Laughing Coyote

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About Laughing Coyote

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  • Birthday 09/19/1967

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  1. Laughing Coyote

    1961 Mercury Meteor 800 restore

    Today I finished up on the prep work on the trunk and shot it with it's first coat of primer. Now the fun begins. I hope to have it all sanded by later this week so I can apply another coat.
  2. Laughing Coyote

    1961 Mercury Meteor 800 restore

    I managed to get the little dings and dents fixed over the weekend. I ordered some Dura blocks and sand paper so I can sand it once it's primed. When I'm happy with the top of the trunk then I will flip it again and get the bottom side sanded and a final prime, sand again and start on the trunk area of the car itself. Once that's all been done and primed then it's time to put it back together and paint the trunk lid bottom and jamb. I say I should be at that point by............Fall, winter time frame.
  3. Laughing Coyote

    Photo uploading problems Anyone else having them?

    I would try a disk clean up for the Window's users. This will clean up cookies, temp internet files, recycle can and such. It's under programs, accessories, system tools. See if that helps. It may clear out your passwords that you use for sites like Ebay, the Forum here, and sites like that. I have them written down so if I get a brain fade or an issue I know what they were. Mac guys, not to sure what you got going on.
  4. Laughing Coyote

    Photo uploading problems Anyone else having them?

    Give this a try This is what I do. I right click on the picture. Then choose open with paint. Then go to the view tab. Then select zoom. Then custom, and then click 50%. Then hit save and your file will be half of the original size. That's for XP. If you're using Windows 7 then click on the re size tab on the home screen and change the 100% to 50% and save. Works every time for me.
  5. Laughing Coyote

    1966-1967 Comets? Where did they go?

    Here you go. https://prescott.craigslist.org/cto/d/1967-mercury-cyclone-gt-code/6610647196.html
  6. Laughing Coyote

    ZDDP issues

    I use this in my Mercury that has a freshly built engine. 30 wt though. Valvoline™ VR1 Racing Oil's high zinc provides race-level protection for high performance engines on the race track and is compatible with passenger vehicles. High zinc/phosphorus for anti-wear protection, including push-rod & flat tappet applications Formulated to increase horsepower Enhanced anti-foam system protects engine during extreme stress Recommended for engines burning gasoline and full or partial alcohol fuels
  7. Laughing Coyote

    Maximum File Size Limit

    This is what I do. I right click on the picture. Then choose open with paint. Then go to the view tab. Then select zoom. Then custom, and then click 50%. Then hit save and your file will be half of the original size. That's for XP. If you're using Windows 7 then click on the re size tab on the home screen and change the 100% to 50% and save. Works every time for me.
  8. Laughing Coyote

    Easy way to reduce file size of pictures for posting pictures

    This is what I do. I right click on the picture. Then choose open with paint. Then go to the view tab. Then select zoom. Then custom, and then click 50%. Then hit save and your file will be half of the original size. That's for XP. If you're using Windows 7 then click on the re size tab on the home screen and change the 100% to 50% and save. Works every time for me.
  9. Laughing Coyote

    1961 Mercury Meteor 800 restore

    Well summer has begun. It was 105 today and suppose to be around that the rest of the week. I think I need to move to a cooler climate. I did manage to get the trunk lid flipped over and got it sanded down with the DA sander. I marked some areas that need some attention. I have a few high spots and some little dimples here and there. Nothing major. I still have to clean up the rear lip still. I'm going to order a long board and paper so it will make my life easier when I have to sand the primer. The red color is not rust, but red oxide primer with a coat of grey and the tan finish coat.
  10. Laughing Coyote

    1961 Mercury Meteor 800 restore

    Thanks Jeff. That way I don't have to chase it around while working on it.
  11. Laughing Coyote

    1961 Mercury Meteor 800 restore

    Ospho seems to take a while to work and leaves a sticky film. Doesn't really seem to dry fully. Not to impressed, but I will try the Rust Oleum one next. Not to worried about salty air since I'm in Arizona. Really dry here. I cut the lip on front edge and made a new strip, welded it in, and did a final grind. It was only a 6" section that was really bad. Thanks for the info on the Rust Oleum.
  12. Laughing Coyote

    1961 Mercury Meteor 800 restore

    Making more progress today. Was able to get the trunk lid sanded and primed. I will let it cure out a day or so and then flip it and do the top. After I get the top side all sanded, primed, sanded , and primed again then I will finish up the bottom and get it ready for reinstall. I will be painting it on the car the same as they did at the factory.
  13. Laughing Coyote

    1961 Mercury Meteor 800 restore

    To bad you couldn't have taken the Studebaker. Let me know when your heading back out this way. Well I had another 3 hours or so to devote to the trunk lid. I have the pin holes all welded and ground, fixed the edge that was split, and did some filler work where the big dent was that I pulled out. I applied some Ospho to the rusted pitted areas and will see how they look tomorrow. I will be using a high build primer in those areas to help fill some pitting and see how it turns out. Once the bottom side has been all worked and sanded then flip it over and get the top side done.
  14. Laughing Coyote

    1961 Mercury Meteor 800 restore

    Paul, Yes shade is a good thing during the summer. I'm actually working just inside the shop by the big door with the cooler blowing. The temps have been in the high 90's. Phoenix is 100 or so. Are you still planning on coming out to see your son or have you already been out and back?
  15. Laughing Coyote

    1961 Mercury Meteor 800 restore

    I managed to get the trunk lid of today with some help from the Mrs. I put it on the handy dandy cart and worked out fine. I didn't apply killer torque to the strap, but just enough to keep it there. I really didn't need it, but it's always good to take precautions. I started working on getting the rust cleaned up . I have a few pin holes that need some attention and the rear lip has to be worked some too. It's a good feeling to start getting something done again.