FE in a '64 Comet w/Mustang II front. Anyone do it?

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FE in a '64 Comet w/Mustang II front. Anyone do it?

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That is my plan. I have a lead on just the crossmember kit (weld in parts). Curious what mounts anyone used or fabbed.

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WHEN ROY,reads this,I'd bet money he'll chim in,there's a few more in the know,but ROY for sure,,,he'll tell you the good the bad and the ugly..where ya at ROY.?? help this man !! :) :lol: POP
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I'm anxious to see how this works out for you Doug, I'm in the hunt for a 64 Caliente myself. I want to put my spare 390 I have in the car.
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Red Lehr wrote:I'm anxious to see how this works out for you Doug, I'm in the hunt for a 64 Caliente myself. I want to put my spare 390 I have in the car.
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Red, We'll se how it goes. I just bought a back half kit for the project. The rear frame rails and trunk are rusty anyway plus I want to go a little nuts with this if I can :-)
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Guaranteed it will not be ready for the FE Race & Reunion next year. Unless I win the lottery. Ok, dream over, back to work :-)
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Have fun and good resources,,Swaped to a fe in my 66 comet and it takes work,,, its a tight fit,

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Doug, I am a new member today, but was reading your post. I put a Rod & Custom Mustang II under my Cyclone, and using my stroked 428cj (462ci), I used the frame and insulator mounts from a '67-70 Mustang, with the frame posts with the Mustang II kit. Fits perfect. I have the Crites Ram Air Hood, with the Crites A/FX intake kit (hoses, housing, headlight intakes), and no problems. Bill (64cyklone)

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64cyklone wrote:Doug, I am a new member today, but was reading your post. I put a Rod & Custom Mustang II under my Cyclone, and using my stroked 428cj (462ci), I used the frame and insulator mounts from a '67-70 Mustang, with the frame posts with the Mustang II kit. Fits perfect. I have the Crites Ram Air Hood, with the Crites A/FX intake kit (hoses, housing, headlight intakes), and no problems. Bill (64cyklone)
Thanks Bill, still not sure which direction I'll go? Other things to deal with right now.
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64cyklone wrote:Doug, I am a new member today, but was reading your post. I put a Rod & Custom Mustang II under my Cyclone, and using my stroked 428cj (462ci), I used the frame and insulator mounts from a '67-70 Mustang, with the frame posts with the Mustang II kit. Fits perfect. I have the Crites Ram Air Hood, with the Crites A/FX intake kit (hoses, housing, headlight intakes), and no problems. Bill (64cyklone)
Bill - Do you have any pictures of your FE w/Mustang II suspension?

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Fairlaniac, Have you checked out Speedway in Lincoln Nebr? They have an incredible inventory of everything under the sun. Lots of Mustang II front stuff. Anything you need, and they are a pleasure to deal with. I used a real Pinto front end in my 60 Falcon but they had a lot of stuff I needed and good prices too. Their ph.800-979-0122

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Tbart wrote:Fairlaniac, Have you checked out Speedway in Lincoln Nebr? They have an incredible inventory of everything under the sun. Lots of Mustang II front stuff. Anything you need, and they are a pleasure to deal with. I used a real Pinto front end in my 60 Falcon but they had a lot of stuff I needed and good prices too. Their ph.800-979-0122
Yep - know of Speedway from when we raced dirt cars. Ironically I bought another '64 Comet project with a Heidt's Mustang II crossmember already installed. So that is the route I'm going. Found a nice Canton oil pan to work with.

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