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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-14-2008, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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My 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente...

Just got the 'bug' again to bang some gears so after about a 4/5 year hiatus Im gonna start putting my Comet back together had it since my senior year of HS(99-00)








A couple weeks ago, preping for another go...




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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-15-2008, 10:22 AM
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Re: My 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente...

Beautiful car. I almost bought a convertible of the same year, same root beer color. Great body lines on those Comets.

Keep us posted on the progress, you've got great pics.
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Re: My 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente...

Hey, Thanks!! Def keep a photo log, I have about 90% of what I need, just a few odds ends and a new wiring harness for the car, i.e. Painless Muscle Car loom..... about 350 bones for that..... unless someone has a cheaper one...
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Re: My 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente...

OK today I got the bug and finally got motivated somewhat. (First pic) I gutted the electrical wiring from behind the dash and engine compartment. I am planning on only wiring up what I need since I have decided to make this, in the years to come, more of a dedicated drag car. Of course the first few years it will still be streetable and get decent mileage, but I want to eliminate some of the mumbo jumbo so to speak. (second pic) I also removed the "custom" hydraulic clutch set-up I had. I am going back to the Zbar for the sake of insurance in finding parts if I break down with a clutch problem. (Pic 3-6) are my McLeod clutch and flywheel assembly. Pressure plate is diaphragm style, Clutch disc is a McLeod series200, and a 164 tooth steel flywheel.

Im gonna get the longblock and trans in place as soon as I get a clutch alignment tool. Unless someone knows a trick witchout the alignment tool?

In a couple weeks I can get my lifters ordered and the top end back together. And hopefully started in a month or so!!!

So the warm weather has officially hit and I am gonna be out in the garage more!!!

PS......anyone know of a good way to get hold those pesky square nuts? I only have ONE bolt still holding the driver fender on and I just cant hang on to that dang SQUARE nut. Drivin me nuts!
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Re: My 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente...

That may be the best looking 4 door car I've ever seen.
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