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by Jims65cyclone
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Doug's 65 Cyclone build
Replies: 26
Views: 245

Re: Doug's 65 Cyclone build

I hope the glue on those bag labels sticks REALLY well. :shock: :lol:

Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Just purchased a 1962 trying to learn w/1st ever project car
Replies: 27
Views: 156

Re: Just purchased a 1962 trying to learn w/1st ever project car

Looks like you're making good progress. Mike mentioned an EPS conversion for power steering. It's not a project for the faint of heart, but it is a relatively cheap rout to PS if you can weld. Fred ("Sassy") is the only one (living) on this forum that I'm aware of who has actually made the modificat...
by Jims65cyclone
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from New Zealand
Replies: 6
Views: 35

Re: Hello from New Zealand

Welcome aboard! :D Like Joe says, we love to see pics. Here's a way to post them:
https://www.cometcentral.com/forum/view ... =1&t=16011

Strange coincidence..... my neighbor across the street is from New Zealand. Not sure where, though.

Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Finally building my 64 Comet
Replies: 83
Views: 2208

Re: Finally building my 64 Comet

Eee-Hawww! It's alive! :shock: 8) Sounds wicked, too.

Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: Dont lift no matter what!
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: Dont lift no matter what!

Tongue weight is critical. Three years ago, right after I left home pulling my car on a trailer headed to the gathering at PF, I nearly lost it all. I didn't realize it, but the center spring perches on the tandem axels had flipped when changing the tires before I left, effectively shifting the weig...
by Jims65cyclone
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Doug's 65 Cyclone build
Replies: 26
Views: 245

Re: Doug's 65 Cyclone build

Wow! You've got the stuff of a great Cyclone build: original hub caps, all the rocker and wheel lip trim, Cyclone steering wheel, looks like the console is in good shape, grill corral. You've got a great starting point. 8)

Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Lavron's '64 Build Thread
Replies: 2096
Views: 182694

Re: Lavron's '64 Build Thread

You could build your own.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIx_RLFy7fQ

Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: I got my car on my rotisserie yesterday.
Replies: 11
Views: 106

Re: I got my car on my rotisserie yesterday.

Have you tried using John's instructions on using Postimage for your photos?
https://www.cometcentral.com/forum/view ... =1&t=16011

Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Showing Off
Topic: 1960 Comet Project
Replies: 30
Views: 710

Re: 1960 Comet Project

Groover wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:13 pm
Man, that thing can really smoke the tires... in reverse ;)
Works best on cold days when the road is harder. :wink:

Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: what did you do to your comet today?
Replies: 3251
Views: 248211

Re: what did you do to your comet today?

Beautiful day today, so the wife and I took the old girl out to stretch her legs. (The car, I mean. :lol: ) Ashamed to say it's the first time since September I've had her out, but it seemed like there was always something else I needed to do. It took three long cranks to get the gas back in the bow...
by Jims65cyclone
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Just purchased a 1962 trying to learn w/1st ever project car
Replies: 27
Views: 156

Re: Just purchased a 1962 trying to learn w/1st ever project car

Welcome aboard! :D Like the other guys asked, what are you plans for her?

Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: 63 S-22 ...260 4 spd
Replies: 12
Views: 108

Re: 63 S-22 ...260 4 spd

You can do some "what ifs" with this calculator. According to it, with 195/70x14's and 3.21 axel (closest they get to 3.25), you should be taching 2833 rpm at 65 mph. Ratio that to your 3.25 axle and you should be taching 2868 rpm at 65 mph.

https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc?tires=195-70r14

Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: 64 tail lights
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: 64 tail lights

I have too, and he packages stuff up so it doesn't get damaged.

Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Chrisman’s Comet
Replies: 24
Views: 232

Re: Chrisman’s Comet

:idea: :idea: :idea: Maybe we need to get Pugs,(our comet policeman in knoxville) to show up at this shop in his police uniform,maybe stake out the place, write all of people there an expensive ticket, or maybe a stack of them like I use to get, then tell them he'll tear em all up if they bring the...
by Jims65cyclone
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Comet Forum Events
Topic: 2021 Comet Gathering in Pigeon Forge TN
Replies: 16
Views: 128

Re: 2021 Comet Gathering in Pigeon Forge TN

I am intending (right now) to trailer the Comet and that makes her nervous :P I may have to pull it off the trailer and drive it up the mountains :roll: surely the truck will pull it up them, it just might be slow, could be scarier coming back down but I can usually stop the truck with just the tra...