Slowly restoring my 66 Comet Caliente

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Re: Slowly restoring my 66 Comet Caliente

Postby 1320paul » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:03 am

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1320paul wrote:Thanks guys, I appreciate your comments. One good thing is my car is basically stripped right down and I have all my parts bagged and tagged in boxes so I won't have to chase anyone down looking for stuff. The only things really left in the car are glass, wiring and the rear end. The engine is getting freshened up after I tore it down last month (.030 overbore and a stock rebuild kit). The guys that did my friend's Chevelle and another friend's Cutlass are meeting me tomorrow to take a look at it. They're a small town shop with a good reputation so I'm hoping for the best.

sounds like they are more use to building GM's...be sure and mention it is a ford,,so watch the head gaskets,,if they know what they are doing they well under stand,,if not ...furnish them with a how to book......jmo :shock: :wink:


Oops sorry, I meant the guys that did the body work on my friends cars are looking at my Comet. The engine is getting done at my friends speed shop. I can't wait to work on it. He's a go fast guy and keeps bugging me about a bigger cam and four barrel but no thanks. I want it to be bone stock.
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Re: Slowly restoring my 66 Comet Caliente

Postby Loner » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:17 am

Are you going to leave the whole car bone stock? Not many are left that way now days. I always get Input from buddy's on what they would do if it was their car. Once in awhile I get a good idea from one.

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Re: Slowly restoring my 66 Comet Caliente

Postby 1320paul » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:38 pm

Loner wrote:Are you going to leave the whole car bone stock? Not many are left that way now days. I always get Input from buddy's on what they would do if it was their car. Once in awhile I get a good idea from one.

Matt


As bone stock as I can do it, yes. I'm weird like that lol. The cloth inserts on the seats were replaced with non-stock material though. I'm probably going to go with a Pertronix Ignitor too and ditch the points. Stock wheel covers and factory color. I'd like to hide a modern stereo in it if I can. Maybe in the glove box.
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Re: Slowly restoring my 66 Comet Caliente

Postby Loner » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:26 pm

I know you can get the stock radio modernized on a 65 not sure about a 66. Comethead Joe had his 65 done maybe ask him about or check his build thread if your interested.

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Re: Slowly restoring my 66 Comet Caliente

Postby Groover » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:24 am

Joe and I both had this guy do ours.

http://www.taymanelectrical.com/stereo.htm

A little pricey, but very happy with the results.

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Re: Slowly restoring my 66 Comet Caliente

Postby 1320paul » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:15 pm

Whoa that's cool. Thanks for the link
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Re: Slowly restoring my 66 Comet Caliente

Postby SASSY » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:31 am

There is a guy in out here in Cranbrook bc that does it,, Ill see if I can find a link.
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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Re: Slowly restoring my 66 Comet Caliente

Postby 1320paul » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:26 am

So I got the front suspension back in the car and this past Monday my car was towed to another body shop. They're friends of a friend and seem positive about doing the car so I'm hopeful it gets done this time! Here's a couple pics of the floor. Not too bad I think. I spent a few hours the other night cleaning nuts and bolts with the wire wheel getting them ready to prime and paint.
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Re: Slowly restoring my 66 Comet Caliente

Postby Lip Ripper » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:41 am

For what it's worth, I don't prime hardware, just clean it and spray it. I try to keep the finish thin so the wrenches won't crack it. Just enough to seal and color it.

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Re: Slowly restoring my 66 Comet Caliente

Postby 1320paul » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:44 am

A couple more pics of her rolling before she went off to the body shop. I can't believe it's been 17 years since I bought this car :shock:
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Re: Slowly restoring my 66 Comet Caliente

Postby 1320paul » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:46 am

Lip Ripper wrote:For what it's worth, I don't prime hardware, just clean it and spray it. I try to keep the finish thin so the wrenches won't crack it. Just enough to seal and color it.

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Good idea Stacey, I'll try that :)
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