Most of the pictures of the 1965 Comet Cyclone show it with a small popup hood scoop and carburetors.
The image below shows the exterior setup (along with my Dad and brother)
Also see here for a shot of the engine setup.
In the image below the vehicle has a fuel injection unit on it. More than likely this was testing for the combination that would run in the 1967 Cougar called ‘Super Cat’.
Another one from Tom Tate.
Nice shot of the 427 SOHC that was installed in the Chargin’ Cyclone.
Tom Tate sent me this picture (among others). The Comet sitting on the scales.
Nice shot that shows the modified wheelbase and the general attitude of the car.
This image comes from a scrapbook that we had. Shows the 1965 Comet Cyclone named the ‘Chargin’ Cyclone’ launching off the line at the old Detroit Dragway. Pretty cool shot of the car.
Tom Tate sent me this picture of the Chargin’ Cyclone at Detroit Dragway in 1965. 427 SOHC power.
Here’s a pretty cool bit of history. A certificate of performance from the NHRA for a class record.
Both certificates are from the NHRA, one is Class and the other is Divisional.
Tom Bonner has taken some great pics and is posting the images and stories behind them (that’s the part I like) over at the Vintage Nitro site. Check out the site here.
It also happens that he posted another image of the Hi-Riser’s Comet Cyclone.
Check that article out here.
Head on over and wander around the site.
WG doing a few adjustments on the Chargin’ Cyclone.
Can you tell I like the name ‘THUNDERBOLT’?
Anyway, here’s another pic that a guy sent me. He was asking about my Dad’s participation in the 1969 Winternationals. The write-ups after the meet indicate that he was there and participated driving a 1964 Thunderbolt.
Of course, when I asked about it I got another story. Ford was supposed to prep a ’64 Thunderbolt but the vehicle was not finished in time.
The folks over at Vintage Nitro published a little piece on the A/FX Comet at Detroit Dragway.
Check it out here.
Cool pic showing the car…