My build "White Fang"

Discussion in 'General Maverick/Comet' started by rag9836, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Hotrock

    Hotrock Rick, an MCCI Member Supporting Member

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    The last three items on your estimate are for head work. If you are going to replace the heads with a set of AFR units why would you spend money on your old heads? Also now is the time to replace the stock camshaft not later.

    Where are you getting your direction if this is your first engine build? Do you have a step-by-step manual or someone experienced in engine building to guide you? There are a lot of pitfalls you need to be aware of; just one being unique flat tappet cam and lifter break-in.
     
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    rag9836 1972 Comet, 67K

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    Was just a general estimate of their machine prices. Not having anything done on stock heads... getting new ones.

    But focused on cowl right now.
     
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    You will need to remove the dash and windshield to do the cowl repair correctly.
     
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  5. rag9836

    rag9836 1972 Comet, 67K

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    Glass guy missed two appointments... trying this myself.

    Any trick to releasing the trim clips behind the gasket?



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  6. RMiller

    RMiller My name is Rick

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    Yes, the correct tool for the job.
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    rag9836 1972 Comet, 67K

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    Yeah, that’s the one I have. Just don’t want to force it.
     
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    rag9836 1972 Comet, 67K

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    I am slowly scraping away the hardened gasket. When I “appear” to release the clips, the trim does not give much. Going cautiously... any trucks to this.

    Remove all gasket first, trick to getting old gasket out easily?

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    RMiller My name is Rick

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    Trim first and go after the piece that's on top at the joints first. The tool takes a little getting used to but it goes quick once you get the feel of it.

    Once the trim is off get a sharp knife flat on the glass and slice the gasket so you can peel the outer part off. If you want to reuse the glass go slow and free both sides from the gasket/adhesive.
     
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    RMiller My name is Rick

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    rag9836 1972 Comet, 67K

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    Thanks guys. Got the hang of it. Had to bend the tool a bit.

    This was my dad’s work car to Riverside Cement.... so much gunk

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    rag9836 1972 Comet, 67K

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    Any pro tips on cleaning and dealing with the black tar?

    Have not had much time to work on her, it’s slow going.

    Entire dash has to come out to remove cowl, correct?

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    RMiller My name is Rick

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    Solvent based wax and grease remover works as does Xylene. Xylene stinks bad, I prefer the smell of the Upol wax and grease remover. I do use a respirator but the odor from both does linger.
     
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    Make sure you do not throw away the windshield stands!
     

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