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by lazer
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Change 3 speed stick to 4 speed stick
Replies: 18
Views: 201

Re: Change 3 speed stick to 4 speed stick

Finally got the clutch, pressure plate and 4 speed in. It was a tranny I bought used and took a chance, well it shifts great except it grinds a little going into 3rd. WTF So I guess it is coming out again for a new 3rd gear synchro.
by lazer
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Torque specs for trans. install
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Torque specs for trans. install

It's a '66 390 3 speed stock, I thought. Ran into a problem, went to put on the 11" pressure plate and the holes wouldn't line up on the fly wheel. I looked at the old PP and it's a 11 1/2" I ordered a new fly wheel, same amount of teeth, so I hope this all fits.
by lazer
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Torque specs for trans. install
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Torque specs for trans. install

Thanks for the tips, I've never done this before but it's going pretty smooth so far. The biggest problem that I had was the top bolt on the starter, I had to get a 2' extension and go in through the front of the engine.
by lazer
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Torque specs for trans. install
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Torque specs for trans. install

I have a 66 comet 390 4 speed could someone tell me the torque specs on the bellhousing and pressure plate? I found pressure plate 35 lbs and bellhousing 40-5- and trans to bell 37-42 lbs are these right/ Different places give you different numbers. Thanks.
by lazer
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Change 3 speed stick to 4 speed stick
Replies: 18
Views: 201

Re: Change 3 speed stick to 4 speed stick

I did find a 4 speed toploader for $800 I have everything out now for a new clutch and PP should have in in a few days.
by lazer
Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 66' clutch fork
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: 66' clutch fork

Putting this picture incase someone searches for this.
by lazer
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 66' clutch fork
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: 66' clutch fork

Thank you I just ordered it. Is there a trick putting it on or easy to figure it out?
by lazer
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 66' clutch fork
Replies: 3
Views: 34

66' clutch fork

I have a 66 Comet with a 390 3 speed that I'm putting a 4 speed and clutch. I took the bellhousing off and put the new throw-out bearing in. How does that clutch fork stay in place. There is a raised bar in the bell where the fork rests but it's loose. There are two holes on the fork one on either s...
by lazer
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: speedometer gear???
Replies: 3
Views: 68

speedometer gear???

I have a 66 mercury comet 390 3 speed stick, I am changing it to a 4 speed. I got a rug-j trans with a c70 tail, what do I do for the speedometer gears?/ Also I'm going to change it to a 3.55 posi rear, I don't have that yet but soon. Also any suggestions on the rear? Thanks
by lazer
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: 66 - 69 Comets
Topic: LOOKING FOR IN DASH OIL PRESSURE GAUGE
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Re: LOOKING FOR IN DASH OIL PRESSURE GAUGE

Same here. I just bought a 66 and it has a oil gauge in there but not original. If I find 2 I will let you know.
by lazer
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Showing Off
Topic: My 66 Cyclone GT
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: My 66 Cyclone GT

Very nice, mine is the same year and color!
by lazer
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: 66 - 69 Comets
Topic: Power steering conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: Power steering conversion

I guess I don't need help. I just talked to a local guy that works on older fords and he wants to take a look at it. He said he can get original equipment that he will restore and install that. I think that will be better than buying aftermarket parts, don't know if they will be as good but better t...
by lazer
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: 66 - 69 Comets
Topic: Power steering conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Power steering conversion

I have a 66 Comet 390 3 speed stick manual steering and brakes. I need to change this to power steering and all the power steering boxes say that I have to cut 3 inches off the steering column. Is there any way around the cutting of the column and if not is that a big job? When I was looking to buy ...
by lazer
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Change 3 speed stick to 4 speed stick
Replies: 18
Views: 201

Re: Change 3 speed stick to 4 speed stick

Thanks all!!
by lazer
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Change 3 speed stick to 4 speed stick
Replies: 18
Views: 201

Re: Change 3 speed stick to 4 speed stick

Thanks for you guys posting back. I have been looking at rebuilt 4 speed trans and they aren't cheap, would I need much more than the trans and the shifter? The car is in really good shape and this is the only major project for it.