64 Comet Build

The Era of The Square Body Racing Comets
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frdpwr
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64 Comet Build

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After setting 20+ years in the weeds. Ready to get started.
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Checking underside to see how much damage the sitting done. Not too bad.
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Dirt track racing ended and we finally were able to get it in the shop.
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Finally making some progress
12/9/17 out with the old
12/9/17 out with the old
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12/9/17 making room for the new
12/9/17 making room for the new
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12/16/17 Cross member came in from Rod & Custom
12/16/17 Cross member came in from Rod & Custom
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12/16/17 Mocked up
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12/24/17 all welded in
12/24/17 all welded in
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Transmission mount, motor & trans test fit and start on roll cageImageImageImage
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Pop seems to hang on to everything. I wish I had. Happy to see you on board here.
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Lip Ripper wrote:Pop seems to hang on to everything. I wish I had. Happy to see you on board here.
YES ,I hang on to everything :wink: that little puffer sitting on that dummy motor in the comet,,was bought new at least 20yrs ago and has never been bolted on to anything,,,HECK I've hung on to GLENDA OVER 50 YRS :!: :wink: :D ...........FRDPWR IS MY SON !!! thanks ....POP
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Hehehe - NO....Pop a hoarder of FOOOOOOOOORRRRD parts? I don't believe it...... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
'cause Johno says you gotta have a sig pic! :)
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I likea the little puffer! :P
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Can someone tell me which is the preferred method on picture posting....using a host site like PostImage or upload as an attachment?

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Sent you a PM Dwayne.

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I'd say which ever one is easiest for you. each one has pros & cons for different devices. I use both . Pics from my camera have to be resized smaller for the upload attachment way, & the postimage will automatically do it to what ever size I set it when downloading. but if I get a pic from the internet or from a phone they are usually already sized small enough for the upload attachment. if you are using a phone you may develop a preference for the upload attachment since it is only one step.I'm sure other people have different preferences.
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I also have the R&C suspension with the coil overs. Everything works great but the camber caster is a little tough to adjust. It does stay where you put it when you get it set. I might suggest a bolt in deal for the apron plates. Makes easy access to stuff on the side of the motor. I used U nuts and short 1/4 body bolts. Spin them out in a minute....once you get the tire off.
Keep the pics coming! Pop gonna be the wheel man when you get ready to race?

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FRDPWR will be the main wheel man,,I'll hammer it alittle,,but I get more thrill from watching #1 son...yrs ago when we raced a mudd truck,,he drove and we mounted the ratchet shifter on a pedestal in front of the pass seat along with the tach on the dash..I watched the tach and gauges and done the shifting ,all he had to worry about was cutting a good light and drive...we had a blast !!...thank you......POP
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