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Grenoblah
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posted 11-21-2003 06:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Grenoblah   Click Here to Email Grenoblah     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Geoff,
Do you have any more info on the K cars? I had on that I sold in '88 for a whopping $1900. Car was in great shape. I didn't know at the time that it was such a rareity, but I was in the military with orders to be stationed in Europe. Didn't have a place to store it, so I sold it to I guy I knew in my company. I wrote a letter to Ford that never got answered and then spoke to an old Ford enthusiast who said the K codes were very rare but had no numbers. Mine had the hypo 289, bench front seat and auto trans.

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65frlane
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posted 11-24-2003 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65frlane   Click Here to Email 65frlane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you check out WWW.Woodyg.com/fairlane/ look for the section that talks about the 65 K code. They say less then 100 were made. There is a very nice example there...Geoff

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Grenoblah
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posted 11-24-2003 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Grenoblah   Click Here to Email Grenoblah     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the tip on the link. Not sure if looking at the # of 100 or so "K" codes makes me feel better or worse. I didn't know they had solid lifters. I had mine for about 1-1/2 years before I got rid of mine. It ran really good but the engine had a little piston slap sound when it was hot. Didn't affect the way it drove though. Got the car on a trade for an old street bike I had. Had to rebuild the tranny, put in a new distributor and exhaust but other than that the car was very clean. Original paint & interior and 48k on the clock. Was literally an old lady's car whose grandson inherited it. Couldn't get it running because of the distributor problem.
Wow, what a loss that is! Thanks for the link.
I currently have another '65 hardtop, also beautiful but not a "K" code.
-Gren-

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Tbird
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posted 11-28-2003 12:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tbird   Click Here to Email Tbird     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jusr don't be fooled by the Mercury K-code cars. In the mid 60's Mercury used K to represent the 225hp 289....

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Grenoblah
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posted 11-29-2003 02:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Grenoblah   Click Here to Email Grenoblah     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, wasn't a Merc. Ford Fairlane...

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-06-2003 03:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tbird:
Jusr don't be fooled by the Mercury K-code cars. In the mid 60's Mercury used K to represent the 225hp 289....

Correction.
64 Comet "K" code was 289 210 HP.
Same as Mustang "D" code, but with a 1.12 Autolite carb.
65 Comet "K" codes were indeed 289 Hipo's.

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Tbird
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posted 12-08-2003 08:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tbird   Click Here to Email Tbird     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay...knew they weren't the HP....didn't remember the HP.thx...

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