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PERTH, ONT

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Started a new project for myself.

 

Thinking 390 stroked to 427,4 speed with a 9" rear.Needs a little work,but not too bad.DSCF2169.JPGDSCF2170.JPG



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TRENTON, ONT & SOUTH CAROLINA

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Wow, nice ryde, there must be a story on its past.

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PERTH, ONT

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Picked it up north of Toronto,guy I bought it from didn't know much about it.
Was stripped years ago and left outside.Luckily it is still fairly solid.


Thanks Larry



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This is right up my alley Buzzard, keep us posted please.

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CLINTON, ONT

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Love it .    just add Mustang 390 tower to fit .  ?   



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I was going to cut out all the shock towers and put in a Mustang 2.

 

  That was the plan for now.

 

                    Larry

 



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going by the shape of it i would guess it isn't a canadian car, good score finding it, nice project starter. i bought a red one in texas some years ago with a hopped up small block in it. sold it to a guy in campbellford who put a straight axle under it. they are a sharp looking car with all the trim on them.
good luck



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PERTH, ONT

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DSCF2193.JPGDSCF2196.JPGI was going to cut out all the shock towers and put in a Mustang 2.

 

  That was the plan for now.Picked up a 4 door parts car pretty nice shape,on Saturday .DSCF2203.JPG

 

                    Larry

                                               



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PERTH, ONT

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DSCF2193.JPGDSCF2196.JPGI was going to cut out all the shock towers and put in a Mustang 2.

 

  That was the plan for now.Picked up a 4 door parts car pretty nice shape,on Saturday .DSCF2203.JPG

 

                    Larry

                                               



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Nice metal work.

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TRENTON, ONT

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What does the parts car have for a driveline?

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PERTH, ONT

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Hi,

 

 

Has a 289 and c-4.

 

 

      Thanks Larry



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Lovin your ride! I can remember Comets ruling their class!

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Thanks, Just getting back to work on it.Narrowing the rear end and making the wheel tubs a little bigger.
I chopped up the 4 door,got some good parts.

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  Had some time to work on the Comet,frame rails are in and

   floor is startDSCF2258.JPGed.DSCF2254.JPG



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PERTH, ONT

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Frame rail repaired,a few more holes filled.

Shock towers cut out and rails boxed.DSCF2282.JPGDSCF2281.JPG



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It's looking good Buzzard, I like the way you tied the front & rear together. You're making me it's time to do the same.

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I always liked the street fighter / racer kinda look on the small fords and chevs . Bigger tire in back , tall tire in front . Ride height a little high . But not so high to make hard to drive

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Slow going when you only work on it every six months or so.

Had the 390 sitting in the engine bay,not too bad a fit.

Was going to run 275-60-15 out back,once I narrow the diff.

 

 

 

       Thanks Larry



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Larry, I P.M'd you.

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A little more done ,tail pan,rear wheel wells widened and the truck floor patched.DSCF2284.JPG



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A little more done ,tail pan,rear wheel wells widened and the truck floor patched.Engine set in to see if it fits.DSCF2315.JPG

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It's coming nicely Buzzard.

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Just got the rotating assembly and the 4 speed .

Made motor mounts,will order a header kit.


Thanks Larry

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ONTARIO

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Are you keeping the bench seat with the 4 spd?

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Yes ,the car is so narrow,I thought it would be nice to have some more room.

The shifter may have a fair bend.I ended up going with a new Super T-10,could not find a good toploader without paying crazy money.
I have a 9" that I am going to narrow.


Thanks Larry

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ONTARIO

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You could always notch the seat frame.

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LOVE IT.     :)



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Nice update.

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PETERBOROUGH, ONT

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You make it look so easy. Years of know-how I guess. Sure looks nice.

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PERTH, ONT

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Years of trial and error.I can remember in high school helping a friend do a body job on his 1966 Malibu.

Packing in the newspaper and bondoing over it.No Mig welders back then.Then we painted it with spray cans.

Practice and just getting out in the shop and trying new things.



Thanks Larry

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That reminds me of my buddy and I setting about to paint his '64 Econoline using the spray gun attachment on his Mom's Filter Queen. He had the hose backwards and sucked a pint of paint into the vacuum bag.....
DON'T try this one, lol.

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Oh wow, that is a rusty car. Good luck with this build!

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It's looking good, you've done a lot work on it. Can wait to see it when you're done.

Doug

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headszup..
I mightah just found you a new friend !!

www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/windsor-area-on/1965-comet-caliente-2dr-289-4bbl-auto-4000-firm/1553848858

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PERTH, ONT

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I saw that one,and no I don't need any more thanks. I have a 1966 Chevelle that may be next.

Too busy to work on my own stuff, so it may be quite a while.DSCF2308.JPG



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LOL,
I was just seeing "more parts " .. if needed

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PERTH, ONT

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Little bit more done on my car

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PETERBOROUGH, ONT

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Amazing. I have so much to learn. It sure looks good to me.

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PERTH, ONT

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Thanks,

 

Slow going when I only get a few months a year to work on it. May have to retire so I have some time.



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 Engine assembled, long wait for parts.        390 Ford stroked to 431 . Thanks Larry

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That's one sexy power plant there.

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PERTH, ONT

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Thanks I hope it has some power,I have only built a few of these Ford 390's.



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