Discussion in 'General Maverick/Comet' started by ptpdub, Feb 21, 2011.
Adjusted the doors, put on both fenders, and did some painting.
What type of metal did you use, I'm going to patch the rust areas on my mav too but don't know where to start
Its finally 5 lug! Bought the front disks and rear end 6 years ago and it took me this long to install them lol. Who know how long the 5.0 and T5 will take....another 10 years, maybe.
That's OK. You live in AZ where you can park your car in a carport and leave it for 10 yrs without fear of rust. Were I live, I'm lucky if it rolls after leaving it in one spot for 1 year.
Started swapping over to multiport, need to modify the right valve cover the polylock hits the baffle boss. Had to set everything in there to see how cool its gonna look. Also checked hood clearance, it fits!!!
I had a Flowmaster exhaust put on
Moved the parts from summit for my comet into the shop for next winter...got all my header tubing/boost ref regulator/fuel pump/all AN lines/fittings..and a tonne more random stuff. was a easy 2k gone.
I putting home made cal track's on .It takes time test fit. But I will get done. That what hod rods are about. To Work on them.
Sprayed POR-15 and then Chassis Coat Black on all of my suspension parts and anything on the car that had to be black... pulleys, fan, power steering brackets, shock tower braces, belly bar, etc...
I was lucky enough to find a maverick in a junkyard with good metal behind the wheel. Cut it then fit then cut again and a final fitment then tack weld around. If you get it too hot the metal will warp. On other patches I normally use an old fender that's rust free then just cut it to size. I use a mig welder with and argon mix using a .023 or .025 wire. If you go any bigger on the wire your chances are greater that you'll blow holes thru the metal when you're welding.
Got back on the comets bodywork and shot the 1/4 with some primer.
Replaced the H-style crossover on the exhaust of my '72 Grabber with a Dr Gas X-style crossover. Definitely changed the sound of the car. My car has 3 inch exhaust from the headers back including the over the axle tailpipes.
With my recently installed ported aluminum heads and roller cam it seems to run better in the upper RPM's plus it now has that high pitched sound starting at around 3,000 RPM's.
The new block finally made it to the builders
It's a dart 9.5 big bore
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