Jim Smart
March 13, 2006
Photos By: Mark Houlahan

The Details

1967 Comet Sedan
Owner: Pete Robinson, Reisterstown, MD

Engine

  • 427ci FE big-block V-8
  • 4.230-inch bore, 3.780-inch-stroke steel crank
  • Forged I-beam connecting rods
  • Forged pistons
  • 427 medium-riser iron heads with 2.19/1.73-inch valves
  • 427 medium-riser V-8 intake with twin 652-cfm Holley carburetors
  • Flat-tappet mechanical camshaft with .500-inch lift and 306-degree duration
  • Shaft-mounted adjustable Ford rocker arms, 1.76 ratio
  • 11:1 compression

Transmission

  • Close-ratio Top Loader four-speed
  • Hurst shifter

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Rearend

  • 9-inch nodular iron
  • 3.89 gears
  • 31-spline axles

Exhaust

  • Factory cast-iron exhaust headers
  • Factory dual-exhaust system

Suspension

  • Front: Coil-over upper-arm suspension with sway bar, shocks, and strut rods
  • Rear: Conventional leaf-spring with shocks

Brakes

  • Front: Four-piston Kelsey-Hayes disc
  • Rear: Drum

Wheels

  • Front: Body-color steel wheel, 14x6-inch
  • Rear: Body-color steel wheel, 14x6-inch

Tires

  • Front: Goodyear F70x14 bias-ply
  • Rear: Goodyear F70x14 bias-ply

Interior

  • Standard Comet interior in blue vinyl and cloth, full instrumentation, and bench seat

Exterior

  • Polar White with base Comet trim package