Build Thread - '62 Comet

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Build Thread - '62 Comet

Postby deusamo » Sun Jan 03, 2016 2:32 pm

Hey guys! So here's a link to the original build thread for the car: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1454&start=15

The short version is that the car has a 2.3L from a '93 Ford Ranger. I drove it 3 1/2 hours home, and it got 27 mpg. :)

Here's a link to some pictures: ... sp=sharing

I'm sure you'll notice the terrible weatherstripping. Well...I have to drive this daily, and it's cold. So it's a bandaid solution. I'll fix it properly once the weather gets nicer. But that's why the driver side door isn't closed all the way. It only closes completely if I slam it, but if I slam it the window pops off the track. So that's another thing to fix.

When I bought the car, the shifter was broken. I drove it home with a clamp holding it in place. The next day a metalworker friend of mine fabbed up the new shifter and welded it into place.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to messing with this car. I need a back seat, and I'd like to polish up the interior a little bit. I'd also like to add a little bit of audio. One day, maybe a swap to the 2.3L turbo motor.
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Re: Build Thread - '62 Comet

Postby lavron » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:17 pm

At least with it running and driving you will be able to make the upgrade fixes as you go.

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Re: Build Thread - '62 Comet

Postby comethead » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:06 pm

Looks good!
Keep in mind some later parts fit your car as well. 65-66 Mustang parts are cheap.

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