I Think It's Time

Discussion in 'General Maverick/Comet' started by bartikus, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. bartikus

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    I have come to the realization that I want to drive my comet again. It has been 10 years since I drove it and 12-13 since it was licenced last. I have recently decided to sell my Buick and was going to buy a hot rod but I could use that money, invest in some tools and equipment, and have about $4000-$5000 to drop into my car. So that is what I'm going to do. If I keep putting it off I'll be old before I'm driving the car again. These are the most recent pictures of my car. I took them almost 2 years ago. I'll let you guys know when my buick is sold and I start work on the old girl. I plan on documenting everything in videos and posting them on you tube. IMG_20171008_011857927_LL.jpg IMG_20171008_135035482_HDR.jpg IMG_20171008_135439917_HDR.jpg IMG_20171008_213232154_LL.jpg
     
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    Sounds like a good plan:1st:
     
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    Good luck with the sale and the resto!
     
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    what's the plan for the Comet?
     
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    Thanks for the Pics. Bro.
     
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    I spy a Comet GT hood lurking in the background. Almost a color match too. :thumbs2:
     
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    I am going to semi gt clone it. I have been collecting parts for the last 15 years. It already has a 351w in it and a 9" rear. I have a t10 out of a 65 mustang I'm going to run. Since it is not a real gt I'm going to do some sort of cyclone gt in the stripes. It will be an early 70's street machine. I have all the parts for a small bumper for the front. I'm keeping the car yellow with the painted white top. I've been thinking about what I wanted to do to this car for years.

    You would be correct there. I picked it up for $20 about 6 or 7 years ago. It is pretty smashed but the scoop is in great shape.
     
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    So, I'm not the only one to ponder "what if the Cyclone had stuck with the Comet body style coming out of the 1960s, instead of migrating over to the Torino?" .... ;););)

    $20 !!! .... I thought I did great getting a scoop in rough shape for $40. Good job there.
     
  9. Krazy Comet

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    I'd be all smiles.

    As far back as '64 Cyclone shared Fairlane components, '66/'67 they were almost totally Fairlane and again in '68/'69 when Torino came along. In 1970 Cyclone became part of Montego line & Comet name plate was dropped. Well into '70s Torino & Montego were again much the same vehicle.
     
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    Yeah it I was thinking about putting cyclone gt in the side stripe instead of comet gt. I might do a few more mods towards that but haven't decided. Yeah the guy I bought the hood fron didn't know what he had. The sad thing was when I showed up there was another guy picking up two engine and tranny combos. One was the 302 and 3 speed manual floor shift that came out of the gt. The guy that was picking up the motors was upset because he wanted the hood scoop. He is a car hoarder and it would have ended up in his pile. I bet that 302 is toast now.
     
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    Well I think my Buick is sold. A guy in Kentucky is going to wire me the money for it. He also is also hiring a transport company to come pick it up. I'm thinking sometime next week it will be gone and I can start organizing the garage and hopefully in a month working on my comet. I'm buying a home hobby storage lift and a decent welder. I think I'm going to have my 1970 351w 2v heads, I've had for like 13 years, rebuilt. I talked to a few local machine shops and new valves, seats, screw in rocker studs, valve guides is about $700-$750. I'm getting pretty excited.
     
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    Yeah I've seen that on Ebay, but I want to run the vintage heads I have. The car already has a 351w in it and i want to keep that in there. I installed it 14 years ago.
     
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    With alloy heads & intake, a 351 will weigh approx same as all iron 302..
     
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    This is a great thread. I think the Comet will outperform the Buick in every way....and crush it in the "fun" factor. I started mine four summers ago, with the intent of doing a car before I got "too old".......whatever that is, lol. The Cyclone theme sounds intriguing. Keep us updated for sure.
     

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