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

  1. AFX DAVE
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    Roland your right on the 391 crank!. I had my machine work at Modex Crankshaft not far from my place. They turned the snout down, turn the mains
    To -.010 under and reground the journals to a big block Chevy at 2.20 dia. That way I can use the 427 Big Block Chevy Aluminum Rod and a custom piston. I had them do all of the balancing. I also used a after market damper. ~~~AFX DAVE~~~
     
  2. While at work today I met a guy named Manuel Gonzales who drive this 426 dodge savoy sponsored by Berry Doge out of Oxnard Ca. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1384995192.449587.jpg
    He used to race with a friend of his in this comet, 289 motor built built by Kenny Dutweiller in 1965. With a 4 speed it ran high 11s!!
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  3. powrshftr
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    Now there is one lucky dude!
    I'd crawl through a mile of broken glass for either one of those cars...!


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  4. 65COMET
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    Mike;I do not remember either of those cars!!Way too many years and brain cells have faded away since then!!! Must have been Kenny Senior that did the engines back then!!Did you get my e-mail on the pinion spacer? ROY.
     
  5. 65afxcomet
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    Dave , I would love to put correct 65 vintage med riser 427 in car but what kinda $ are we lookin at ? This 391 is the cheaper way to go . I also have stroker pistons and lemans rods and edelbrock alum heads . Any of this worth putting together ??
    Hamps
     
  6. jorlando
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    "Go where the action is" Is my uncle Joe Orlando fro Lancaster, NY how can I get a copy of this photo??
     
  7. ClearSpot
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    Dale,the new rocket wheels look excellent!
     

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  8. mercuryjunky
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    I didnt realize this one had been restored and getting ready to hit the show circut. I need to pay more attention.

    Looks great

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  9. 65COMET
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    Ken;do you know if it is the real deal? It looks great,I like the scene,a T-Bolt and a Comet staged to race!!!! ROY.
     
  10. 65COMET
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    Is this thread working? Saturday,November 23,2013,2:23 PM PST. ROY.
     
  11. SOHC427
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    It is for me, Roy..... Put down the beer.... or shine! Eric
     
  12. 65COMET
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    Eric;not sure what happened!! My computer freak buddy built me a new computer,when I logged on here it went to a different format or something,obviously I finally figured it out!!! ROY.
     
  13. SIX GUN
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    Sometimes mine does the same thing!?!?!?
     
  14. SIX GUN
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    Can someone post a pic of an 65 FX fiberglass front bumper/stone guard ???
     
  15. ClearSpot
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    Roy,did your buddy build it with 2 pedals? My puter has 3 pedals:D!
     
  16. AFX DAVE
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    The front bumper/stone guard is Differant on 65 AFX stone guard is differant then what's on a 65 BFX stone guard. I myself have never seen a "repop" front 65 AFX or BFX front bumper/stone guard
    The front AFX/BFX twin scoop hood with the radiator support relieve on the underside of the hood came from my 65 BFX Comet. ~~~AFX DAVE~~~
     
  17. SIX GUN
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    AFX DAVE:
    I wanted to see one so I can maybe make my own, I have a Crites bumper I want to lay a peace of fiberglass across the top of it...
     
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  18. 65COMET
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    SIX GUN;I pimped Crites to repop the bumper/splash apron,NO luck,I would like to have one on my Comet!!! Myron; no "PEDALS" on my Electronic Frustration Device,that is probably why I have problems with it!!! ROY.
     
  19. Muttley
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    Calmly lay a ball peen hammer on your desk in front of the monitor and tell it to behave. ;) :D
     
  20. checkedgoldtop
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    There used to be an original B/FX 65 comet in the Mansfield, OH area. Last time I saw it was 1999. It was black, had a sedan title, dead solid but cut up front half. Dad tracked it from the late 60's. Send me pictures if you think/know you have it. I'd like to know where it went.
     
  21. AFX DAVE
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    The first thing are you racing this or restoring the 65 AFX Comet. Most people can't tell a Med Riser from a Low Riser! First get a 427 Block that can be used. Use the parts you have to put it together. Get a tunnel weigh intake from Chris. To build a good Medium Riser W/SK heads, Lemans Crank, Rods, Steel Flywheel and a 427 Balancer. From looking at the hood you had two fours. You would be close to $10,000 in that engine. Don't forget the drive train, when using a spool NHRA wants after market axles. And don't forget a good chrome moley Rollcage. Good Luck~~~AFX DAVE~~~
     
  22. SIX GUN
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    ROY:
    I see you painted your stone guard to look like a FX one-peace bumper/stone guard set-up...

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  23. 65COMET
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    SIX GUN;YES,I painted it when I painted the bumper.It was black for years,thought it would look better silver,I left the black from the lip on back! I tried to get Crites interested in repopping the one piece bumper/splash apron,no dice!! Are you done racing for the season?I may go to MOONEYES Show on December 7th,I've paid,just not sure yet,went a few years ago,said I would not go back! ROY.
     
  24. SIX GUN
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    ROY:
    Yes I'm done for this year, now I wait for 6 months to try again...
    I think I'm going to try to make my own stone guard for my bumper...
    What about the fiberglass headlight surrounds???
     
  25. 65COMET
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    They made the headlight extensions back then,I do not think anyone has made a repops!! I think the stone guard could be made by pulling a mold from a steel one and glassing it and a bumper together. ROY.
     
  26. Cshabang
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    I love this look. My father ran it on his wagon. All the talk of making parts makes me want to hurry up and start back on my hood.
     
  27. teddisnoke
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    Gratuitous Comet plugging! I will seize any opportunity to educate our younger generations on the fine attributes of vintage chrome and aluminum! Quote from one young model: "Its sooo old. How can it be faster than my Kia???" Me: ""Sweetie, can you count from four cylinders to eight cylinders??"" HA !! All joking aside, a good friend and I had FOURTEEN models in a 12 hour day, around our cars, and I think the cars were VERY happy!!

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  28. 65afxcomet
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    When does the calender come out ??
    Probably sell at least 1 or 2 on here :)
    Hamps
     
  29. 65COMET
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    Dale;I guess hanging out with Ernie does have some great perks!!!! So,did you race the model in her KIA[killed in action]?!!P.S.,I'd buy a calender too!!! ROY.
     
  30. micky69
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    We had a mold done for the front bumper for the one pc taken from the original Dyno Don car,but I dont know where it ended up, seats too. Might have to make some calls.
     

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