The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by apound, Feb 17, 2009.
I have never seen a commuter wagon, very cool. Makes me miss my 64 marauder.
That was tech inspection at Indy,they use to use parking lot of a mall in Cleremont.
WOW,everybody is getting their issue of Car Craft except me!!!! I'm dying here!!!!! Ken;as usual you find some great old pictures!!The wagon will look great rolling into a track with the 64 on the trailer.With diesel so high now it will probably be cheaper to use than the truck!!!That blue wagon looks like a 9 passenger version. ROY.
Your car is an inspiration! I've got a long way to go, but you have set a great target to shoot.
How much tubb'n did you put in the back end?
I'm working on a "drafting hook". You know, the ones you can put out in front of your truck when you sneak up right behind a semi? Its a long drive to Bakersfield...
hi roy: got my car craft your car is fantastic! read the whole artical.
Good Job, I didnt think of that. Tech inspection in front of woolworths, how cool is that.
That other Comet had to be the Shrewsberry comet.
Good Job Roy ,Got my Copy yesterday. Hollywood Roy, Stay Classy Camarillo
1965-1995 The Legend Continues.......Jack Chrisman's Comet!
Restored to it's Former Glory!
Thanks to: Jim Barillaro
Chrisman constructed "Word's First"
Blown, Fuel, Stock Car........an the Funny Car era wad Begun!
Car was updated in 1965,
Updated version Now belongs to "Mr. Jim"
dscomet;I used an Alston rear frame section that is the same width as the front subframe.I run a 12" wide rear wheel with a 13.5" wide slick and could easily run a 14" wide wheel and larger slick if necessary.Thank You to you and the others on the kind words on the article on my Comet,I got my issue Saturday afternoon. ROY.
I went looking for a Car Craft mag this weekend but could only find last months issue.
My car trailer should be done this week. Will first race for my comet will be June.
Keep those old comet pics coming guys.
Roy,Congrats on the CC shoot! Got a copy today,and it all looks awesome.
My only question for them is why no wheels up money shot?
Great job otherwise!
Myron;they told me they were going to put in a picture or two from Irwindale as they work with the track photographer,no dice.OH WELL,I'm still happy,they at least covered something besides an LS powered whatever.It kills me that CC,PHR and HR spend so much time on Chevy stuff when they put out a Chevy rag,WTF,!!!!!! ROY.
Myron;that is Judd's 65,he is running a big 351W with a 5-speed in that Comet. ROY.
Some awesome footage on this video clip. Worth watching Classic 1964. Starts out with some Front engine Dragster in Bakersville, Throw in a Beach party with some of the old racers and ends up at the 1964 Winternationals. At the 12:28 mark there is Ronnie Sox running against Ed Rashinski in the Marauders Comet( didnt even know he was at that race), Dyno Don in the wagon Against the Mystery 790 AFX Comet. And a couple HiRiser 64 Lightweight Galaxies,And a Thuderbolt to boot.
Heres a second video. Non Comet related but worth the watch. Saftey Standards in early Racing.
Now this is what I'm talking about. Thats my kind of used car lot.
Out havin some fun in mine if the link works?
Roy showing how it should be done if the link works.
what a great in-car vid....nice to see a Cyclone doing what it does best....thanks for sharing
Judd;thanks for posting the videos.The one of mine is from last years Ford show at Sacramento Raceway here in CA.,cool old school track. jsz03;my nephew put his camera up on the dash,fastened to my gauge pack,always fun following a 4X4 that drives through the water and drags it out on the track!! ROY.
one of my biggest pet peeves....cars and trucks dragging water from the box into the groove...saw you get a bit crooked off the line...gotta love it tho!
jsz03;yes it got a bit crooked off of the line!! I thought I had moved over enough to miss the mess,no harm,no foul,except my 60' time.That was a fun day,a lot of Fords of every style,a long drive though for a one day race[about 9 hours]!! ROY.
Anyone have any more pics of the Bob Ford Galaxy in the far lane?Car looks baaaaad and this is deffinately the best thread on the HAMB!!!!
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