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by Jims65cyclone
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: (At age 16 and on) Cristian’s 1962 Mercury comet s-22 build thread
Replies: 43
Views: 1220

Re: (At age 16 and on) Cristian’s 1962 Mercury comet s-22 build thread

Hey jim. Turns out I ordered two idler arms on a dumb note. Some of the other components you mentioned I’ve been changing over the weeks. Thinking about it. The guy from the alignment shop raised it from the control arms. This whole time I’ve been raising it from the body. Could that have affected ...
by Jims65cyclone
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: All in the Family, Comet's Ford Sisters
Topic: Pop's Cobra build.
Replies: 284
Views: 27910

Re: Pop's Cobra build.

When are you gonna put the body on your go-kart?

Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: (At age 16 and on) Cristian’s 1962 Mercury comet s-22 build thread
Replies: 43
Views: 1220

Re: (At age 16 and on) Cristian’s 1962 Mercury comet s-22 build thread

A pickle fork is a great tool for separating ball joints, tie rod ends, etc. IF you are planning to replace them with new ones. Pickle forks can often tear the rubber boot on the joint, allowing dirt and water to enter the joint and cause damage if you don't replace it. If you want to minimize any d...
by Jims65cyclone
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Hinge for center console
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: Hinge for center console

I figured it was something purely medicinal. Probably some form of muscle relaxer. :roll: :lol:

Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Hinge for center console
Replies: 7
Views: 75

Re: Hinge for center console

John....did you recover your console lid? And what's in that brown paper bag on the passenger's seat? :wink:

Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: 1965 Cyclone Project Car
Replies: 12
Views: 184

Re: 1965 Cyclone Project Car

Did you resize it for message boards when you uploaded, then click on Hot links for forums and paste the copied link into your Comet forum message?

Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: My cat does not sit level------------
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: My cat does not sit level------------

Here's what I think is the best explanation of how to post pics using postimages.org. Works very well.

https://www.cometcentral.com/forum/view ... =1&t=16011

Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: My cat does not sit level------------
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: My cat does not sit level------------

Have you checked to see if you have any twist-in spring spacers in the front? Its a stretch, but maybe you have a couple on the driver's side and the ones on the passenger side have popped out. Strange its the passenger side. Usually, if a car sags on one side due to spring/suspension fatigue, its t...
by Jims65cyclone
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: (At age 16 and on) Cristian’s 1962 Mercury comet s-22 build thread
Replies: 43
Views: 1220

Re: (At age 16 and on) Cristian’s 1962 Mercury comet s-22 build thread

I'm glad that solved your problem. It's a great feeling to puzzle and ponder over a problem and finally work it out. It took guts to mess with it after getting it set with a timing light, but you learned a lot about how it works, and that's knowledge you can add to your "toolbox" to use to address f...
by Jims65cyclone
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: (At age 16 and on) Cristian’s 1962 Mercury comet s-22 build thread
Replies: 43
Views: 1220

Re: (At age 16 and on) Cristian’s 1962 Mercury comet s-22 build thread

Another method that is very similar to Pop's is to advance the timing until you hear it knock under load (you're already there), then retard the timing in small increments until the knock stops. It's an easy way to do it if you don't have access to a timing light.

Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: (At age 16 and on) Cristian’s 1962 Mercury comet s-22 build thread
Replies: 43
Views: 1220

Re: (At age 16 and on) Cristian’s 1962 Mercury comet s-22 build thread

Be sure you heat the engine up to normal temp, set the idle to 500 - 600 rpm, and disconnect and plug the vacuum advance hose going to the distributor before beginning the adjustment.

Jim
by Jims65cyclone
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: (At age 16 and on) Cristian’s 1962 Mercury comet s-22 build thread
Replies: 43
Views: 1220

Re: (At age 16 and on) Cristian’s 1962 Mercury comet s-22 build thread

If you've flushed the block, vatted the rad, have a 160* stat (installed properly with the pointed end toward the rad) and the belt is tight so it doesn't slip, you should not be over heating with a stock 6 cylinder. Have you checked the timing? If it's too far advanced it can cause it to run hot, t...
by Jims65cyclone
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: (At age 16 and on) Cristian’s 1962 Mercury comet s-22 build thread
Replies: 43
Views: 1220

Re: (At age 16 and on) Cristian’s 1962 Mercury comet s-22 build thread

You say the car usually runs 190*. How do you know, since the factory gauge didn't have numbers? Do you have an auxiliary temp gauge? Could be a bad sending unit. First thing I'd try to do is determine if the gauge is lying to you. Can you get hold of a non-contact thermometer? If so, I'd shoot some...
by Jims65cyclone
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: (At age 16 and on) Cristian’s 1962 Mercury comet s-22 build thread
Replies: 43
Views: 1220

Re: (At age 16 and on) Cristian’s 1962 Mercury comet s-22 build thread

If you've replaced the thermostat with a new 160* unit and it's still overheating, I don't think the stat is the problem. I think your cooling system, the rad and/or the block, is dirty. I'd recommend removing the thermostat, then using a cooling system flush according to the instructions. Prestone ...