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by A/FX
Wed Jan 25, 2023 9:03 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Turn back the calendar to 1969
Replies: 9
Views: 93

Re: Turn back the calendar to 1969

Those are great pics of a really cool car! My clock only turns back to 1970 when I bought my first Cyclone. The pics aren't as good as yours, and are from 1973, but she was my pride and joy. :D 8) Like you, I had one of those expensive paint jobs, too. Paid a friend's brother $125 to paint her. Fou...
by A/FX
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:11 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Turn back the calendar to 1969
Replies: 9
Views: 93

Re: Turn back the calendar to 1969

The black hood treatment was the hot ticket in 1969, the new Mach 1 had it so I thought it was cool. The hood scoop was an OEM part from a ‘69 Cyclone CJ.
I couldn’t afford mag wheels after the expensive paint job!
by A/FX
Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:43 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Turn back the calendar to 1969
Replies: 9
Views: 93

Turn back the calendar to 1969

I just came across these pictures of my Cyclone from 1969. I had owned the car for just about a year when these were taken. I had just had the car repainted and was not finished installing all the trim, note rear wheel well trim and rocker trim are missing. The color was Ford bright red with gold me...
by A/FX
Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:27 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Super Cyclone Show Car
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Super Cyclone Show Car

Posted on the HAMB board, interesting reading:

ONE OFF FACTORY FASTBACK - 1964 COMET SUPER CYCLONE
by A/FX
Sun Jan 22, 2023 5:45 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: New ‘64 Cyclone owner
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: New ‘64 Cyclone owner

There are a couple of videos on “boob tube” that owners or interviewers claim their ‘64 Comet (Cyclone) are HiPo cars. The problem is they read some article that claims the cars were real and all of a sudden it is gospel. Makes me wonder how many of them were even around in ‘64 and how many of them ...
by A/FX
Fri Jan 20, 2023 8:18 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: New ‘64 Cyclone owner
Replies: 5
Views: 96

New ‘64 Cyclone owner

He just acquired this, nice car!
1964 Comet Cyclone. "Just a quick project...."
Jim
by A/FX
Sun Jan 15, 2023 10:22 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: ‘64 A/FX Comet @Mecum
Replies: 13
Views: 376

Re: ‘64 A/FX Comet @Mecum

Video of the Comet in the staging lane… turn up the volume!
https://youtu.be/GAI9L1oP3l0
by A/FX
Sat Jan 14, 2023 4:45 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: ‘64 A/FX Comet @Mecum
Replies: 13
Views: 376

Re: ‘64 A/FX Comet @Mecum

Did not sell Again.
Image
Jim
by A/FX
Fri Jan 13, 2023 10:18 am
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: ‘64 A/FX Comet @Mecum
Replies: 13
Views: 376

Re: ‘64 A/FX Comet @Mecum

Only thing ,,,I'd have to level up those head light intake grills,, :? killing me :x They did fix the intake grills !! Car was outstanding!! Only thing I found that wasn't outstanding was the headliner had a little bit of a stain on the lower pass rear sail. And the insert that ran down the side be...
by A/FX
Thu Jan 12, 2023 9:08 pm
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: 63 1/2 Comet sold today.
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: 63 1/2 Comet sold today.

I just wish there was a way to turn down the volume of the auctioneer,,,,, or turn up the mics of the hosts, I cant understand him anyway & sometimes he drowns out what the hosts are saying. I cannot watch/listen to a Mecum auction, ( or BJ) the hosts constant drivel is annoying to me. I follow the...
by A/FX
Thu Jan 12, 2023 6:22 pm
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: 63 1/2 Comet sold today.
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: 63 1/2 Comet sold today.

Sold 1/11/23 Mecum, Florida for $33k https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0123-545519/1963-mercury-comet-s-convertible/ Beautiful car, Jim. Wonder what treatment the engine has? That would really be cool if the 260 had a full Shelby upgrade. Joe Joe, The pictures on the web site show Cobra valve covers, al...
by A/FX
Wed Jan 11, 2023 10:02 pm
Forum: Comet Lounge
Topic: 63 1/2 Comet sold today.
Replies: 9
Views: 157

63 1/2 Comet sold today.

Sold 1/11/23 Mecum, Florida for $33k


https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0123-54551 ... nvertible/
by A/FX
Mon Jan 09, 2023 8:17 pm
Forum: Body Shop
Topic: Tail Light Panel Restoration
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Tail Light Panel Restoration

Has anyone restored the black-out paint on '63 or '64 tail light panels? Have recently seen a couple very nice restorations that were very clean. Racking my brain trying to determine how it's done well. Thought about masking those 5 million chromed raised 'bumps' but don't want to take X-Acto knife...
by A/FX
Sun Jan 08, 2023 4:14 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: 1964 Caliente got wrecked today
Replies: 15
Views: 1156

Re: 1964 Caliente got wrecked today

Update 6 months later: I have a fair insurance settlement. The car is salvageable and tear down is complete. I got a donor chassis from down south with mostly good panels and parts. What’s missing: the hood on the donor car turned out to have hidden rust and bondo. So I still need a good hood witho...
by A/FX
Fri Jan 06, 2023 9:37 pm
Forum: 64 - 65 Comets
Topic: Clutch Pedal Return Movement
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: Clutch Pedal Return Movement

poboyjo65 wrote:
Fri Jan 06, 2023 9:23 pm
Who said Z bar? :?
I misunderstood the explanation. I reread it. The retracting spring does not seem strong enough to return the pedal to the stop. But I could be wrong….