can I put my 1963 mercury comet into low to climb hills

10

Asked by Aug 16, 2017 at 06:00 PM about the 1963 Mercury Comet

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers

96,185

Why not?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

I was told that it is not good on the engine. It just struggles when I get to a hill, but if I drop it into low - its fine!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
96,185

As long as you do not over rev the engine it will not be a problem. Just don't go to fast in low gear.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
96,185

What engine and transmission?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
75,625

You sure can. As others have said, don't overrev the engine, or try to go too fast (25 MPH maximum), and keep an eye on the temperature gauge. You should also use low gear for coming down steep grades as well so you don't overheat your brakes. HTH. -Jim

Your Answer

Comet

Looking for a Used Comet in your area?

CarGurus has thousands of nationwide listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

Postal Code:

Shortcuts

Mercury Comet Experts

  • #1
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    20,150
  • #2
    magnus0328
    Reputation
    1,020
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    110
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
991 listings starting at $3,900
Used Ford Thunderbird
19 listings starting at $13,595
Used Chevrolet Corvette
521 listings starting at $9,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.