Restoring 1966 Comet

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Restoring 1966 Comet

Postby trojan » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:49 am

New member here, but not new restoring muscle cars, Building a 1966 Comet Hardtop, car was drag car it entire life, No rust ever,,,,, Building FE motor 390 2 main block w/ Edelbrock Alum. Heads. 9 1/2-1 Compression, What works good for headers on these motors, Going to use Performer Alum. Intake. Think it should handle a 750 cfm carb,,,Holley?,,, Also building C-6 w/ 2400 stall and 411 gears. Always wanting to learn what works best from experience then from trial and error.
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Re: Restoring 1966 Comet

Postby CALIFORNIA CALIENTE » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:16 pm

trojan;head over to,there are some expert FE builders on there!!! ROY.
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Re: Restoring 1966 Comet

Postby jetboat66 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:13 am

I Have a 390 FE in my '66 Cyclone bored .030 over comp cam, flat top Pistons, 11:1 compression, extensive head work, headers by Mad Dog, edge brook performer intake and 750 cfm carb. Plus electronic ignition. The 390 handles the 750 great. Yours should do fine with the mods you made.
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Re: Restoring 1966 Comet

Postby Lip Ripper » Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:20 am

I am very happy with my FPA's. I have a video about it on our youtube channel;

And Roy is right about the wealth of knowledge at Ford FE.

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Re: Restoring 1966 Comet

Postby Comechero65 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:01 pm

Nice video! sounds real good. Must be fun! :D
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