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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by apound, Feb 17, 2009.
Thanks! I'll check it out.
do you know if that is what they did to the thunderbolts back then?
65T-BOLT;I do not know,you could ask on the Thunderbolts thread on here,or maybe Jody or Dennis K will chime in. ROY.
I havent seen Ken on here in a while. he is usually on
Mr.Squirrel;I think Ken and the rest of the Colorado gang are snowed in,or frozen,or both!!!.The weather out here is supposed to get wet just in time for the March Meet!!!I may need to put mud and snow tires on the Comet!! ROY.
No. The 64 T-Bolt used production 289 #1765 front springs and stock Lower Control Arms. The Upper Control Arms were trimmed for additional header tube clearance and reinforced, but the functional length was not changed. The Upper Control Arm Shafts were flipped around, again for additional clearance. The Upper Control Arm Frame Brackets were trimmed and reinforced and the Mounting Bolt Nuts were trimmed for additional clearance.
A few of the early Drag Council cars had extended front spindles and/or a special RH Upper Control Arm Shaft to stagger the wheelbase to allow "rollout".
Dennis;Thank You,I was hoping you would read his question. ROY.
Thanks Dennis, just wanting to get the headers off the pavement!
I know this is off the subject a bit. did they make any 67 comet gts with 289s or were they all 390 cars? I have a friend that says he found a four speed 289 car. I thought they were all 390 cars but Im sure Im totally wrong
A for sale ad from the 8 Aug 1964 issue of Drag News for the former Dene Hook Motors car.
The ad states 1 of 21 1964 factory built 427 Comets.
I like this one! I see it's got the old style CA plates.
First real Good and clear pic of the 64 Marauders Comet.
Good job Sky wolf
JunkYardFrog;that 64 belongs to Scott out in AZ.,he has had it a long time.Yes it does have the 60s era black with yellow CA. plates,same as my 65. ROY.
In 1966 the standard engine in the Comet Cyclone GT/GTA was the 335 horse 390. In 1967 the standard engine became the 289 2V (I believe) with the 289 4V and the 390/335 optional. The 427 was not available in the 67 GT but was available in the 202, Caliente and Cyclone. Yes it is off subject and O/T for this board, but hey you asked!!
Nice layout shot in current Rod&Kulture ! (issue#25)
@ Mooneye's Christmas party 2010.
Here is a link to watch the Bakersfield race. Roy and Dale are racing their comets this weekend.
I got to see Roy and Dale run this morning.
A few new pics of Sylvanus Pierce' build. Good to see someone is making progress on their project. He has told me more lettering is on the way. I'm like a kid on Christmas morning waiting to see what comes next!
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