Re: Fixing up/modernizing 62 Comet
From my experience and what Ive read about from others (quite a bit before I got my wheels and tires), a 215/60/15 is a pretty good size to go with. It seems to fill out the wheel wells nice yet doesnt require any monkey business to fit without rubbing. Its possible to get as big as a 235 drag radial, but thats about as big as you could go I think. As for tightening up the suspension, a good set of shocks and a bigger sway bar on the front will make a world of difference from stock. Unless youre carrying a load or open road racing, I would leave the rear springs alone. They may need new bushings though, which could make them feel significantly tighter and without spending a lot of money. Again unless you plan to road race, I think 620# springs up front are overkill. I used 66 Mustang gt springs on my Falcon which were rated at about 350#. Thats a bit stiffer than stock, but not so much its rough. You can get aftermarket springs, but I wouldnt go higher than about 450-500#. As for the window felts and lock set, try Autokrafters or Dennis Carpenter. Depending how much you want to replace, window felts can get expensive quick. I think someone posted a how-to on cheap window stripping, so try looking around on the site here.
65 Comet wagon, 60% of the time it works every time.