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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby lavron » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:21 pm

So I popped one of drip rail moldings off today, I was nervous about bending them (the one came off fine) but they need to come off so I can replace the seam sealer in the drip rail and they could use a few small dents tapped back out.

What is the best way to remove the old dried out seam sealer?

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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby popscomet » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:50 pm

I just drove it ,,,been sitin for 3wks had to pick it's prime up but then it just bust's off and as long as I start it every couple of days it always starts as soon as the starter kicks in ,,,,more then a few days of not starting it ,,,I have to crank on it,,,been that way ever since I started using EDELBROCK carbs,infact everything I ever owned has been that way with those carbs....might help if I would add a choke cable as I have the chokes in op...ON WELL !!! .......POP :) :wink:
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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby Jims65cyclone » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:37 pm

Mine's the same way, and I've got an Edelbrock carb. Once it cranks, it'll crank again on the first turn for 3 or 4 days. If it sits for a week or so, it takes some cranking to fire off. I've got an electric choke kit on the shelf (birthday present from my son-in-law), so hopefully that will help when I get it on. He also gave me a 1" spacer that I'll install at the same time. Had to sit idling for about 5 minutes with a hot engine waiting to get gas after the hurricane, then shut it off when I got to the pump. After getting gas, it took some cranking to get it restarted. Hopefully, the spacer will help that situation.
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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby popscomet » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:01 am

ye, might be wrong...as OL POP ain;t the brightest light in the cluster....it will help with the spacer...
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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby tomb22 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:55 am

lavron wrote:So I popped one of drip rail moldings off today, I was nervous about bending them (the one came off fine) but they need to come off so I can replace the seam sealer in the drip rail and they could use a few small dents tapped back out.

What is the best way to remove the old dried out seam sealer?

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I took an old screw driver that was smaller than the bottom of the rail and gentle used it as a chisel Mike. It worked good. Then installed that 3M epoxy metal adhesive.
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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby lavron » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:08 am

tomb22 wrote:I took an old screw driver that was smaller than the bottom of the rail and gentle used it as a chisel Mike. It worked good. Then installed that 3M epoxy metal adhesive.


Yes that is what I figured would have to happen, some of it I popped out by hand (there is still more loose in there) and some of it is still firmly attached, I guess it would be best to try and remove all the 50 year old sealer and replace it?

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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby StPro » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:43 pm

I ordered a replacement cowl panel today. One less piece to patch.
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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby poboyjo65 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:41 pm

StPro wrote:I ordered a replacement cowl panel today. One less piece to patch.


which one did you get ? the closed in one or the one with slotted vents? tell us how it fits when you get to doing it.
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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby StPro » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:25 pm

poboyjo65 wrote:
StPro wrote:I ordered a replacement cowl panel today. One less piece to patch.


which one did you get ? the closed in one or the one with slotted vents? tell us how it fits when you get to doing it.


I do believe the one with slotted vents. I didn't know there was a closed one. My cowl has three of the bars on the vents with hole. I did think about cutting them out but then i would have to remove the same on both sides to stay symmetrical. When I taped it up it looked weird. Since I was replacing the firewall and the bottom of the air box this will make it easier.
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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby poboyjo65 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:47 pm

I dont know if autokrafters has them but dynacorn is the manufacturer of both. here is a pic of the ventless one;
http://restorationpartssource.com/store ... 5qEALw_wcB
appears cheaper too, though shipping could be worse.
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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby StPro » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:21 pm

poboyjo65 wrote:I dont know if autokrafters has them but dynacorn is the manufacturer of both. here is a pic of the ventless one;
http://restorationpartssource.com/store ... 5qEALw_wcB
appears cheaper too, though shipping could be worse.

That panel would mean you would not need to patch the one under it to keep it from leaking on your feet :D
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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby Comechero65 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:03 am

And without the louvres you'll no longer have a fresh air heater but if you open the inside pass side heater door you'll have recycled air. but you feet will sray dry.
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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby StPro » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:02 pm

Comechero65 wrote:And without the louvres you'll no longer have a fresh air heater but if you open the inside pass side heater door you'll have recycled air. but you feet will sray dry.
Ron

I have been to the track on hot days and having the vents working is a real plus.
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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby poboyjo65 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:36 pm

Took it out for a few quick rides today. first time in 3 months. An Ac project snowballed into a bunch of other work that needed to be done before it all got buried beneath. But it was a beautiful fall day for a drive. But between washing off the dust & sweeping out the shop while the car wasn't in the way there wasn't much time left, but it felt good to grab some gears & feel that rearend twitch around :twisted:
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Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Postby lavron » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:24 pm

Got my trim mounting clips/studs today and bolted the grill and hood trim fully, going to count this little project complete.

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I had to touch up the grill where I scratched it the other day putting the trim (temporarily) on way too soon after I painted it, so while I had the flat black out I sprayed a little on the stuff behind the grill it made everything pretty much disappear. I will do a permanent job painting the core support after I repair/replace it.

Haven't picked my next mini project for the Comet yet but the weather is getting a bit cold to think about doing much more painting, I might take a stab at repairing my "new" steering wheel just for fun. :roll: and there is always motor stuff :P

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