My 72 Comet Build.....

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  1. franktf

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    Got a little more done this week..... Put a -10 return fitting and put the baffle assembly in the oil pan(baffle assembly had to be fitted a little, no big surprise) - Got the oil pick-up in and clearance set to the bottom of the pan..... Put the oil pan on the motor - I went done this morning and masked the shortblock up, scuffed the black down with some scotchbrite, put a light coat of primmer on it and painted it..... After it sat for about a 1/2 hour I unmasked it, changed the pan/timing cover hardware out to ARP stainless 12 pt, put the timing cover seal in and got the Moroso remote water pump adaptors on.....

    Here is the pick-up in place, oil return fitting, baffle assembly in place and the oil pan on.....

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    Here is the block masked/scuffed and ready for paint.....

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    Here it is with a light coat of gray primmer, then painted.....

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    Here it is unmasked, bolts changed and with the Moroso adaptors on.....

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    Went today for a short time..... Got the crank drilled for a balancer locating pin using the ATI drill fixture kit..... Then got the balancer installed and marked for the timing tab..... Also put the fittings in the Moroso adaptors, got the oil pressure adaptor in the block and put the cam/crank sensors in place(ARP hardware is coming for these)..... Cleaned up some stuff, this week I will get the heads apart so I can get the ports cleaned up and get the new springs on them.....

    Here it is as of now.....

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    Not much progress this week, I did get the heads disassembled so I can get a little porting done and then they will be reassembled with some new Isky 165A single springs.....

    Here the heads are apart.....

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    And the new k-member got here this week, the control arms are coming.....

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    Who made that? Does that fit Mav/Comet? It looks cool!
     
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    That looks awesome!!!!
     
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    My question was about k member not chevy engine.
     
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    Anthony Jones Engineering makes strut front suspension kits for early Fords.....


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    It's something I have wanted to try for a long time..... Now I have delt with a few LS swaps on older cars at work and they are very impressive.....
     
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    Thank You!!! One on the way for 64 Falcon
     
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    Futura? I love that year!!!
     
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    Here's mine
     

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    I would totally give up my King Cobra for one of those. Nice ride. Someone on another forum is doing one. It's now his wife's daily driver and she won't give up her Falcon now LOL
     
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    This will be my last project car. Shooting for this look one day
     

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    That's sweet. I keep saying that also, but am building 3 right now. I think two are my last two. But if a Falcon Futura becomes available, I'll want that one. It seems like it never ends :(
     
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    Well not much has bee done for a while, I did something to my back that had me screwed up for about a week..... I have been doing much better for the past week so I went out to the NMRA race at Bradenton yesterday for a little motivation..... Last week I did pick up a replacement intake and exhaust valve and cut the heads down to protect the valve seats when I clean up the chambers in the heads..... Today I went to the shop and started porting the heads..... First thing I did is take the intake rocker bolt bump out of the intake runners on both heads, next I roughed in the intake valve bowl area buy the valve guide on one head..... Then roughed in the rest of the bowl area on one cylinder..... I stopped after a couple hours of work, I really don't want to kill my compressor and it was starting to get pretty warm..... I think I am going to take a little more around the guide but we will see..... Unfortunately it will be a couple weeks before I get back to porting since I will be on a mini vacation next weekend for 3 days.....

    I have been collecting some more pieces I will need when I get back to the car..... I got the front lower control arms, Calvert Racing Adjustable Rear Shocks and some trans pieces.....

    Here is the some of the porting stuff, a pic of the head casting number and one of the cut down valves in a chamber.....

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    Here is the what the roughed in port work is looking like so far on the intakes.....

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