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Old 10-30-2009, 06:19 AM   #201
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Default Re: 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

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Is that a snow teardrop hood? Thats awesome.. Need to add two inches to it for the 427 hiriser.
Lol....I have a teardrop Falcon hood from Crites that I was thinking about using. I set it on once and it looks like I'd need to cut the frt of it off and lengthen it a few inches and glass a lip for the hood mldg to bolt onto.

The plan for my sbf includes running a Parker intake and a Demon carb....I really hope the stock hood will clear.

I don't think I could talk my dad out of any of his hi-risers, but I think he has a 428 laying around.....hmmm??
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:45 PM   #202
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Lol....I have a teardrop Falcon hood from Crites that I was thinking about using. I set it on once and it looks like I'd need to cut the frt of it off and lengthen it a few inches and glass a lip for the hood mldg to bolt onto.

The plan for my sbf includes running a Parker intake and a Demon carb....I really hope the stock hood will clear.

I don't think I could talk my dad out of any of his hi-risers, but I think he has a 428 laying around.....hmmm??
Sounds like its going to be nice project.The sbf are running so strong nowadays with a lot less front end weight.youll have to keep us updated.
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:15 PM   #203
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Here is some pictures of a friend of mine who made his 65 four door into a gasser style.

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Old 10-30-2009, 07:34 PM   #204
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Heres some pics of my car at CHHR 08.Thats EARL WADE[the famous wrench man for Dyno Dons comet] putting the tune on my carbs.The second set is the one and only CALIFORNIA FLASH himself BUTCH LEAL.
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:24 PM   #205
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Heres some pics of my car at CHHR 08.Thats EARL WADE[the famous wrench man for Dyno Dons comet] putting the tune on my carbs.The second set is the one and only CALIFORNIA FLASH himself BUTCH LEAL.
That is so cool!

I've seen that Falcon on Youtube....very nice!
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:29 PM   #206
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I like this series of "before, during and after". Note the modified lettering in the last pics...lol.





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Old 10-30-2009, 08:43 PM   #207
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Default Re: 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

Heres some extra pics.My son Marshal ready to take her down the strip.Keeping the Super Stock , A/FX cars alive
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:53 PM   #208
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Looks like he got a good launch. Great looking Comet.

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Old 10-30-2009, 09:15 PM   #209
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Heres my vintage pics for the day.Besides the cammer powerplant which year body style was the baddest 64 or 65.
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:18 PM   #210
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Love those pics.Thats the first time I've seen the McCoy mercury.Is there any more?
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:08 PM   #211
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Here is some pictures of a friend of mine who made his 65 four door into a gasser style.

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Always wanted to do a straight axle car.How fast can that set up go before it makes a person nervous.Ive seen 9 sec cars and they seem to do fine.
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:18 PM   #212
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Always wanted to do a straight axle car.How fast can that set up go before it makes a person nervous.Ive seen 9 sec cars and they seem to do fine.
On both the Comet and the Falcon it made the car better at the top end. The stock front end was a pain on tire wear and that was with new front end parts, when you took off from the starting line the alignment would tow in and you would scuff the heck out of the tires. A lot of people ask about the handling of a straight axle car and its like anything else just make sure you take your time and do the install right.

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Old 10-30-2009, 10:41 PM   #213
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I know I'm still a new guy.But after banging my head on the keyboard for hours, how are you guys posting the big pictures.
I think you have to upload your pictures to a host site like photobucket. It's described here:

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=65684

I'm still a FNG too, and haven't tried it yet.

And by the way, all these pictures of the 64/65 Comets are great! Thanks for posting them.
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:20 AM   #214
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Nice real nice. Are these real honest to god Mercury valve covers?

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/a...1&d=1256977882
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:14 AM   #215
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Nice real nice. Are these real honest to god Mercury valve covers?

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/a...1&d=1256977882
I DIDNT WANT TO DAMAGE MY ORIGINALS.THESE ARE REPOP BALDY VALVE COVERS FROM DENNIS CARPENTERS.THE 427 MARAUDER VALVE COVER DECALS ARE FROM THE MACS GALAXIE CATOLOG.THE MOST RARE THAT I HAVE ARE ON MY 64 MERCURY MARAUDER POLICE INTERCEPTOR.tHE CAR IS SUPER RARE MAY BE THE ONLY ONE MADE.NO ONE CAN FIND ANY INFO ON ONE EVER BEING MADE.
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:55 PM   #216
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Heres some modern 65 comets.Would love to see a match race with these two
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Old 11-01-2009, 03:28 AM   #217
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DAM mercuryjunky that's one hell of a collection you have there. Great photos too great that you can open them up huge to get the little details.
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:43 AM   #218
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Not old....but nice



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Old 11-01-2009, 07:44 AM   #219
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:45 AM   #220
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A couple 64s





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