file 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone Maintenance, Gears, and Tune in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

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08 Feb 2017 14:45 #3231 by oestek
oestek created the topic: 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone Maintenance, Gears, and Tune in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop


This 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone came into the V8 Speed & Resto Shop needing some ignition repairs and maintenance. It is powered by a supercharged carbureted Ford 302 running through a C6 automatic transmission and a GearVendor overdrive unit. We replaced some ignition parts, tuned the carburetor, changed the rear gears, modified the exhaust, and swapped on new wheels and tires to freshen the look.

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12 Feb 2017 20:03 #3248 by Qball
Qball replied the topic: Re:1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone Maintenance, Gears, and Tune in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop
Any more pics? You can't throw out "supercharged 302" and not back that up with photographic evidence!


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15 Feb 2017 17:15 #3250 by oestek
oestek replied the topic: Re:1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone Maintenance, Gears, and Tune in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop

Qball wrote: Any more pics? You can't throw out "supercharged 302" and not back that up with photographic evidence!


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Ha, good point. OK, will do!

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15 Feb 2017 17:19 #3251 by oestek
oestek replied the topic: Re:1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone Maintenance, Gears, and Tune in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop
This is a very clean car, and the maroon exterior makes the white interior really pop.








The car has cool badges all over it.







The engine is a warmed-over 302 Windsor piece, and its aspiration is improved thanks to a Paxton blower-in-a-box supercharger.



The package fits nicely without the need to trim the supports or inner fenders.



The owner says the car has run mid 12s in the quarter, and I believe it.

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