Read 1965_facts.pdf text version

196'S fillERCURY COM'ET . ffODEtS

Comet 202

Cemet404 . .. .0cmet'Caliente

,-Gomet

-dlsistltan

4*dbdf"Sedaf} a.-.do-d,r#rdtop

a'{d

a .,{b)

a(+

*an#ertible

4jildifol'statiEnfu agon 4.-din0r.{yillA*e,*sta.ti 0n,w agon

8"8eket--seatt,.0pti0na[.

(b). Buckfi'seats with e0n$0lc optional:

tr}' Bncket scats i-th..$o*sols sttirdad,l

Mercury Comet

Adjustable luggage carrier, illustrated, is auailable as optional extra cost equipmanl for all 196,5 Comcl slalion utaHons.

COMET 202 SEDAN UPHOLSTERY>

Seat cushion-The seat cushion has a wide crinkle vinyl bolster at the front and a plain Milieu Pleat Fabric insert. Side bolsters and facings are

crinkle vinyl.

Seat back-The seat back has

a

Twilled Vinyl bolster for the upper area and Milieu Pleat Fabric for the lower part. An extruded vinyl strap

separates the two areas. Side bolsters are crinkle vinyl.

Door trim panels-The bonded vinyl design has a two-tone scheme with a vertical pleat center section. lntegral garnish molding and scuff panel are finished with low-luster enamel.

Comet 202 Cloth and Vinyl Upholstery (Bench Seats)-Sedans

Code lllodels Upper

Seat-back Bolsters

Cushion Bolsters, Side Bolsters & Facings

Seat lnserts

16s

19S 15S

t2s

Black Twilled Vinyl Blue Twilled Vinyl Palomino Twilled Vinyl

Red Twilled Vinyl

t7s

Turquoise Twilled Vinyl

Black Crinkle Vinyl Blue Crinkle Vinyl Palomino Crinkle Vinyl Red Crinkle Vinyl Turquoise Crinkle Vinyl

Black Milieu Pleat Fabric Blue Milieu Pleat Fabric

Palomino Milieu Pleat Fabric

Red Milieu Pleat Fabric

Turquoise Milieu Pleat Fabric

Comet 202 All-Vinyl Upholstery (Bench Seats)-Station Wagons

Code Models

96 92

99

Upper Seat-back

Bolsters

Gushion Bolsters, Side Bolsters & Facings

Seat lnserts Black Arabesque Vinyl

95

SW SW SW SW

Black Twilled Vinyl Blue Twilled Vinyl Palomino Twilled Vinyl Red Twilled Vinyl

Black Crinkle Vinyl Blue Crinkle Vinyl Palomino Crinkle Vinyl Red Crinkle Vinyl

Blue Arabesque Vinyl

Palomino Arabesque Vinyl Red Arabesque Vinyl

Comet 202 Exterior

Comet 202 lnterior Trim

The wider selection of Comet 2O2 interiors for 1965 includes five cloth and vinyl schemes

3 front fender ornaments. o 3-color series nameplate on rear quarter. . Bright windshield and rear window moldings. o Extruded aluminum horizontal texture front grille.

Comet 202 lnterior

r . . r

Comet script on hood. Comet letters on rear deck. Bright drip-rail molding.

for sedans and four all-vinyl interiors for the

4-door station wagon.

r

Fully instrumented cluster with big-dial speedometer. . 2-spoke 16" steering wheel, color-keyed. o Fully appointed with cigar lighter, front and

rear armrests, dual visors, rear ashtrays, dual coat hooks and front door-operated

. . r . .

dome lamp.

Color-keyed vinyl-coated textured rubber floor cover. White or pastel random sponge-pattern vinyl

headlining.

Milieu Pleat fabric and vinyl upholstery for

sedans. All-vinyl for station wagons. Chrome-finish door lock knobs. Foam-padded front seat.

Milieu Pleat Fabric-The weave of this new Comet fabric produces both a uniform ladder pattern and ribs which give a pleated appearance. Bright all-nylon and blended nylon-rayon yarns are used in the fabric. The pattern repeats at 17+" spacing to produce a narrow-pleat design. A soil-resistant treatment is applied. Comet 202 Vinyls-Premium quality vinyls are used with either metallic or non-metallic surfaces. All Comet vinyls are laminations of heavy vinyl with knit cotton backing. Twilled Vinyl with a narrow rib pattern serves for seat-back bolsters for both the sedans and station wagon. Crinkle Vinyl is used for seat cushion front edge bolsters, side bolsters and facings for all

models.

Arabesque

Vinyl is used for seat inserts for the all-vinyl Comet 202 station wagon interiors.

All-Vinyl Comet 202 Station Wagon Trim-All-vinyl upholstery is standard for the Comet 202

-The package tray behind the rear seat for Comet closed cars is color-keyed textured fiberboard.

Package tray

station wagon.

1965 Mercury Comet 404

Comet 404 2-door sedan

lil!#-:s+sj::rpliiiiiiillf

i"rl.Pi:]1?{:ff

s{ltrlft'i

Comet 404 4-door sedan

Comet 4O4 A-door station wagon

Comet Villager 4-door

-I

station wagon

AdiusLahle lu!\ea*e carrier, illustrated, is auatlohle as op!ional exlra rosl equip' ment f or all 1965 Comet station uagons.

COMET 404 BENCH SEATS

Cloth and Vinyl-The seat cushion

cover consists of two Tivoli Cloth seat

inserts sepalated by

a wide vinyl

center panel. The seat-back has finely styled individual driver and passenger areas with foam-padded Cassino Web

Fabric upper bolsters. A 2" wide horizontal vinyl filled strap joins the

biscuit-pleat bolsters and inserts.

All-Vinyl Bench Seats-Three

vinyls of premium-quality are

used

Comet 404 seats. Seat inserts are Parma Stitch Vinyl. Fine-cord textured Vinyl Pique serves for upper

of

in

for all interiors except Palomino where crinkle vinyl is used. Crinkle vinyl is used for center panels, side bolsters, facings.

seat-back bolsters

COMET 404 BUCKET SEATS 0ptional bucket seats for the Comet 404 2-door sedan come in a palomino

all-vinyl interior. The seat inserts are of Parma Stitch vinyl. Crinkle vinyl is used for side bolster and the biscuit pleats in the upper seat-back bolster

area.

Code Models

Upper Seat-back Bolsters

Gray Cassino Web Fabric Blue Cassino Web Fabric Turquoise Cassino Web Fabric Palomino Cassino Web Fabric Red Cassino Web Fabric

Center Panels, Side Bolsters & Facings Black Crinkle Vinyl Blue Crinkle Vinyl Turquoise Crinkle Vinyl Palomino Crinkle Vinyl Red Crinkle Vinyl Center Panels, Side Bolsters & Facings Black Crinkle Vinyl Blue Crinkle Vinyl Palomino Crinkle Vinyl Red Crinkle Vinyl Turquoise Crinkle Vinyl Palomino Crinkle Vinyl

Seat

lnserts-Cloth

36S 32S 37S 39 S, SW 35S

Code 26

22

Black Tivoli Cloth Blue Tivoli Cloth

Turquoise Tivoli Cloth Palomino Tivoli Cloth Red Tivoli Cloth

Models

S, S,

Upper Seat-back Bolsters

Seat

lnserts-Vinyl

29

25

27

49

(a)

SW Black Vinyl Pique SW Blue Vinyl Pique SW Palomino Qrinkle Vinyl S, SW Red Vinyl Pique SW Turquoise Vinyl Pique 2-dr. S. Palomino Crinkle Vinyl

Black Parma Stitch Vinyl Blue Parma Stitch Vinyl Palomino Parma Stitch Vinyl Red Parma Stitch Vinyl Turquoise Parma Stitch Vinyl Palomino Parma Stitch Vinyl

(a)

Bucket-seat interior for Z-door sedan only

SERI ES DIFFERENTIALS_4.DOOR SEDANS

Comet 404 Over Comet 202

r Bright full-length body side molding. . Bright window frames in place of drip-rail

r Tivoli Cloth and vinyl or all-vinyl seat

holstery. r Color-keyed deep loop carpet. o Glove box lock.

Door Trim Panels are two-tone bonded vinyl design with bright upper and lower moldings and bright moldings surrounding the large center section. The center section is marked with three groups of narrow vertical pleats. The upper and lower areas have additional decoration in three horizontal simulated buttons.

molding.

up-

Comet 404 Trim Materials Tivoli Cloth-This material is a weave of bright all-nylon yarn and a combination nylon-rayon yarn. The weave produces wide raised ribs in three different shades and high-sheen narrow ribs in a bold stripe pattern. TheT/ra" ribs appear in a light, medium and dark shade sequence, separated by 3/to" bright ribs. lt is piece-dyed in five different colors, with a soil-resistant application as the final treatment. Cassino Web Fabric Bolster-The upper seatback bolster used with the Tivoli Cloth is monoweave.

chromatic cloth with all-nylon face for highsheen surface. The pattern is a small zig-zag

Carpet-Deep-loop carpet woven of nylon-rayon blend yarn..Carpet and underside insulation pad are pre-formed to floor contour. Package tray-Color-keyed fiberboard.

in the Comet 404 ribbed Parma Stitch upholstery, is identified by the softer, leather-like feel and more luxurious appearance. Expanded vinyl is made by foaming the material with minute air bubbles. Like other vinyls, it has a woven cotton backing and is finished with a vinyl-film surface layer.

Expanded vinyl, used

1965 Mercury Comet Caliente

Comet Caliente 4-door sedan

Comet Caliente 2-door hardtop

Comet Caliente

convertible

2-door Hardtop Headlining-Headlining for

the

car centerline. Both white and pastel

headlinings are used

hardtops.

color-keyed

Comet Caliente and Cyclone 2-door hardtop models sponge texture surface decorated with a debossed line pattern. The 3-piece headlining is retained by two bright longitudinal bows extending from the windshield header to back window. These are installed 8" inboard from the header corners and run parallel to the

is vinyl-covered formed fiberboard with a

for

1965 Caliente and Cyclone

random

Vinyl-covered roof-Comet Caliente

or

Cyclone

2-door hardtops can be ordered with the optional vinyl-covered roof with either black or white levantgrain vinyl.

COMET CALIENTE BENCH SEATS> Cloth and Vinyl-The cushion cover consists of a Mystique Fabric insert sewn through a routed foam Pad and with crinkle vinyl front and side bolsters. Two vinyl extruded straps are sewn into the left and right sections of the insert. The seat-back repeats the cushion design and utilizes Mystique Fabric for the upper bolster area.

All-Vinyl-All-vinyl upholstery in the same sew style as the cloth and vinyl is installed in Caliente sedans, hardtops and convertibles. Seat inserts and bolsters are new gabardinetexture Oxford VinYl excePt White and Palomino which are crinkle vinyl.

COMET CALIENTE BUCKET SEATS> All-Vinyl-Cushion cover consists ol a 1-piece 0xford VinYl insert sewn

through a foam pad with square and horizontal box sections. This design is repeated for the seat-back. Al/a" wide extruded strap marks the center

of the seat. A bright vertical button

is inserted in the upper seat-back area.

Seat lnserts and Seat-back

Code

56 52 58 59

lllodels S, HT S, HT

S, HT

Sides, Edges, Facings

Black Crinkle Vinyl Blue Crinkle Vinyl lvy Gold Crinkle Vinyl Palomino Crinkle Vinyl Red Crinkle Vinyl Turquoise Crin kle Vinyl

C

C C C C C

Upper Eolsters-Cloth

S, HT

S, HT

Comet

55 57

S, HT

S, HT, S, HT, S, HT, S, HT, S, HT, S, HT, HT, HT, HT, HT, HT, HT,

HT',

C

Black Mystique Fabric Blue Mystique Fabric lvy Gold Mystique Fabric Palomino Mystique Fabric Red Mystique Fabric Turquoise Mystique Fabric Black Oxford Vinyl Blue 0xford Vinyl lvy Gold 0xford Vinyl Palomino Crinkle Vinyl

Red Oxford Vinyl Turquoise 0xford Vinyl

Caliente

66

Bench Seats

62 68

69

65 67

Black Crinkle Vinyl Blue Crinkle Vinyl lvy Gold Crinkle Vinyl Palomino Crinkle Vinyl Red Crinkle Vinyl Turquoise Crinkle Vinyl

Black Crinkle Vinyl Blue Crinkle Vinyl lvy Gold Crinkle Vin11l Palomino Crinkle VinYl Red Crinkte VinYl Turquoise Crin kle VinYl White Crinkle VinYl

76

Caliente

72 78 79 75

C C

C

All-VinYl Bucket Seats

(a) With color coordinated inieiior appointments in black, blue, ivy gold, palomino, led and turquoise.

Black 0xford Vinyl Blue 0xford Vinyl lvy Gold 0xford Vinyl Palomino Crinkle Vinyl

Red Oxford Vinyl

C

C C

7l

(a)

Turquoise Oxford Vinyl White Crinkle Vinyl

Comet Caliente 0ver Comet 404

Comet Caliente Mystique

o Bright drip'rail molding (in addition to bright window frames). r Bright wheel'cut and rocker panel moldings' r Bright door belt molding. o Horizontal-texture lower back panel applique' o Padded instrument panel. o Luxury armrests' o Walnut-tone steering wheel and instrument panel appliques. r Bright regulator, gear shift and turn signal

knobs.

Fabric-The high'sheen of the nylon surface and random star pattern of this material give the Caliente box'pleat upholstery a genuine luxury-car appearance.

Stars are formed by the lower-reflectance nylon-rayon yarn which serves for the fill. Bright metallic yarn used in the fill provides a subrtle texture for the high-sheen surface and

also bright highlights in the stars. Silver metallic yarn is used with all six colors. Door trim panels-Comet Caliente door trim panels have a large bonded vinyl biscuit pat' tern center section surrounded by bright

o Bright hardware for rear view mirror, visors. r Pleated Mystique Cloth and vinyl or all-vinyl seat upholsterY. . Unique door trim Panels' . Door-mounted safety-courtesy lights' r Special luxurY-car insulation' r Thicker contour'formed foam-padded bench seats 17a" thick, front; 1" foam-padded rear.

metallic moldings. The forward section is a richly colored walnut-tone insert surrounded by a bright die-cast molding. A bright "C" ornament is applied. The soft vinyl'covered armrest is oblong shape. The safety-courtesy light assembly is in a bright die-cast housing below the armrest.

1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone 2-door Hardtop

Cyclone 2-door Hardtop-Standard Equipment

. . . . . . .

o Uniq.ue bright wheel-cut and lower body

moldings. Lower back panel appliques. Cyclone nameplate on lower back panel. All-foam bucket seats with narrow horizontal

Unique front grille frame. Unique full wheel covers (exclusive Bright drip-rail molding.

for Cyclone).

Comet Cyclone Performance Handling Package

Special high-performance handling components are avail-

able in an optional extra-cost handling package for lg65

Comet Cyclone 2-door hardtops. The package includes:

Steering Gear:

.

More responsive 16:1 ratio manual steering gear. (With 3.6 turns of steering wheel from stop to stop, compared to 4.6 turns for standard manual steering linkage.)

. Higher-rate coil springs. . Modified shock absorber valving calibrated for igher rate front springs. . lncreased diameter front stabilizer bar for greater

h

Front Suspension:

stiffn ess.

Rear Suspension: Higher-rate rear springs. o Modified shock absorber valving calibrated for higherrate springs.

r

. . Tachometer. . Padded instrument panel. . Console. . Black vinyl instrument panel applique. . Walnut-tone 3-spoke sports-type steering wheel. . grigh! hardware 'for rear view mirror and sun vrsors. r Bright regulators, gear shift and turn signal knobs. . Comet Cyclone Super 289 V-8 engine. (4-V carb uretor.) . Color-keyed deep-loop carpet. r Engine dress-up kit including bright rocker arm.covers, oil fill pipe cap, radiator cap,

air cleaner cover, and oil dip stick end.

Eolsters, Edges and Facings Seat lnserts Black Crinkle Vinyl Palomino Crinkle Vinyl Red Crinkle-Grain Vinyl White Crinkle Vinyl Black Crinkle Vinyl

Palomino Crinkle Vinyl

Red Crinkle Vinyl

pleat vinyl upholstery. Unique door trim panels with pleated vinyl, bright uppe_r and ldwer moldings, black viriyi insert and Cyclone nameplate.Luxury armrests.

COMET CYCLONE BUCKET SEATS

Code

86

Models

HT HT HT

HT

The combination of contoured all-foam seat construction and cushion contour (laminated fiber and foam) padding in the parallel-pleat upholstery give the Comet Cyclone the most luxurious seats

in its class.

White Crinkle Vinyl (a) Color-coordinated appointments in black, palomino or red.

89 85 (a)

all-vinyl upholstery is offered in monochromatic or white schemes with color-coordinated interior appointments. This is real sew-through upholstery with the padding sewn in every pleat.

Cyclone

The 1" parallel pleat seat inserts extend over the top of the seat back. A bright tie

ornament is the only decoration.

Door trim panels carry out the narrow pleat design with full-length bonded vinyl pleats for the entire center area. A black vinyl insert extends full length above the pleated section. Narrow bright retainer

moldings mark the trim panel upper and

lower trim panel edges. A brrght and black Cyclone plaque and checkered flag is on the garnish molding.

lnsfument Panel

Comparison

Comet 202 & 104

Comet Galiente

Ful

Comet Cyclonc

Styling

Full-width bright-finish applique and black enamel area surrounded by bright

molding. Low-gloss enamel.

l-width walnut-toned

applique and satin-silver metallic applique surrounded by bright molding.

Padded panel with lowreflectance hair-cell texture

Full-width black textured vinyl applique and satin-silver metall ic applique surrounded by bright molding.

Padded panel with lowreflectance hair-cell texture

Upper panel finish

vinyl cover.

Steering Wheel

vinyl cover.

3-spoke sports-type 16" walnut-tone steering wheel.

2-spoke 16" steering wheel, color-keyed with bright horn bars. Bright metal die castings. Black molded plastic

Not available-202,

2-spoke 16" walnut-tone steering wheel with bright

horn bars. Bright metal die castings. Bright metal die castings.

Standard

Bright horn bars. Bright metal die castings. Bright metal die castings.

Standard

lnstrument panel knobs

Shift and turn signal

lever knobs

Glove box lock

Standard-404.

1965 Comet lnstrument Panels The new 1965 Comet instrument panel design features a 5-dial instrument cluster with a large easy-to-read circular speedometer. Full instrumentation-Four large circular gauges oil pressure, amperes and temper-fuel level, mounted directly in front of the ature-are driver, two on each side of the big-dial 120-mph speedometer. The f uel, oil pressure and coolant temperature gauges are electrical types which require only a wire from the sender to the

gauge.

tion at right of steering column affords extra

Gonvenient

controls-lgnition-starter switch loca-

OTHER INTERIOR FEATURES Dual sun visors are standard equipment for all 1965 Comets. Colors match headlinings. Clips at center of windshield header support sun visor inner ends. Padded sun visors, made with material similar to padded instrument panel, are standard for the Caliente convertible, and optional at extra cost for other models. Padded instrument panel for 1965 Comets has low-reflectance hair-cell vinyl cover. Padded panel is standard for Caliente and Cyclone

models and optional at extra cost for Comet 202 and 4O4 models.

Windshield-mounted mirror is sta ndard for Caliente

convenience. Left of steering column on instru-

ment panel lower edge is the remote control for left air vent-a push-pull knob. Easy-working

heater-defroster controls are on lower panel at right of steering column' Unified design-All elements of the instrument panel and cluster appear as integral, built-in components. The instrument panel sheetmetal is a welded-in part of the body structure extending full width between the windshield pillars.

Defroster discharge registers and radio speaker grille are integral in the upper panel. Enameled iurfaces have low-gloss f inish to reduce reflec-

convertible and hardtop models and Cyclone hardtop. The short bracket reduces vibrations, and places mirror in excellent location for visibility.' Safety-courtesy lights for Caliente Series, oper' ated by front door pillar switches, show red and white cones of light when door is opened.

Chrome-finish windshield pillar

tions.

Glove compartment,

and upper windshield garnish moldings are installed for Comet Caliente convertible and 2-door hardtop models and Cyclone hardtoP.

Comet cowl trim panels

at right, is extra wide

for

conve'nience

a

nd utilitY.

lighting-Comet's instru m ent ciuster is illuminated by soft green lighting that's easy on the eyes' lntensity of light for instruments is controlled by rotating the headEye-ease instrument

are easy-to-clean molded plastic in colors harmonizing with the interior. The thick, durable plastic panels are moistureproof, scuff-proof and color-fast.

Tachometer is standard on Comet Cyclone 2-door

lamp switch.

dealer- or factory-i nstalled, on other'65 Comets.

hardtop and optional

at extra cost,

either

1965 Mercury comet Body color and uphotstery combinations

SOLID EXTERIOR COLORS

EFE;gF;s;s;$55F

Cloth &

4

CJ

5gs=-EiFEE=EE:a

-.5.33 Eocqqio

.

.Eg

-E

Vinyl

All-vinyl

-J L E

I

6 E

Black Blue --Pa-lomino

alt

o

e lrl

- o= e F CJ

C' lr,l

G E

E

I

U)

o

bas -t ss ( .J -= 6> 'i!i

lrl

u)=

GY-:

o

o lrl

-.L

6Y JN

'c,

ld

lrJ e lrJ

I

-

(J

o o

ITJ

q6

C'

Eut-

=t

o 2o

F.o 'E arl

eE

oa

-b

CJ

,i, -+ lr,l

<G CJI

+a

E E

(a) Two-tone paint optional at extra cost, not available on convertibles or Villager station wagons. (b) Available only in bucket seats, without console, at extra cost for Comet 404 2-door sedans. (c) Bucket seats with console standard on Comet Cyclone 2-door hardtop. (d) lnterior appointments color coordinated. (e) Bucket seats with console optional at extra cost on Comet Caliente 2-door hardtops and convertibles.

.

Recommended

*

Also available

O

Reversible

1965 Mercury Comet Body Color and Upholstery Combinations

TWO-TONE EXTERIOR COLORS (a)

o Ev

G

=1

oa(J

3.a oo-

x; co

g og .g 'g [email protected] E .d6 pE g Ee =; 56 eE* 5E 5E a E c; s;

:@ coa

A

G)-

o

o5'6

o9 e =F EB oo

o #E Eo

o

6

ouE

oO

P.-* r_=

.u

f,= a=

ioa d.6 o-o

= =: =. r -s .!S -E =<e =9 =E 6> .EE E3 iE FG Eb L-e c= I,'E !; co da6 6o oa E o to 3.a 3o 53 d.L o-> O> GC.) cto a-ca

L.=

PZ E=

ca: oo 7 --E

{Ll

Esi

.

Recommended

*

Also available

O

Reversible

1965 MERCURY COMET OPTIONS AND ACCESSORIES

sTtru wl0llts

Comet

Gomat

legular Production 0ptions (0nly) Axle, Power Transfer Rear

Bucket Seats (Vinyl

202

Console Console X NA NA X X STD

10{

Gonst

Galianta

Somet Gyclone

Somrt Gomat Conat

Trim)-with

Courtesy Light Group (c) Emission System, Closed or Open (d) Heater and Defroster (Delete Option) Padded lnstrument Panel Padded Sun Visors Paint, Two-Tone Performance Handling Package (g) Power Booster Fan (h) Power Rear Window

-without

Safety Seat Belts, Front (Delete Option) Tinted Glass, Full Tinted Windshield Trim, Deluxe All-Vinyl Vinyl-Covered Roof

Windshield Wiper (l nterval Selector) and Washer

XX XX XX NA XX NA STD XX XX NA NA XX

XX NA X(b) XX XX STD

NA NA STD

292 {01

Ulllagtr NA

NA

NEC

NA

XXXX STD NA NA NA NA NA NA XXXX XXXX STD STD STD STD STD STD XXX X(e) x XXX x(f) x XXNA NAX NA NA XX XXX NA NA XXSTD STD STD STD STD X XXXX X XXXX NEC STD STD STD X(D X(D NA NA X XXXX

X(a)

STD

NA

STD

STD NA

(a) Available 2-door hardtops and convertibles only. (b) Available 2-door sedans only.

lncludes two instrument panel lights, glove box light, ash tray light, luggage compartment light (cargo light on wagon) and rear door jamb switches for 4-door models. (d) Mandatory where legal requirements dictate;

(f)

Not available on convertibles. shock absorbers, higher rate springs, increased diameter sway bar, and a maiual steering gear with a lower numerical ratio. mandatory

(c)

(g) lncludes.modified

(h) Available with. 8-cylinder.engines only;

(e)

others. Standard on convertibles.

NA-AIl

equipment on air conditioned 8-cylinder mbdels.

(i)

Gomct

Available 2-door hardtops only in either Elack or White.

sTtlt0lt

tl8oilt

Gomrt

legular Production 0ptions 0r 0saler lnstrllsd lccassories

Comot

Gomet

Calisnts

Gomet

2t2

10t

Gomct Gomat

Syclont

Air Conditioner (a)

Back-Up Lights Battery, Heavy Duty Curb Molding Deck Lid Release, Remote Control Elapsed Time Clock Emergency Flasher

Luggage Carrier, Roof

Mats, Rubber Twin Front only Mats, Rubber Twin Front & Twin Rear Mirror, lnside, Non-Glare Mirror, 0utside, Remote Control

Power Power Radio, Radio, Brakes (c) Steering AM, Push-Button AM/FM, Push- Button

Safety Seat Belts, Retractable Tachometer

Rally- Pac (e)

Tires

(f):6.95 x

7.35

14

x l4(g)

Wheel Covers, Deluxe Wheel Covers, Wire

XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX xxNANA(b)XXX XXXXNANANA XXXXXXX XXXXXXX NANANANAXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX xxxx(d)xxx XXXX(d)XXX XX XX XX X STD XX XX STD STD sTD(h) sTD XX x(h) x XX x NA(b) XX XX

moldings

gauge.

202 flll

lillagu

XXX XXX XXX STD STD XXX XXX XXX

STD

(a)

Not available with 4-speed manual transmission; power booster fan required on 8-cylinder models with air

conditioner.

(b) Unique deluxe wheel covers and unique curb

of front speaker for Comet Cyclone 2-door hardtop and other models equipped with optional Rally-Pac clirster. (e) lncludes tachometer, elapsed-time clock and vacuum

(c) (d)

standard on Comet Cyclone. Available only with Multi-Drive Merc-0-Matic.

Rear seat speaker installed with optional radios in place Cost

(f) White sidewall tire option available for all tire

sizes.

(e) 7.35 x 14 tires not available on 6-cylinder models. (h) 7.35 x l4 standard on V-8 convertibles with air conditioner.

No Extra Cost.

X-Extra

option. STD-Standard equipment. NA-Not Available. NEC-Available at

1965 Mercury Comet Specifications

202 2-Door

Sedan

202

4-Door

Sedan

Caliente 2-Door Hardtop

Convertible

Galiente

tL4'

55.6'

56.00 195.30

202

Station

Wagon

Wheelbase.

tl40

55.6', 56.O'

ll4n

55.6', 56.o',

tL4n

55.6u 56.00

109.5'

55.60

Tread-front (a)...

Overall length. Overall height-design......

-rear..

56.O'

195.3'

55.2',

195,3/

195.3'

53.50

l9 I .80

55.20

72.90 Overallwidth. 3034 Curb weight (V-8 auto.) (lb.).... Usable luggage capacity-AMA (cu. ft.) 13.5

(a) Front wheel tread 55.0 for 6-cylinder models.

55.2' 72.9' 3074

13.5

54.r'

72.90 331 I

LO.7

72.9' 3134

15.3

7t.60

3234

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS*

Front Compartment

Head room (eff.).. Leg room (eff.).. Hip room.

38.4'

41.8',

38.4',

36.80

41.8n

38.10

38.3'

4L.80

,

1

41.8'

4r.8'

57.L',

55.4u

57.\n

55.40 36.90 35.5u

57.t'

55.40

Shoulder room..

Rear Compartment

57.L' 55.4'

57.Io

55.40

Head room (eff.)..

Leg room

(eff.)... Hip room...

56.6',

Shoulder room.

ENTRANCE ROOM* Front entrance height. Front foot clearance. Rear entrance height.

Rear foot

55.0'

36.9' 35.5' 56.6' 55.0'

30.

35.9' 29.8' 56.5'

54.\n

37.4'

32-3il

45.Ou

36.8'

35.50 56.50

45.6'

28.7u

1

54.9'

30.1' 11.9'

10.9'

l'

11.9'

29.4',

LO.7'

28.7' 1 1.9' 10.9'

30.o'

1

1.9'

1.9'

9.o',

28.30 10.9n

clearance.

The curb weights listed above are for vehicles equipped with the Comet Cyclone 289 V-8 engine, Multi-Drive Merc-O-Matictransmission 'Front seat in rear'most position. and heater dJfroster, and filled with gas, oil, coolant and

lubricants.

Comet Glass Areas Square lnches Side windows........

2-Door

Sedans

4-Door

Sedans

2-Door Hardtop

Caliente

4-Door

Convertible Station Wagon 186 1066

1

Windshield.

Rear Window

1088 1301

954

1301

T23L

1066

24r7

1300

905

Total glass. Windshield slope from vertical..

Ca

3294 5r.7"

905 3160

51.7"

1072 3369 52.9"

a70

3I22

52.9"

608 4325

5r.7"

rgo Compartment-Station Wagon

Cargo volume index(cu.

Max. load floor length (open Load floor length (closed

tailgate) . . . . . .104.8' tailgate). .... . .. ..85.6" ' . .45.5' Max. rear opening width (floor).

Min. floor width (between

Rear opening

ft.).....

'

'.....

'..77.9

Curb Weights-1965 Mercury Comet Vehicles

Pounds-with 3-speed

manual transmission Comet 202 2-door Sedan Comet 202 4-door Sedan Comet 202 4-dr. Wagon

2925

t

3

Comet 200 "6"

2725

Comet

CYclonc 289 V-8

3014 3054

I

height..

wheelhouses).

..

.42.0'

-....26.6'

32t4

3024 3059 3219 3219

Optional Equipment Weights

Comet Cyclone SuPer 289 V-8 (4V) over 289 V-8 (2V).

Comet 404 2-door Sedan

2735 2770

2930

6lb.

20 tb.

Comet 404 4-door Sedan Comet 404 4-dr. Wagon Comet Villager Wagon Comet Caliente 4-dr. Sedan Comet Caliente 2-dr. HT Comet

Cal

Multi.Drive Merc-0-Matic.

4-speed manual trans. (V-8 onlY).

22\b.

981b. 28 lb. 8 lb. 7 tb.

Air conditioning

Power Steering.

2800 2825 3010

3089

3l l4

3291

PowerBrakes........

AM Radio and antenna Heavy duty batterY...

Station Wagon luggage carrier

iente Convertible

ll

lb.

Comet Cyclone 2-dr. HT

3145

15 lb.

Revised 10-15-64

o

Supersedes previous

Mercury Comet Glass

Gomet's safety glass windshield is laminated

safety glass made with two layers of polished plate glass and a plastic inner layer.

lnterval Selector Windshield Wipers

The lnterval Selector Windshield Wipers, optional at extra cost with washer for all 1965 Comets, are an exclusive "first" which competitors won't have until next year, or later. The coaxial switch for the wipers, which utilize electropneumatic control, has a dwell adjustment at the center for timing intermittent wiper operation and 3position outer control as the selection switch. The three positions are "off", "constant" and "intermit. tent", the latter providing the selective period of dwell between wipers. Here's how the wipers operate: In heauy rains, the wiper will maintain constant highspeed action of 140 wipes per minute. For all but heauy rains,Ihe wiper can be adjusted so as to provide a "pause" or "dwell" between each wiping cycle of 2 strokes, The pause is adjustable by the driver at from two to more than 10 seconds so that the frequency of wiping may be made to match the precipitation, car speed and traff ic conditions. For passing, temporary continuous high-speed operation is automatically provided during acceleration, as the manifold vacuum drops. When the car is no longer accelerating and manifold pressure stabilizes, the wiper motor is automatically returned to the pre-set intermittent operation.

Comet's side windows are tempered (solid) glass made with a scientific case-hardening process. Scientific heat treatment produces glass that resists inlpact, and, il broken, breaks into small chunks or powder. Comet's rear windows for both sedans and station wagons are tempered (solid) glass.

Tinted glass, a factory-installed optlon, is available for windshield alone, or for windshield and all windows. Tinted glass deflects and filters out

bright glare for safer, more comfortable driving. Non-clogging windshield washer nozzles-The

optional 1965 Comet windshield washer

t

has

I

I

newly developed anti-clog nozzles. These nozzles have rubber tips which stretch, opening up the spray hole to permit obstructions to escape.

Electric-powered windshield wipers with

15-

inch long blades are standard for all 1965 Comets. The tandem-action wipers clear a wide span across the windshield. The electric wiper motor does not slow down on hills or during acceleration. .. .,. Flocked rubber runs-All 1965 .vr-i Comet windows, including the li'J station wagon back window.

have low-friction

double-lip

glass runs. The double-lip press against both sides of glass foi effective air and sealing. The low-friction flocking reduces the effort necesdow.

seals 't '1 the ji water dacron l:

r

Customer Benefits:

lmproved vision. Under conditions of light precipitation or road spray the timed wiping action prevents distracting streaking.

Running time for electric motor is reduced as much as 83ft under some conditions, tending to greatly extend the service life of the

o

sary to raise or lower the win-

.

entire system including the blades.

Greater driving comfort through relief from sound wiper motion.

and constant

1965 Mercury Comet Radios

Comet AM Radio

Restyling for the face and controls together with the recessed mounting in the instrument panel produce new appearance for the 1965 Comet AM radio. Exterior changes include the new dial face and sub-dial assembly with Comet letters, new knobs and tone discs, and modif ied bright push-buttons.

Above-Comet AM-FM radio

Rear Seat Speakers

The AM radio, covering the 55O to 160O kilocycle band,

I

I d

Both the conventional and reverberator-type rearseat speakers are available for 1965 Comets.

is an all-transistor receiver with printed circuits with plug-in leads, and has f ive transistors and two diodes. Comet AM-FM Radio

Conuentional-Speaker is installed at center of

package tray for all sedans and hardtops and in a quarter panel for station wagons. Not available for convertible. Dealer installed.

Comet's AM-[M push-button radio is restyled for 1965 with a new dial face and sub-dial assembly, new slide-

Studio Sonic speak.er wilh momentary time delay which produces concert-hall tonal quality is available for all sedans and hardtops. The reverberator unit mounted in the trunk is connected to both the front and rear speakers. Dealer installed. Constant-Capacity Antenna Comet radios for 1965 have constant-capacity

antennas. The constant-capacity feature el iminates the need for trimming the antenna after installation on th'e car.

bar band selector with Comet letters and revised AM push-buttons and shafts. Frequency numerals are debossed on the rear surface of the lens for improved

FM radio completely changed appearance.

visibility. New styling treatment and the recessed mounting in the 1965 instrument panels give the AMThe receiver incorporates the latest advances in radio engineering for miniaturization, reliability and f idelity. All circuits are printed. The AM-FM radio incorporates a combination receiver cyle AM band plus the 88

-with the antenna minimum.

The antenna extends trom.22" to 56". Optimum AM performance is obtained with the antenna at maximum length. Optimum FM performance is obta ined at 33" length

extended

I

l"

above the

for tuning in stations on the usual 550 to 16OO kiloto 108 megacyle FM band. push-button tuning with the Operator has choice of three FM buttons and two AM buttons or manual tuning. The combination faceplate has the AM band at the top of the horizontal dial and the FM band at the bottom. Circuits include 10 transistors and 7 diodes.

1965 Mercury Comet Engines

Engines and transmissions

other than standard are optional at extra cost Displacement Bore and stroke (in.)

Gomet 2fi) ..6rt

200 cu. in.

Comet 289

Cyclone Gomet Cyclone Super 289 V-8 (a) V-8

289 cu. in.

H

Comet Cyclong igh- Performance 289 V-8 (b)

289 cu. in.

289 cu. in.

3.68 x 3.13

4.00 x 2.87

200 @ 4400 282

4.00 x 2.87

225

4.00 x 2.87

271 312

Adv. hp @ rpm

Adv. Carburetor Compression ratio

Fuel Exhaust

t20 @ 4400

190 (O 2400

@ 4800

lb-ft. @ rpm

@ 2400

30s @ 3200

@ 6000 @ 3400 to I

1-bbt.

9.2

2-bbt. 9.3 to

4-bbl.

4-bbt.

10.0

to I

I

10.0

to I

Regular

Regular

Premium

Super Prem.

Mechanical 42-amp. Special

Single Hydraulic 38-amp.

Regular

prod uction

Single

Hyd ra

u

Valve lifters

lic

aulic

Regular production

Alternator Availability

38-amp. Regular production

0rder

Transmissions

3-speed manual 4-speed manual Multi- Drive Merc-0-Matic

o

a o

o (b)

(a) Comet Cyclone Super V-8 standard for Comet Cyclone 2-door hardtop and optional at extra cost for other models. (b) The 271-hp Comet Cyclone High-performance V-8 engine is offered with conventional ignition or.with the extra cost transistorized '-' ignitiin ai'oitioril .6ripnieni%irsos comet sedans,'filiaiopslno.convertibles. Neithei power steering nor airconditioningcan.be iisiirieo,in'comets niiiti wiitr'iriis e,uine. No extra cooiingliitel !s_r-equired or.offered. ihe 4-speed rianual transmission and the

i.iii

r+

iizj

ii1lon iiies

;;;'r;;i;i;?i;piidn! iiliira

i6st'for 1e65 Cohets built with the High-Performance V-8 engines.

main-bearing crankshaft is installed with either the 3-speed manual or optional Multi'Drive Merc'O'Matic transmission.

economy with the new engine, transmission and axle combinations available for 1965 Comets. Highlights: COMET 200 "6"-This new 2OO'cubic'inch "6" with 7'

Major gains are made in both performance and fuel

ward gears, the Comet 20O

TEAMED WITH MULTI-DRIVE MERC-0'frlATlC,

with 3 for' delivers superior smoothness and performance along with an 8Vo gain in fuel economy.

"6"

Comet 2OO "6" delivers 6/s quicker start'up accelera' tion-an improvement that would put the 1965 model LYzcar lengths ahead of a 1964 at the end of the first block. This new engine is l9/o more powerful than

TEAMED W]TH 3-SPEED MAI{UAL TRAI{SIIIISSION, thE

the 170-cubic-inch "6" which it replaces.

o

COMET CYCLONE 289

V-8-The new 289'cu.'in. V'8 with 2-barrel carburetor replaces the 26O'cu"in. engine as Comet's basic V-8. This larger, 22/s more powerful V'8 is available with standard all'synchronized 3-speed manual transmission, or optional all'synchronized 4-speed manual or Multi'Drive Merc'O'Matic.

TEAMED WITH 3-SPEED MANUALTRANSMISSI0N

Cyclone 289 V-8 accelerates gVofaster on start up. A tb65 Comet with this combination would be 2Vz car lengths ahead of the 1964 at end of the first block' COMET CYCL0NE SUPER 289 V-8-Standard for the Comet Cyclone 2'door hardtop and optional for other models, ihe 4-barrel carburetor premium'fuel engine

the Comet

incorporates refinements contributing to improved performance. Rated at225 hp, 15 hp higher for 1965, ihis engine is available with all three transmissions'

MOt{EY-SAVING FUEL ECONOMY-Comet's increased

Comet CYclone SuPer 289 V-8 wi th 4 -bo rrel ca rburetor

Revised 10-16-64

o

Supersedes previous

power permits use of high'economy (low numerical iatio) rear axles which afJord quieter operation and better gas mileage. High-economy rear axles are standard with all three 1965 Comet engines'

SPECI FI CATI ONS

Cylinder block & heads

Material

Comet 2(X)

"5"

Comet Cyclone 289 V-8 Comet Cyclone Super 289 V.8

precision-cast al loy iron interchangeable, left and right in-head, wedge-shape

Cylinder head casting .. ... Combustion chambers... ..

precision-cast alloy iron integral with intake manifold in-head, wedge-shape precision-molded nodular alloy-iron 4, cast integrally 7, replaceable insert steel-backed micro-babbitt rubber-floated

Crankshaft

Material. Counterweights Main bearing type. . Main bearings material Vibration damper. ... .

.

.

.

precision-molded nodular alloy iron 8 (inc. 2 external) 5, replaceable insert steel -backed micro-babbitt rubber-floated forged steel l-beam; separately forged caps 5. I 55" autothermic, slipper type tin-plated aluminum alloy with steel struts alloy cast iron: upper, chrome plated, lower, coated expanded spacer-with chromed stecl lails

pressed in rod

Gonnecting rods

Type. . Length. Type

.

forged steel l-beam; separately forged caps

4.716"

Pistons Material.

Compression rings (2)

autothermic, slipper type tin-plated aluminum alloy with steel struts alloy cast iron: upper, chrome plated;

.

Oil ring (l). .. . ..

Piston pins.

..

lower, coated expanded-spacer with chromed steel rails pressed in rod

Camshaft

Material Bearings.

Type......... .....

Drive...

Valves

induction hardened precision-molded nodular alloy iron 4, replaceable insert steel-backed babbitt silent chain free-turning, overhead special alloy steel, aluminized precision-molded austen itic steel integral with cylinder head

hydraul ic

induction hardened precision-molded nodular alloy iron 5, replaceable insert, steel-backed babbitt silent chain non-rotating, overhead special alloy steel, aluminized precision- molded austenitic steel integral with cylinder head

hydraul ic

Type....

.

Material-intake........

.

.

-exhaust........ Valve guides and seat... . Valve lifters (tappets). . . .

Rocker arm assemBly

. .

Rockerarmshaft......

Rocker arm material. . Rocker cover.

.

tubular steel pearlitic malleable iron

rim bolted l-barrel, downdraft

automatic mech. driven, diaphragm 20 gallons replaceable-element type wire cloth, self-cleaning pressure pressure oil mist pressure pressure splash indexed pressure stream

(individual arms) precision-cast nodular iron rim bolted

none

Fuel system

Carburetor.

Choke control....... Fuel pump type Fuel tank capacity.. .

.

.

Fuel filter. Fuel tank filter type..

2-barrel, or 4-barrel, downdraft automatic mech. driven, diaphragm 20 gallons replaceable-element type wire cloth, self-cleaning

pressure pressure oil mist pressure pressure splash indexed pressure stream

Lubrication system

ioinJcirngffos.....

Piston pins. Camshaft bearings Tappets. Timing gear or chain. Cylinder walls. .. Oil pump. Crankcase capacity.

Main bearings.

....

...

.

.

rotor-type, non-floating

4.5 qts. (including filter) disposable, ful l-flow

rotor-type, non-floating 5 qts. (including filter)

disposable, full-flow

0il filter.

Engine electrical

Distributor-type

Spark advance

.

ventilated, single breaker-point

full vacuum control

I

Firing order Alternator. Alternator regulator Starter motor type

-5-3-6-2-4

Spark plugs

Battery.

12-volt high-capacity: 38 amp. rating 2-coil electro- mechanical high-torque, positive engagement, anti- kickout 18-mm self-cleaning, extended electrode 45 amp-hr, 54 plates

pressure vented, downflow centrifugal impeller

ventilated, single breaker-point combination vacuum-centrifugal 1 -5-4-2-6-3-7-8 12-volt high-capacity: 38-amp. max. rating 2-coil electro- mechanical high-torque, positive engagement, anti- kickout l8-mm self-cleaning, extended electrode 45 amp-hr, 54 plates

pressure vented, downflow centrifugal impeller

Cooling system Type .

Pump type. Thermostdts. Radiator type . Radiator cap type..... Radiator capacity heater. .

.....

.

I choke type tube and fin, downflow cushion mounted pressure vented at l2-15 psi

I

choke type

tube and fin, downflow cushion mounted pressure vented at 12-15 psi

14.5 qts.

-with

.

9.5 qts.

1965 Comet 200

"6"

The 6-cylinder engine for 1965 Comets, an improved 7-main-bearing version of the 2OO-cubic-inch thin-wall engine, incorporates many design changes and refinements affecting performance, reliability and

smoothness. Among these are the 7-main bearing crankshaft, new cylinder head with larger intake and exhaust valves, new camshaft with higher valve lift and longer valve opening periods, and a new 38-ampere alternator replacing the 30-ampere generator.

Hiehlights of 1965 lmprovements

7-main-bearing crankshaft-The 7-main-bearing crank-

shaft, held in the cylinder block in seven bearings instead of four, runs with less deflection for quieter operation and longer bearing life. Having seven main bearings permits reducing the number of crankshaft counterweights from seven to four to affect a signifiThe illustration aboue shous the new cylinder bloch for the 7-main bearing Comet 200 "6" engine. The cylinder bloch is inuerted in the illustration. The neut 7-main bearing cranhshaft is Shown at the right.

cant reduction in crankshaft weight. The crankshaft is

precision-cast nodular iron with an integral rubberfloated vibration damper.

Other Comet 200 "6" lmprovements Carburetor-Several improvements are

incor-

porated in the carburetor including provision for water-warming the automatic choke and improved idle control.

New cylinder block-The block is cast with three additional bearing supports to accommodate the 7-main bearing crankshaft. The additional weight in the cylinder block practically balances out the weight reduction of the crankshaft. The cylinder block is durable, reliable alloy-iron pre. cision cast for minimum weight. (Front engine cover is a precision-machined aluminum casting.) New cylinder head and larger valves-The new cylinder head provides larger intake and exhaust ports for freer breathing intake and exhaust. lncreases in valve head diameter and valve head are shown in this comparison:

Electrical system-Extensive improvements

are

lntake

Head

incorporated in the electrical system. New pivotless contact points, designed for more precise manufacturing, afford more precise point seating with greater stability and better alignment. Reduced mass of the contact points serves to reduce point bounce for improved high-speed

operation. New 38-ampere alternator in place of 30-ampere generator. New 2-unit regulator. New 45-ampere-hour battery with l-piece hard rubber cover and increased electrolyte capacity.

Valves Diam.

Exhaust Valves Head Diam.

t964

1965 1965 Gain

1.53', 1.62u

.o9n

L.27',

1.36' .09,

New camshaft for higher valve breathing.

Valve Lift

opening periods means the engine has larger valves which open wider ' and stay open longer for imProved

Valve Opening

lift and longer

valve

The battery is tailored to the new alternator

system.

r964

1965

1.965 Gain

.348',

.368r

240 degrees 252 degrees

12 degrees

.o20'

Neoprene rubber hose-The neoprene rubber hose for the radiator connections, being more resilient than the hose used previously, doesn't

squeeze out from under the clamps and take permanent set. This means some torque is retained

for

each clamp. Post-type clamps are used for

conn ections.

Larger oil pump-The oil pump for the 7-mainbearing.engine is a rotor type with 11ft higher capacity for the full-pressure lubrication system.

Non-adjustable rocker arms-Adjustment screw

is eliminated from the push-rod end of each rocker arm to reduce rocker arm weight and for increased

reliability.

Higher compression-The compression ratio is increased from 8.7:1 to 9.2:1 for higher eff iciency. Pistons and rings-The spread-strut design slipper-type pistons, cast with the struts near the ends of the pin boss, helps the pistons to conform more closely to the cylinder bores. The pistons are cast aluminum alloy with steel autothermic expansion control struts. A new molybdenum-filled top ring replaces the chrome' platLd ring used previously. The molybdenum wearing surface minimizes ring and bore wear for longer life. Larger distributor and pump drive shaft-Diameter of the hei-shape intermediate shaft for the distributor and oil pump is increased trom Yq" to s/rs" for durability.

1965 Mercury Comet V-8's

The 1965 Comet V-8's incorporate extensive improve. ments for better breathing, electrical system performance and basic cylinder block construction, includ1964r/2 ru nning changes. Highlights:

ing several refinements which were introduced as

Comet V-8's for better breathing and ,high-perform'

ance efficiency.

Better breathing-Combustion chamber configuration and exhaust ports revised and intake valve-head diameter increaseC from l.67" to 1.78" for all 1965

lmproved carburetion-Larger 2-barrel carburetor with 20/6 higher capacity introduced. Vacuum'piston con' trol for automatic choke for all V-8 carburetors. lmproved electrical systems-New alternator, regulator, distributor,ignition cables, spark plugs and batteryall premium quality. Smoother driveline-Cylinder block casting revised for 6-bolt in place of S-bolt attachment and larger mounting surface for clutch housing or torque converter. Larger 6-bolt mounting reduces driveline vibration and affords smoother performance. lmproved cooling system-New fans, top tank, water pump impeller, radiator hose and long-life drive belts. Higher compression ratios for increased performance and efficiency. Compression ratio of regular-fuel Comet Cyclone 289 V-8 is 9.3:1 while the compression ratio of the premium-fuel Comet Cyclone Super 289 V'8 is 10.0:1-the highest, most efficient ever for Comet

engines.

The Comet V-8's are well "over-square" with

large 4ttdiameter pistons traveling short strokes. The short strokes mean lower friction and less piston travel per car mile. Valve train has quiet, self-adjusting hydraulic valve lifters actuated by a precision-molded,

o

Cylinder block-Alloy-iron 90" V-8 cylinder block is

precision-cast with walls

to crankshaft centerline.

smooth ness.

shallow casting, the crankcase extends approximately

high-lift camshaft. Light-weight rocker arms, made of precision-molded nodular iron, are

individually mounted on independent ball studs. This mounting eliminates the usual rocker arm shaft and retainers to obtain a reduction in reciprocating friction and inertia forces for improved

engine efficiency.

block is revised to provide a larger mounting surface and 6-bolt attachment of clutch housing or torque converter for greater rigidity and increased driveline

Cylinder heads and exhaust manifolds are made with the same precision-casting techniques as the cylinder

of uniform thickness. A The rear of the cylinder

Hydraulic valve lifters are actuated by the hiehlift cams on the precision-cast nodular iron camshaft. The hydraulic tappets utilize highpressure oil from the engine lubrication system to keep each lifter continuously in contact with its cam and valve-lifter body. Plungers in the hydraulic tappets are chrome-plated for greater resistance to wear and corrosion. All Comet engines are built with durable precision-cast alloy-iron cylinder blocks, cylinder

heads, and intake and exhaust manifolds. An outstanding advantage of alloy iron is its versatility. After casting, it is easy to machine or process, yet can stand high temperatures. lt has good expansion and contraction qualities which make it ideal for cylinder walls and cylinder heads. Free graphite in the alloy-iron affords natural lubrication . . . also soaks up and retains oil to provide minute pockets of oil on the surface.

block. lntake manilold-Made of alloy-iron precision cast by shell-molding process, the intake manifold has equal length over-and-under intake passages. Unrestricted

exhaust flow through the manifold between the left and right cylinder banks provides heating for incoming fuel-air mixture. Crankshaft-Made of nodular iron and precision'cast for high strength with minimum weight, the crankshaft is a 5-main-bearirig design. Crankshaft has 6 integral counterweights plus an external counterweight at

each end. Vibration damper

is installed on the front end of the crankshaft. This rubber-floated torsional vibration damper with a rubber ring between the inner and outer steel rings, serves to counteract crankshaft

vibration

sf

or smooth er, q u ieter d rive line performa nce'

Aluminum-alloy parts-Precision-cast and precision-machined aluminum-alloy parts are used

where aluminum is advantageous. Among these parts are pistons, engine front cover, carburetor body, carburetor spacer block, fuel pump body

and oil pump housing.

ed, aluminum alloy castings, with imbedded steel struts for autothermic expansion control. Tin plating prevents scuff ing of pistons and cylinder walls during break-in.The top compression ring is chrome-plated and the 2nd compression ring is phosphate-coated. The lower oil ring has dual chrom.e-plated rails and

a steel expander sPring.

Pistons-slipper-type 3-ring design precision'machin'

Mercury Comet Manual Transmissions

bronze synchronizers for 2nd and 3rd gears. Anti. friction bearings contribute to quiet, long life and high efficiency. Ball bearings at the front of the case carry the main drive gear. Main shaft has needle bearings at front, ball bearings at rear, and a bushing at end of the transmission case extension.

with the Comet 2OO tt6t'| engine has helical-cut gears with forged3-speed manual transmission installed

Ertension case is

cast aluminum for

reduced weight.

Transmission

is cast iron,

Comet 200

2.76 1.69

1.00

case

3-speed manual Synchronized gears.

"6"

2nd & 3rd

Gearratios-Ist....

(to

1)

Znd

periodic draining. The owner is expected to maintain the fluid at proper level up to the filler plug. Magnetic plug with U-shape magnet collects metallic particles which might otherwise damage the transmission.

at the factory. The transmission oil doesn't

Life-of-car fluid is installed in all Comet transmissions

need

.

3rd Reverse

3.14

Shift selector.. ..

0n column

3-speed all-synchronized manual transmission

stalled as standard equipment at no extra cost with Comet Cyclone 289 V-8 and Comet Cyclone Super 289 V-8. ln the all-synchronized transmission all gears except reverse gear and sleeve are in constant mesh with the countershaft cluster gear. All forward-gear mph, or into 2nd at up to 4O mph.

Premium-quality manufacturing

is

in-

shifting is accomplished by synchronizer sleeves. Driver can downshift into "low" at speeds up to 20

'b" Ertension case

.fj):

.,t,9

:).'

cast aluminum for

is

,..*,u "?'{

red.uced weiEht.

Transmission

is cast iron.

case

all-syndhronized Comet Cyclone Super 289 V-8

Synchronized gears.,

3-soeed

Comet Cyclone 289 V-8

lst, 2nd & 3rd

2.79

1.

. All gears are heat treated . . . all gear teeth shot-peened. . 10070 operation test in sound-proof room at factory. . 100% water and air test for leaks at factory. . 100% installation of magnetized filler plug. r All forward gears are helical cut.

o

Gearratios-1st.....

(to

l)

2nd ...

70

.

Life-of-car fluid installed at assembly plant. Ball bearings support input shaft and gear . . . and center of output

shaft. Needle bearings in input shaft bore . . . also countershaft runs 0n

2 rows of needle bearings.

3rd

Shift selector.

.

1.00

Reverse

.

2.87

.

.,.

0n column

Gomet CYclone 289 V'8 4-speed all-synchronized Comet CYclon_e manual transmission Super 289 V-8

Gear

the ultimate in flexibility, performance and driving pleasure. With the 4-speed transmission, the driver

handling through the gears.

The 4-speed all-synchronized manual transmission* affords

ratios-1st.

2nd.

.

.

2.18:.l

.

(to

1)

3rd.

1.93:l 1.36:l

I .00

can operate the engine nearer peak power and torque more of the time to obtain maximum performance and

4th ..

Reverse

:l

2.78:l

Comet's 4-speed trdnsmission has the inter' national shift pattern and floor mounted' leuer. The finger-operated safety release fork on the shift leuer must be raised' to moue the shift lever

znto reuerse.

*Optional at extra cost.

ln the all-synchronized transmission, the rotation speed of the synchronizer sleeves is synchronized while the sleeves are being engaged to permit shifting up or down without clashing regardless of engine speed. Driver can accelerate lrom lst to 4th gear with synchronized smoothness and decelerate, using progressive lower gears without clashing in any ratio. Gear ratios and torque capacity are tailored to Comet V-8 engines. Highlights:

.

r

e

Major gears up to 40/s wider for increased durability and quiet operation (compared with the previous transmission).

All gears are in a compact precision-made assembly contained

in the gear case.

Close-ratio gears with 1.36:l 3rd gear ratio.

Gearshift

4th to 3rd 3rd to 2nd

2nd to

.

Recommended Speed Range Downshift between 55 and 25 mph Downshift between 35 and l5 mph . Downshift between 20 and 0 mPh

.

lst

Downshilts should not be made at speeds higher than maximums.

Multi-Drive Merc-0-Matic

Comet's 3-speed Multi-Drive Merc-O-Matic with 6position selector and two drive ranges is offered as optional extra cost equipment with all three 1965 Comet engines. This transmission, designed and built to be the finest automatic in the field, is the only automatic offered for 1965 Comets. Teamed with the Comet 2OO "6,,or one of the V-g's, Multi-Drive Merc-O-Matic stands out for smoothness, quiet operation, and efficient torque multiplication. Tailored for Comet power, these Multi-Drive Merc-OMatics can multiply the torque received from engine as much as f ive times. Outstanding features: . Simplified gears of advanced design. . Die-cast aluminum gear case with drilled hydraulic passages in gear-case walls. Also integral mounting for servos. . Full-vacuum throttle valve control requires no adjustment after assembly. . All-aluminum housing for reduced weight. Low Maintenance: Every Comet automatic gets a dynamometer run during the factory final inspection. Bands are adjusted after run. Life-of-car filter and fluid are installed at factory.

Vacuum Throttle-Valve Gontrol-ln this system, a vacuum line extending to the transmission relays the driver's accelerator position setting and carburetor throtfle position to the transmission. Customer benefits

:

Type

Mechanical Converter Converter

ratios....

.

type ..,

.. .

Torque converter with automatic planetary gear train 3 forward and reverse

Singl e-stage,

.

3-element hydraulic

diameter..

,

.

n.25',

2.46 to

1.46 to 1.00 to

.

o

Gearratios-low. .....

Smoother shifting because shifts are accurately and precisely timed by the vacuum control. Proper transmission shift quality and timing are built into the transmission and the vacuum-controlled cam assembly. Requires no adjustments after assembly

cost of periodic adjustments.

lnter....... High.......

Reverse....

Gear selector.

2.201o

.

0n steering column

...

owner saves the

Advantages-Mu lti-Drive Merc-O-Matic r Maximum versatility and flexibility with two auto-

matic, forward driving ranges (D1 and D2), plus low reverse, park and neutral.

response and solid feel.

DI driving range provides 1-2-3 shift for

lively

P

R

l'| ilz ilr

L

6-position selector lever

P -Positive lock-up for parking.

gear. R -Engages reverse planetary gear eleN -Silent neutral . . . with no ments turning over when engine is running. D2-Transmission starts in intermediate and upshifts 2-3. Downshifts 3-2. Recommended for

D1 provides "high-to-low" coasting downshift for smoother deceleration. r Rapid start-up in D1 range . . .LO% faster. o Accelerator-controlled forced downshift for rapid acceleration, passing, or hill climbing. . D2 range provides optimum smoothness for startup. Serves for starting o6r slippery surfaces. . Low range provides maximum power for grades or

heavy loads.

.

starting on stippery surfaces.

Dl-Transm ission starts in low and upshifts I-2-3. Downshifts 3-2-1. ls preterred for all normal

operation.

L -Transmission

starts in low and stays in low. However, if transmission is shifted into low al a car speed that would not be safe for low gear,

transmission will go into 2nd, and when car speed drops to 18 mph will shift into low.

Starter operates only in Neutral or Park.

Low range provides safe, positive engine braking for downgrades or on a level road. r Park position engages positive transmission park lock-up. Holds car on steepest grades. Serves as an auxiliary parking brake. High gear in planetary gear set is ' for the drive range. ls never locked always available out. r Vacuum throttle control provides smoother shifting .. . dependable operation.. . reduced maintenance cost through elimination of periodic adjustments. r Water cooling for transmission fluid by cooling unit in radiator tank.

1965 Mercury Comet Rear Axles

including high-performance optional ratios for most engine-transmission combinations and a new controlled-slip Power Transfer option for all power teams.

The 1965 Comets have a wider selection of rear axles,

All Comet rear axles are the semi-floating

hypoid

gear design with lYz" offset pinion to lower the drive' line and floor tunnel. Axles for the Comet 2OO "6" have conventional over' hung pinion gear and a 7.25" ring gear. Axles for the V-8 powered Comets have the straddle'

rear axle to an enclosed area inside the frame side rail prevents road contaminants from reaching the rear axle gears and lubricants.

Rear axle vent to dormant area-a tube extending from

diameter with either the 3-speed manual or 4'speed manual transmissions and 7.75" with the Multi'Drive

mounted pinion with two tapered roller bearings ahead of the pinion gear and a straight roller bearing behind. Ring gears for V-8 powered models are 8"

Merc-O-Matic transm ission. Rear axle shafts are case-hardened by electrical induction for

greater strength and durability. A single filler plug is provided for checking fluid level and adding lubricant as needed. As the axle is filled with life-of-car lubricant at the factory, draining isn't necessary. (No drain plug is provided.)

REAR AXLE SPECIFICATIONS

Type...

Wheel

......Semi-floating with

pressed

steel, banjo-tYPe housing

Differential ...Deep-offsethypoidgears bearings Ball, double-sealed,

Ringgeardiam. Ring gear diam.

"6" V-8's

PermanentlY I ubricated , .. .. ..7.25"

....

High-economy rear arles with 2.80:1, 2.83:l or 3.00:l ratios

are available in selected combinations for both V-8 and 6'cylinder powered models. (See table.)

.7.75'or 8.00"

*(Jptional at Ertra Cost

REAR

PowerTransfer Axle*-Comet's new controlled'slip Power Transfer rear axle is a new design with a 7' plate clutch pack. This design incorporates three bonded plates to provide 5OTo more friction surface than previous axles of this tYPe. The Power Transfer rear axle is simply a conventional axle plus the clutch pack. The conventional differential case and case cover are machined to provide notches for the dog-eared steel clutch plates, while a differ' ential lubricator is added as well as a pair of lubricant scoups for additional cooling of the clutch pack' The facing material for the bonded plates is similar to that used for automatic transmission clutch packs. Advantages of the optional extra'cost Power Transfer rear axle are shown in the comparison table.

3-speed ilanual 4-speed

std.

IXII

200

RAIIOS

ilanual*

ltulti-Drirl llrrc-0.ilatic*

su.

(Rear axle ratios to Comet

l)

srd. ont. il#l1

3.20

3.20 3.50 3.50 3.20

opt.

?l#

opr. lljlT

3.20 3.20 3.20

"$"

3.20

3.00 3.50

Sedan & hardtop

2.83 3.20

Convertible & wagon

Comet Cyclons 289 Y'8

Sedan, hardtop & convertible

3.00

3.50 3.00

3.50 3.50

3.00 2.80

3.00

3.00

Comet Ctclonc Super 28$ Y'8

Sedan, hardtop & convertible

3.00

3.00

3.50

3.s0

3.00

3.00

ConYentional

Arle

Gontrolled

Permits differential action at all times.

Resists differential action at all times. The rear axle shafts are locked in the differential so the wheels work in unison until the car changes direction. ln turns, the clutch in the rear axle breaks loose to permit controlled (limited) slipping until the

car returns to a straight course. Divides engin'e torque equallY between left and right axlg sh afts. Wheel with least traction will spin under poor traction conditions.

tt one wtreet loses traction due to lifting or slippery surfaces, it is prevented from rotatingfasterthantheotherwheelandtherebyprovidestraction onthebitingwheel

to the ixtent of the clutch capacity of 350 foot-pounds. Wheel with least traction turns at same speed as wheel with bite.

1965 Mercury Comet Rear Suspension

Comet's rear suspension incorporates fully insulated semi-elliptical leaf-type rear springs a nd dou ble-acting hydraulic shock absorbers. Several improvements contribute to better ride, wide-stance stability and

over-all performance.

Wide rear wheel

This cross-section view of Comet's lso-Clamp shows how butyl rubber Vz" lhick surrounds the rear spring leaves to eliminate metal-to-metal contact in the rear attachments. The butyl rubber, retained in stamped steel upper and lower clamp sections, insulates the spring to prevent transference of road or rear axle noises. During assembly

behind.

metrical mounting of the axle . . . longer, softer part

3/+,,

tread-Tread is 56,'. Long, wide spring leaves-S5,'long and 212', wide. Asym-

the upper and lower clamp sections are drawn

together by tightening the U-bolts.

REAR SUSPENSIOI{ SPECIFICATIONS

Springs,

type......

. . .Longitudinal semi-elliptic

leaf-type

Length, width, No.

leaves..

...55" x 2/2",4leaves ....

..

Finaldrive.

Axle-to-spring

insulation

.2" rubber bushing in hanger Rear mounting........Compression shackle, bushed

..Hotchkiss

Front mounting

transmitted to the vehicle through the leaf-type springs and larger rubber bushings surrounding the attach. ment bolts.

Compression-type rear shackles stiffen springs under load

in front hanger of each rear thick rubber-cushioning around the attachment bolt for effective cushioning of driving and braking forces. This large natural rubber bushin! affords compliance to both vertical and horizontal forces. The bushing is assembled with steel inner and outer sleeves. Hotchkiss drive-All driving and braking forces are

2-inch rubber bushing

spring provides

.

relieved.

permit return to normal softness when load is

Shock Absorbers......Hydraulic, diagonally mounted

.

.. Full rubber isolation clamps

lso-Clamp attachments provide insulation between rear springs and rear axle. Comet's lso-clamps are made under the same Ford Motor Company patent as the Lincoln Continental's.

1965 Mercury Comet Shock Absorbers

absorbers, mounted inside the front coil springs, have large top and bottom rubber bushings for insulation and additional cushioning.

Rear shock absorbers-The rear shock absorbers are diagonally mounted. These are double-acting hydrau. lic type as are the front shock absorbers.

Front shock absorbers-The new front shock absorbers for 1965 Comets have a polyurethane rubber bumper installed internally on the shaft for rebound control. This design affords the advantages of some internal rebound control while separating function from the shock absorber hydraulic system. The front shock

ature changes affords more positive and uniform action for Comet shock absorbers.

Gonstant viscosity fluid which is less

affected by temper-

1965 Mercury Gomet Front Suspension

introduction of several ref inements which contribute to smoothness and stabilitY. o New low-rate front springs for softer, smoother fine-car ride. . New front shock absorbers with internal rebound cushioning of a polyurethane rubber bumper' . Butyl rubber impact bumpers with low resiliency for improved cushioning. (For cushioning iounce.) o New low-silhouette 6.95 x 14 tires soak up bumps better than any tire available before . ' . for improved ride and comfort.

Other front suspension features: Rubber cushioning with 30 rubber bushings and bear'

Comet ride is improved siill further for 1965 through

The illustrations above show details of Comet's front suspension. Highposition mounting Places the coil sPring in a bodY

ings in front suspension alone' Low-friction ball-joints tilted for reduced friction. Big-car spring travel-Comet's deep-coil front springs afiord 4" down and 5" rebound travel. Equals spring travel of many big cars. Low-friction bushings in upper front suspension arms are 8-pitch thread design for reduced friction and smoother riding. One of these bushings is installed at each of the 4 upper suspension arm inner pivots'

tower above the

engine

center of gravitY. The cut-

away view shows con' struction of the front

suspension lower ball-joint,

Front Suspension SPecifications

Type........

Su spe

n

.

.

.

lndependent with ball-loints

Threaded, permanentlY I u b ricated

sion

arm bushings.

Springs Shock absorbers

.

Helical coil with

4"

inside

diameter. Rubber insulated at ends.

.

Are permanently lubricated with sealed-in oil' Complete rubber insulation-Large rubber bushings in' sulate the front suspension anchors and other points to cushion road-produced vibrations and absorb noise' Front-suspension ball-joints are packed and sealed at the factory. Normally these 4 loints can go 36'000 miles or 3 years before needing service. Each balljoint is spring-loaded with a sturdy coil spring which -keeps the spherical part in contact with the seat' The spring provides normal life-of-car wear take-up' High-positioned coil springs are installed above upper

Stabilizer..

.

..

.

Hvdraulic, telescoPic, -mounted inside sPrings. .Steel torsion bar link-tYPe, rubber mounted

front suspension arms in spring towers that

are

integral parts of the body. The engine center of gravity is below the springs. Front wheel bearings on 1965 Comets are installed with tools which adiust the bearings with the precision of a fine watch. This equipment makes the seating and adjustment of the wheel bearings one of the most exacting manufacturing operations on the entire car' This special attention to front wheel bearings means importa nt customer benef its: . lmproved ride and handling when the bearings are neither too loos.e nor too tight. . Reduced tire wear for improved tire life. . Less wear on bearings through proper distribution of loads.

Fine-Adjusted Front Wheel Bearings

Comet front-wheel tapered roller bearings are packed with a special long-life lubricant,adjusted with twice the usual precision, and secured with a

12-sided vernier-type lock-nut. Precision-made seals retain the lubricant. A tight-fitting dust cap covers the spindle end and adiustment nut.

.

3O,OOO-mile

ment and repacking is scheduled, if required' at intervals-25/o longer for 1965' This with braking lining check, or when brakes coincides

are relined.

Low maintenance. The front wheel bearings' adjust-

Testing Front Wheel Spindles-Front wheel spindles for Mercury Comet vehicles must pass a black light magnetic test at the manufacturing plant before being approved for shipment to the assembly plant. This 100% inspection is designed to verify the structural integrity of the front wheel spindles' The test is oerformed in a ntaci tgnt booth. After an intense magnetic field is set up in the spindle, a solution containing ferro'magnetic particles and fluorescent particles would glow under the black light to mark the defect'

W

-ffii ft,i

1965 Mercury l.luilll Steering Systems rJva, trtEt t,ut y Comet

driving feel. Hightights:

steering.

$i'.""'."i;: l"r"e"EhT; for improved

made in the power steering handling and

.Compact pressure-balanced hydraulic steering pump with integral reservoir for optionat powei

. . .

response to steering wheel movement. Over-all power steering ratio reduced to 21.6:1. Power steering available for 6-cylinder models.

More responsive power steering with

la/s

faster

Comet Power Steering* Features -Available as optional equipment for all 1965 Comet models, the power steering system is an improved linkage booster type with boitr I new hydraulic pump and power cylinder.

Comet power steering

The system provides hydraulic power assistance which increases according to the effort required to turn the steering wheel. The maximum pressure the driver has to apply for turns is only five pounds. Hydraulic pres_ sure provides up to 8a/" of the energy for steering.

STEERING SPECIFICATIONS

Type

.

Steering

gear..... . ..

.

.

Symmetrical lin kage with cross-link and idler arm Recirculating bal l-type

Pressure-ba lanced hydraul ic pump

This new power steering pump has two major improvements over previous pumps-the pressure-balanced design and the integral hydraulic fluid reservoir which is wrapped around the pump.

Steering linkage joints.

.

Dirt proof, water tight,

pre-l

u

bricated

Turning diam.-sedan

_s.w....

40.0 curb to curb 38.9 curb to curb

the hydraulic fluid is under pressure on both sides of the impeller vanes. This is accomplished by providing four intake and exhaust ports instead of two. With the g-vane impeller, four vanes are always sending hydraulic fluid 'under indexed pressure to the power cyiinder. The increased number of vanes and ports for the new pump contributes to quieter operation and reduces pulsations in the hydraulic system. The only load on the hydraulic pump is the belt load. lntegral hydraulic reservoir wraps around the pump part of the assembly. Making the reservoir integrai with the pump results in a more compact assembly, per_ mits.short direct passages from reservoir to-pump and improves the mounting on the engine. Other Steering System Features Comet steering system has recirculating ball-and-nut type gear. ln this unit, the ball-and-nut assembly that controls the steering linkage is driven by recirculating steel balls. The steel balls reduce friction, lessen wear on gears, and reduce need for adjustment. 16-inch steeringwheel, for both manual and opt. power steering, affords improved feel with light touch. Low-friction needle bearings for both the upper and lower bearings on sector shaft reduce steering efforts. Permanently lubricated idler arm bushings of new design have rubber bushing sliding within a steel shell.

sTttRlt{c

Pressure-balanced design means

Comet's power steering is designed for economical

maintenance. Lubrication of the power steering cylinder ball-stud is scheduled only at 36,000-mile or 3-year

i

ciln

lilanual

Staering

Cyclonc (a)

Powcr $taaring

t961 t965

nte rva I s.

RATt0 C0itPtRts0l{s

Standard

1961-5

0rt. lg05

Polyester - cord drive belt The premiumquality polyester-cord drive belt for 1965 Comet power steering can last twice as long . . . can go twice as long as previous belts without adjustment.

-

Steering gear ratio

20:l

l6:1

20:l

4.6

16:l

Overall steering ratio Turns, stop-to-stop

4.6 3.6 3.6

Hydraulic power cylinder is

ball-stud connection.

center-mounted

a

and is attached at the steering center link with

(a) The optional High-Performance Handling package available for 1965 C_omet Cyclone 2-door hardtops includes the lB% more responsive 15:l manual steering gear. *Optional at extra cost, either dealer- or factory-installed.

Mercury Comet Self-Adjusting Brakes

Comet's hydraulic brakes are duo.servo type with self-adjusters which can keep the brakes adjusted mechanically for life of the linings. The self'adjusting mec'hanism, consisting of a cable, cable guide, ratchet and adjuster screw assembly, adjusts the brakes' when applied during reverse braking, more precisely than it can be done bY hand.

Durable brake linings of molded asbestos up to Yq" thick are compounded for fade resistance, long service and quiet operation. Full-cast drums-Comet V-8's larger brakes have full'cast drums and backs for front wheels for greater smoothness in operation. Gomet parking brake, actuated by a brake handle mounted just left of the steering column

applies the rear wheel brakes. The parking'brake Rear wheel brakes are a combination of cast-iron drums and stamped-steel backs for all models. Labyrinth seal keeps dirt and water from brake mechanism. Curved edge of brake backing plate mates with groove in brake drum edge.

conduit

is nylon lined for smoother operation,

durabil ity and reliabilitY.

Vacuum-Assisted Power Brakes* Power assistance reduces pedal effort by 4OTo. The power brakes can be either factory' or dealer'installed.

Comet's power brakes utilize manifold vacuum to assist operation of the brake pedal . . . to provide easy, gentle stops with less pedal pressure. Vacuum power assistance is available at all times when

Other brake features:

Dash-mounted master cylinder is in a high cleaner

location.

immedi-ately provide additional power-assisted stops when engine vacuum is not available. Even with all vacuum reserve depleted' the brakes will adequately stop the car (but somewhat higher brake efforts) due to mechanical linkage to master cylinder. *Optional at extra cost taith automatic transmission' 6-CYr-. riloDELS

Brake Sizas

ihe engine is turning over. ln addition, a vacuum reserve will

v-8 trloDELS

Sodrns,

Precision-made brake assemblies, manufactured to

close tolerances and with the web centered on the shoe

rim, provide more positive positioning of the adjuster

,ttt'ml

131

#t'lll

9u 157.s

i.rdtoFr convoltilhs

I

frgtlt

Shtlor

lever to the star wheel.

Brake drum diam.

t0'

sq.

l0'

154.2

and actuated directly by brake master

cylinder push rod.

Deep-notch star wheels provide better engagement of the adjuster lever. Mechanical stop light switch mounted on pedal arm

hydraulic

Total brake lining area Drum swept

sq. in.

sq. in.

t54.2 in.

in'

lim

4Y2"

NA

sq. in.

251 sq. in'

area

212 sq.

in.

254 sq.

in.

251 sq.

Mercury Comet Tires

uilrtr

&

Ilnt slzts

The Siza

6.95 x 14 NA 6.95 x 14

thral

l4u

NA

lls.

Lugs

6-cylinder models

Standard

0ptional

NA

V-8 powered models

Standard(a)

l4'

5" 5"

0ptional

7.35 x 14(a) 14"

eoth tttr 6.95 and 7.35 x 14 tires are 2-ply with 4-ply rating' White side tptional for both'sizes. (a)'The 7.35 x 1.4 tires are standard for Caliente convertible with V-8 engine and air conditioning'

iiii'tii.i l*

1964

1965

Approximately 7 years of development.work by Ford fubior Compaiy engineers, aimed toward improvingtire uniformity,'along with improved appearance and longer tire life, preceded the introduction of these tires on the 1965 Comet. A special tire uniformity testing machine was designed at Ford [ngineering for use in the development of these new tires.

Customer benefits:

The 1965 Comet tires are the low'silhouette, widetread design with bias'cord construction, similar to the tires inlroduced on the 1964 Lincoln Continental' These high-eff iciency tires provide improved handling and stability and as much as IOVoto t2/slonger tire life, based on vehicle testing. lmproved ride and appearance are other advantages. Other features: Bias-cord angle construction-Cords are set at an angle to provide the advantages of a low'silhouette tire without any sacrifice in tire deflection. tVider tread and larger footprint-Afford tire traction and

better cushioning of irregularities. Contoured shoulder design-Shoulders on the tread are reduced to afford better stability, improved handling on curves and better cooling.

o

. . r

Better traction and improved braking. Cooler running. Up to l0% or 12% longer tire life' Better directional stability, handling and ride.

Information

24 pages

Report File (DMCA)

Our content is added by our users. We aim to remove reported files within 1 working day. Please use this link to notify us:

Report this file as copyright or inappropriate

89080


You might also be interested in

BETA