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Re: Tomb's 65 Comet Build

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:32 pm
by poboyjo65
Tom ,on you cup holders,,,what size is the smaller one? will a coke can fit in it?

Re: Tomb's 65 Comet Build

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:18 am
by tomb22
poboyjo65 wrote:Tom ,on you cup holders,,,what size is the smaller one? will a coke can fit in it?
Hi John
The inside of the smaller one measures 2 3/4" wide. A pop can just fits. It's loose but doesn't sway. The outside rim measures 3 1/8". Hope this helps you.
Tom

Re: Tomb's 65 Comet Build

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:17 pm
by poboyjo65
Thanks Tom .where did you get them?

Re: Tomb's 65 Comet Build

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:10 pm
by tomb22
poboyjo65 wrote:Thanks Tom .where did you get them?
Got them on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0091 ... UTF8&psc=1

Tom

Re: Tomb's 65 Comet Build

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:17 pm
by poboyjo65
Thanks Tom. :D

Re: Tomb's 65 Comet Build

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:38 pm
by tomb22
Here is what I ended up doing with the grill. I painted the whole thing semi gloss black and I'm now sanding off the paint with a dremel tool with a small drum sanding disc.

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Here is a picture of the passenger door with the door panel installed.

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Getting closer to being totally done.
Thanks for looking
Tom

Re: Tomb's 65 Comet Build

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:48 pm
by lavron
Cool 8)

Are you going to spray any thing on the grill when you are finished to protect the shine?

See Ya,
Mike

Re: Tomb's 65 Comet Build

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:45 pm
by Jims65cyclone
I did the same thing to the grill on my first Cyclone, except I sanded it by hand with 400 grit sandpaper, and I only removed the paint from the area that was inside the corral.
Jim

Re: Tomb's 65 Comet Build

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:58 pm
by popscomet
HEY,,I like those door panels,,had the same yrs ago in my 67 Fairlane 2drht sbf 4spd,,,your gonna have a sweet ride ..pop

Re: Tomb's 65 Comet Build

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:03 am
by tomb22
lavron wrote:Cool 8)

Are you going to spray any thing on the grill when you are finished to protect the shine?

See Ya,
Mike
Hadn't thought about that mike. Maybe I'll wait to see what happens with it.
popscomet wrote:HEY,,I like those door panels,,had the same yrs ago in my 67 Fairlane 2drht sbf 4spd,,,your gonna have a sweet ride ..pop
Thanks POP

Tom

Re: Tomb's 65 Comet Build

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:37 pm
by tomb22
The car has been sitting all winter and I find a puddle under it. :( So I check it out and I fine that the fluid is automatic transmission fluid dripping from the 2 piece drain I installed way back when. Today I drained the pan and lowered it to redo the drain plug. I have a mess on my floor but the pan is back on and will have to watch it after I fill it back up again. Still waiting for the new snow to melt.

Re: Tomb's 65 Comet Build

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:43 pm
by popscomet
if it wasn't that bad of a leak,,,,,might have stopped after all got hot again and resealed itself :shock: :wink: pop

Re: Tomb's 65 Comet Build

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:27 pm
by tomb22
Might of. It just irritating to see it leaking, especially when its supposed to be new.
tom

Re: Tomb's 65 Comet Build

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:45 pm
by popscomet
tomb22 wrote:Might of. It just irritating to see it leaking, especially when its supposed to be new.
tom
:lol: a leak is as irritating as a dang dog you raise from a puppy to hunt,and it won't do anything,,,but follow you around in the woods and hike his leg on every tree and bush and your nice whls on your truck...... :shock: :lol: POP

Re: Tomb's 65 Comet Build

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 8:45 pm
by tomb22
Just an Update.
Well we finally have had some nice weather here so I've been driving the car and tweeking it. Fixed the leaky transmission drain, adjusted the headlights, adjusting the rear breaks and adjusting the cruise control also. So far so good and I've been happy with the results. The car tracks really good and runs very smooth. So one of these days I will check the front alignment and adjust it, then have it professionally checked for front and rear alignment.
I have a weird noise in the rear end, when turning sharp the posi seems to be grabbing a little. Hoping that will get worn a little and the noise will go away. Only happens when turning very sharp.
Looking forward to getting on it, but haven't done it yet. A little more each time. Just making sure all my welds are good.
tom