What did you do to your Maverick or Comet today

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

  1. 71gold

    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2002
    Messages:
    25,830
    Likes Received:
    2,425
    Trophy Points:
    828
    Garage:
    1
    Location:
    MACON,GA.
    Vehicle:
    '73 Grabber
    got the brakes installed but not bled, hope to get that done tomorrow.
    the crown vic. e-brake cables on the car will work with this kit...:thumbs2:
     
  2. Comet79

    Comet79 Comet 71, 73??? Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2018
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Northern California
    Vehicle:
    71 Comet
    I removed the stone deflector from the Comet and noticed corrosion on the plastic and some dents on the metal parts. So I separated the metal from the plastic pieces by removing the old corroded staples. I removed some of the dents on the metal and took some of the corrosion of from the plastic with a spatula. I started sanding down the plastic so I can eventually get it painted. I still don't know if I should paint it black or go with regular primer. The engine bay is already black. Any suggestions?
     
  3. 71gold

    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2002
    Messages:
    25,830
    Likes Received:
    2,425
    Trophy Points:
    828
    Garage:
    1
    Location:
    MACON,GA.
    Vehicle:
    '73 Grabber
    got the brakes bled and one wheel back on. hope to get it finished up and the brakes seated tomorrow..:drive:...:chirp:.
     
  4. Russell

    Russell Orejano

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2018
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    46
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    New Mexico, 88022
    Vehicle:
    Maverick
    My Maverick tested positive for the corona virus.....they gave it a vaccine.....and...now it's , sob, turning into a CHEVY...sob..!
     
  5. 71gold

    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2002
    Messages:
    25,830
    Likes Received:
    2,425
    Trophy Points:
    828
    Garage:
    1
    Location:
    MACON,GA.
    Vehicle:
    '73 Grabber
    Guy gave me a new idea for E-brake cables today...:smash:
    Summit tomorrow...:outtahere:
     
    Comet79 likes this.
  6. Cemeyer

    Cemeyer Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2021
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Garage:
    1
    Location:
    Colorado
    Vehicle:
    75 Maverick Grabber
    After the Rust Bullet was finally cured, I got the drivers door sound deadener installed, painted and lubed latch assembly in, new door glass run installed and new roof rail weatherstrip installed.
     
  7. BBMS18

    BBMS18 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2018
    Messages:
    881
    Likes Received:
    509
    Trophy Points:
    236
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Vehicle:
    75 Comet
    I scored a free H/X pipe combo, this thing should bump horsepower up 100 & torque 75!:cool:
    0789AABE-72E6-423C-B427-E865FE2E7113.jpeg
     
    464925 likes this.
  8. 71gold

    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2002
    Messages:
    25,830
    Likes Received:
    2,425
    Trophy Points:
    828
    Garage:
    1
    Location:
    MACON,GA.
    Vehicle:
    '73 Grabber
    got to road test my new brakes and pedal mod...:drive:...:chirp:
    a lot less foot pressure to lock up brakes. did a couple panic stops and all went great.
     
  9. 71gold

    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2002
    Messages:
    25,830
    Likes Received:
    2,425
    Trophy Points:
    828
    Garage:
    1
    Location:
    MACON,GA.
    Vehicle:
    '73 Grabber
    ordered a set of E-brake cables from Rock Auto ($19) each)...:thumbs2:
     
  10. RMiller

    RMiller My name is Rick

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Messages:
    3,794
    Likes Received:
    868
    Trophy Points:
    398
    Garage:
    1
    Location:
    Kennewick, WA
    Vehicle:
    1971 Maverick Grabber
    Ordered a set of SPC upper arms. Wasn't going to do it but decided the improved geometry was worth the extra money.
     
  11. 71gold

    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2002
    Messages:
    25,830
    Likes Received:
    2,425
    Trophy Points:
    828
    Garage:
    1
    Location:
    MACON,GA.
    Vehicle:
    '73 Grabber
    took my Sweetie for a...:drive:...:chirp:.
     
  12. jasonwthompson

    jasonwthompson Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,103
    Likes Received:
    316
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Location:
    Carrollton TX
    Vehicle:
    72 Comet
  13. RMiller

    RMiller My name is Rick

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Messages:
    3,794
    Likes Received:
    868
    Trophy Points:
    398
    Garage:
    1
    Location:
    Kennewick, WA
    Vehicle:
    1971 Maverick Grabber
  14. 464925

    464925 Maverick 1973-Pure Muscle

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Location:
    In my Mav.
    Vehicle:
    Maverick 1973-Pure Muscle.
    Good luck!!!
    the only bad thing about the t5 was that it is lower than the toploader
     
    Comet79 likes this.
  15. Comet79

    Comet79 Comet 71, 73??? Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2018
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Northern California
    Vehicle:
    71 Comet
    I will need all the patience and luck to finish this upgrade. I can’t wait to tackle all of it
     

Share This Page