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by lavron
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3824

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

The Comet is back upright and starting to reassemble everything, the rear end is back in and everything is hooked up on it (brake line, e-brake cables, air bags, etc). http://cometcentral.com/photos/images/2020/03/25/daf838ce05250f7d3488326a0a6cb693.jpg The most time consuming part was I had to twea...
by lavron
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3824

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

Finally got the pipes installed for that center section, I made some bends in it and they are not too pretty but it worked for what I needed :roll: I guess it is a good thing the car sits so low :P http://cometcentral.com/photos/images/2020/03/20/a27451cfdf735796c7f6daf1ba91e2f3.jpg Started on the e...
by lavron
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3824

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

Looking Good! Lots of work for sure. Thanks. I got out and ran the brake and fuel lines today and started bolting stuff back on the bottom of the car. http://cometcentral.com/photos/images/2020/03/18/1344220d3e2fcb3f042923d1cae22aef.jpg Going to try and finalize my exhaust system tomorrow and get i...
by lavron
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3824

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

I know this doesn't look much different but the top picture is after I seam sealed it and sprayed a light coat of satin black over the grey seam sealer, the lower picture is after I did the 2K bed liner (Custom Coat). http://cometcentral.com/photos/images/2020/03/17/06ee1686740f702ed71ae5c7fed79616....
by lavron
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3824

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

Just a before and after shot (kinda after, not done yet)

Image

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3824

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

Nice, Im planning on either something similar with glass paks and ending them at the axle or using a 85 Z28 transverse muffler and GT duals that turn down just before the rear valance. The Z28 transverse muffler has a 2.5 inlet and 2.25 outlets. Don't think I would have the room for a transverse mo...
by lavron
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3824

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

Got the exhaust ran, hopefully I did not mess it up too bad. http://cometcentral.com/photos/images/2020/03/12/1995be7b921274040532bc11e65c06c7.jpg Not sure if it will fit in front yet, I need the transmission back in there so I did not make a mount for the front in case the pipes have to squeeze tog...
by lavron
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3824

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

As mentioned by others, you work is inspiring. I look forward to your updates. Thanks, it has been a long time in coming. I cut my transmission crossmember today and installed a 1/4" steel loop to pass my exhaust pipes through and keep them tucked up as high as I can with the car being so low....
by lavron
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3824

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

Lookin good! I like your rotisserie that is the way to go. Thanks, the rotisserie really helps if you are old and fat like me and suck at overhead welding :P :roll: Here are just some random pictures of some of the undercarriage repairs/updates I have done in the last week or so. I repaired the rig...
by lavron
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3824

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

I have flipped the Comet up the other way and I am almost finished welding everything that is there (ran out of shielding gas and need to get more), need to fab up the exhaust system, re-do my e-brake brackets and run my fuel and brake lines and then I will be ready to prime (using Eastwood Rust Enc...
by lavron
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3824

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

:wow: Mike great job on building your own rotisserie, lots of great progress on the Comet too! I am sure enjoying your build and can't wait to hear how well it drives and handles. Good luck :thumbup: :nod: Thanks Bubba, rolling the car up was probably one of the better ideas I have had, I know it s...
by lavron
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3824

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

Nice work. Thanks. Built a "redneck" rotisserie and rolled the Comet over on it's side so I could get the bottom cleaned up and repair my torque boxes, and check all my welds and generally pretty everything up and get it painted. http://cometcentral.com/photos/images/2020/02/13/b728868624...
by lavron
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 192
Views: 30465

Re: My Budget 250 build

How do I determine sufficient oil in the crankcase and also a correct indicator on the stick? Use the stick the way it was? Make a new line? I don't think I need to fashion up a longer stick? The thing seems to indicate a level in the block, not in the pan... One way is to put the original stick in...
by lavron
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 192
Views: 30465

Re: My Budget 250 build

got a quick way to figure ur new "oil line" on the dip stick after changin the pan? I made my dipstick tube the same height at the top as the one on there already, that should be a safe level, the pickup is just off the bottom of the pan like it was before just moved to the rear. It shoul...
by lavron
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3824

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

While waiting on the head to return I have not been idle, I completely stripped the car back apart, pulled all the glass, suspension and interior. In the process right now of repairing rust. As most of you probably know, there are no replacement body panels for a '64 Comet so your choice is finding ...
by lavron
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 192
Views: 30465

Re: My Budget 250 build

Update, I know I have not said anything it quite some time, the reason is I haven't had anything to tell you. That changed today but more of a teaser than a meaty post :roll: The machine shop called today and my head is ready to pickup, yes it took that long :P I dropped off the head when I picked u...
by lavron
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3824

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

I got all my trunk floor welded in, still need to grind some welds and get it all primed. http://cometcentral.com/photos/images/2019/09/13/d4aa06250033d9d0c6da9e8e48f8f328.jpg I installed my air tank (mocked it up) an located where the compressor was going to live and got a bracket welded in for the...
by lavron
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 192
Views: 30465

Re: My Budget 250 build

If my math is right :roll: the dish in the top of the piston is approx. 12.63cc The measurements I used, which are not perfect are top of dish is 8.468cm across, bottom is 7.957cm and the depth is .238cm. I can just use liquid sometime to get actual numbers but did not have time today to try and col...
by lavron
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 192
Views: 30465

Re: My Budget 250 build

Maybe a first post with some real world results, I put my pistons in today and torqued the rod bolts to the ARP recommended 35# http://cometcentral.com/photos/images/2019/09/16/ab83b58aa531af7e5e3532a5ba0f7ffb.jpg The piston deck height is much better, a .013 feeler gauge drags slightly under a stra...
by lavron
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 192
Views: 30465

Re: My Budget 250 build

I ended up ordering a set of '65 Galaxie FE pushrods for a solid lifter motor, I got them yesterday, here they are compared to the original 250 pushrods;
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Looks like they should work ok.

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 192
Views: 30465

Re: My Budget 250 build

Got the HSC rod bearings today, much better fit.
Image

Still waiting on my ring compressor, but as soon as it gets here I will put these in.

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 192
Views: 30465

Re: My Budget 250 build

First mistake I made, so far, on the engine re-assembly. I really did not think about it and just ordered a rebuild kit (gaskets, bearings and rings) for a 250. The rod bearings don't work, I did not even think about needing 2.5L I4 rod bearings :roll: I was out putting as much together as I could, ...
by lavron
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 192
Views: 30465

Re: My Budget 250 build

Thanks guys I appreciate any suggestions, even though I have been working on cars a long time (mostly I6, mostly this car :P ) it has been 30+ years since I have done anything this involved and my first 250 for sure so everyone here is an invaluable source of information and wisdom. Been re-reading ...
by lavron
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 192
Views: 30465

Re: My Budget 250 build

Picked the block up yesterday, will add more pictures and info as I start putting everything back together. http://cometcentral.com/photos/images/2019/09/06/e2967df277c450c868243c83b3f5ad37.jpg Dropped off the head, he is going to check it for any issues, the head is a '72 so going to put hardened e...
by lavron
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 192
Views: 30465

Re: My Budget 250 build

I got another call from the machinist today so he is actually working on my motor :roll: :P He was asking about my head gasket compression thickness and bore, I told him I had one but hadn't even opened the box to look at it but would go get measurements. This is where my cheapness bit me again, I h...
by lavron
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3824

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

I got the driveshaft hump welded in today so now to get the trunk floor finished.
Image

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3824

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

The Floor sheet metal repair work looks very good Mike! Did you need to mini tub the rear wheel wells for wheel / tire clearance? Thanks, I am actually replacing the outer wheel tubs the inner ones are fine, the outer ones (which are rusty anyway) touch when the car lowers because of the curve at t...
by lavron
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3824

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

Just a quick update. While waiting on the motor to eventually get done I have been working on getting my gas tank and trunk floor done. I am putting a '69-'70 Mustang 22 gallon tank in and my floor is in terrible shape (was) after doing a bunch of different patches with whatever scrap metal I had la...
by lavron
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 192
Views: 30465

Re: My Budget 250 build

Is your head a large chamber one? Good luck Well I never have checked it, it is a 200 head off of a '72 Maverick. I am considering doing the later larger valves and hardened seats, I had considered the 144 intake valves for exhaust valves but I am not sure I want to risk cutting into the water jack...
by lavron
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: My Budget 250 build
Replies: 192
Views: 30465

Re: My Budget 250 build

Update on engine build, I got a call from the machinist and he was actually working on my motor. Of course there was an issue, first he said he needed to bore the block .030 over not .020 I had bought piston for (and waited months to get) second was he had o deck the block (did not ask how much) to ...
by lavron
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Decking a 250
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: Decking a 250

Thanks but i heard that Clifford were the people when it came to inline 6. I never had any complaints with Clifford but I haven't bought anything since about 30+ years ago. I have heard things changed a lot after Jack Clifford. I was impressed that when I wrote for recommendations building my 170 h...
by lavron
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3824

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

Guess it has been a while since I posted any progress, short block still at machine shop, I have a call in to the guy for a progress report and have not heard back yet. In the mean time I have been working on several things, I got my console started and got the e-brake handle mounted as well as the ...
by lavron
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Compression ratio
Replies: 24
Views: 1802

Re: Compression ratio

I would have to look back at my own post but I was just using whatever numbers Silvolite printed because I can hardly add 2+2 :roll: So however it turns out I will most likely be ok I was trying to run a conservative compression ratio and first and foremost was wanting to eliminate the piston shortf...
by lavron
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Eye Candy
Topic: My 1969 Falcon Reallized
Replies: 5
Views: 3158

Re: My 1969 Falcon Reallized

I have always had a soft spot for that body style Falcon, looks good.

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search
Replies: 10
Views: 2388

Re: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search

I ordered the coil, ICM, and a couple of pigtails for the coil, here is a short list of what I am using the part numbers; Standard Motor Products - LX301 Ignition Control Module (ICM) $21 Standard Motor Products - DR37 (DR-37) Ignition Coil $25 Standard Motor Products - HP4595 & HP4605 Ignition ...
by lavron
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?
Replies: 17
Views: 1889

Re: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?

drag-200stang wrote:I found a quick time for a 200 high mount 136 t flywheel with a MD 401-4050 part number at 768.95 $


Ouch! I am glad I don't need one, I like trying to do stuff cheap myself :roll:

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search
Replies: 10
Views: 2388

Re: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search

but that is the one plug that isn't available. That is how most stuff goes on this project, not going to worry about it and just cut it off and replace it. On the coil if you could find one of the larger 1970's vintage Accel, Echlin, Mallery, coils you could maybe gut it out and hide an E-core type...
by lavron
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search
Replies: 10
Views: 2388

Re: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search

Thanks Bubba, I looked at all the pictures I can find on the web (haven't looked at every picture, but a bunch :roll: ) and nothing matches this one, so my original idea of having it where I could swap it out easy is pretty much done for :P trying to avoid rare hard to find components on my build. I...
by lavron
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Electrical, Audio, and Electronics
Topic: Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search
Replies: 10
Views: 2388

Duraspark1 Connector Pigtail Search

This really is not a necessary item but I have been looking for the plug that connects my DS1 to the ignition box, well I aim looking for a pigtail, I know they made on to the ignition module boxes but thought someone might sell just a pigtail. I have seen DS2 pigtails but my plug is different, it l...
by lavron
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?
Replies: 17
Views: 1889

Re: Should I Use a Billet Flywheel?

StarDiero75 wrote:Thats nuts man, thats why they invented the scatter shield lol. But no one makes one for our engines right?


Modern driveline mentions one in the section on cable clutch conversions (Quicktime MD-401-8050) but I can't find it for sale.

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: DSII headbanger
Replies: 15
Views: 1788

Re: DSII headbanger

I know you probably tried all of this but will ask anyway; You have the distributor in the right way and not 180 degrees out? You have the plug wires correctly installed for the firing order (1-5-3-6-2-4)? Not sure on your other issues but you might double check those 2, if you can get #1 to TDC on ...
by lavron
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos
Replies: 30
Views: 4933

Re: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks and Bell Housing Combos

Did a quick Google search, the C3UA-6394-A is for a '63-'66 Econoline with a 170. The C8AR-7008-B (I can't find a "B" reference) 68 top loader casting used '68-'71. Makes sense I guess that they would fit together, I guess I would have to have the tag know all the skinny and I don't. See Y...
by lavron
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos
Replies: 30
Views: 4933

Re: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks and Bell Housing Combos

Ok I decided to take one for the team and disassembled the bell and transmission from the 170, there was a big old rat nest inside the bell anyway :roll: Have to look this bell up now that I have a number or someone may know, remember I picked this up off the ground so I have no idea what it came ou...
by lavron
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: The Falcon's Nest
Topic: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build
Replies: 32
Views: 3824

Re: Lavron's '64 Comet Budget Build

Repaired this NOS DS1 distributor today, I bought it off eBay a while back expecting it to be a DS2 but it is not, it had an odd part "number" scrawled on the side. http://cometcentral.com/photos/images/2019/06/06/6815e4e9e27a71b3ac99ef21340c96a2.jpg It appears to have once had a designati...
by lavron
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Seeing is Believing: LS1 into crossflow 300
Replies: 14
Views: 1874

Re: Seeing is Believing: LS1 into crossflow 300

Max_Effort wrote:The valve cover is joined at the #4 Cylinder.


I see it now that you point it out.

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos
Replies: 30
Views: 4933

Re: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks and Bell Housing Combos

I will try to look for the casting number tomorrow, hopefully it will be on the outside because it is all still bolted to the engine and transmission, I will try and get a depth measure too. If I can find the casting/part number on the 3.03 I will post that up as well.

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Seeing is Believing: LS1 into crossflow 300
Replies: 14
Views: 1874

Re: Seeing is Believing: LS1 into crossflow 300

jdlaugh430 wrote: Talked with the owner, a nice older guy who saw it as a challenge.


Just wedging a 300 down into a round body would be enough of a challenge for me :roll: Looks like well done work I can't even see where the valve cover was spliced together.

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks, Bell Housings, & Trans Combos
Replies: 30
Views: 4933

Re: The Differences in Small Six Ford Blocks and Bell Housing Combos

I have the Econoline bell and 3.03 transmission on my '64 170, I think earlier I had not made it clear that my flywheel and clutch are still the dog dish and are original to the 170 (the flywheel not the clutch) I can't say for sure what van the bell housing came out of I found it lying on the groun...
by lavron
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: 144-250 "Small Block" Six Performance
Topic: 250 Engine Length?
Replies: 7
Views: 1170

Re: 250 Engine Length?

That is cool, are you going to be ok height wise? I guess the Pinto motor is fairly tall anyway with the overhead cam.

See Ya,
Mike
by lavron
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Eye Candy
Topic: E1ghtTrack's recent Block Swap
Replies: 2
Views: 1473

Re: E1ghtTrack's recent Block Swap

Nice, I am glad there is a group that sees the beauty of the Ford inline 6 8)

Love it.

See Ya,
Mike