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ROOFUS
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From: England UK
Registered: Mar 2006

posted 03-01-2006 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ROOFUS        Reply w/Quote
Hi all....Just spent an interesting 30-40 mins looking at your postings regarding VIN numbers etc etc on 64 comets and Hipo engines etc...
I live in good old Blighty and have just purchased a 65 Mercury comet that I am collecting in a couple of days.
I have decoded! most of the VIN/Warranty numbers but would really appreciate your help and confirmation..
VIN No= 5-T-22-A-501400.
Warranty No= 54D-M-65-03H-94-1-6.
It has Caliente badges on the rear fenders, ans Cyclone on the rear next to the fuel door,,I think this is an add on from another car/model?--chrome fender piping/trim as well as a deep chrome trim running at the bottom of the doors-----I have been told that it has a 300hp engine,,and to be honest i took this with a very large pinch of salt...210/225 more like, but you never know!!The car has not been messed with, and the engine rockers are chrome etc etc..
If any one is interested enough to reply I will gladly send pictures if you e-mail me..
All the best to you all...ROOFUS

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capri man
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From: doerun, ga.
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posted 03-01-2006 03:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man        Reply w/Quote
welcome to M&M roofus. if my memory serves me close to correct the cyclone was kinda a hot rod trim and the caliente was more of a luxury trim. your 65 if it is a 4bbl car would be rated at 225 hp. the 64s were 210 hp. of course my memory aint what it used to be!! im sure someone more knolegeble will come along soon.

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ROOFUS
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posted 03-01-2006 04:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ROOFUS        Reply w/Quote
Thanks Capri Man.....Just had a look at the Comet Cyclone Homepage...seems that the Cyclone was limited to two door hard tops and soft tops only?,,I have a four door sedan,, stand to be corrected though......The car i am buying has a 4bbl Eldebrock in place of the original item,,,but it looks like the stock inlet,,so I would assume the stock carb would have been a 4bbl...I am very new to restoring cars but have restored many bikes, including 2 HD Sportsters....The car is very very solid with only two areas of corrosion.....BUT it has had a coming together with an imovable object, and reqires a trunk lid..bumper and a little pulling out at the back....The car comes from Southern France so is in spanking condition overall..Thanks again...ROOFUS

capri man
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posted 03-01-2006 04:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man        Reply w/Quote
im thinking that an autolite carb would be correct for that car. i would think that a 4 dr with a 4bbl would kinda rare!!

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mike r
racing is real
everything else is just a game.
81 capri-302-7.25 @93mph 1/8
1.54 60ft 50 % of the fun dragracing is meeting people who will give you the shirt off their back to wipe the grease off your hands.
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-01-2006 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M.

I tried to look up your body codes in my FMC, but I was surprised to find it doesn't cover Mercury.

The A code in your VIN does denote the 289 4V engine.

In searching the net for you I came across these neat pages, have you seen them?

http://www.lovefords.org/65ford/comet/

http://www.lovefords.org/65ford/comet/caliente.htm

http://www.lovefords.org/65ford/comet/cyclone.htm

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ROOFUS
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From: England UK
Registered: Mar 2006

posted 03-04-2006 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ROOFUS        Reply w/Quote

http://photos.yahoo.com/flatty123

Please take a look, and let me know what your 1st impressions....ROO

STEVEB
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From: ottawa on. canada
Registered: Sep 2004

posted 03-09-2006 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for STEVEB        Reply w/Quote
Your VIN breaks down like this 5=year,T=plant where it was built,in your case Metuchen N.J.22= Caliente 4dr sedan(bucket seat),A=289 4bbl premium,501400= consecutive #starting at 500001.
Hope this helps
Steve

SkinnyMan
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From: Tupelo, MS - USA (CA temporarily)
Registered: Jan 2005

posted 03-10-2006 12:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkinnyMan        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ROOFUS:

http://photos.yahoo.com/flatty123

Please take a look, and let me know what your 1st impressions....ROO


Roofus, welcome to M&M.

From the pics, you've got an automatic with column shifter. The carb looks to have an Edelbrock label on the front. The exhaust headers look to be stock cast iron - not sure if they are the HiPo headers or not.

I would guess that it was the 225 Horse motor with hydraulic cam. If they haven't changed the cam, I wouldn't think you would have 300 hp. But, who cares. It's the fun factor any way.

Good to have you on board.

If you do the Elvis tour drop me a line.

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Tupelo, MS

Thank you, Thank you very much!

dude95307
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From: ca
Registered: Aug 2005

posted 04-27-2006 04:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dude95307        Reply w/Quote
I own a 65 comet cyclone

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64 wagon with a 302 in her & 65 Cyclone comets 4 speed hipo ride

TomP
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From: Delta BC Canada
Registered: Dec 99

posted 05-03-2006 01:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP        Reply w/Quote
That car has the very rare Falcon/Comet Export Brace. Was it originally sold in France? It's a fairly early production number too. I'd say it's pretty unique and worth fixing and returning to stock.

The Cyclone badge or rear trim has likely been added on. It looks like a pretty clean car and easy enough repair. The bumper can be straigtened and rechromed, trunk lid looks repairable too.

cobrajeff
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From: White Lake, MI, USA
Registered: Sep 2004

posted 05-26-2006 07:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobrajeff        Reply w/Quote
Very sweet little Comet! My first car was a '65 Caliente hardtop. Looks like your car is an original "export" model - how very rare and neat to have the Export brace on it.

Looks like someone added the Cyclone trim piece on the rear, and Cyclone wheel covers - they really look good on it.

regards,

Jeff

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