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

  1. 65COMET
    Joined: Apr 10, 2007
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    Dale;KRAZY!!!I unloaded the Comet this morning,it fired right up,just some minor exhaust noise.I jacked it up and looked it over,could not find any issues other than four header tubes that are very slightly dented,no holes,mostly look like they were dragged on the track for a bit!I did not start it to listen for the leaks,but they may be at the head flanges or possibly the collector to exhaust pipe flanges!I won't get to it until Sunday or Monday.I'm glad the crowd liked my wheelie!!! ROY.
     
  2. loudbang
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    From the album on fotki photo credit to "Bowtie0069".


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  3. MCINK
    Joined: May 26, 2007
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    A friends street car...
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  4. ClearSpot
    Joined: Aug 20, 2009
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    Whoa ROY,That was an epic launch to say the least!

    On a side note: I like your merc plate. NOWHERE on these cars was there a mercury emblem!
     
  5. 65COMET
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    Myron;I was not expecting that wheelstand! I had the MERCURY plate made[it is plastic] because a lot of people have no idea who made the Comet! MCINK;nice looking 64,any other info on it?!! ROY.
     
  6. powrshftr
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    Looks like you're gonna need to cut a hole in the floor pan to see where you're going if it keeps standing up like that,Roy!
    Wish I could have seen that one!

    Scott
     
  7. OldColt
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    I really like that car. Those front wheels are especially nice, I haven't seen any like those before.

    --- Steve ---
     
  8. ec164
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    Great timing with the camera on that run! Looks good Roy glad it don't appear to be hurt too awfully bad.....
     
  9. 65COMET
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    Al;that was on the way UP!!!Total driver error on the hard landing! ROY.
     
  10. OldColt
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    There used to be a saying around the strips here that "You can't keep a good Nova down".

    I think we need to change that to "You can't keep a good Comet down"

    --- Steve ---
     
  11. 64Cyclone
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    I think those are Summit Pulsars. $96 each. A member had those and blasted them and shot a coat of paint to simulate magnesium Halibrands. Turned out pretty good.
     
  12. JSLAPPA
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    Saw a nice 64 this past weekend at a small Mattawan, MI car show. Plate said "64 Ghost". Nicely done with MT's wrapped in AR wheels. Very nice 347 tucked inside under the dual snorkel. Wonder if this is another HAMBer?

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  13. AFX DAVE
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    This Saturday Aug 17 2013 I will have my Factory 65 BFX Comet at the"Back to the Bricks" in Flint Michigan. I will be right downtown in the Race Car Collection, we are going to start the cars several tines that day. Stop by and we can talk about Conets. AFX DAVE
     
  14. That's Woodward Cruise day. Good day to get away from the madness.
     
  15. That is some big air Roy. Hope the comet is all ok.
    Roger
     
  16. mercuryjunky
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    This was over on facebook , Unidentified Race Comet thats been in the barn 20 + years.

    What do you thinK, APOUND is it one of your Kendig Texas Comets?

    Or What do you think FALCONRED , One of the Hawaii Comets?

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  17. otalps
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    I've finally made it through this awesome thread. There are some cool ass cars in here.

    Here is my 65 Cyclone that was originally my Father's right before getting stripped down for new paint. It's a 302 now but still sports tri-power and a top loader my dad put in back in 66 or 67.

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  18. 65COMET
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    otalps;looks like a good solid 65.Drivetrain sounds fun too! ROY.
     
  19. 65afxcomet
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    I can tell you for certain its not one of the hawaiian fx cars .

    Gary
     
  20. ClearSpot
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    Otalps, Very cool '65. Even cooler it was your fathers!
    Keep us posted of your restore progress.
    Regard's,Myron_



     
  21. powrshftr
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    Myron,are you going to Flint on Saturday?I see that AFXDave is,and Im going to try my best to make it up there to get a closer look at his car and say hello.

    Scott


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  22. 296 V8
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    Looks to have a 65 nose … cant be many like that
     
  23. teddisnoke
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    Very nice car!!!!
     
  24. DavidY
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    Not a Comet, but close. Factory aluminum/fiberglass/427cid Falcon (1 of 2 made)
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  25. 65COMET
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    It has 64 Comet front fenders.Old school butchered rear wheel openings! ROY.
     
  26. DavidY
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    And a couple of Comets
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  27. 65 comet
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    does anyone know if a 65-66 mustang steering column will fit in a 65 comet? want to get rid of the column shift. thanks, mike
     
  28. ec164
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    It will be a couple inches longer but can take that off.....Al
     
  29. Actually, that's not true..... Mercury specially built a handful of '64 Comets (10 or 12, I don't recall exactly) with 271HP 289s in them for an advertising promotion. The promotion was '100,000 miles at 100 MPH', where they ran the cars in relays at an average speed of 100 MPH until the total miles was 100K. The actual run was done at Daytona raceway, and the cars all got 'D' (for Daytona) engine codes stamped on the data plates. After the run, the cars were sold to racers or returned to corporate, but a few restored examples still exist.

    I've been told that the '65 BFX Comets also had a 'D' code.

    Used to have a '64 Caliente hardtop, 289/4 speed/bench seat, that was a fun car....
     
  30. 65COMET
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    65 comet;you can just remove the shift shaft and put a 65/66 Mustang collar[where the turn signal goes] on your column cover,that is what I did on my 65.Like Al said,a Mustang column is too long,as is the column cover.You do realize that 65 Mustangs,Falcons and Comets have a steering box-shaft that is one piece! ROY.
     

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