Sheep in wolf’s clothing

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Sheep in wolf’s clothing

Postby Mikeb » Wed May 09, 2018 7:51 am

Hi
First time user. Just purchased 65 comet 404 what a great looking car. But I want to make a few mods and was hoping someone could help. Here are the questions l need help with
1. How can I raise the rear end to level it out
2. Change the single exhaust to twin ( stock v8 )
3. Biggest rims and tires without body mods
4. Any simple engine mods to give a little more power
Not interested in speed just want it to look and sound good. A sheep in wolfs clothing if you like
Thanks for any tips in advance pics and websites would be great
Mikeb

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Re: Sheep in wolf’s clothing

Postby Rocket989 » Thu May 10, 2018 3:32 pm

Mikeb wrote:Hi
First time user. Just purchased 65 comet 404 what a great looking car. But I want to make a few mods and was hoping someone could help. Here are the questions l need help with
1. How can I raise the rear end to level it out
2. Change the single exhaust to twin ( stock v8 )
3. Biggest rims and tires without body mods
4. Any simple engine mods to give a little more power
Not interested in speed just want it to look and sound good. A sheep in wolfs clothing if you like
Thanks for any tips in advance pics and websites would be great
Mikeb

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Joined: Tue May 08, 2018 11:45 pm


1. Like Johno said, air shocks or replace the leaf springs.
2. Have a good exhaust shop run a dual set-up with a pair of DynoMax UltraFlo's.
3. This can vary a bit...but GENERALLY you can use 7" wide rims in the front and back, 4" of back spacing in front, 4.5" in the rear, and a 215 size tire. Keep the tire/wheel combo under 26 to 26.5" tall. You will have to let the rear drop (jack in front of front leaf spring eye) in order to get them on/off.
4. A good tune-up, check/ advance your timing to 12-14 degrees BTDC, Weiand Street Warrior intake and Summit 500-cfm carb.

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