Welcome to the THE H.A.M.B. forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Go Back   THE H.A.M.B. > General Discussion > Traditional Hot Rods

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-06-2010, 12:16 AM   #1761
65COMET
Old School HAMBer
 
65COMET's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Camarillo,Ca.
Posts: 2,650
Default Re: 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

Donnie;I had flash backs looking at the Comet,looks just like the one my friend built a few years back.I had to focus to see the funny car and cammer!! Pit Crew?!!! ROY. Muttley;sorry to hear that,I will probably go up Saturday for the day. ROY.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 09:01 AM   #1762
teddisnoke
Senior Member
 
teddisnoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: So Cal
Posts: 1,156
Default Re: 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

Its actually running. The rear spring continue to settle, so I'll have to deal with that after some road time to bring the back end up. Its a little too nose high for me although some may think its alright:

__________________
Snoke's Metal Shed
http://public.fotki.com/teddisnoke

http://bowtie0069.fotki.com/shop-projects-1/
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 11:45 AM   #1763
65COMET
Old School HAMBer
 
65COMET's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Camarillo,Ca.
Posts: 2,650
Default Re: 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

Dale;the "Rocket"looks great!! It may be a bit low in the back,but back then the stance was all over the place.Do you have the interior in?I can't tell by the picture.I can't wait to see it in person!!! ROY.
offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 10-06-2010, 06:45 PM   #1764
427 SOHC
FNG
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: white, ga.
Posts: 17
Default Re: 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

Roy,

the comet is the one that you remember.
It was built in southern ca.
I purchased it from scott dapron in prescott, az.

Thanks,

donnie
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 08:36 PM   #1765
bobwop
Alliance Member
 
bobwop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: jefferson, wisconsin
Posts: 5,349
Default Re: 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNpN_xjjTHA
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 10:09 PM   #1766
mercuryjunky
Senior Member
 
mercuryjunky's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: arvada,co
Posts: 1,941
Default Re: 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobwop View Post
Cant get enough of Nostalgic Racing, Nice cars bobwop

[IMG][/IMG]
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2010, 11:44 PM   #1767
65COMET
Old School HAMBer
 
65COMET's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Camarillo,Ca.
Posts: 2,650
Default Re: 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

Donnie;WOW,that Comet has gotten around since John[Scrap Iron] sold it!!! What are your plans?John originally built it with a 427FE-4speed set up as a street car.It has bounced around and never been finished. ROY.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 08:25 AM   #1768
tweaked
Grenade Inspector
 
tweaked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Port Alberni, B.C., Canada
Posts: 147
Default Re: 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

WOW, the comet stories just keep coming.
Dale the Rocket looks awesome, hope to see some video of it laying down rubber.
Donnie, 427OHC 65 comet is the coolest car. Look forward to more pics of your build.
Roadagent anymore pics and how fast ate you running?
Roger
__________________
65 comet , 331/C4 12.95 @105 mph
Made in Canada and built for speed.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 11:04 AM   #1769
65COMET
Old School HAMBer
 
65COMET's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Camarillo,Ca.
Posts: 2,650
Default Re: 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

Roger;what are the plans for your Comet over the winter?It is so cool to see all these Comets getting out and on the track!!! It looks like I won't have to be the only one keeping the Mercury name alive at the drags!!!! ROY.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2010, 11:08 AM   #1770
65COMET
Old School HAMBer
 
65COMET's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Camarillo,Ca.
Posts: 2,650
Default Re: 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

Roadagent2;that is a great looking 65 Caliente.Is it a street legal car too? What transmission,rear end,etc.?It reminds me of mine years ago with the mags on the front and black steel wheels for the slicks. ROY.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 11:30 AM   #1771
tweaked
Grenade Inspector
 
tweaked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Port Alberni, B.C., Canada
Posts: 147
Default Re: 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

Roy, plans for this winter. First I'm trying to figure out what is holding my motor back. Most likely is the distributor but it could be the cam or crank key or cam pin. My timing was boucing and the motor would rev but not rev quickly. Then on to building shock tower braces. After that I have a list of things I want to make better. I need to find more power so I have started saving to build a new motor but that will probaly have to wait another year. I want the car to be streetable and run low 11's. The plan is to build a 408 or if I save enough money I will build another FE. I never got to weight the comet but it does need to go on diet, I plan to buy hood, fenders and bumpers from Crites but shipping really adds to the price. I'll probally get them shipped a US adress and pickup myself.

Roy what is your engine situation?
Roger
__________________
65 comet , 331/C4 12.95 @105 mph
Made in Canada and built for speed.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 01:55 PM   #1772
65COMET
Old School HAMBer
 
65COMET's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Camarillo,Ca.
Posts: 2,650
Default Re: 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

Roger;the Crites stuff is not that light compared to stock.The biggest savings was the front bumper,but their stuff is nice,the hood is worth a bunch as far as ram air.I'm in the process of finishing the oil cooler install and cooling system mods.I would think your combo should be in the 11s,I went low 12s at over 5000'alt.,with a 289,4-speed.I may need to pass on the FE for now,I have a 418"-351W,short block sitting waiting to get put together,may go that route next. ROY.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 03:36 PM   #1773
Bucksnort
Old School HAMBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hudson Falls,NY
Posts: 3,309
Default Re: 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

Bill Lagana facing off with the Black Arrow at South Glens Falls.Bill broke an axle right in front of me and rolled it.Bill was OK and Comet was quickly repaired.








__________________
No sense being stupid if you can't show it.
Ol'Bucksnort
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 03:43 PM   #1774
Falcon Gasser
Member
 
Falcon Gasser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Great Lakes
Posts: 902
Default Re: 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures



Great looking Comet, what does it run in the 1/4?

Jon
__________________
www.greatlakesgassers.com



MeltdownDrags - Byron IL.
July 19 & 20 2014
www.meltdowndrags.com
online   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 03:46 PM   #1775
wlspdshop
Alliance Member
 
wlspdshop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 1,562
Default Re: 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

^^^Awesome
__________________
CROSSMEMBERS C.C.

JOE: Whadaya doin', creep?
CURT: Who Me?
JOE: No, I'm talking to the other fifty creeps here.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 09:32 PM   #1776
427 SOHC
FNG
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: white, ga.
Posts: 17
Default Re: 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

Attached is a shot of the tameless tiger which i purchased from arnie beswick. After a loooooong process of putting it back together, i ran it for a couple of years on nitro with a pontiac motor.
When the comet is finished it will have the same profile as the pontiac lemans except it will be a comet with a 465 cu in sohc motor and it will be on nitro.

Thanks,

donnie
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	TAMELESSTIGER1.jpg
Views:	150
Size:	68.0 KB
ID:	1112199  
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2010, 01:29 AM   #1777
teddisnoke
Senior Member
 
teddisnoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: So Cal
Posts: 1,156
Default Re: 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

My heart sank today...
While wiring up the rear taillights on the Rocket, being ever so close to getting it ready for its SEMA debut, I broke the right side rear tailight plastic. They are so old and brittle. I brought it home, totally dismayed at the fact that even though I was being careful, I was not careful enough. Tomorrow, I'll clean it again, and see if A good quality silicone bead on the inside will get me back on track, until I can source a better set than the ones I have currently.
__________________
Snoke's Metal Shed
http://public.fotki.com/teddisnoke

http://bowtie0069.fotki.com/shop-projects-1/
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2010, 02:06 AM   #1778
tweaked
Grenade Inspector
 
tweaked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Port Alberni, B.C., Canada
Posts: 147
Default Re: 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

Damn, that sucks and good luck. The tail lights are tricky pieces. I was a nice guy and gave my spare set to a local racer that had rolled his 65 comet and was building a new one. That was 2 years ago but when I pulled mine out, I found that mine not in good condition. Made do but Looking to replace. Good Luck.
Roger
__________________
65 comet , 331/C4 12.95 @105 mph
Made in Canada and built for speed.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2010, 04:32 PM   #1779
ClearSpot
Member
 
ClearSpot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 808
Default Re: 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Squirrel View Post
Thank God for Mercurys. I cant get enough of these cars. Thanks for sharing and putting a smile on my face. Hope to own 65 cyclone soon
You and me both Mr.Squirrel.
Love the 65's,but I tell ya,every now and then,I come across a great looking 64!
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2010, 05:59 PM   #1780
teddisnoke
Senior Member
 
teddisnoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: So Cal
Posts: 1,156
Default Re: 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

Just got home from a Sunday like no other Sunday for me. Had friends there to help square away the new master cylinder, bled the brakes, and made a cautious maiden voyage. If you listen, and watch the car, you'll see my trepidation when I realized I was still only on the primaries. Into the secondaries it went, you can hear it, but I still was only 3,000 rpm's short of the shift point! THe car lifted very nicely, planted hard, and went straight and true!!! Yup. Still got a cracked tailight lense, but today was still a great, day!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us8hoV1uFKY
__________________
Snoke's Metal Shed
http://public.fotki.com/teddisnoke

http://bowtie0069.fotki.com/shop-projects-1/
offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:08 AM.