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I decided to do a thing ....and perhaps more.

Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy KnobPflugerville Icrontian
edited Dec 2017 in Home & Auto

After the disappointment of being able to not do old school things to a new truck last year that I really got the bug to build a old muscle car for my cruising pleasure as well as make some 1/4 mile passes in the sub 10 seconds range. So a few months ago I got serious and decided on a 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone. The plan is to remove factory subframe, shock towers and fuel tank and replace with 2x3 tube frame with Mustang II type front suspension, Moser 9 inch rear differential on four link suspension. Install an all aluminum custom built 351 Windsor stroked to 454cid. It will be Candy Apple Red Metallic with gold flake.

This is what I already have started on.

This is what I am going for.

This is an alternative hood style I like and may go with.



  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy Knob Pflugerville Icrontian

    Oh BTW these cars aren't much bigger than a Mustang from the same year. And much smaller than any current muscle car.

  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian

    Excellent! I love it.

  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian

    That low look is sweet.

  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy Knob Pflugerville Icrontian

    Right now I have the pistons and rods together, cam, pistons, crank, lifters and heads installed. The body has been at the shop and has been media blasted, rust repaired and subframe, wheel wells and rear wheel enclosures removed. It is also primed and ready to have mods done. It will have a modern 6 speed auto from a newer F150 for a trans and 15 inch wide rear tires with 7 inches in front.

  • ZanthianZanthian Mitey Worrier Icrontian

    This is a fun project. We need some pics along the way.

  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy Knob Pflugerville Icrontian

    The block arrived like this.


    Soooo light!

    It came notched for long rod clearance

  • BlueTattooBlueTattoo Boatbuilder Houston, TX Icrontian

    Well, you got the color right. Have fun.

  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy Knob Pflugerville Icrontian

    Just heard from the shop as they will be closed for the holidays. And they informed me that the full frame is complete as is the new front suspension. The new front inner fenders and rear tubs still need to be done along with the body work of making a recess for the installation of a Cobra (LeMans) style gas filler. Then it can be painted as the underside, engine compartment and interior will all be painted.

  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy Knob Pflugerville Icrontian
    edited 4 Jan

    I decided to ditch the carbs and go with an EFI system that will utilize the same intake manifold. Summit is taking the carbs back as an exchange for the new system as i have not broken the seals on the boxes and am spening more for the EFI. Here is a video on a single throttle body 4 barrel by Fi Tech. This is a self learning system that can be tweeked and maximizes performance with a lot less hassle. I am going with a 2x4 barrel setup capable of 1200+ HP.

  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy Knob Pflugerville Icrontian
    edited 4 Jan

    Since I now have some time on my hands I can post more details and pics.

    This is a pic from the shop a while ago showing the difference in the rear tubs. The left side is the new size and the right side is stock. Note the relationship of the trunk hinge as a constant for reference.

    This is the finished hood in initial primer. The scoops are fully functional and there is an airbox built into the hood that surrounds the air cleaner.

  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian

    I can only get so erect.

  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy Knob Pflugerville Icrontian

    @Ryder said:
    I can only get so erect.

    Was wondering how much skin I needed to show before you poped in. ;)

  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian

    I'm just gonna stay seated. Can somebody get me a glass of ice water?

    This build is awesome!

  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat Head Cheezy Knob Pflugerville Icrontian

    I am going to say right away my plans for the stance (rake by others) and wheel sizing and mixing selections will not be most peoples cup of cocoa. I plan on mixing a little '60s nostalgia street with modern funny car on the wheel combination, sizing and rake. I am putting 15" dia rims 12" wide with 29x15.5x15R tires on the rear and 17" dia rims 7" wide with 235x45x17R tires up front. The wheels will also be one design for front and another for the rear. The difference in sizes also helps 2 other things. It allows for larger brakes in the front and is how I plan to get most of the rake from front to rear. I know this is my build and ideas but was also looking for a bit of input on my idea with mixing the wheels.

    These are the sizes compared with specs.

    These are the front wheels.

    These are the rear wheels.

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