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History 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by apound, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. apound
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    The Mercury Comets were the hot car at the drags in 64. Anyone have good pictures from back in the day? A/FX, stockers, whatever.
     
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    from out there

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    Obviously not a 64/65 but here's Jim McMurtreys Chevy powered '60. Love the driving position. Just a bit of an engine set back.
     
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    I've posted it before, but it's still the baddest Comet ever

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    same day as above

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    could this be the ultimate sleeper...:D looks so much cleaner than the updated version.....
     
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    Any tail shots? Not a huge Ford fan, but man do I like a Comet of those years...
     
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    This car I bought in 1970 was an old drag car turned street car. This is the way I drove it home.
    Don't have a picture with the slicks or skinny front tires, but she was a sreamer.

    Had 289HP with factory 4spd, had scatter shield, Hooker headers, odd, but effective traction bars and 4:89 gears.
     

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    This might be the best shot of one of these Comets........CHARGE!!!!
     
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    I like how the headlights act like the bug catchers! Chrisman was a showman for sure
     

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    another one....:D
     

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    My future project. I plan to make a nostalga drag car out of it. It was a drag car since 1965. Only on the street for about a year.
     

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    My 1965 Cyclone i bought in 1982 and still have was supposedly a drag/street car. 289 with a 302 crank, real 289 HIPO heads and some oddball big valves, toploader 4 speed with Mr. Gasket Vertical Gate inline shifter, early 60's 9 inch rear axle, 2 Carter AFB's on the old Offenhauser low rise intake and a Fiberglass dual scoop ram air hood cut out for the dual quads. I still have it, has Torker 289 intake now but otherwise just like when I bought it. I left it sitting in Wisconsin in 1986 when I moved to Merced California brang it to Louisiana a few years ago but havn't touched it yet.
     
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