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

  1. mercuryjunky
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    This guy looks suspicious

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    There was some distractions, Two rows from the A/FX cars , there was almost a Golf cart wreck every hour.

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    Roy...Even when its hurt, it takes a nice picture.....Mike
     

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    Mike;Thanks for the kind words!! I guess I was due to have some issues!!! I have not torn into the Comet yet. ROY.
     
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    Ken;GREAT pictures!!! I'm glad somebody took pictures,I left the cameras home!!!! ROY.
     
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    A Friend of Mine Showing and Taking the George Weiller 64 A/FX Comet For a Drive.

    Nice to see an original clean out some Gas. Awesome.

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    That was a great ride along in the real thing.....Great Post Thanks to all involved....Al
     
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  16. Any one know the date they started building 64 Cyclones? I know they did not start selling 64 Cyclones till March or April of 64 and I have seen some have February build dates but I came across this one for sale yesterday that has a January 30th build date. Anyone know the actual day production of 64 Cyclones started? This may be one of the earlier ones made.

    Apound and Analog Dog, I think you guys were talking about Cyclone build dates at some point in this thread!

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    The 1964 AFX comet shown in the recent video, I heard that AFX Dave raced that car with his 1965 BFX comet with a 289 back when the nostalgia racing and he beat the 1964 AFX comet back then.
     
  18. GoodGuys Charlotte 2012,, HRP

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    Yes I have 2 Cyclones both with a build date of 04A.

     
  20. Wow, that's almost 2 weeks before Mercury announced the Cyclone on January 17th.
     
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    I bought them from a guy that is 84 years old now. He told me he bought one of them new. Said he was driving to work one morning in L. A. and noticed a Comet being unloaded that didn't look like any he had seen. He called his wife and told her to go check on it. She called him back with the details and he told her to pay them and bring it home. He made it into a drag car a year or so later. Car is only showing around 30K miles. Probably one of the first Cyclones sold to the public. He bought the other one later as a used car and made it into a drag car also. Both cars were built the same day.

     
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    I think he told me the dealer was in Irvine CA.


     
  23. Great that you have that story to pass on, usually these stories die with the original purchaser. As to the roof trim. My May 4th production 64 Cyclone has it and this one made on January 30th does not. Have you narrowed down the date they added this piece?
     
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    Posted over on FB. Cool shot of the ex Hayden / McCoy Comet.

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    Ken;I had never seen that picture,the Comet looks great!! Do you know where that one ended up? I haven't touched my Comet yet since the CHRR. ROY.
     
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    Ken, where4 do you come up with these obscure pictures?
     
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    All the credit goes to some of the Guys on Face Book. Every once in awhile a new photo shows up.

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    The 65 Moyer Comet

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    Mooneyes loading day. Next time we see the car, it'll be half a world away.
     

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