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History 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

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

  1. ec164
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    Man I love that phrase. Sounds like my friends and Uncle talking about their younger days running gears like that for daily drivers....................Al

    Good Luck this week-end!!!
     
  2. ec164
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    interior done now
     
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  3. Wow Al, I may have finished my falcon first, but yours is definitely a piece of art compared to mine. That looks amazing
     
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  4. ec164
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    Thank You Very Much Mike, it has taken a long time and got some more to do, but is coming together like I planned so far, I hopefully get to bring home tomorrow with carpet, rear seat and door panels too! Then I can go to town assembling the rest of car.......................Al
     
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    Danny Justice

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    Danny Justice

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    Danny Justice

  8. ec164
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    So was this your Fathers Rail or ? Some cool old photos at Milan, MI...................Al
     
  9. 65COMET
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    Cool old photos,wrong place to post them though!! JMO , ROY.
     
  10. zeph4057k
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    heres my comet, they rule !!!!!!
     

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  11. ec164
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    Cool, I like the skinny s and blacked out rears...................Al
     
  12. loudbang
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    Posted by tommyd on the drag cars in motion thread today.

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  13. ClearSpot
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    That is cool! And has got to be one of the first pics I've seen on this thread of a drag Comet with velocity stacks coming out of the teardrop.
     
  14. 65COMET
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    It has been posted on here a few times!! Great picture though,worth seeing multiple times!! ROY.
     
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  15. 65COMET
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    Al;LOOKIN GOOD!!! ROY.
     
  16. loudbang
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    That is a mountain motor LOL
     
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  17. Troublemaker427
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    Looks great Al!! Kuntz power for the win!!! I sure hope you can bring that to the FE Race & Reunion in 2016!!!
     
  18. ec164
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    Thanks Gentlemen, had some linkage and intake issues that didn't allow dyno pull or I would have a video. I sure hope to have things shook down and the new intake Hogan sent proven before Beaver Springs so I can make the trip, had a Great time there in 2013/14 and would love to be there in 16' and actually participate rather than just watch. It has Jeff Colvert Pro Ports also.........Al
     
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  20. Wow Al your comet is looking awesome.
    Last race of the season was ok, ran a new best 1/8 ET 8.05 @ 86.8mph went to the final but I dialed a 8.07 and broke out with a 8.067 on the brakes. The comet kept getting faster all day. I was dialing 8.15 untill I got the bye and ran it out to the 8.05 pass and was my best 60ft also 1.84.
    Roger
     
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  23. MercFlash
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    I'd like to add a bit about the Hairy Canary Comet. I saw it run quite a lot in the years 1965-1966. This was mostly at Englishtown Raceway Park but the Canary also ran at Old Bridge NJ as well. It was always a formidable car. I first saw it at Old Bridge and at that time it was sitting up fairly high and had the stacks going through the hood scoop. As I recall I never saw it lose at either track.. I have a somewhat hazy memory of the Canary later appearing as a 1965 version with either a flip front or full flip body and altered wheelbase. It was one of our favorite racers of the day.

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  24. 65COMET
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    Scrub Powered!! ROY.
     
  25. Judd
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  26. Judd
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    Thought you all might like this Comet in the Southern Gassers group. 385 series based stroker motor
     

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    Judd;did you get the 406 running? ROY.
     
  28. MercFlash
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    The Hairy Canary Comet at Atco NJ These are frames from a drag racing move documentary made at the time. Apparently the Canary and crew were favorites of the film maker since they also made a shot of the driver inside the car. This is evident in the 555 shown in both stills. The entire film can be seen here . I've tweeked the color still of the car a bit to bring it more closely into how it appeared in person.


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  29. 65COMET
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    Scrub Powered,belongs with the rest of the scrubs!
     
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  30. Judd
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    Roy
    Yes I ran cruisin the coast with it. Will be down for winter soon to get more bodywork done.

    Judd
     

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