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63 comet 5 lug conversion

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:14 pm
by T-Ash
Will the spindles off of a 63 v8 mercury meteor work on my comet

Re: 63 comet 5 lug conversion

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:49 pm
by A/FX
I don’t think so.
The Meteor was a model that was in production for two years, (1962-63) it was based on the Ford Fairlane but it had totally unique front suspension. It had the “normal” mid size Ford style upper control arm with the coil spring mounted high on the upper control arm but it had an “A” arm lower control arm with another smaller coil spring mounted on the front of the lower arm. I never knew why Ford did this but I do know it was only used on the Meteor.
Jim

The small coil spring is visible in the lower center of this photo

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Re: 63 comet 5 lug conversion

Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:35 am
by Lip Ripper
Wow!