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February 1, 2008

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The Details

  • '65 Mercury Comet Caliente
  • Owners: John and Bev Chandler, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Engine

  • 331 stroker
  • SCAT crank and rods
  • JE forged pistons
  • 10.5:1 compression
  • Ford Racing Performance Parts E303 roller cam
  • Edelbrock 2.02/1.60 aluminum heads
  • Comp Cams 1.6:1 roller rockers
  • Weiand aluminum intake
  • Holley 390-cfm carbs (x2)
  • MSD 6AL ignition
  • Transmission

  • Tremec T-5 five-speed
  • Rearend

  • 9-inch
  • 4.10 gears
  • 31-spline axles
  • Detroit Locker
  • Exhaust

  • Hedman long-tube headers, 1-5/8-inch primaries, 3-inch collectors
  • 2-1/2-inch 304 stainless tubing
  • Flowmaster mufflers
  • Suspension

  • Front: Adapted to front-steer power rack-and-pinion steering, Air Ride ShockWave adjustable airbag spring/damper units
  • Rear: Stainless four-link, Air Ride ShockWave adjustable airbag spring/damper units, mini-tubs
  • Brakes

  • Front: Wilwood disc
  • Rear: Wilwood disc
  • Wheels

  • Front: American Racing Salt Flat Special, 5.5x15, stock offset
  • Rear: American Racing Salt Flat Special, 9x15, stock offset
  • Tires

  • Front: Kumho Radial, P165/60R15
  • Rear: BFGoodrich Radial T/A, P275/50R15
  • Interior

  • Tan leather Mustang buckets, tan replacement carpet, dash modified for Auto Meter gauges, stainless harness bar, four-point harnesses, hidden Clarion head unit, stainless tilt column, Banjo steering wheel, polished billet shift bezel and Air Ride control housing, custom upholstery by Aircraft Interiors, Goderich, Ontario
  • Exterior

  • Fiberglass hood, front and rear bumpers, custom fuel filler behind rear window, Black Cherry base/clear pearl coat, body and paint by Richard Hilton, London, Ontario