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by 61 Waycrosscomet
Mon Apr 22, 2024 7:39 pm
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: 61 4door Fender bolts /nuts question
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: 61 4door Fender bolts /nuts question

Never mind....I finally found someone on ebay who had the longer fender bolts with the proper dog teeth washer......
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Sat Apr 20, 2024 12:12 pm
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: 61 4door Fender bolts /nuts question
Replies: 1
Views: 27

61 4door Fender bolts /nuts question

So yeah, still bit of a newbie here even though working on car 6 years now. First thing I did was remove front fenders to get at suspension, etc. easier. Didn't record or take good enough pics of the actual fender bolts. (now putting fenders back on) I have on hand new fender bolts (wide thread), wi...
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Tue Apr 16, 2024 10:01 am
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: 61 4dr. 144cid. hood to radiator wall gasket
Replies: 0
Views: 29

61 4dr. 144cid. hood to radiator wall gasket

Got this new rubber gasket for hood to radiator wall that i'm trying to figure out how to install. Got one pic in shop manual thats just not decent enough to see how to install. The book shows the wide part of gasket more upright and going towards the engine compartment. It looks like the small 'fol...
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Thu Mar 07, 2024 1:23 pm
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: 61 144cid. automatic Head Bolts torque
Replies: 2
Views: 465

61 144cid. automatic Head Bolts torque

Almost afraid to ask, but I just reinstalled the head after it went to machine shop. torqued head bolts according to shop manual. cold torque, 55 then 65, then 75. the gasket (felpro) has stamped on it, "NO RETORQUE" "NO SEALANT". After a few heat / cold cycles, is it necessary to revisit torquing t...
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Sun Mar 03, 2024 12:08 pm
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: 61 4dr. 144 cu. engine Muffler issue
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: 61 4dr. 144 cu. engine Muffler issue

Yes, well 2 concerns, one is the heat, and 2, the muffler 'sits' right against the side of the gas tank. every little bounce and bump is going to cause the muffler to wear on the side of the gas tank. At the moment i don't have the long pipe hooked up to exhaust manifold, when i put that part togeth...
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:54 am
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: 61 comet exhaust manifold heat shield
Replies: 2
Views: 1348

Re: 61 comet exhaust manifold heat shield

So someone who has a 170 engine on a 61 comet finally came through. part attaches to bottom row of exhaust manifold bolts just to the right of the exhaust manifold outlet where long pipe hooks up. I can post a pic if anyone is interested. Won't know until I get it all back together just what it is s...
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Fri Mar 01, 2024 8:50 am
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: 61 4dr. 144 cu. engine Muffler issue
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: 61 4dr. 144 cu. engine Muffler issue

I installed the tank about 5 years ago, pretty much same shape as old tank. The bolt holes all lined up, even the filler neck lined up perfectly with the gas inlet neck. At the time I thought it was all good with muffler clearance, but that was because muffler and long pipe was just sitting on the r...
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Wed Feb 28, 2024 11:25 am
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: 61 4dr. 144 cu. engine Muffler issue
Replies: 4
Views: 296

61 4dr. 144 cu. engine Muffler issue

So I got a new muffler from Waldrons (plus tail pipe), the original long pipe to engine was actually in good shape. Had gotten 2 replacement OEM replacement hangers. Finally got around to installing muffler only to discover it bumps up next to gas tank, which doesn't seem good, its as if the hangers...
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Sat Feb 24, 2024 1:33 pm
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: 61 comet exhaust manifold heat shield
Replies: 2
Views: 1348

Re: 61 comet exhaust manifold heat shield

here is photo of small heat? deflector. looking for placement. I'm sure it attaches to exhaust manifold. I just need to know where exactly. engine is 144cid. the 170 may have this as well. If anyone knows please let me know. need to get head back into car. thanks. john.m https://i.postimg.cc/sDFfwSB...
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Fri Feb 23, 2024 1:23 pm
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: 61...144cid engine 'head' install questions
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: 61...144cid engine 'head' install questions

The machine shop did mill the head, but he said it was extremely small. fractional what they milled.
hopefully that won't affect engine performance.
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:45 am
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: 61...144cid engine 'head' install questions
Replies: 3
Views: 178

61...144cid engine 'head' install questions

Got the 61 head back from machine shop. not much work needed on it. Looking for Tips and tricks for re-installing head. I have made some guide bolts so gasket and head stay lined up when lowered. My new gasket is from Fel Pro, hope they make good gaskets. Let me know if not. New gasket says use 'no ...
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Sat Dec 02, 2023 11:43 am
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: 61 comet exhaust manifold heat shield
Replies: 2
Views: 1348

61 comet exhaust manifold heat shield

removing the head and exhaust manifold on 61 comet 144 engine. There is this 2 1/2 by 2 inch flat metal piece that looks like it deflects heat from the manifold. Does this have a specific name? purpose. Do I need it? Can't seem to find a replacement online. Guess I could get someone to fabricate one...
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Thu Oct 26, 2023 11:18 am
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: New exhaust system
Replies: 0
Views: 953

New exhaust system

61 comet. 144cid. sedan. So where are people getting their new exhaust systems from? I need all new, except exhaust manifold. Is Waldens
any good? I had emailed them last year, they seemed pretty pricey considering it would be shipped from Michigan to Florida.
Thanks. john.m
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Tue Oct 17, 2023 12:01 pm
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: 61 144cid 2.4L head bolts source.
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: 61 144cid 2.4L head bolts source.

These are used head bolts. From what I've read, you should not re-use the head bolts. (for various reasons).
I was looking for new. (and the picture only shows 12, there should be 14).
by 61 Waycrosscomet
Tue Oct 17, 2023 9:45 am
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: 61 144cid 2.4L head bolts source.
Replies: 4
Views: 414

61 144cid 2.4L head bolts source.

Hi all, Does anyone have a good source for head bolts for the 144 engine? 1961. Are there other years like 62? that would work? or the 170 size engine. Googling everywhere and just not having good luck. headbolts.com has a set for 109.00. seems pricey and they are for the 200 size inline 6. (hate as...