The 429 Cobra Jet with Ram Air was the standard engine for the Cyclone Spoiler, with the 429 Super Cobra Jet with Drag Pak and Super Drag Pak optional. Ram air intake plate, seal, flapper motor, or anything related 13. A Hurst four-speed with 3. FoMoCo used this body shell for only two years. This is my project car I searched the web for a 1970 Cyclone for months without any luck. I made arrangements to go see the car in Alabama and to my surprise the car was in very good shape for a car that is 32 years old 2002.
For Comet Cyclones equipped with the optional 427 410 hp 306 kW engine there were no changes to the body work. Quick access to automobile-catalog website - - type in a browser: a-c. It was the standard engine in the 1970 and was available in other full-size models. Beyond minor changes in the color pallet and available options, the 1971 Cyclone line was a carry over from 1970. We used it for a family car for a few years and them dropped a dead 400 motor in it for our son to drive to high school.
The racing version featured a 429 cu in 7,030 cc block, which was the same engine as the one in the. The paint would have made this car difficult to ignore, especially considering its size. Standard equipment included a four-speed manual transmission with a floor-mounted Hurst shifter, a competition handling package, exposed headlamps, a silver- or black-finished lower back panel, loop carpeting, G70-14 fiberglass-belted tires and a bench seat. The Cyclone became a distinct nameplate for the 1968 model year, as the was phased in to replace the Comet. Initially gaining use in , the Cyclone was raced in alongside the Fairlane and its Torino successor, with the fourth-generation Cyclone becoming one of the most dominant body styles ever used in.
Little did I know that my stepfather had some plans of his own. So I bought it and asked what kind if car it came out of. Notify me of newÂ comments via email. It took me 22 hour with only 4 hours of sleep. It had a 586 lift with a 312 duration hydraulic cam. I am getting ready to build a 1967 chevelle and I am kind of thinking of putting the dash in the chevelle. The cost of all of this style was the having a 351 Cleveland small block with 2-barrel carburetor and a three-speed manual transmission as standard fare.
The 429 Cobra Jet was the 429 cu in 7,030 cc four-barrel with dual exhaust but with the Ram Air induction. The hidden headlight grille should bring some value since many cars incur front damage. My stepfather past away a few years ago now but he still lives in my memories. In the , the Cyclone took both first and second place. Cyclone Spoiler front grilles were completely black, with no argent fins. Though the same unitized chassis was used, the Cyclone wheelbase grew by 1 inch to 117 inches and the overall length of the car was extended by a hefty 6. Send me your stories or what you remember of your experiences with a 1970 Mercury cyclone This is a great looking car! Though largely overshadowed by the Cougar, the Cyclone was positioned as a muscle car, representing the Mercury brand in racing.
In the eighties I was the service manager at the local Ford store in Carson City. My aim is to have the largest collection of Mercury Cyclones photos in the world for everyone to see. In 1971 the 351 was the standard engine in the Cyclone Spoiler. This huge reference book includes complete model information for every American-made car manufactured from 1946-1975. I have always had a preference for driving smaller, more nimble cars. The model was available in two flavors.
The Spoilers, fittingly enough, also came with a pair of sizeable spoilers — a protruding lip under the front bumper and a prominent wing on the deck lid. Out of the blue one day, a few weeks after I had my license he called me outside, handed me a set of car keys, told me to get in and go for a ride with him to see how well I drove. Cars have been built by individuals with the Boss motor, and there may have been some test mules. Violations of copyright will be prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law. I saw the car at a lot and stopped to see it.
You can buy a car like this, but to find parts is unreal. Just email me to keep you informed. The Cyclones had a mid tire level body tape stripe. It featured a 289 cu in 4,736 cc , 210 hp 156. Neither the 1966 Cyclone nor the 1967 Cyclone used the 427 cu in 6,997 cc that went into the standard Comet. But this is not another cookie cutter mustang parked in rows at the cars and coffee. I drove for about 50 miles looking for this things.
The Thunder Jet had lots of torque but lacked the top end breathing of a Cobra Jet, Neither of these models were listed as available with the 429 Cobra Jet or 429 Super Cobra Jet in factory promotional material, but I've been told that Marti reports list 19 C Code, non-ram air cars built. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the site. Oil cooler adapter, grommets, and lines 7. Reproductions are hard to find although many mechanical parts from Torinos and some Mustangs are interchangeable. Parcel shelf fiberglass weave or some such material 10. These things can also be added to any big block Ford to make you wonder.
Correctly colored comfort weave vinyl upholestry 9. In addition, there is no proof that a 429 Boss motor was ever put in a Mercury Cyclone Spoiler by the factory, even though some early 1970 factory literature showed it as an option. Also I'm planning to form a 1970-71 Mercury Cyclone Club in the near future to meet at least once a year and share stories and meet each other. Original parts are scarce and in high demand. Reproduction of part or all of the contents of this web-site in any form is prohibited and may not be recopied and shared with a third party. Mercury designed a stylish hooded gauge pod for the Montego, though it appears the California sun has taken a toll on some of the plastic finishes. That makes the 1971 Cyclone Spoiler one of the very rarest regular production muscle cars ever assembled.