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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. 6t5frlane
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    Search Jerry Harvey. It's a B/FX car (427 ).
     
  2. Falcon Gasser
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    Judd, what kind of times are you running these days.

    Jon
     
  3. Judd
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    Jon
    I haven't got the set up finished or mastered the dial in yet and need to change from 4.57 to 4.30 gears But I ran 11.46 and 11.47 a week ago. I'm bad now, my 425 stroker is only a second slower than Roy's 358! LOL. The video is with the 351 still in it.
    Your Falcon has a special place in my heart as it looks just like a 289 4speed 60 I had in the 70's less the strait axle, even the same color.



     
  4. Mr. Squirrel
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    love your car Judd. it would be sweet to see you and Roy race eachother down the track. beautiful car either way:)
     
  5. Falcon Gasser
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    Judd, it looked great in the vidoe and I am bumbed hearing you are running your car in March...its a good 4 to 6 weeks before the track opens here and the the snow will be gone maybe soon :( I seen Roy's car in Car Craft and it looks really good and I bet that combo sound great in person.

    Jon
     
  6. teddisnoke
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    What rims was Hayden running on his fronts? Halibrands?
    Roy, I need to call you for next week. Looks like I'll be heading out Thursday up to the big show....
     
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  15. apound
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    thanks for the vintage shots Muttley
     
  16. mercuryjunky
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    Great shots Mutley, havent seen most of those. Good Job
     
  17. mercuryjunky
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    Marks mobile home Comet Match Bash Time
     
  18. dscomet
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    My freind Dave would like to know if anybody can tell us who raced Factory 1965 BFX cars in 1965 in California. His Factory 1965 BFX came from California.:)
     
  19. 65COMET
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    Mike;you and Ken keep coming up with some great old pictures,Thanks for sharing!!!! ROY.
     
  20. Dennis K.
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    790 is Bill Shrewsberry's A/FX Comet. I'll have to look at the video to see who's 64 Ltwts and T-Bolt they are. 715 = Sox, 843 = Strum, 844 = Nicholson Wagon.

    The 64 Ltwt Galaxies are #725 Bob Ford and the other might be Larry Pacini, hard to read the entry #, 8??. The white Thunderbolt is Bill Ireland - Oregon Ford Dealers #725. I also saw a burgundy T-Bolt behind Nicholson's wagon, might be Brannan.

    Regards,
    Dennis


     
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  21. Ken Balmer
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    gee, i remember in 1980 through approx. 1990 a friend, Paul Grabko, here in Northeast PA owned a body shop. In the back of his shop sat a '64 Thunderbolt with the lettering "Shake Rattle & Roll" on it and "Fuzzy Dice" painted on the side. The car was pretty much complete, and another friend and he even fired it up one evening. I remember the Hillborne injectors and straight front axle and A/FX written on the windows. At the time, I was a fan of mopar muscle and really thought nothing of the car.... at all. he never said much about it either, except that it was quite a vehicle in it's day. i dont know where he got it, but i do remember hearing he sold it during a divorce............... for approx. $1,500. OMG !
     
  22. 65 T-BOLT
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    No shit! I wanted to buy that car when it was for sale at Fords @ Carlisle...Do You know where it has gone? I have been seaching for this car, are you sure it wasn't the 64 comet?
     
  23. 65COMET
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    Mike;I talked to my buddy George who lives in Oceanside about the Comet in your post#3284.He never saw the car but said he knew the dealership,I think he said they are still in business.Four more days before I head to the March Meet,teddiesnoke and I will have probably the only Comets there,hopefully we can make a pass side by side!! I'm dying to get down the track,been since November!!!! ROY.
     
  24. 65COMET
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    Mike;those pictures from Lions really show how foggy,and or,smoggy,it could get there.The track was only a few miles from the ocean and right next to the oil refinerys which back then didn't have to deal with the smog police.That is where I got the racing bug,used to live about 20 minutes away,would go as often as I could!! ROY.
     
  25. Just heard Dick Lux has crashed his Super Stock Comet at the Gator Nats.......any truth to this?
     
  26. 65COMET
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    57 300;yes it is true,early report was something broke in the suspension,he is OK,the Comet,not so much.A friend of his has posted a want list of 64 Comet parts,sounds like it backed into the wall!! That is one fast 289,4-speed 64 COMET,got to watch him run at the NHRA Winter Nationals a couple years back. ROY.
     
  27. ClearSpot
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    That is one cool vintage shot!
    Thanx Muttley.....
     
  28. havi
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    Newbie type question, but what did they do to get the wheels to clear so much? I mean those look like stock arms.
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  29. 65COMET
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    havi;they used custom made tall spindles,and taller springs.Mercuryjunky has some closeups of his tall spindles on here,don't remember the post number,but it was maybe half way through this thread.havi;I scrolled through the thread,go to page 71,post #1401. ROY.
     
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