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Old 06-07-2019, 03:10 PM
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Got a package in the mail today. I bit the bullet and bought a brand new Comet torque converter for the Am Ex. Ive had a lot of experience with the Comets and the Chinese TQs. There is definitely a big difference in performance. I prefer the Comet.
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Old 06-07-2019, 03:14 PM
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...There is definitely a big difference in performance. I prefer the Comet.
Are you saying there's a big difference in performance between the Chinese and the Comet?
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Old 06-07-2019, 03:59 PM
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Are you saying there's a big difference in performance between the Chinese and the Comet?
Definitely.

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I cant elaborate on any statistical difference but it feels way different than the Chinese TQs and to me the motor sounds better spinning up and is more responsive to throttle changes.
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:03 PM
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I get what you're saying.

If it's not too late, do some unboxing photos and a layout of the contents, or whatever. Give us your first impressions, etc.
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:27 PM
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Here you go.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:37 PM
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I installed my original seat. Put the rear axle on, the steering and the motor. Still have a few things to put back on.
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Old 06-07-2019, 08:06 PM
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It's aesthetically pleasing and looks the part; sort of retro-classic.

Your pedals are reversed--was that your intention? Flipped around they will give you a tad more foot room plus act as foot rests.

I'd quit foolin' around and get Tri-Stars for the front too. Get slicks too. Make it all match.
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Old 06-07-2019, 08:34 PM
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I planned on putting some new wheels and tires on the front after it’s all done. Go kart pedals can be tricky. My Streaker pedals look like they could go both ways and so do the Am Ex pedals. I can flip the pedals around. I’m probably going to order some new ones from GPS. I think they have some that are thicker. From the sound of the motor I may have to build a wheelie bar.
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Old 06-09-2019, 12:23 AM
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That Little Red Rascal looks awesome dude! I can't wait to see a video of you ripping that thing!!!
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:52 PM
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Since I decided to go red instead of black, my red brakes had to be polished. Been working on this master cylinder. Need to hit it with the buffer a little more. Its shining up nicely.
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:18 PM
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Been removing the red and polishing my brake caliper. Still have some more time to spend on them but theyre looking good.
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Old 06-24-2019, 07:15 AM
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Been removing the red and polishing my brake caliper. Still have some more time to spend on them but theyre looking good.
Dang thats nice and shiny!!!
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Whoa!!! I'm not worthy! Lol! That's a lot of polishing there! Looks good!
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Old 06-25-2019, 01:16 AM
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All that polishing has probably added a few HP to your engine
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The red anodized coating is a royal pain to remove. Wish I would have ordered the clear instead of red.
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Old 06-28-2019, 04:58 PM
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Took a pto day today. Was able to hang out in the garage and finish up my brakes. Finished polishing the master cylinder and the caliper. Put them all back together, installed the brake lines and bled them. I must say I like em a lot. Here’s some pics.
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Looks awesome.
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Ran into a problem putting the Comet TQ on. It hit the heat shield and wouldnt tighten down flush. I cut a small hole in the heat shield and it fit just fine.
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I had the same issue on a chinaverter, I think I bumped a little bit off the tab with a flapwheel, wasn't much maybe .020 but I don't run a cover currently either. Looks great!
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Looking good KB!
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