Ram Air CometApril 19 2017 at 9:30 PM
|Tom P (Login tomposthuma)|
Response to Plazaglas
I wish all the cool facts would come out about Comets, things like the Indy Pace Cars and the drag race package that hood was part of.
There was a road test on a new 66 Cyclone where the car ran 13's. Most likely equipped with that drag package. I think PI intake, ram air hood, maybe the bigger carb, gears, not sure what else. I think the Police Interceptor intake being allowed by NHRA for Stock is from that Comet package. I'm pretty sure no Mustangs or Fairlanes ever came with one. As far as I know the late Rroger Rice was the first guy in the 80's to run a 390 GT with Police Interceptor in NHRA Stock with his 66 Comet. Maybe he was the guy who got it allowed or found it already was.
Where did your hood come from? If local it might be from the George Black Motors race car which ran later in 66 with a 427.