The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by apound, Feb 17, 2009.
here's a couple of others, again not sure it they have been posted before or not.
Alan;what else are you gonna do on a cold,windy,Texas evening? I have always liked that last photo with the chute out!!! ROY.
windy, all the time, yes. cold, not always but a lot of it, when it's hot it's hot. as the old saying goes for the Texas Panhandle, "if you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes and it'll change"
I like that photo too Roy, looks like the chute is 30 yards behind him. Plus the rear shot of a 64' is a awesome sight sporting tall narrow rubber!! Al
What happened to the golden comet?
any Idea on this one
Not sure about the car(someone on here may know)
But Pointe Auto transmission shop still exists in St.Clair Shores,Mi.
That been a question Thai a lot of Comet Guys have been wondering! Dennis has it right I have the resi of the story .
Originally Posted by Dennis K.
RE mystery Comet, it states in the caption. West Bros L-M in Plymouth MI. Known as the Motor City Marauder. Owned/driven by Norm Wertz, then sold to Lou Zangara.
Lou Zangara is a good friend of mine, back in the day factory race cars were just OLD race cars. He had the car For Sale and it didn't sell but someone later wanted the High Riser engine he took the 427 and trans out and sold it. Later some one bought the AFX car body. Lou stopped by a couple of months later to see how it was going, the new owners Wife told Lou that her Husband Died. So Lou helped her sell the AFX Comet again. The New Owner had it taken a place to have work done and repainted and lettered GOLDEN COMET. In the mean time some switched the Axles and Detroit Locker from 31 splines and replaced them with 28 splines, the owner didn't know. Later that year at Detroit Dragway power shifting second gear the left Axle Broke you see what happened. The engine and trans and useable parts were saved, the body was scraped they didn't care about the Comet at all. I do have part of the front fender in my passiton As far as I know that is the only piece that remains. ~~~~~~AFX DAVE~~~~~~
here's a couple more of Jack Chrisman and the Sachs and sons car. if it's a double post sorry.
As far as I know, Dan ands Joe Weis was the original owner. The car was mentioned in a few times in the Ford Weekly Summary of Performance Events, two other names mentioned were LLoyd Tally and Roland Millican. No idea where the car went after this.
That's what Michgander's say about our whether. this is the first time that I have seen the trees & flower's bloom this early
I like the look of the Torq thrust in the front and steel in the rear
This is all thats left of the Golden Comet. Dave uses it for a paper weight...Actually Dave has a vast collection of cool Comet stuff!
Is that the fender that was stuffed in the car?Way too many old race cars[and drivers] ended up like that!!! ROY.
Found more pics of this badass '65!
Thanks for the picture, that is a bad 65!! Al
That's a killer 65!! Can I have it, please??
Cool little write-up and photo's:
Eddie, you saving your pennies? Helluva roadtrip???
Cool little write-up and photo's:
Sweet coverage Dale! Looking good
Bitchin! Is that LaCarrera???
I've seen similar photos of Dyno at Carlsbad but I dont remember seeing this one with the sign in the background.
Muttley;that is one of my favorite pictures of Dyno Don with his NEW Comet!!!! ROY.
That pic of Dyno Don's car looks like it has the bare aluminum centered Cragars.
Anyone ever see this one?
Could be same Day, Love the looks of a Day 1 65 A/FX Comet
Must of just switched to the front Halibrands
Falcons and Fairlanes coming to Auction.
From the FE Forum. I'm sure there are some guys who will find the cars interesting. Several have had chassis work done (pics in the 60s range), and may be of help to the fellow who wrecked his Fairlane a few months ago.
Eddie, How did you make out with the new hedders?
Kenny's car was the one that went to Jardine's, Still there, hoping to pick it up soon. I've been busy on my 64 Galaxie and a 67 Mustang Fastback project at the shop.
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