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1961 Comet Questions

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1961 Comet Questions

Post #1 by Hudson Nut » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:52 pm

We recently purchased a 61 Comet 2 door, we received no keys and was wondering if the glove box ,doors, trunk, were keyed the same as the ignition?
This is our first Ford inline six, so I am sure we will have lots of questions.
Are there any suppliers of presewn factory style seat covers for the Comets? Are Falcon seat covers the same?
Are there websites where we can decode the serial plate? (Body-62A, Color-M, Trim-76, Date-28L, Trans-3, Axle-J)
Lets start with these questions, Thanks for your help.

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Re: 1961 Comet Questions

Post #2 by ludwig » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:22 pm

There are two keys. The ignition key is different from the door and trunk key. I cant remember for certain, but I believe the glove box uses the door and trunk key.

You can get new lock and key sets with replacement cylinders for all of these items. They are actually quite easy to replace compared to the locks of today's cars.

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Re: 1961 Comet Questions

Post #3 by cruzingratiot » Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:29 pm

the door and ignition should be the same key blank h-27
trunk should be blank h-26

original style set on the bay ... es&vxp=mtr

the only one i kmow who does comet seat covers

comet vin decoder

for info below ... ation.html
Color-M,--Sultana White
Trans-3,---Comet Drive (Two Speed)
Axle-J --3.50

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