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66 mercury comet
Posted by modeller123 on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 12:44 AM

my uncle has a 66 comet convertible and I want to build a replica of it. and the closest kit I can find is the old AMT 67 comet so I was wondering if anyone knows what engine/trans is in it (my uncle has a 289 with an automatic) also is there anywhere that I can find a set of 1966 comet bumpers? thanks in advance for any help 

Tags: 1966 , 1967 , Comet , engine , Mercury

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Posted by smhardesty on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 11:21 AM
I'm not a Comet guru, but there is also the Moebius '65 Comet Cyclone. Any parts there that might help you?

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Posted by modeller123 on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 12:09 PM

No the 1965 is a difrent body stile they reshaped the comet for 66

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Posted by Plowboy on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 11:11 PM

The AMT '67 Comet comes with a 390. It has a 4 speed and an automatic transmission. AMT made the '66 as a promo. But, they're pretty pricey.

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Posted by modeller123 on Wednesday, July 05, 2017 12:03 AM

Thanks plowboy you see I already have the 67 kit. Do you know what the closest doner engine would be I've seen 66 cobra and 67 mustang kits but I don't know what is closest? is there one I don't know of? Also I saw a set of resin bumpers on eBay that would work but they were sold and I Cant find another set do you know where I can find anothee set? 

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Posted by oldnslow on Wednesday, July 05, 2017 7:03 AM

You could probably do a passable 66 by combining the 67 kit and using the Model King ( or any other issue) of the 66 fuuny car kit for the front and rear changes . it would take some work ,but would be the least expensive way to go .

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Posted by modeller123 on Wednesday, July 05, 2017 1:38 PM

 It's really expensive I was on eBay and I saw what you were talking about and it's like $70 CAD I live in Canada so the exchange rate kills me  Plus I  don't have a job because I am only 13 so  my modelling budget is pretty tight 

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Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, July 06, 2017 6:19 PM

Dont quote me on this but, the 66 Mustang and 66 comet are nearly identical( other than the bodystyle )  so a stock 289 would be correct.

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Posted by modeller123 on Thursday, July 06, 2017 8:25 PM

 So I talked to my uncle and yes the 66 mustang and the 66 comment engines are the same now all I need is a set of bumpers  does anyone know where to get a set? 

Tags: 1966 , 1967 , Comet , 289c.i. , Bumpers , Mustang

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Posted by modeller123 on Saturday, July 08, 2017 12:38 AM

How close is a 1966 mercury park lane to a 1966 mercury comet because there is a park lane on eBay and is there a 289 in it?

Tags: 1966 , Comet , Mercury , 289 , Park lane

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Posted by 195X on Saturday, July 08, 2017 2:23 PM

Probably too late to the party, but the Munster's coach has a 289 does it not?

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Posted by modeller123 on Monday, July 10, 2017 9:54 PM

 Maybe, but the Munsters coach model is too expensive for me for just the engine 

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Posted by SuperFord97 on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 1:47 AM
Might be late but I have a extra 289 motor from the 65 comet kit by moebius, would trade or sell it.

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Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 10:35 AM

modeller123

How close is a 1966 mercury park lane to a 1966 mercury comet because there is a park lane on eBay and is there a 289 in it?

 

The Parklane and the Comet are different cars. Also, the Parklane is an 'old tool' kit and the 289 will not be as nice as in more recently tooled kits. The AMT 67 Mustang has one of the best 289 engines in scale. I have not seen the engine from the new Mobius 65 Comet so I can't comment on that.

Oldn'slow's comment above about using the front end front he 66 Comet funny car may be your best place to start. Also, on ebay right now is a set of bumpers and grill for a 66 Comet http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMT-1966-Mercury-Comet-Cyclone-Replacement-Bumper-Set-/282563636158?hash=item41ca1aebbe:g:9OYAAOSwcgNZJ0ry , though they seem a little pricey. keep in mind that these bumpers are a re-pop of the original AMT parts from 1966, whereas the current 67 Comet is a new tool kit from the 90s, so some degree of fitting may be needed to adapt the old bumpers to the newer kit. Not a problem, but just be aware.

Though it seems he may not ship to Canada, there is a 66 Comet built-up on ebay now as well for the cost of the resin bumpers plus shipping. Email him and see if he will ship to Canada. Rebuilding an old 66 Comet may just be the best way to go.

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Posted by modeller123 on Monday, August 07, 2017 1:38 PM

hi so i'm finally getting around to building this kit but I need to to make it a convertable. does anyone know how to do this. i have looked every where but i cant seem to find anythine

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 7:59 AM

I looked at some pictures of the '66 and the '67 Comets and the only concern with the bumpers would be the rear bumper which has a different design.  On the front, the grilles are different, so you would either have to scratch build a different grille or try to find one from somewhere.  

Removing the roof shouldn't be too difficult.  Using some masking or Tamiya tape, lay out your scribing line at the top of the windshield.  Using a picture of the convertible would help in the placement of the tape line.  Do the same at the bottom of the C pillars where they join the the tops of the rear fenders.  Use a scriber or the back of a No. 11 Exacto blade, carefully follow the tape line and scribe the plastic until until you cut through the roof.  This will require many passes until the cut is made.  Repeat this at the C pillars and the bottom of the rear window.

If you need to, move your tape line out a little bit to leave a little bit more plastic and then file or sand to your desired thickness on the windshield header.  At the rear window, make sure your cut is level with the trunk lid as this area is flat and you may have to add a strip of sheet plastic to widen the panel from the trunk to the convertible top.  

I hope this helps you.  Work carefully and safely and good luck!

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Posted by modeller123 on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 8:41 AM

Thanks mrike that was really helpful my other question is what wold I do for a convrtable boot

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 12:16 PM

I would suggest that you try to find one that is reasonably close in fit and appearance or scratch build one from sheet plastic.  Try to find some pictures that show the convertible boot and try to copy that as best as you can.  Having never made this type of conversion, I wouldn't know where or what convertible boot to use.

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Posted by modeller123 on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 1:00 PM

 There is a 64 comet boot on eBay how close is that?

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 2:53 PM

I don't know.  You could try messaging the seller and ask for dimensions and then compare them to the '66 Comet.  

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