64 Comet Build

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Re: 64 Comet Build

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Jims65cyclone wrote:I've found that being retired is a full time job. :wink:
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Ya, I went back to work just to get some time to work on the Comet :roll: :lol:
Or maybe that was to pay for the work on the Comet,, anyway if I ain't productive I ain't happy.
Hey Pops how far along is the Cobra?
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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it's a roller right now,FRED,,,had the engine/tranny in it twice,,,me and son were talking the other night,,a couple of hrs a night for 30 days ,it'd be driving..less paint,the body is already in primer sealer,the frame is blasted and powder coated,,there is nothing to build or make for it ,,,just put it together.....it's just waiting on time,like son is out of state right now on company doings ...pop
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Re: 64 Comet Build

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Couple nights a week can accomplish a lot!
Hey, maybe put a hitch on Old Rusty and trailer the Cobra to Pigeon Forge '19?
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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SASSY wrote:Couple nights a week can accomplish a lot!
Hey, maybe put a hitch on Old Rusty and trailer the Cobra to Pigeon Forge '19?
:lol: 8) that would be a site to behold going down the hwy...don't think the cobra would fit in ,but if the notion was to strike me just right ,OL POP ain't scared to try anything at least once....thanks POP
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Re: 64 Comet Build

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I dont think anyone with a comet thinks much about fitting in! :lol:
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Re: 64 Comet Build

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poboyjo65 wrote:I dont think anyone with a comet thinks much about fitting in! :lol:
they are far and few between,,mine around here is the only one in captivity,been that way for yrs,,just don't see them,,,,
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I think people with comets stand out a little bit anyway. Not on purpose, but just because we drive some bad a$$ cars. JMO, Pugs.
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My mom found some pictures of Rusty before and during the rear end job.
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Re: 64 Comet Build

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Taking a little break from the Cobra build to do some upgrades on "ole Rusty". Next up is a set of Strange 31 spline axles, 6 something gear, disc brakes along with new springs, adjustable shocks, some clean up and paint.
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the rear housing will fit into our bead blaster,so everything will get blasted and painted,,,plan on using different colors of paint to make it stand out !!! we have new mufflers to install also,,,we have to run mufflers after 9'00 pm at this drag strip,We may not outrun a fat man,,but that's OK,,,we just want to have a fun time and when it's time to come home,,,,we always want the car to load it's self back on the trailer,,,,un-broke !!!...thanks for looking and reading this stuff....POP
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Re: 64 Comet Build

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WE got the 31 spline axles and bearings in today,,ready for the building process.along with bead blasting and paint..,,,we have disc brkes to install....gonna be pretty neat when all done...then to the drag strip to see how much out of practice we are on shifting a 4sp,,,,we started this project better part of 25 yrs ago just before the cobra project....things and general life always got in the way....but it seems all is coming in full circle...OL rusty might be a hand full in a matter of wks...pop
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Re: 64 Comet Build

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We got a little work done this weekend.
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We are very pleased with the workmanship of Strange Engineering on the axles and I sure like the fact of threaded lug stud holes vs the press fit.
The rear disc are a mixture of what we have used in our dirt track racing and other projects which keeps the cost down to about $250 for the complete upgrade.

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Cool thanks for posting, glad to see Rusty get some love

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Made a little more progress on "Ole rusty" over the weekend.
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Re: 64 Comet Build

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frdpwr wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:00 pm
Made a little more progress on "Ole rusty" over the weekend.
Looks good.

Shiny underneath and crusty on the top :P

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64 Comet 202 Sedan, My first car, I have owned it since 1979!
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Performance rebuild on a BUDGET - Installed; 250-6, T-5, 8.8 LSD, MII, Air Ride - Whatever I do it will be awesome!

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