What did you do to your Maverick or Comet today

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

  1. ike72com

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    Sooo true both of you. I,m cheap but i spend $$$ on my old cars.

    This time i Just couldn't see dropping $300 plus on door panels.
     
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    I agree, thinking about making door panels for my Comet just haven’t decided how I’m going to do it.
     
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    RMiller My name is Rick

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    Spent more money on it. The bolts that came with my Richmond bearing kit for the rear are too short for the trac-loc. Of course you can't order from Summit and pay freight so I ordered extras!
     
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    I thought I struck it rich in belly bar bolts .....6 out of a 63 Fairlane. $2.83 @ Pick&Pull. 20200904_153531.jpg
    I went home all giddy to bolt in my belly bar, threaded them bolts right in, tightened them up, and they just skipped in there??? The 1/2" bolts wont thread in......soooo, I went to Ace and got two metric bolts that were a touch smaller than 1/2 and seemed to have the same thread count as the ones pictured above, and got 2 nuts. After a little grinding, I had this. 20200904_162241.jpg
    These actually threaded in nice, and torqued down good with a big ratchet. So, in a 1974, Metric bolts are required?????? At least in mine. I am glad I didnt spring 12$ + 12$ shipping for "Correct" bolts that skip? I dont know...but it is in, FINALLY!!!!!
     
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    Put a different set of shoes on the old girl, before y’all freak out I will not be running the car with the Ranger wheels their just for rolling it around.
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    I spy a 2 door fox body back there. Hmmmmmmm.......
     
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    No, the vehicles in the background are, 76 Comet 2 door & 78 Thunderbird. No fox body cars on the property.
     
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    Took it for a drive to get some learning in on the sniper EFI, feels good to drive it again after almost 2 years
     
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    ah poo....I thought it was a Zephyr or some Fairmont style thing.
     
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    Switched to front disc a few years back, finally got around to plumbing in the disc/drum proportioning valve in place of the distribution block. Curious to see if it makes a difference after bleeding.
     
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    Mee too...

    I have a '74 disc MC on Comet & still using drum/drum distribution block, seems to be OK. The factory disc/drum proportioning valve softens hit on rear. Supposedly lessens likelihood of rear lock up under sudden braking.
     
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    Test fit a couple roller rockers that I picked up for $75, pushrods look to be the correct length just need to pick up some pedestal shims to set the lash. Cleaned up a set of aluminum valve covers I picked up for free, they look better than the stamped steel ones & clear the new rockers. (y)
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    What heads are those?

    And you may need to use valve guides with those rollers.
     
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    I wasnt gonna soup my comet up because i got that stang for that.

    Ran nice and strong with 2 barrel few days ago. Curiosity got me wondering how she'd run on 4barrel.
    Cleaned up an old 700dp i had and!
    HELL YEAH!!!
     
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    It’s a stock 94 Mustang GT 5.0 with E7 heads, they are Ford Racing
    M-6564-B351 roller rockers and say “Does not require guide plates”.
     
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