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Eddiecomet
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A better picture of Helen, that’s the name my wife gave her honoring her grandma.
Aloha Ed

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A better picture of Helen, that’s the name my wife gave her honoring her grandma.
Aloha Ed

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I would like to run headers on my 65 comet. It is a 4 speed car with power steering. What header will work? Not much room. Aloha Ed

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Lots a stuff in driveline on brakes, your V 8 spindles are great same as Mustang. Early Kelsey/Hayes disc brake stuff is good, cheap, are widely available.
Use a 15/16s bore master cylinder and power booster not needed. Lots a guys here have used this combination including me.
Fred
I'd rather do it myself if it's done right or not,,,isn't that what hotrodding is all about?
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A lot of guys use the CSRP conversion kits:
http://www.discbrakeswap.com/Mustang%20 ... SWAP1.html

Life is much easier if you install an export brace to replace the shock tower braces. Gives a lot more room for the MC/booster. Also makes general engine access better.
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... t&_sacat=0

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right on ,,,,!! helen is a good handle for a 65 comet....I knew a GIRL in the 5th grade by that name...she was the sexist thing in elementary school...but the little heifer wouldn't give me the time of day :shock: and even back then POP was COOL !!..... :shock: :shock: :lol: pop
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Jims65cyclone
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You probably rode your bike like you drive a car, and she was skeered of you! :shock: :lol: :lol:

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Eddiecomet
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Any word on what headers fit the best without any or little modifications? I’ve been looking at long tube, hugger headers, but not really comfortable with what I am reading out there. I would like feed back on those that have installed a good set that fits great but yet, don’t breaks the bank. Thanks for the information on the K/H disc brakes. In the swap1 kit, is the master cylinder a 15/16” bore? I will be making an order soon. Thanks also on the x-brace. My Comet x-brace looks cheap and looks welded on. Aloha and mahalo from Hawaii, Ed

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Hello, Comet and high performance Ford enthusiasts; my name is Jim Wahl,; I have owned two 1964, cyclones; I currently have a 1965, cyclone four-speed with California black plates, also Previously a 1966, cyclone GT 390 and a 1967, cyclone GT 390 California black plate. My current 65 cyclone is an original DSO 52 Los Angeles district , original polar white and an original four-speed car, The car was built September 19th 1965 , original “ A “ code 289 , block cast September 9th 1965 and is a early six bolt . Engine is out going through upgrades but will still be the original “289” . It needs the dash bezels restored? Any help please? And correct tachometer? I’m building it more as a era correct time capsule, with acceptable mods of the sixties for stoplight meetings in Pomona California on a Saturday night cruise.
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Jims65cyclone
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Welcome aboard! :D

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Eddiecomet
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I have a hardtop and a donor convertible. The front spring are different diameter. The convertible has a little bigger coil spring. Both are v8 cars. Question, Should I run the bigger diameter springs or the smaller one. I don’t know the spring rating. Any information is greatly appreciated!
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Answer would depend on driving style, desired ride height.
Fred
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