the body & paint on standstill I have been gearing up in the shop. Below are three photos of my clutch shaft needle bearing carrier conversion. https://i.postimg.cc/DzCgzkSY/DSC01797.jpg Above is the stock setup, below is the zinc carrier removed. https://i.postimg.cc/Pfv4d7T2/DSC01801.jpg Belo...
by DesertRat
Wed Oct 19, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Lou's 65 Comet Build
Replies: 803
Views: 129479

Re: Lou's 65 Comet Build

Lou: I have been following along and I must say you are doing some of the finest finish work I have ever seen. Your car is going to be a spectacular one-off. I enjoy following the build so keep up the good work. What you are doing is inspiring me to do better on my build. I have been ironing out the...
by DesertRat
Thu Oct 13, 2022 10:13 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Doug's 65 Cyclone build
Replies: 364
Views: 24447

Re: Doug's 65 Cyclone build

My issue is that I saved the factory Cyclone seats and have purchased exact factory replacement upholstery for the seats. I purchased the foams 2 years ago and further research has determined that they will not work with my seat/upholstery combo. My upholstery vendor had a line on possible correctio...
by DesertRat
Wed Oct 12, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Doug's 65 Cyclone build
Replies: 364
Views: 24447

Re: Doug's 65 Cyclone build

Advice needed please. I ordered factory 1965 bucket seat foams for my Cyclone and when the upholstery arrived I took it to the upholstery shop for assembly. The foams do not appear to be for the Comet bucket seats I have which were original to the car and the new upholstery is correct. Have any of y...
by DesertRat
Mon Oct 03, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: Paint question
Replies: 4
Views: 1201

Re: Paint question

Thanks Lou, I'm painting solid with no metallic and I will need to jam the whole car before painting the exterior color. I'm thinking a minimum of 6 quarts sprayable. The engine bay will be body color as well so just trying to budget---------------
by DesertRat
Sun Oct 02, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: Paint question
Replies: 4
Views: 1201

Paint question

Question for you body and paint guys, how many quarts of sprayable color single stage paint do you mix to do the required jamming and exterior body? Assume good coverage in 3/4 coats with no interior paint here. The interior is a different color. Thanks-----DR-