1962 Comet Build Thread

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Minor update. I called Eaton Detroit Spring to discuss the front bushings. They are setup for a 9/16 bolt/sleeve and the bolt that i have is 1/2 inch. The sleeves in the Mustang springs are pretty rough so I started looking around. I remember the 63 Jones build where he mentioned the front bolts were expensive. I did a little digging and found that you can buy replacement bolts that come with a sleeve and the large"saucer" style washer. They are about $55 per side so he is right they are not cheap. I went ahead and ordered them from FCRC machine and waiting on them now. I thought I would post a pic in case someone is looking for them in the future. I'll let you know how well they work.
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Wow,, 55.00$ US! Thats about 70.00$ CAN, think I would drag out the drill.
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SASSY wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 11:21 am
Wow,, 55.00$ US! Thats about 70.00$ CAN, think I would drag out the drill.
Fred
I think you would drag it out for the 55, like I would! :lol:
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Quick update. The new "bolts" for the front leaf spring location were perfect. The large collar is pressed on and the shank was the right size for the bushings. I think its a quality product and made in the USA, just a little expensive. Still waiting on the rear axle. I had to push them to agree to finish it this week. Between the company moving and the Covid 19, I was getting concerned they had lost it. Garage is messy waiting on this axle. I hope that I can get it installed next week and then the Comet is off to the muffler shop. Stay safe.
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way to go ,looking good,,,you ain't seen a messy shop,til you come in mine.....good luck,,,pop
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Pop you have a red 64 Comet you have the right to have a messy shop,,,, (that gives me an excuse too! :lol: )
Actually Darryl you need more sfuff, hanging off the walls laying around and a messy shop certainly doesn't have room for a bicycle built fof 2!! :lol: :lol: :mrgreen:
I'd rather do it myself if it's done right or not,,,isn't that what hotrodding is all about?
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darryl27529 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 12:59 pm
Garage is messy waiting on this axle.
I see tabletop still, my benches are like an archeology dig, different layers for each era :roll:

Looking good, pretty exciting that is about ready to hit the road.

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The real problem is that stuff sits in the spot where my wife parks. While the weather is good, no issue. Rain like today = issue.

Waiting on that axle is bugging me. I ordered some new spring plates today (Currie) and a universal joint 1310/1330 that may work. I guess we'll see.

I am looking forward to driving it. I met a guy in Garner a few weeks ago that has a early 70's Maverick and he thought there was one other Comet in Garner. Been looking for it cruising around but haven't seen it.

As always, I appreciate the support. Stay safe.

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BTW- A tandem bike is a great way to test your marriage.

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darryl27529 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 2:12 pm
BTW- A tandem bike is a great way to test your marriage.
We did some of that testing on a rental in about 1970,,,,
Dont remember anything about riding them but still got the girl!
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SASSY wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 7:52 pm
Pop you have a red 64 Comet you have the right to have a messy shop,,,, (that gives me an excuse too! :lol: )
Actually Darryl you need more sfuff, hanging off the walls laying around and a messy shop certainly doesn't have room for a bicycle built fof 2!! :lol: :lol: :mrgreen:
it can't be said any better ,,FRED,,,thank you !! there is so much work done in POP"s shop we won't or don"t take time to strightn it back out,,,,just tonight I told DWAYNE,,after this cobra,,,this place needs a straighten out and a good sweeping...
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popscomet wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 2:38 am
this place needs a straighten out and a good sweeping...
Sweeping is about the only thing I do almost every day, mostly out of necessity because I have to constantly battle leaves blowing in and most times I am sweeping out the same stuff every day because it blows back in, someday (when it is not so vital) I will get the front enclosed on the shed.

I have an issue like Darryl with using my wife's parking spot, I clean-up every day and put her car back in.

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This strikes close to home since I have been laying under the Comet a lot lately. Harbor Freight has recalled some of their 3 Ton and 6 Ton jackstands with Item numbers 56371, 61196, and 61197 made from 2013 to 2019. Mine do not match the serial numbers but they sure do look the same. See below:
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darryl27529 wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 8:06 am
This strikes close to home since I have been laying under the Comet a lot lately. Harbor Freight has recalled some of their 3 Ton and 6 Ton jackstands with Item numbers 56371, 61196, and 61197 made from 2013 to 2019. Mine do not match the serial numbers but they sure do look the same. See below:
Yes I have a pair of 6 ton like in the right picture I bought after I started my rebuild, so less than 2 years old, I also have an old pair that are pre-HF that look somewhat similar guess I won't worry about them, I always give the car a good shake before I go under just to make sure it is stable.

I dropped my Comet on myself once, I was lucky and still had tires on it, it still bounced off my chest and left a bruise, that was a long time ago before I owned any jack stands, but I learned a lesson.

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boy,if that was to happen today,,,as low as your comet sits and as thick as your chest is,,the pressure would blow your socks and shoes plum off your feet :!: :wink: :lol: might pooch your eyeballs out just a tad,,,,just proves you can't never over do safety...…we have already started teaching CHASE,,the grt grd son,shop safety,,,,he has his own little safety glasses and eye googles and a small pr of leather gloves,,,we have to help him put them on,,,he's bad to get 2fingers in the same hole.
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