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Hellow all Judd is my name I just found this site. I'm a member of the Southern Gassers a new group that gets together and races around Ms. Al. LA. Fl. We just had race at Battlefield Raceway in Meridian, MS. and are working on a race at No Problem Raceway in Louisiana. I have a clone of Hadden Proffet's 65 Comet A/FX car.


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Hellow all Judd is my name I just found this site. I'm a member of the Southern Gassers a new group that gets together and races around Ms. Al. LA. Fl. We just had race at Battlefield Raceway in Meridian, MS. and are working on a race at No Problem Raceway in Louisiana. I have a clone of Hadden Proffet's 65 Comet A/FX car.
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Welcome.... I have always LOVED the early Merc Comets. Hopefully we'll be able to see you "burn up the quarter mile" some day. Looking forward to hearing more about you car & as many pictures as you can post.
 

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Love the Comet and it's going so fast it's just a blurr, heh. Welcome to the site. Your the first Comet here. Hopefully others will join too. You'll have to add in details on the car and any vids (me like 'um vids, heh) and pics too. Love to know more about it. Thanks for joining in and enjoy the place. It's been growing with leaps and bounds, we are getting a great member base. A big plus is the diversity of cars. Great to have you on board. Mark L
 

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Welcome! I think the '65 Comet was probably my favorite of all the early Comets! Just a great looking body style!
 

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Hey man, welcome!!! Dig those early Comets!! Me and my buddy are gearing up to do his '62 Falcon soon. I'll post pix when we start.
Regardless, good to have ya here and that nice ride you have.
 

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A freind of mine is just starting a strait axle build on a red 62 Falcon 2dr sedan. He is trying to get a running 73 big Merc in Louisiana for 429 drive train $600!



Hey man, welcome!!! Dig those early Comets!! Me and my buddy are gearing up to do his '62 Falcon soon. I'll post pix when we start.
Regardless, good to have ya here and that nice ride you have.
 

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Back in 1965

Thanks john I don't seem to have the attachment thing down yet. LOL. Cool Opel wagon, isn't there another Opel gasser with AMC motor up in your neck of the woods?
Judd, I have seen the Opel gasser with AMC power. I think it is in Ohio somewhere. Saw at a one of the "Gasser Reunions" at Thompson Dragway. The owner is on HAMB forum quite a bit.



Back in '65 when I was in the Army I was stationed at Fort Gordon in Augusta, GA. I did not have car then and I lived "off-base" with my wife about 3 miles or so from there. I had to reply on "hitch hiking" back & forth from the base. One of the fellow soldiers who would give me a ride was a 2nd LT. who owned a BRAND NEW RED '65 Mercury Cyclone. It was always my favorite "ride to work". I can still remember him winding it thru the gears!!!!
 

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John, I have a pic of that car when it was for sale at Thompson in primer a few years back. I'll post it up later.
 

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I've follwed his thread on the HAMB, and he's very determined to make the AMC work, even though it takes a lot more funds. Pretty neat and unique car!
 

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Judd, Im building a 55 Chevy car. Should be ready by next March. Hope to have ready for Yellow Belly drag strip in Dallas In May. Would love to come race where you are. The manager of Thunder road wants to get gassers running here in Shreveport.
 

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Hi Judd nice comet! Small block or FE?
I owned a 65 Daytona package cyclone at one time & a 65 Hipo convt I was told it was one of 12 made.

Only good pic of the convt.


We used it as a push car too.
 
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