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1967 Comet motor installation?

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1967 Comet motor installation?

Post #1 by 63stl_comet » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:44 am

I have a friend who just bought a 1967 Mercury comet with no motor or trans. We go to pick it up this Saturday. Now he is trying to figure out what engine to put in it. At first he wanted to go all sacrilegious an install an LS1! Well I have him talked out of that, thank goodness! Now I almost have him sold on a turbo inline six, but I had a few questions for the experts here. How difficult will it be to fit the 240 or 300 inline into this car. I know on the earlier models it takes a lot of firewall modification. But what about this body style? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: 1967 Comet motor installation?

Post #2 by rbohm » Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:56 pm

8) first understand that the 240/300 is a big six. it will go in though, but front to rear clearance will be an issue that needs to be dealt with, as does hood clearance. and since no one makes motor mounts, you will have to make your own. do a search for a 300 swap into a mustang, there is at least one thread about it here, for more information.

i will say that a turbo 250 would be an easier swap than a big six would be.
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Re: 1967 Comet motor installation?

Post #3 by aussie7mains » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:48 am

Just stick a crossflow 250 in it!
Or better still if he wants some suds, and is willing to do some work, get a Aussie dohc turbo six.
Now available with 310kw.
If he wants a V8 any 351 is easy.
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Re: 1967 Comet motor installation?

Post #4 by 63stl_comet » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:03 am

He is pretty stuck on the 300 six now. So I am doing all of the leg work and research to stuff that big tall long motor into the engine bay, and mount a T-5 behind it!
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Re: 1967 Comet motor installation?

Post #5 by rbohm » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:44 pm

63stl_comet wrote:He is pretty stuck on the 300 six now. So I am doing all of the leg work and research to stuff that big tall long motor into the engine bay, and mount a T-5 behind it!


8) he might want to get a tremec 3550 instead, as the 300 will shred a T5.
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Re: 1967 Comet motor installation?

Post #6 by 63stl_comet » Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:46 pm

That is true, even the t-5z will be stressed to the max with the torque of the 300.
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Post #7 by jahearne » Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:57 pm

He's going have a lot of work to fit a 300 in it. Unless, he's a six cylinder nut like the rest of us a 5.0/T-5 would be an easy bolt in project.
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Re: 1967 Comet motor installation?

Post #8 by 63stl_comet » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:53 pm

The more he talks to me the more of an inline six nut he becomes!
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