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Re: 1965 Comet 202 project

Postby lavron » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:36 pm

ArkansasComet wrote:I'm not sure who would want to steal a Comet sedan door so hopefully it is just a mistake by Greyhound & they can locate it.


We all know the high value of the 2 door Comet sedan doors :lol:

Good luck and hopefully they will find it.

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Re: 1965 Comet 202 project

Postby popscomet » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:56 pm

Jims65cyclone wrote:Sounds like a few issues, but, hey, that's hotroddin'. The fun is half in the driving and half in the tinkering. We're lucky here to have several stations within a couple of miles of my house with 90 octane ethanol-free gas. That's what I put in the Comet and all my small-engine tools like lawn mower, chainsaw, etc.
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JIM..I put 87 in my comet,,,I tuned it yrs ago to run on that cheap gas..it starts and dies good,,runs cool,just never gives a problem....put the gear drive in way back in the 90's and have not never touched it since... and I timed it by ear and drove it and adj till it was where I wanted it..if I was to ever super tune it and maybe start using better gas,,,,I might be SHOCKED ! but for it's purpose ,,it will stay as is.....good luck.........pop
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Re: 1965 Comet 202 project

Postby poboyjo65 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:02 pm

That double sucks! will Greyhound reimburse you for all the money that you're out? You would think they would need some ID to get the door, I dont see how someone could be ready for that.Hopefully it will turn up, perhaps a package mix up,someone got the wrong package.
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Re: 1965 Comet 202 project

Postby popscomet » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:18 pm

SURE THERE WAS A PAKAGE MIX UP !!!! someone was waiting on a new wristwatch to come in the mail and they took a door instead...... :!: :!: don't be surprised if the where abouts of the door don't come with a hefty ransom...... :? :shock:
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Re: 1965 Comet 202 project

Postby Rocket989 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:09 pm

x3 what the h*** is an unintended recipient gonna do with THAT?? :roll: IMO they’re full of crap...keep squeezin’ ‘em!
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Re: 1965 Comet 202 project

Postby ArkansasComet » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:22 am

Fortunately the lady I spoke to at Greyhound customer service was very polite & tried to be as helpful as possible (after she confirmed it was not a prank call & I was who I said I was!). The seller sent me a pic of the door all boxed up so I e-mailed that to Greyhound to help them locate the box, they are hoping it is sitting in a distribution warehouse nearby, so I'll keep my fingers crossed! In the meantime I'll take my frustrations out by hammering on my old door, by the time I feel better it will probably be pretty straight! :D
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Re: 1965 Comet 202 project

Postby Jims65cyclone » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:31 pm

My dad had a 28 Model A roadster rumble seat lid shipped from the mid-west to Atlanta back in the late 60's. It was never seen again once it left the seller's custody. It shipped motor freight boxed up in a wooden crate. :roll:
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Re: 1965 Comet 202 project

Postby ArkansasComet » Mon May 07, 2018 11:43 am

I took a break from working on the Comet after some bad luck gathering parts but I am back on it now! I did a few hours of welding on the engine bay/shock towers this weekend. I also scored a good deal on an Edelbrock F4B intake to replace the one I lost in a fire, & I picked up a used Holley 600 cfm carb for it. Here are some pics...

My Comet surrounded by my brother's projects...

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I still have some grinding & welding to do on my battery tray delete panel but I got tired of grinding & decided to do some welding on the shock towers instead. I'll be adding reinforcement plates to the shock towers next (hopefully this week).

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I rosette/plug welded the firewall crossmember I added to help tie everything together & fill in the holes I made drilling out the spot welds on the stock shock tower braces. The holes that remain are where the new shock tower brace bolts on. There is a 1" piece of box tubing running underneath the lip that will tie into the bracing I did on the outer kick panels. I also added some gussets on the underside of the crossmember to attach it to the firewall.

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The Edelbrock F4B intake cost me the same as a new Weiand stealth intake, but since the Weiand is now cast in China & finish machined in the USA I decided to keep it old school & get the Edelbrock intake. I have seen the new Weiand intakes & was not impressed with the quality.

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Re: 1965 Comet 202 project

Postby Rocket989 » Mon May 07, 2018 7:11 pm

Weldin’ looks good!! :D That looks like an 1850 carb, but the thingy in the center of front float bowl? Any part #’s on the air horn??
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Re: 1965 Comet 202 project

Postby ArkansasComet » Tue May 08, 2018 9:20 am

Thanks Rocket! You are correct, it is an 1850, the thing on the primary bowl was for a fuel bowl vent valve, it looks like my carb had one & it has been plugged to eliminate the vent. As you can see from the pics. this carb is pretty dirty & will be getting a rebuild in the near future!

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Re: 1965 Comet 202 project

Postby ArkansasComet » Fri May 11, 2018 10:08 am

Picked up a "new" passenger door yesterday! It has a few holes I need to fill but that will be a lot easier than trying to straighten out my old door

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Re: 1965 Comet 202 project

Postby Rocket989 » Fri May 11, 2018 4:07 pm

Heck yah! For any sheet metal you can find & that's ready available...less work = better in my book! :D
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Re: 1965 Comet 202 project

Postby poboyjo65 » Fri May 11, 2018 7:24 pm

:lol: I'm just trying to imagine how goofy that mirror looked on the side of that door! :lol: but that's a good looking door! & the last body panel that you needed, right???? little by little, bit by bit, it's getting closer. should be a lot tighter with all the stitch welds & adding the bracing. keep after it!!!!!
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Re: 1965 Comet 202 project

Postby lavron » Fri May 11, 2018 8:18 pm

poboyjo65 wrote:I'm just trying to imagine how goofy that mirror looked on the side of that door!


My thoughts as well, must have had a tall arm on it :roll:

Can you ask for more it is even red :P

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Re: 1965 Comet 202 project

Postby ArkansasComet » Tue May 15, 2018 8:18 am

Ya I assume the doors had big towing mirrors or something on them? They came off of a Ranchero but luckily the guy has normal mirrors on his Ranchero now. This was the last major body panel I needed, my only big hurtle left is getting the rear quarters welded on which I have been holding off until I figure out how I want to do the inner wheel wells. The door is red like the rest of the car but to be honest I am tired of the red haha, hopefully soon I can get the car stripped & primered a different color as I am not a fan of red! Anything to help motivate me to keep moving forward! haha
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