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by power band
Mon Apr 22, 2024 7:43 pm
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: Front end brakes and suspension
Replies: 16
Views: 100

Re: Front end brakes and suspension

did i miss something - the 4 holes are for using same LCA on R or L Driver or Passgr side to fit struts. . no '63-65 Fal/Com had the camber adjustment eccentric afaik . . I tried using the Maverick - adjustable camber setup but didn't work out - so far... . ( 61 Comet does finally have the 63/5 V8 s...
by power band
Mon Apr 22, 2024 8:20 am
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: Front end brakes and suspension
Replies: 16
Views: 100

Re: Front end brakes and suspension

afaik - the UCA / LCA's should be original to the '63. the Maverick arms use a (better) alignment system with an eccentric cam washer/ bolt for camber adjustment on inner pivot of LCA. Probly need adapters for tie rod ends ( Mustang Steve ). . '71 Maverick spindles used on the '61 with 'Scarebird' ...
by power band
Sat Apr 13, 2024 4:04 pm
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: 61 144cid. automatic Head Bolts torque
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: 61 144cid. automatic Head Bolts torque

you should be 'good to go' without retorque. Depending on fastener / head bolt - torque rating usually is with lube on fastener or even specific lube (ARP) . OEM may require typical motor oil ?. . BTW : " I doubt that the 1961 torque procedure is different from the 1964 for the same engine. " . Smal...
by power band
Wed Mar 27, 2024 8:59 am
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: New build 62 Comet
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: New build 62 Comet

... " you would need to anti up for a set a spindles & probably would want an 8'' rear so you have 5 lug front & back. then you need new wheels. " . BTW - early Falcon/Com/Stang 5 lug steering stuff including spindles getting very hard to find in usable shape. 70's Maverick/Comet may be reasonable o...
by power band
Tue Mar 26, 2024 6:35 pm
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: New build 62 Comet
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: New build 62 Comet

'62 should have 62-65 6 cyl front suspension.
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there is some value in upgrading to '65 V8 front suspension components - Center link / tie rod ends are considerably heftier if needed for use.
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by power band
Wed Mar 20, 2024 4:52 pm
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: New build 62 Comet
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: New build 62 Comet

Great to see another early Comet Six car getting put back together for driving into the future. The 2 speed 'slushomatic' is what gave the six cars their questionable reputation. '66 200 can accept many later improved trannys. The iconic 3 speed C4 is a reasonable option but if you want to go 3 peda...
by power band
Fri Feb 23, 2024 1:55 pm
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: 61...144cid engine 'head' install questions
Replies: 3
Views: 179

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

The machine shop did mill the head for CR calculating it would be good for the machine shop to provide milling info, measuring head chambers can be done also if at all concerned. basically modern head gaskets are thicker and can lower CR slightly. . ... measuring with Marvel Mystery adds nice minty...
by power band
Fri Feb 23, 2024 12:26 pm
Forum: Small Six Performance
Topic: 61...144cid engine 'head' install questions
Replies: 3
Views: 179

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

good idea to make pilot bolts to align head on install, even heavier with exh. mfld. . 'machine shop did a valve job? - did they mill head surface?. Amount if milled known, will help calculate engine compression ratio. . unless HiPo , clean original head bolts shouldn't be a problem if re-used (imho...
by power band
Thu Jan 25, 2024 9:24 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Been gone a few years , have Comets and parts
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: Been gone a few years , have Comets and parts

" I've been hooked ever since"
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oh yeah ! ,
Welcome and hope to see afew Pics' soon...
a 63 s33 ! - '73 Comet GT ! - thats obscure...

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hav e fun
by power band
Thu Dec 14, 2023 2:28 pm
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: 60's sounds
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: 60's sounds

.. probably those you tubee etc videos emphasize and exaggerate the low sounds since they're typically listening outside and near up to the car. My family had a '60 wagon as a kid. Recent trip a few hundred miles in my '63 Falcon Wagon to the regionals with a friend had me recall the old car interio...
by power band
Wed Dec 13, 2023 8:55 am
Forum: Small Block V-8 Performance
Topic: 3x2 manifold
Replies: 25
Views: 1772

Re: 3x2 manifold

' For old times sake I am interested in the manifold below which seems to be well thought of and the price is right. " 'for old time sake' the '61 Comet uses an Ofenhauser 3 X 1 manifold and Holley 1904's on the 'old time' small block six. You can anticipate three times as much fun getting each car...
by power band
Sun Nov 12, 2023 6:53 pm
Forum: eBay Finds
Topic: Tail Lights Yikes
Replies: 2
Views: 1899

Re: Tail Lights Yikes

.. my rant: - that's more than I paid for any of my cars ! ...
by power band
Sun Nov 12, 2023 6:51 pm
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: 61 coupe resurrection
Replies: 35
Views: 3701

Re: 61 coupe resurrection

Not functional headlite intakes yet - poser ...
by power band
Sat Nov 11, 2023 7:33 pm
Forum: 60 - 63 Comets
Topic: 61 coupe resurrection
Replies: 35
Views: 3701

Re: 61 coupe resurrection

the '61 was Red/Black interior with Black bodycolor , unfortunately not easy or affordable to rescue ... . https://i.postimg.cc/JtsB0sW1/COMET-INT-FOUND-IN-CAR.jpg . https://i.postimg.cc/Vdxt3n5S/COMET-SS-10258.jpg . https://i.postimg.cc/c668CXng/COMET_SS_10283.jpg Futura (?) seats with the only bot...
by power band
Sat Nov 11, 2023 6:47 pm
Forum: eBay Finds
Topic: Gas cap yikes
Replies: 12
Views: 982

Re: Gas cap yikes

a true enthusiast, some i've not seen before! . iconic Mercury Man is immediately identifiable like fender mounted gunsights ... ... W/W reservoir as coolant expansion reservoir: https://i.postimg.cc/6TDSwPzw/100-3632.jpg . https://i.postimg.cc/14rSwQ1f/100-3225.jpg . https://i.postimg.cc/ppfVLFq5/C...