Jim Smart
October 4, 2006

The Details

'65 Mercury Comet Villager
Owner: Mary Mansfield, Guysville, OH

Engine
289-4V V-8
4.000-inch bore, 2.870-inch stroke
Nodular iron 1M crankshaft
Forged I-beam connecting rods
Cast flat-top pistons
Two-bolt main C5AE block
Autolite 4100 four-barrel carburetor
Autolite single-point/vacuum advance distributor

Transmission
C4 Three-Speed Merc-O-Matic

Rearend
8-inch
2.80 gears

Exhaust
Factory single exhaust

Suspension
Front: coil over upper arm, gas shocks
Rear: four-leaf system, gas shocks

Brakes
Front: 10-inch drum
Rear: 10-inch drum

Wheels
Front: 14 x 5.5-inch steel with wire-style wheel covers
Rear: 14 x 5.5-inch steel with wire-style wheel covers

Tires
Front: P205/78R14 white sidewall radials
Rear: P205/78R14 white sidewall radials

Interior
Interior Decor Group in Turquoise two-tone

Exterior
Comet Villager with all the trimmings

Picnic Equipment
Charming woven basket with pimento loaf sandwiches, Utz potato chips, Safeway pound cake, two six-packs of Coca-Cola, a bottle of wine, cherry pie with fly, classic red checkered tablecloth, a blanket for chilly days, a jar full of mosquitoes, and the gentle smell of blooming honeysuckle in the wind

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