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by Sugarmaker
Sat May 18, 2024 10:13 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)
Replies: 109
Views: 5987

Re: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)

Marty,
We need to get the 32 out and drive it more. I like that old truck a lot, and it runs good after a lot of work. Top speed is maybe 40!
by Sugarmaker
Sat May 18, 2024 9:01 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)
Replies: 103
Views: 3000

Re: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)

Comet folks,
I need some one smarter than me to figure out what's wrong with this car. Still misses at 30-45 mph with light load going up hills is worse.
by Sugarmaker
Sat May 18, 2024 4:27 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)
Replies: 103
Views: 3000

Re: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)

Groover, Yes. Same issue. Not sure it affects how the car runs but just seems odd to have fluid setting in that sump of the manifold. Cheryl let me go play in the dirt today at our local tractor club. They had a fun pull. We took the WD45 Allis-Chalmers and it did well. Lots of good tractors for the...
by Sugarmaker
Fri May 17, 2024 8:46 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)
Replies: 103
Views: 3000

Re: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)

Joe, Folks, Well I checked the pass rear wheel again after another drive last night and the wheel is dry. So it looks like opening that vent on the differential seems to have worked to keep from pushing fluid out that seal. John helped me take the carb off again today. Checking orifices and flatteni...
by Sugarmaker
Tue May 14, 2024 8:43 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)
Replies: 103
Views: 3000

Re: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)

Joe, Folks, I do not have a vacuum gage. Maybe I should get one?? So I was thinking the same thing on the adjustment screws. So I went back to 2 turns out. uped the idle screw just a touch and then reset the points to .018 inch gap. (it was a little tighter than that for some reason?) We took a 20 m...
by Sugarmaker
Mon May 13, 2024 10:39 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)
Replies: 103
Views: 3000

Re: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)

Folks, An update on several Comet topics: We put the Comet on the lift again today and removed the vent fitting from the differential housing. Tried a visual look through and it was plugged. Sprayed carb cleaner into it till a very small vent hole opened up. Blew air through the hose to make sure it...
by Sugarmaker
Sun May 12, 2024 9:39 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)
Replies: 103
Views: 3000

Re: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)

Comet folks, Well our son Eric came by today to see his mom and we took the Comet for a ride. He noticed the miss in the engine at steady speed, say 35 mph! https://i.postimg.cc/g0vhw0pn/IMG-20240512-143531566-HDR.jpg Cheryl and I went for ice cream later, and I think the miss is still there so It m...
by Sugarmaker
Sat May 11, 2024 6:03 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)
Replies: 103
Views: 3000

Re: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)

Joe, folks,
I need to check the vent on the rear end. Never checked that yet.
by Sugarmaker
Fri May 10, 2024 5:04 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)
Replies: 103
Views: 3000

Re: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)

Comet folks, I ordered the rear axle seals and gaskets from NAPA for the Comet. I have not pulled an axle before so this may be fun. Any tricks or suggestions would be appreciated. Its car show, cruise in, ice cream time as the weather is finally getting better in our neck of the woods. Someone ment...
by Sugarmaker
Mon May 06, 2024 9:48 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)
Replies: 103
Views: 3000

Re: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)

Comet folks, Still learning on these cars. Simple things like removing the headlight covers on each of the four headlights. Took off the metal bezel and found that the headlight bulb covers were not Held on with the three screw as typical on other old cars. This had a spring on one side and a clip o...
by Sugarmaker
Sun May 05, 2024 8:33 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)
Replies: 103
Views: 3000

Re: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)

Comet folks, So Cheryl and I took a ride in "lil red" to deliver some maple products. Then headed to Erie PA and Presque Isle State Park. It is about 35 mile from home and we just don't get there enough! It has 25 mile speed limit for about a 17 mile trip around the Bay and looking out into the lake...
by Sugarmaker
Fri May 03, 2024 8:32 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)
Replies: 103
Views: 3000

Re: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)

Lou, folks, After reading Lou's recommendations again, I want to check the timing slop. This seems like a fairly easy test to do when John comes over in the next few days. Just another good suggestion to determine possible engine issues. Will try to keep you updated. I still need to get the Comet ou...
by Sugarmaker
Thu May 02, 2024 10:27 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Building my 65 Comet
Replies: 41
Views: 2847

Re: Building my 65 Comet

saSSoman8810, I just saw a 65 Comet wagon on Facebook market place last night. I check within 500 miles of Erie PA. I bet it is just waiting for you! It was a red squire version, and the body looked decent. Good luck! It is in Paramus NJ they want $6500 for it. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/i...
by Sugarmaker
Thu May 02, 2024 10:16 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)
Replies: 103
Views: 3000

Re: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)

Comet folks, We have been busy cutting wood, and filling the wood shed of the sugarhouse, for making maple syrup next year. John and his wife stopped by tonight with their 42 Ford Business Coupe and we visited for a while. I had to fire up the Comet to check the float. It started up fine and actuall...
by Sugarmaker
Wed May 01, 2024 9:01 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)
Replies: 103
Views: 3000

Re: 1965 Comet Caliente (little red)

Comet folks, I got the new brass float for Mikes Carbs today. I installed it. But forgot to get the spring clip in place that hold the needle in the seat. If you have never done this take it from me its not good. Car started and kept getting rougher and rougher. I backed it out of the shop and it st...