1965 Caliente

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Roadie800
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1965 Caliente

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My 65 Caliente 289 4 speed. Just ordered a front disc brake conversion kit for it.
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Joe Travers
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Re: 1965 Caliente

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Clean ride, Chief! 8)

Always looking for red Comets! :wink:

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JimsHot66
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Very nice car! Love the color... :) I'm also doing a brake upgrade (front disc, power booster, dual reservoir) after the holidays.

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poboyjo65
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Beautiful!!!! :D
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popscomet
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well done !!! something about a red comet.....pop
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tomb22
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That is very sharp. Love the color :D
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Jims65cyclone
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Great looking Comet! Can't complain about the color, either. :wink:

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SASSY
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Welcome !!! Yes great colour.
Poboyjo,,,,, look this is the red zone, got anything red you could use as a sig pic? The blue just isnt working here,,,lol
Fred
I'd rather do it myself if it's done right or not,,,isn't that what hotrodding is all about?
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popscomet
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MY comet when new was that orange color,,can't recall the name.....I for sure didn't want that,so went to the paint store,,looked at red samples,,,chose a shade of vermilon ,base/clear,,,,works for me !! pop
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poboyjo65
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SASSY wrote:
Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:38 pm
Welcome !!! Yes great colour.
Poboyjo,,,,, look this is the red zone, got anything red you could use as a sig pic? The blue just isnt working here,,,lol
Fred
It's a comet, I'm use to standing out in a crowd Fred ! :D
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fryedaddy
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my biggest problem standing out in a crowd is,every time i get my comet out there is always somebody trying to talk me into doing a burnout,at the grocery store,town,or where ever i go.dont get me wrong,i love getting on it,but i cant just do a big burnout every time someone asks.i have a grand in my flywheel and clutch,and another 500 in street slicks. not everyone knows you dont do dry burnouts with slicks,unless you want to leave your tires in a pile of rubber crumbs.one or two of those dry burnouts and a set of slicks is ruined. i had an extra set of rims with stock sized tires on them that i would put on every now and then just for doing burnouts,but some sticky fingers must have got them out of my garage.i thought about putting them on for the winter,went out to my garage and could not find them,gone! you can take something that runs pretty good,take those big N50s off and put on some 215s.talking about big burnouts,that works.i was going to try for an all 4 gears burnout with those skinny tires but i guess i will have to buy some more tires and rims.
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I understand what your saying and to some degree have experienced it too.
Ive gotten into the habit of saying Sassy is a "poser", looks fast. Which I spose it is.
Its not your job to make them happy, or is it?
I'd rather do it myself if it's done right or not,,,isn't that what hotrodding is all about?
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power band
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always somebody trying to talk me into doing a burnout,at the grocery store,town,or where ever i go.

' spent a lot of effort to make my Comet Hook UP and launch with minimal spin. Burnouts (Candy Canes? )are for dads' borrowed family car with foot brake and accelerator pushed to floor and then slamming into to 'D' ....

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fryedaddy
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Mr Power Band,i like your set up,i wish i had that stuff on mine,
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