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fryedaddy
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66 comet is needing help

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i took my old comet to the store a while back and i noticed the clutch pedal did not feel rite.when i got to the store i mashed the clutch and it felt like the pedal broke.it went to the floor and stayed.my z bar is cracked my bushings in my pedal are shot,so i guess i need a new z bar and clutch-brake pedal bushings.on to of that i am going to have to replace my oil pan.i let a block slip off my jack and when it dropped it dented my oil pan pretty bad.i guess i will buy one of them too.
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Knock the dent out of the pan w/ a hammer & dolly, save some $$$ for other parts.

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fryedaddy wrote:
Sun Jul 10, 2022 7:10 pm
i took my old comet to the store a while back and i noticed the clutch pedal did not feel rite.when i got to the store i mashed the clutch and it felt like the pedal broke.it went to the floor and stayed.my z bar is cracked my bushings in my pedal are shot,so i guess i need a new z bar and clutch-brake pedal bushings.on to of that i am going to have to replace my oil pan.i let a block slip off my jack and when it dropped it dented my oil pan pretty bad.i guess i will buy one of them too.
When you pull your oil pan check your oil pickup really well for cracks and if it got bent or damaged. As Joe said you may be able to straighten the pan if it is not too bad. If you even suspect the oil pickup tube/screen was damaged I would replace it.

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You may want to weld up the Z-bar as well. They don't give those things away for FE engines :?

A lot of this aftermarket stuff is junk.

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crites makes a z bar for fe engines.it should be good quality.my z bar aint nothing but a big booger welded piece of junk.it needs replaced.i may try to save the oil pan.your right a z bar for an fe is $.
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