New Section For Ford Motor Company Related Cars

All the Ford Sisters...Falcon, Mustang, Maverick & Fairlane, etc. Try and keep your post relevant for Comet users
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Had a request to add info on builds that are non-Comet but Comet related, any of sister Fords (or cousins whichever it is) that is useful for everyone working on their Comets.

Hope this is ok with everyone, if not, just get over it :P <------That is a joke btw. Seriously if anyone has valid concerns let me know the reason.

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Very cool! This will only add to the information base here. A Ford is a Ford is a Merc is a Ford!

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THIS is going to be a cool place to keep up with,,,,,you guys are doing good ....POP
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Should be good, I know my main projects will be our 66 Mustangs. Thanks for the work you put in to this site, has got to be time consuming for sure.

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popscomet wrote:THIS is going to be a cool place to keep up with,,,,,you guys are doing good ....POP
JUST think,it's all about a FORD,,,,but I may not ever say anything about a FORD TRACTOR,,,I have 3 of em,,, :shock: 8) :lol: :lol: :lol: pop
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popscomet wrote:JUST think,it's all about a FORD,,,,but I may not ever say anything about a FORD TRACTOR,,,I have 3 of em,,, pop
I have 3 as well POP, '48 8N I inherited from my dad, a '57 600 series, and a '64 800 series (or vice versa on the 600 and 800 I can't remember off the top of my head) none are show tractors but have too work when they are running, I got the 8N running a year ago when I brought it home (like sewing machine) and almost immediately poked a hole in the radiator, the 800 needs some carb work and my 600 is main tractor and runs fine.

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I have 5 total,,,,,,,a 1220 4wd ,9n and a 4000 all FORDS....then a 1976 INT and a b1500 kubota,in all honestly,GLENDA has the kubota,she liked it when I brought it home ,she pulls a 5ft trailer behind it with all of her yard tools and her very own power GEN for her lectric weed eater,she sports a straw hat and sunglasses and goes all over this place messin with her plants,,I tell her she looks like FARMER JANE..pop
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Hey, Lavron....I've got a 48 8N that I inherited from my dad, too! It runs good, but oil is getting into the cooling system somehow. The coolant looks like a butterscotch slurry. :shock: No water in the oil, though. :D Ever seen that problem before?
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Jims65cyclone wrote:Hey, Lavron....I've got a 48 8N that I inherited from my dad, too! It runs good, but oil is getting into the cooling system somehow. The coolant looks like a butterscotch slurry. :shock: No water in the oil, though. :D Ever seen that problem before?
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Sorry Jim no idea, hopefully not a crack in the block, but I would think you would get water in the oil as well (or most likely) I would suggesting finding a website dedicated to old tractors, there is probably tons of them. I usually just Google stuff like that when I have questions, almost always find an answer. Old flathead 4 can't have too much go wrong with them.

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I'll have to post a few pics of my 63falcon and my dads 56 fairlane

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65clevorcyclone wrote:I'll have to post a few pics of my 63falcon and my dads 56 fairlane
PLEASE DO !!!!use to own a nice 63 'coon 2dr and my wife has a 56 ford fairlane show car..............but for some reason I can;t get pic's to post from this cracker box puter ,pop
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Love good pics :D :P
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I didn't see much activity here lately so I thought I'd put up some pics of my '66 Fairlane. It's not a "build" it's running.
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At Beaver Springs Dragway in PA
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Some items on the car.
Brakes - Granada swap front disc
Cam – Comp Cam 282S .571/.571 lift, springs, retainers & 10 Super Locks
Carburetor – Holley HP 750 CFM
Coil – MSD Blaster 2
Distributor – MSD Pro Billet FE Mechanical advance
Engine Block – Ford 390
Exhaust –“X” pipe with side dumps, 3” header to tailpipe
Fans - Spal twin's
Fuel Pump – Carter Super Pump
Headers – FPA Tri-Y
Heads – 428CJ C8OE-N (10.0 CR)
Ignition Module – MSD Digital 6
Intake Manifold – Edelbrock Performer RPM #7105
Lifters – Solid Shell
Oil Pump – Sealed Power (blue printed)
Oil Pump Drive shaft – Melling
Pistons – KB Silv-O-Lite 1131 +.030
Push Rods – Smith Brothers B/C
Radiator - Howe Racing (via Crites)
Rear – 9” w/Detroit Locker, 3.89:1 gears
Rocker Stands – Center Stands & End Stands kit w/Billet Spacers & ARP Stud kit
Rockers – Dove rollers
Rockers shafts – DSC Moly .250 thick
Shifter – Hurst Super Shifter with my own chromoly linkage
Spark Plug Wires – MSD 8.5 Super Conductor
Spark Plugs – Autolite 45
Timing Chain set – Comp Cams Double Roller
Tires – BFG T/A’s 215/60/15 front, 275/60/15 rear
Traction Control - Made my own looking similar to Cal-Tracs
Transmission– 4 speed Toploader
Valve Covers – Vintage Weiand
Valves – Stainless 2.09/1.66
Water Pump – Edelbrock Aluminum
Wheels – Weld Pro Star 15 x 6 w/ 3.5 offset front, 15 x 8 w/4.5 offset rear
Windage Tray – Ford Racing
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Doug;that is a sweet 66!!I did not realize you were still running a 390,KOOL!!!Are you doing the FE race this year? I may ride back with Ken and his Comet!! ROY.
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those good ol 390s seem to last forever.jmo but i think they are the best all around engine ever made.i have felt that way for the last 40 years.i have had a bunch of them. yours sounds like a real sweet combo.my dad has a tripple black 66 gt fairlane with the nicest black paint job i ever seen on it.i guess its my favorite car of all, THE 1966 FAIRLANE!!
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