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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby BJB » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:04 pm

Replacing the UCA and LCA . Took the opportunity to perform the Shelby Drop using a purchased template. Straight forward enough. Gave the inner guards a coat of gloss black. The car's underside had been sprayed with an anti corrosion coat in its lifetime and what looks like surface rust under the paint is remnants of the old coating. ( the coating worked as the underside is virtually rust free).

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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby lavron » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:12 pm

Nice 8)

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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby popscomet » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:15 pm

drove to a sonic cruise tonight,,had never been to this one before,it was put on by a local car club in a near by town,,GLENDA drove her 56 ford and won 1st place,,son in law's 70AMX won 2nd....1st time her 56 has be seen in public in several yrs,,but the ole red ride still got it's self plenty of lookers and pic taken.....pop
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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby poboyjo65 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:09 am

Tell her Congrats & y'all must have did a good job gettin it ready so congrats to the whole Pop team!!
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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby popscomet » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:03 pm

thanks JOHN,while the comet has always been kinda important to me and son since we built it yrs ago,,GLENDA'S , 56 ford has ALWAYS been our main focus,or should I say ….it's owner is our main focus... :wink: thanks again...….POP
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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby tomb22 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:56 pm

Awesome POP. Sounds like fun was had by all.
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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby SASSY » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:41 pm

Was out for a spin today for the first time in a month or so. Really enjoyed the new disc brake setup but to be honest enjoyed the 3.50 gears I installed at the same time more :mrgreen: :D
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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby popscomet » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:42 pm

hard to beat a 3.50 gear...... :wink: …..pop
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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby popscomet » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:48 pm

Last night was the last night for our local cruise officialy for the year ,I took the comet and for the 1st time GLENDA drove her 56 ford,,had a great time her car was a heck of a hit as well as the ol red ride...was ask if the comet just might have a price tag,,,of course I said NO !! had to hear about a few comets from high school days as well as college..all the attention her 56 got made GLENDA smile big as this was the 1st time it has been away from the house in several yrs...….deer season is close by ,time to put these cars away.thanks POP
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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby pugs65 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:43 pm

Pop, congrats to you and Ms Glenda. Glad you guys had fun. Good luck on the up coming deer season my friend, Pugs.
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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby popscomet » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:39 pm

THANK YOU,PUGS,good to hear from you...hope all is good on your end......pop
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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby 1965comet » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:16 pm

I've actually been working on the Comet quite a bit....but today I put her on jacks....took the tires off, removed the calipers, and the rotors. I ordered new rotors all the way around and pads. I also lowered the passengers side exhaust. It alway rubbed against the bumper and I had to put a rubber insularor between the two. With the Comet on jacks, it was easy to modify the exhaust hangers to drop the exhaust a bit. Also drained the motor oil.


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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby fryedaddy » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:38 pm

400 dollar mistake! i took my racing slicks and wheels of my comet and put stock wheels and tires on for the winter months ahead.my 66 is my daily driver so i drive it alot in the winter too.but getting back to the 400 dollar mistake comment i bought a set of hoosier street slicks-cheater slicks and left them on my comet all summer.i only put 1000-1500 miles on them.they are wore to the core.i gave 200 a piece for them and they didnt last no time.i know they are racing only and really meant for the strip,but i was easy on them too.i knew they wouldnt last forever but 1000 miles.lesson learned.no more slicks on the street.
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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby poboyjo65 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:16 pm

fryedaddy wrote:400 dollar mistake! i took my racing slicks and wheels of my comet and put stock wheels and tires on for the winter months ahead.my 66 is my daily driver so i drive it alot in the winter too.but getting back to the 400 dollar mistake comment i bought a set of hoosier street slicks-cheater slicks and left them on my comet all summer.i only put 1000-1500 miles on them.they are wore to the core.i gave 200 a piece for them and they didnt last no time.i know they are racing only and really meant for the strip,but i was easy on them too.i knew they wouldnt last forever but 1000 miles.lesson learned.no more slicks on the street.


So that's where you've been,burning yer slicks off!! :lol: you ought to check in every now & then so we know you're still kickin! :lol:
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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby popscomet » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:27 pm

HAD A FRIEND ,THAT HAD A 66 390 4SPD COMET,,drove around town til he got a race,,,carried his slicks in the trunk,, :wink: then it was KATY BAR THE DOOR !! :) 8) that was the only time those slicks were ever used :!: pop
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