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by A/FX
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: ‘64 Cyclone update
Replies: 106
Views: 7035

Re: ‘64 Cyclone update

lavron wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:06 pm
That is so awesome Jim! You are driving it after how many years now?

See Ya,
Mike
Mike,
It’s been off the road since I took it apart in 1980. I have built a number of other cars since but I knew that someday I would build and drive the Comet again. That day has finally arrived.
Jim
by A/FX
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: ‘64 Cyclone update
Replies: 106
Views: 7035

Re: ‘64 Cyclone update

Well it’s almost finished. The interior is finished except for the trunk, every thing on the body is installed. I have driven it about 10 miles and all systems work well, I will be having the car tuned on a dynamometer for fine adjustments. (hopefully this week) tomorrow I am planning to drive it to...
by A/FX
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Control Arms
Replies: 13
Views: 207

Re: Control Arms

This photo I found on the ‘net shows the difference between ‘64 & ‘65 steering:
I converted mine to ‘65 to clear the headers.
Jim

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by A/FX
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Vibration

I agree that you should check the driveline angle. Here is an app that works well for checking for misalignment. https://www.tremec.com/menu/tremec-toolbox-app/ I have used it and it seems to be able to determine if there is something out of alignment. Jim Here is a diagram that might help you under...
by A/FX
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: ‘64 Cyclone update
Replies: 106
Views: 7035

Re: ‘64 Cyclone update

Yesterday and today I made some Center caps to fit my front wheels. I “borrowed” some pewter cups from my wife’s cabinet, they fit the wheel center hole almost perfectly. I expanded them slightly using the three jaw chuck on my lathe, then polished them by spinning them on the lathe. I had some coi...
by A/FX
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: ‘64 Cyclone update
Replies: 106
Views: 7035

Re: ‘64 Cyclone update

It’s getting closer to completion everyday. Last week my interior guy was here two days, we installed the panels in the rear seat area, made templates for the carpeting, and installed the padding for the carpet. He took the roll of carpet back to his shop to cut out the sections that fit the templat...
by A/FX
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Control Arms
Replies: 13
Views: 207

Re: Control Arms

Thanks Jim for getting back with me. I have looked at MOOG web site and I can't find them !!! Could you please give me part # ? Going Crazy. :? Just google the part. For example: https://www.summitracing.com/search/make/ford/model/mustang/year/1966/part-type/control-arms?PageSize=100&SortBy=Default...
by A/FX
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: 1965 Coolant Overflow Tank?
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: 1965 Coolant Overflow Tank?

Back in the ‘60’s there were no provisions for coolant overflow, you filled the radiator to the top of the upper tank, when it got hot it blew the extra out the overflow hose on to the ground. That process made the system seem it’s correct level. The tree huggers did not like coolant on the ground s...
by A/FX
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Control Arms
Replies: 13
Views: 207

Re: Control Arms

‘64-‘65 Comet (all models) uses the same upper and lower control arms as a ‘65-‘66 Mustang or ‘64-‘65 Falcon.
Buy new quality arms (moog) it will probably be cheaper than rebuilding your existing parts.
Jim
by A/FX
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: ‘64 Cyclone update
Replies: 106
Views: 7035

Re: ‘64 Cyclone update

Looks really good Jim, I like the color a lot it is not one you see every day on a Comet (well it is something besides red :roll: :P ) Can you get the wing windows open with the mirror placement? I will eventually get to that point, currently the one mirror I had was mounted halfway back the door a...
by A/FX
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: ‘64 Cyclone update
Replies: 106
Views: 7035

Re: ‘64 Cyclone update

Here is a brief update on the Cyclone. This past week we adjusted the valve lash and started the engine. I did some preliminary adjustments to the carb’s and set the timing. I then drove the car to the far end of the road and back, (about 3/4 mile) all systems seems to work fine. (Suspension, transm...
by A/FX
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: Floorpan Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: Floorpan Replacement

Dynacorn is one of the better reproduction manufacturers. http://www.dynacorn.com/ShowItem.aspx?item=3430 Not sure about who makes decent subframe connectors, I fabricated my own because I did not want anything hanging under the car. If you cut the floor out while the car is on the rotisserie make ...
by A/FX
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: Floorpan Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: Floorpan Replacement

Dynacorn is one of the better reproduction manufacturers. http://www.dynacorn.com/ShowItem.aspx?item=3430 Not sure about who makes decent subframe connectors, I fabricated my own because I did not want anything hanging under the car. If you cut the floor out while the car is on the rotisserie make s...
by A/FX
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: Ram Air Hood
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Ram Air Hood

Although it looks appropriate it is not a factory hood. The scoops were added to a steel hood or someone built a glass hood and included the scoops. If the hood is steel and the scoops are fiberglass they will eventually crack on the seams, steel and fiberglass expand and contract at different rates...
by A/FX
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: 61 comet Painting the black parts with?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: 61 comet Painting the black parts with?

The color may have been M1724 but there is a difference between color and “sheen”. Most any color can be formulated to have a “sheen” that can be gloss, flat or anywhere in between. I highly doubt the factory used gloss finish for interior surfaces.
Jim