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Old 02-27-2013, 03:58 PM
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More Craziness - The "other" Falcon

OK, it's not a Falcon, it's a Comet. Cross your eyes a little and you won't be able to tell the difference.

Here's the story:

Sitting on the couch last Friday night, minding my own business, when I get a text from a friend saying:

I found a car for you. Comet S-22! I think a '64.

To which I replied:

You're buying me a car! What a guy!

To which he replied:

Sure, at half the price!

So, I had him forward me over the pictures he took (attached). It's actually a '62 S-22. I contacted the person he had the number for - who ended up being a Realtor. She mentioned a price, I got excited, but was told it wasn't her car, it was the person who owned the house she was listing. So, I call him Saturday morning and arrange to go look at it.

Long story short, it is the proverbial "little old lady car" (no offense to any little old ladies reading this - we love you) and has 90K miles, perfect interior, paint. Only slight blemishes throughout. Hasn't driven since 1997, tires are rotted and gas is probably syrup, but it is a time capsule.

So after a few days of negotiations we struck a deal and it is coming home with me. Not sure what I'm going to do with it, other than to bring it back to life, but it was something I just couldn't pass up.

I am crazy.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:57 PM
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Very nice. And a S-22 to boot.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:58 PM
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Looks great. Do they make Ghetto Garages double wide? Congrats!
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:47 PM
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Hey! You bought MY other car!! I just hadn't found it yet. Always good to have friends looking out for your best interest.

I've always liked the Comet. Will it be cruising to the March meeting??
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:34 PM
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Very nice, my wife is jealous....
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:13 PM
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More Craziness - The "other" Falcon

The Crazy Dude strikes again. What a gorgeous car. Doesn't look like it will take very much to "bring it back to life".
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:41 PM
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I don't think it's a 64... as the doors would exchange with my 63 wagon. Comet had the same series as our falcons... 60-63 were called round bodies and 64-65 square.

So at dinner I mentioned to Janice that you bought another car and outlined your collection... wagon; Ranchero; F100; Comet; your daily driver (Explorer?). Her reply "He's single isn't he?"
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:38 AM
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VERY nice car, Roger! I'm glad you finally found something to do again.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:48 AM
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Hey looks like a real barn or garage find, what kind of running gear do it have? I think you may need a bigger place to put them all...jh
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Very cool!

My dad used to have one......... Very nice! Are we having a sale at Rogers?
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Thanks for the comments guys... I think.

Being a '62 it suffers from the same limitation the Falcon had - a 144 or 170 with, in this case, a 2-speed slush-o-matic. I'm not certain yet how to tell the difference between a 144/170 without measuring stroke or something. A 200/C4 would be nice to add, I'm sure.

I'm sure it deserves a full dose of "while I'm at it" but I intend to just bring it back to life, as is, and see how I feel about it after that. Because it doesn't run I am going to park it over at my ex-brother-in-laws place while I put new tires on it, service the brakes (yes, one WIAT will be a dual M/C), and change all the fluids/sludge. Getting a non-running car into either my garage or carport is like calling the entire club over to help push.

It has been garaged its entire life, but it isn't a 10. More about a 6. I hope to make it at least a 8 just by doing the basic things. Maybe a tech day on a Comet? I'll be sure to supply blinders to everyone so they think it is a Falcon.
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All I can say is that a guy can't have enough (or is that too many) cars. It's a beauty, but then Roger has good taste. Love the color.

Have fun, Roger!

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Roger, now you have a home for your 289 , and there is a guy that has a trick c-4 for sale [your neighbor ] then you would have a cool car, so don't worry about the size if the 6 banger,,,and I'am sure there would be lots of help, jh
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I am ready let go!!!!
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Step away from the sawzall...



Once I get it where I'm gonna do work on it, I'll post some more pictures of it.

I'm pretty much sure it has 13" tires on it and they, though they are holding air (to some degree), are checked and cracked badly. Wouldn't drive it with them. Finding 13" whitewall tires, without paying Coker prices, is turning out to be a little fun. Will have to order them from most places I've called. Will likely just haul them in to Discount tire and say order them and call me when you have them done.

Should be a lot of fun doing a car that just needs a good sanitization as opposed to a restoration. Some repairs, but not much I hope.

And no... not gonna do a V8. That is for the Ranchero, which has the V8 suspension on it already. Should do the V8 in the Ranchero and put the 200 and 4-speed from the Ranchero into this.... humm.... sounds like a WIAI to me!

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