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I have the Comet apart for rework before No Problem gasser race in Belle Rose, LA.
replacing cam and springs, mill head for 11 to 1 compression, straiten rat nest wirring under hood, rerun pass front brake line with better bracket, hot ceramic coat headers, make better mount for radiator, add clearance between front ladder bar mount and drive shaft. I'm mostly done just waiting for heads and headers to come back.
 

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Might want to add a driveline loop while it's down, before heading to the track! Looks like that crossmember would be a likely candidate to mount one on, and it might save your legs and floorboards if you break a U joint!
 

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That's too far back for a loop. The front loop has to be within 6 inches of the front U-joint. Unless you were saying add a second for the rear?? Mark L
 

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I love the 65 comet's i built a 427FE and put it on the stand 15 years ago with hopes of building a comet gasser.. its still on the stand rapped up and no comet....
 

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Judd I figured you had a loop somewhere running the times you run.
Riv, a 427 FE built and waiting for a body. That is cool. Like the old 409s, 421 Pontiacs and the 427 FE's. They all have that old time mystic to them. Find yourself a '64 falcon for that thing. I've been seeing a few down around here lately and they make a great looking street/strip machine. Mark L
 

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Riv just send that FE down here I'll break it in for you! LOL. I have a freind with three 64 Comets one will be A/fx clone with cross ram 390 FE and one is getting a strait axle and a Bennet Racing 347, both are stick cars. Mark there are two solid 65 Caliente Comet 2 dr ht cars down here under $3,000

I got the heads back on yesterday and hope to have it running tomorrow less headers.
 

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tell me more about the caliente's my buddy had one in HS it was an old drag car it had class winner stickers on the windows long before i new anything about what an olddrag car ment. it had a 289 hipo in it wit a cobra intake. his brother died in the car but he did pull the motor out and saved that.this was 22 years ago...my 427.. i fount it in a 1968 PA state police cruiser it had a steel crank and cobrajet heads from the factory i paid 200 for the whole car my old man shit when ibrought it home.. i took it 30 over went 12.5 roller cam and lifters. heads were done by my friend who is the reigonal rep for manley for free i put an offenhouser portosonic intake with a 1050 dominator.. im not a ford guy but this motor is bad ass i thought of selling it isee what that thing cost me and what i could get for it guys would pay big money for it but im going to hang on to it i did find a 62falcon ranchero for$500 but not crazy about the look of the car. i would put it in a 68 fastback mustang if i can find a done body.. If you youguys need something just ask i can find almost anything ihave my hands in all my friends stuff im talkin 409 hemi 406 440 m-22...just let me no
 
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