Search found 372 matches

by A/FX
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: 61 comet Painting the black parts with?
Replies: 7
Views: 84

Re: 61 comet Painting the black parts with?

The color may have been M1724 but there is a difference between color and “sheen”. Most any color can be formulated to have a “sheen” that can be gloss, flat or anywhere in between. I highly doubt the factory used gloss finish for interior surfaces.
Jim
by A/FX
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: 61 comet Painting the black parts with?
Replies: 7
Views: 84

Re: 61 comet Painting the black parts with?

61 Waycrosscomet wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:46 pm
did you use the gloss?
No, I never use gloss unless it is on the body itself. I prefer satin for all interior or under hood area’s.
Jim
Here is an example using Krylon, but SEM is very similar.
DEB2469A-70A9-441C-BCA4-C5BFAE8AFB65.jpeg
DEB2469A-70A9-441C-BCA4-C5BFAE8AFB65.jpeg (106.84 KiB) Viewed 46 times
by A/FX
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: 61 comet Painting the black parts with?
Replies: 7
Views: 84

Re: 61 comet Painting the black parts with?

What paint are ya's using to paint the black parts, like the headlight buckets and the wall the headlight buckets mount to? I believe the original was some sort of lacquer paint. the parts that have some good paint left shine up to a real nice gloss. I also have black on the inside doors above the ...
by A/FX
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: Rotisserie install
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Rotisserie install

Using a rotisserie makes working on the Comet or any other vehicle much easier. I have used one more than once during complete rebuilds/restorations. When I built the one used on my Comet there were no commercial units available.(late ‘70’s) Jim https://i.postimg.cc/q7YFHmw6/2-D512633-6-E6-C-4-B20-B...
by A/FX
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: 66 - 69 Comets
Topic: 66-69 2-Speed Wiper - Foot Pump Wiring?
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: 66-69 2-Speed Wiper - Foot Pump Wiring?

The set up I pictured in my last post was removed from a ‘64 Comet Caliente I parted out back in the late ‘70s. It may have been a dealer installed option.
Jim
by A/FX
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: 66 - 69 Comets
Topic: 66-69 2-Speed Wiper - Foot Pump Wiring?
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: 66-69 2-Speed Wiper - Foot Pump Wiring?

I was looking for something in my parts area and found this. I believe someone wanted to know how many wires were on the pump switch.
Jim
Image

Image
by A/FX
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: PETRONIX IGNITION
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: PETRONIX IGNITION

Pertronix units are great, I have a stock locking Pertronix distributor in my Comet. That said most people know that the weak point is the Pertronix coil. The module needs a resistor coil to operate and most just buy the matching coil from Pertronix. ( myself included) If I were you I would try a ne...
by A/FX
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Small Block V-8 Performance
Topic: Best set up cooling wise for LA Traffic. Fan or no fan?
Replies: 7
Views: 190

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

Your current setup should work fine. Are you using the correct thermostat? Is it a high flow unit? A four core radiator will cool no matter what condition your are driving in if everything else is correct. Is your six blade fan a flex unit or does it have stationary blades? Are your heater ports on ...
by A/FX
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Rocker Molding ?
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Rocker Molding ?

You failed to mention the year/ model of your Comet. If you have a ‘64 Cyclone Auto Krafters has these: https://www.autokrafters.com/Mercury-Cyclone-1964_p-8941-moulding-retainer-clip-1962-mercury-comet-1964-cyclone-62-63-meteor-63-monterey-door-rocker-or-body-side-c2gy-16a076a.aspx They are reprodu...
by A/FX
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: ‘64 Cyclone update
Replies: 91
Views: 6107

Re: ‘64 Cyclone update

It has been a while since my last update, I have been diligently working on the Comet almost everyday. Last week we started the engine, after a few issues and adjustments I backed the car out into the daylight. This is the first time since about 1979 that the Comet has moved under its own power, I w...
by A/FX
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Alternator conversion wiring.
Replies: 12
Views: 352

Re: Alternator conversion wiring.

Fred, I believe that my factory gauge worked after I converted to an alternator but that was over 40 years ago and I don’t remember for sure. I know now better and have a volt gauge instead of an amp gauge. My Powermaster alternator puts out 14 volts no problem. ( internal regulator) I guess the bes...
by A/FX
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Alternator conversion wiring.
Replies: 12
Views: 352

Re: Alternator conversion wiring.

Not sure if this information is still needed but I thought I would post this just in case someone wants it.
This is for installing a Ford style alternator not a “Brand X” style.
Jim
Image
by A/FX
Thu May 28, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Powered Trunk Release?
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Powered Trunk Release?

I installed the Scott Drake system in my ‘64 with no issues. Are you sure the latch and lower catch are adjusted correctly? Does the key make the latch work on the first twist of the key without hesitation? I did not use the lever switch that came with the latch, I use a momentary push button switch...
by A/FX
Sun May 17, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Fatman front strut conversion
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: Fatman front strut conversion

No experience with the Fat Man suspension but I think the size of the cross member would pose clearance issues with exhaust among other components. If you remove the shock towers and replace them with the proper gauge material and install it correctly you should not have a strength issue. I personal...
by A/FX
Mon May 11, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Headliner question
Replies: 17
Views: 600

Re: Headliner question

Comets came with either the cardboard headliner or the normal soft vinyl/ bow style. If your car had the cardboard type it can be converted to the bow style easily. All the holes are in the roof channels for the metal bows, you will need the bows and the unique plastic channel that holds the headlin...