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by vicegrip
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: AUTOLITE 4100 TAGGED C4GF RATED AT 1.12
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: AUTOLITE 4100 TAGGED C4GF RATED AT 1.12

What exactly were the complaints?
by vicegrip
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: Harbor Freight Needle scaler
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Harbor Freight Needle scaler

Pretty effective tool,isn't it? I have a mini scaler like yours and a big hoss piece about 3 times that size. These are not quite as thorough and smooth as the blaster but way cleaner and easier to use. They won't remove undercoating that is still sticky but neither will a blaster. An old Navy guy t...
by vicegrip
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Coil Spring Dilemma
Replies: 14
Views: 608

Re: Coil Spring Dilemma

Those coil spring spacers are pretty slick. Could have sold millions of them in the 60's,early 70's. As slick as they are,my vote is coil overs.You would still be rolling the dice on the spring weight but you would have much more adjustment.
by vicegrip
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Finally building my 64 Comet
Replies: 25
Views: 1151

Re: Finally building my 64 Comet

I don't know how much,if any track time you plan on doing but you could have a problem with the fuel regulator location.Mine was similar to yours,mounted on the firewall,and got sent home by the tech inspectors.They didn't check a whole lot else but that was a no go. NHRA rules says that the fuel li...
by vicegrip
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Small Block V-8 Performance
Topic: Best set up cooling wise for LA Traffic. Fan or no fan?
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: Best set up cooling wise for LA Traffic. Fan or no fan?

I used an OEM type radiator for a 70 429 CJ Torino and did enlarge the core support,used the Torino mounting brackets .The Torino shroud fit perfectly...upside down.Got a 6 blade fan from Summit. This ended the cooling problems I had with this car for years.Never went over 190,no matter the traffic ...
by vicegrip
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Big Block V-8 Performance
Topic: Rack and Pinion problem 64 Comet
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Rack and Pinion problem 64 Comet

As long as the cross member is not in the way,lowering the rack should be no problem for a man with your fabricating talents.One problem I can see is an extreme angle of the steering linkage causing a bump steer problem.It ain't going to be a road race car so some bump steer is acceptable.These or o...
by vicegrip
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: 1965 caliente
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: 1965 caliente

The reseal kit without the bushing is Edelmann 8501.They usually leak around the front seal,reservoir to pump body O ring,pressure port to reservoir seals.Be careful to put the pieces back EXACTLY as they came out. The Saginaw pump is the real deal but I don't think there is any OEM brackets for a s...
by vicegrip
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: 1965 caliente
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: 1965 caliente

That would be a Thompson-TRW pump.Reseal kits are available many places and are fairly easy to install if the front bushing is still good.The bushing is somewhat tougher without the correct tools.I would think the hoses from a later 60's,early 70's small block Mustang would work. You will need a pul...
by vicegrip
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: '65 Fuel Sending Unit
Replies: 21
Views: 1008

Re: '65 Fuel Sending Unit

I got this one,worked perfect https://www.autokrafters.com/p-9951-fuel-sending-unit-1964-65-mercury-comet-except-station-wagon-gas-tank-sender-ss-with-gasket-and-sock-filter-c4gy-9275a.aspx I would suggest replacing or at least checking the gauge voltage regulator under the dash and definitely chang...
by vicegrip
Fri May 29, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Powered Trunk Release?
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: Powered Trunk Release?

the latch is too tight or not lined up correctly. New weather strip can cause the tightness.
by vicegrip
Wed May 13, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: BRAKE FLUID
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: BRAKE FLUID

DOT 5 will work in your car but it definitely does not mix with 3. The 5 is desirable if everything is detailed and you still want the paint to be there when you're done. Everything should be new if you switch to 5 but we have successfully rinsed the old 3 out of a system by pumping it out and addin...
by vicegrip
Sat May 09, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Hard Core Performance
Topic: Break-In Oil
Replies: 8
Views: 1965

Re: Break-In Oil

Brad Penn,or Joe Gibbs Driven break in oil,no extra additives.A little costly but well worth it. The key here is to get your timing set right and the carb full of fuel so the motor starts instantly.
by vicegrip
Mon May 04, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: Full length drip pans
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Full length drip pans

I have these...not full length but covers all the the leak areas,easy enough to store when not in use. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sterilite-66-Qt-Ultra-Storage-Box-Stadium-Blue-Case-of-4/44785815?athcpid=44785815&athpgid=athenaItemPage&athcgid=null&athznid=PWVUB&athieid=v0&athstid=CS004&athguid=d2d6...
by vicegrip
Sun May 03, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Small Block V-8 Performance
Topic: Dual fours on my Cyclone
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Re: Dual fours on my Cyclone

dual fours ARE impressive,Eds not quite as much as Holleys.The Eds are probably drilled for square bore and Holleys will probably fit if you're so inclined.
by vicegrip
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: New Clutch Chatter
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: New Clutch Chatter

the rear end ratio would be a problem. What rpm is your idle? Too high with that ratio can cause problems. Did you have the flywheel resurfaced?