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fastcomet289
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From: ventura ca
Registered: Feb 2002

posted 02-26-2002 01:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastcomet289   Click Here to Email fastcomet289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i ahve the chance to pick up a complete 4 speed conversion for my 65 comet, including
speedo cable
bellhousing and plate
flywheel
fork
brackets
z-bar
floor hump
driveshaft
column
pedals
rods
nos hust shifter in box
all for $900, is this a good deal if everything is decent?? thanks

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1970 mach1 351c
1965 comet 289

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Rory McNeil
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From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 02-26-2002 01:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does that $900. include a trans, preferably a toploader? If not, thats way more than I would pay. I think that a 65 would have the narrow early style 5 bolt bellhousing, if so does your 65 Comet have a 5 or 6 bolt engine in it. Also, I think a 65 would also have a weaker 25 spline tailshaft & driveshaft slip yoke.Is all this stuff out of a stock 65, & if so, is your engine a 65 model? Personally, I would go with a later T5 5speed, the 3.35 low gear really helps low end acceleration, & the overdriven 5th is great on the freeway.Unless you want to have your car all factory, I think the 5 speed is tough to beat.

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fastcomet289
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From: ventura ca
Registered: Feb 2002

posted 02-26-2002 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastcomet289   Click Here to Email fastcomet289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
my car has the 6 bolt engine and that price does not iclude the trans. this is a direct take off of a 65 comet so everything should fit right on

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-26-2002 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No tranny? Wow! That's expensive in my book! It would be a little on the high side if it included a tranny, IMHO.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
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posted 02-26-2002 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M, by the way!

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC

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fastcomet289
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From: ventura ca
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posted 02-27-2002 01:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastcomet289   Click Here to Email fastcomet289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ive been a member since 2000 as Clevemach1, but i forgot my password and my email changed so i could not get it,, but thanks for the welcoming anyways,, what does a top-loader transmission go for these days and is that the preferable transmission??

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-27-2002 01:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A decent one goes for about $500. Sundance in the Classic forum has one he's about to put on ebay.

Many people prefer the 5 speeds these days, for the overdrive.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC

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Riley
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posted 05-01-2002 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Riley   Click Here to Email Riley     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just registered and here is my first reply.
Almost all of the Falcons and comets came with B-W T-10s which is a stronger transmission than the T-5s. The T-10 use to go in the 389 pontiacs. A T-10 in a small car without slicks can take a small block engine under 400 hp. When the T-10 finally wears out it tends to jump out of gear. The toploaders with a 25 spline tail shaft are weaker then everything and should be avoided at all costs. The toploader with the 28 spline is stronger than the T-10. The Comet-Falcon tailhousing necessary for bolt in installation in 64 and 65 comet-falcon is extremely rare, it has casting numbers C4DR-.

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windbreaker
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posted 05-21-2002 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for windbreaker   Click Here to Email windbreaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you are in the market for a toploader tailshaft(falcon/comet)... There has been one advertised for about three weeks in the recycler(50$)..FYI Bill

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