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

  1. 64 a/fx
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
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    64 a/fx
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    here's a couple of others, again not sure it they have been posted before or not.

    enjoy

    alan

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  2. 65COMET
    Joined: Apr 10, 2007
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    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.
     
  3. 64 a/fx
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    64 a/fx
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    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"

    alan
     
  4. ec164
    Joined: Aug 9, 2011
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    ec164
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    from MI

    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
     
  5. What happened to the golden comet?
     
  6. mercuryjunky
    Joined: May 7, 2009
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    Hey Dennis

    any Idea on this one

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  7. ClearSpot
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    from Michigan

    Not sure about the car(someone on here may know)
    But Pointe Auto transmission shop still exists in St.Clair Shores,Mi.
     
  8. AFX DAVE
    Joined: Sep 9, 2011
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    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.

    Regards,
    Dennis

    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~~~~~~
     
  9. 64 a/fx
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
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    64 a/fx
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    here's a couple more of Jack Chrisman and the Sachs and sons car. if it's a double post sorry.

    alan

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  10. Dennis K.
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    from Detroit MI

    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.

    Regards,
    Dennis

     
  11. dscomet
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    from michigan

    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:)
     
  12. wayne421
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    I like the look of the Torq thrust in the front and steel in the rear
     
  13. Analog Dog
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    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!
     

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  14. 65COMET
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    Is that the fender that was stuffed in the car?Way too many old race cars[and drivers] ended up like that!!! ROY.
     
  15. ClearSpot
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    Found more pics of this badass '65!
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  16. ec164
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    Thanks for the picture, that is a bad 65!! Al
     
  17. SOHC427
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    That's a killer 65!! Can I have it, please??
     
  18. teddisnoke
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    from So Cal

  19. ClearSpot
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    ClearSpot
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    from Michigan

  20. Analog Dog
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    Analog Dog
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    Something different....
     

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  21. teddisnoke
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    Bitchin! Is that LaCarrera???
     
  22. Muttley
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    I've seen similar photos of Dyno at Carlsbad but I dont remember seeing this one with the sign in the background.

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  23. 65COMET
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    Muttley;that is one of my favorite pictures of Dyno Don with his NEW Comet!!!! ROY.
     
  24. 64Cyclone
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    That pic of Dyno Don's car looks like it has the bare aluminum centered Cragars.
     
  25. mercuryjunky
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    Anyone ever see this one?

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  26. mercuryjunky
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    Could be same Day, Love the looks of a Day 1 65 A/FX Comet

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  27. mercuryjunky
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    Must of just switched to the front Halibrands

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  28. 64 BFX Cyclone
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    64 BFX Cyclone
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    from Honolulu

    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.
    http://www.mccurdyauction.com/listing.php?id=10009&action=personal
    Aloha
     
  29. Merritt
    Joined: Feb 5, 2009
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    Eddie, How did you make out with the new hedders?
     
  30. Merrit:

    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.

    Fast Eddie
     

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