My 72 Comet Build.....

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  1. mojo

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    What master cylinder are you using? Does it work w/ stock type push-rod?
     
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    It's a Chrysler style..... It's actually Jegs own brand, I bought a Foxbody manual conversion and just used the master and adjustable rod.... I removed the pin from the pedal and use a grade 8 bolt to retain the rod, and I converted to a gm style brake light switch.....
     
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    Last week I was able to get an -20an fitting welded on to the inlet for the water pump, and get a 3 deg angle on the carb flange of the intake manifold to get the carb sitting more level in the car..... I also removed the branding from the intake and water pump..... Then I put a hole in the hood the size of the air cleaner sealing flange on top of the carb, It will need to be larger for the air cleaner later but I did it in a couple steps to insure the hole is centered over the carb.....

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    Looks great frank, Comet GT scoop?
     
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    Boss 429 unless I find something I like better, the Comet GT scoop just isn't tall enough to be effective.....
     
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    Did a little more yesterday..... Remove relays and wiring from just behind the core support, also removed the grill and lower valence..... Just need to get the front bumper and stone guard off so I can fit the new larger radiator.....

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    I got delayed on mine due to my fathers foxbody developing a cowl leak, his daily driver so I had to get it repaired.....Today I was back on my mess, I cut the frame off in front of the k-member because I need to create a little more room up front..... I cleaned the ends of the rails up and capped them, then I made a front lower hoop of sorts..... I got that tacked in place before I leaft today.....

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    I didn't feel like working on it this morning, seems to be the theme anymore..... I did get a little more done last weekend..... Welded to lower frame in..... I cut out the rest of the front aprons and core support, I did leave a little material on the front of the towers to trim exactly how I want later.....

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    You might get more done if your shop didn't have that spiffy 65" Samsung Curved UHD TV distracting you .... :p:p:p

    Seriously .... I get it. The heat factor lately keeps falling between OMG and WTF?!?. Spent three hours outside yesterday and part of it was pressure washing, so I was getting cooled off by the backspray (and mud) and still, that was about all I wanted to do.

    I am fascinated with where this is going. :thumbs2:
     
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    Me too!!!!!:banghead::badwords::bs:
     
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    A little more progress made today..... I bent up a to tube for the top of the core support resembling the shape of the stock support..... I also made some end brackets that bolt to the fenders and cap the end of the tube.....

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    Amazing work as always! Out of curiosity what will you be doing with the cut out section of battery tray area?
     
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    Thanks..... CaptainComet got that original battery tray area a long time ago..... I modified it back when the turbo was mounted over there.....
     
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    More progress made on the core support this morning, not a lot but something.....

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    Got a little more done this morning..... Fitted and tacked a couple tubes in place along the lip where the fender bolts to the body, also bolted the lower valence in place..... I fit the front hood support/dzus brackets and got it tacked in place.....

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