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by A/FX
Sun Feb 25, 2024 11:36 am
Forum: Showing Off
Topic: Loman's '65 race car
Replies: 139
Views: 45376

Re: Loman's '65 race car

Have you tried Moser Engineering in Portland Indiana? https://www.moserengineering.com/ When I built the Winter’s 9” I calculated the overall width needed to fit the tires under the car, built the axle tubes to length then called Moser. I was going to Portland for a vintage scooter event so I stoppe...
by A/FX
Sat Feb 24, 2024 9:29 pm
Forum: Small Block V-8 Performance
Topic: 260 2x4
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: 260 2x4

Jim, I've noticed that a lot of the hardware on your car is golden color. Did you have them anodized? Jim Jim, I wanted something a little different so all the brackets, nuts, bolts, etc. throughout the car have been plated in “yellow” zinc. When I did the car in the 1970’s I chrome plated everythi...
by A/FX
Sat Feb 24, 2024 6:31 pm
Forum: Small Block V-8 Performance
Topic: 260 2x4
Replies: 8
Views: 105

Re: 260 2x4

Here is how I did the linkage on my Cyclone, the progressive linkage is reproduction, the accelerator cable is from a Fairmont. I fabricated the fuel log.
Jim
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by A/FX
Fri Feb 23, 2024 7:46 pm
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: Duffield-Lincoln-Mercury-Long-Beach-CA-1964
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Duffield-Lincoln-Mercury-Long-Beach-CA-1964

You can't really see the Comet's in detail, but I still think it is a cool picture. "1964 COMET" in big letters on the dealership window. Is that a Tiger out front in the street? Probably an Alpine. https://i.postimg.cc/T2NTK6rY/Duffield-Lincoln-Mercury-Long-Beach-CA-1964.png Very cool! What a line...
by A/FX
Fri Feb 23, 2024 3:03 pm
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: 1962 Comet on BAT
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: 1962 Comet on BAT

I bet the dash sounds a lot better than it looks. what color is the dash butterscotch? :x But I dont think I've never seen the way the rearend is mounted before, the link mounts welded to the housing would have to go if I had it. maybe panhard bars. not sure what the black thing is mounted to the r...
by A/FX
Thu Feb 22, 2024 10:52 pm
Forum: Small Block V-8 Performance
Topic: 347 Keeps Dying Randomly
Replies: 9
Views: 86

Re: 347 Keeps Dying Randomly

You definitely need to determine if it is fuel or an ignition issue, otherwise you are shooting at a moving target. Rig up a fuel line to a gas can or similar and bypass the stock tank and lines. ( could be a rubber line collapsing) I am not familiar with MSD systems, maybe someone else can jump in ...
by A/FX
Thu Feb 22, 2024 6:41 pm
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: 1962 Comet on BAT
Replies: 6
Views: 76

1962 Comet on BAT

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by A/FX
Wed Feb 21, 2024 6:19 pm
Forum: Small Block V-8 Performance
Topic: 347 Keeps Dying Randomly
Replies: 9
Views: 86

Re: 347 Keeps Dying Randomly

This maybe a long shot but I have heard about guys having this happen. Something foreign in the fuel tank plugs the pickup which starves the engine of fuel. As soon as the pump stops ( engine not running) the suction stops and the foreign piece moves away from the pickup until it makes its way back ...
by A/FX
Fri Feb 16, 2024 7:09 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Finally building my 64 Comet
Replies: 207
Views: 25264

Re: Finally building my 64 Comet

Having a removable lever is a bonus, my shifter is too old for that feature. I'm not sure when Hurst started offer that feature.
by A/FX
Fri Feb 16, 2024 12:56 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Finally building my 64 Comet
Replies: 207
Views: 25264

Re: Finally building my 64 Comet

I have a T-10 with a Hurst Competition plus that I bought in the late ‘60’s. It was specifically made for a Comet or Falcon, the lever is slightly shorter than I would prefer but it depends on where your seat is mounted.( photo attached) It is possible to modify the lever but I would recommend that ...
by A/FX
Tue Feb 06, 2024 2:10 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)
Replies: 104
Views: 4118

Re: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)

Did you prep the arm rest before shooting the SEM paint? The surface must be surgically clean and prepared with this product: https://semproducts.com/product/vinyl-prep/38343 The linkage on the carb maybe for the transmission kick down, I have had an early automatic trans in decades so this is just ...
by A/FX
Fri Feb 02, 2024 8:56 pm
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: Ol' Black Mattie 63' Comet Custom Build
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Ol' Black Mattie 63' Comet Custom Build

I installed’70 Mustang Boss 302 spindles in my Cyclone back in 1972, I also converted to the ‘65 style steering. Along with the spindles I used the Boss disc brakes, everything worked well. I would probably still have that setup if I had not converted to a strut front suspension. You should be able ...
by A/FX
Fri Feb 02, 2024 8:08 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)
Replies: 104
Views: 4118

Re: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)

After making sure your alignment is correct make sure you experiment with tire pressure. These cars did not have radial tires when designed so you have “modified” the suspension when you went with this type of tire. I have found that with the combination I have I need 35psi in the front tires to cur...
by A/FX
Tue Jan 30, 2024 6:50 pm
Forum: Small Block V-8 Performance
Topic: 260 Tripower
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: 260 Tripower

Looks very nice. I have a suggestion, when you clamp the hose to the barbed fittings use “Fuel injection “ style clamps. They look better and tighten the hose around the perimeter evenly without cutting into the rubber. Jim https://www.maperformance.com/products/hps-304-stainless-steel-fuel-injectio...
by A/FX
Mon Jan 29, 2024 5:36 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Rear brake drum replacement kit 65 Comet
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: Rear brake drum replacement kit 65 Comet

Forget Amazon, go to your local NAPA store and talk to a professional parts guy. They offer multiple grades of brake parts. Nothing on my Cyclone is stock so I cannot provide you with exact part numbers.
Jim