What did you do to your Maverick or Comet today

Discussion in 'General Maverick/Comet' started by ptpdub, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. rickyracer

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    Old driveshaft. Way to small. 2 1/4" will get replaced with a 3" new one. At least I won't have to measure it.
     

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    I scraped off almost that much off my timing cover/water pump area a few weeks back. I'm terrified what I might find in this area.
     
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    Comet79 71 Cometa

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    Never thought a trans could look like that. Interesting..:cheers2:
     
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    Hey MoJo ! Here's an update on the inside hood latch I'am installing on my Daughters 72 Maverick . Get a Hood Latch
    from a 2002 TAURUS ( other years may fit also ) I'am sending photos of the latch AND the installation the Hood Latch
    CABLE is part no. DORMAN 912-001 . I'am thinking that if your can SECURE y0ur Hood in a CLOSED position then they (thieves) can't reach the engine compartment. I don't think you can buy a NEW NOS hood latch so you may have
    to resort to Hitting the Salvage Yards .. The Hood Latch we selected has a SAFETY CATCH built in to prevent an accidental opening while underway . It's a good idea for a lot of reasons .I'll be sending photos of the install when I get
    it going .
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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    made the decision today to install the new rack on Patches tomorrow. now let's see if that happens...LOL
     

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    Hey Bruce :
    I'am gathering info and pictures for installing an INSIDE HOOD RELEASE with Safety Catch for MoJo .. It's not too
    difficult to hook it up . Its a TAURUS 2002 Hood Latch and a Cable Release that is NEW from Auto Stores that make it
    all work . I installed this on my COMET years ago and it worked well . I'll print pictures of the work when ongoing .
    Commetized
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    New Driveshaft built for her and new fuel tank sending unit and rubber grommet. Funny now a 71-73 Mustang sending unit and gas tank grommet are the same as a 72 Comet. Parts cross over is the secret to success.
    That old 2 1/4" shaft was just to ugly. 3" is much better.
     

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    this one is also the same...
    Harold, was working on a gas tank in a '65 Plymouth and had to order a tank grommet. i ran it by the house and checked its fit to a mav. filler tube, it fit as if it were made for it...:thumbs2:

    Year One Inc
    68-74 A/B & 70-up E bodies
    pn# FD4182

    Note...no Plymouths/Mavericks were hurt in the testing of this grommet....
     
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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    still in the planning stage...lol
     
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    Took distributor to machine shop, motors finally getting built...
     

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    What pan is needed for a 351w swap? Front sump, rear sump, Fox pan?
     
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    Regular front pan. Just like a 302 is.
     
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    Mavman72 Gone backwards but lookin' forward

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    Squeezed this in behind it just to see if it fit...[​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I've swapped into many other Fords, but it has been 30 years since I did a Maverick. It seems that I just pulled a pickup motor and it all worked back then.
     

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