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62comet
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posted 06-28-2004 12:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 62comet   Click Here to Email 62comet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i am wondering if it is possible to put a 289 ore an 302 in my comet (-62 4d sd).
anyone with a suggestion on where i find motor mounts for the 8.. the original engine was a 6, so i think a 8 should do the trick.. anyone who has done the conversion before me? please give some advise...?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-30-2004 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You know, instead of going through all that it may just be easier for you to fabricate a crossmember for the engine mounts to attach to, and that would let you use the cheaper and easier to find later engine insulators.

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62comet
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posted 07-01-2004 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 62comet   Click Here to Email 62comet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i visited "maverickgrabber.com".

on the site, i found some information about "conversion from 6 to 8".. he also got some links to where i could find parts, but since the site mostly contains information about 70's maverick\comet, i don't know if the parts would fit on my 62'..?

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69maverick
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posted 07-01-2004 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would guess it would be alot like an early 65-66 Stang? The Mavericks are a breed of there own,Even though they look like the parts would fit I'd bet they won't?

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Riley
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posted 07-02-2004 09:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Riley   Click Here to Email Riley     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You would be better off just installing a 200. Second choice is sell your car and get one with a V-8. Here is a site for 6 to 8 swap for a 65 Mustang. Most everthing should be the same for the Comet.

http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/3573/Special/6to8.htm

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62comet
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posted 07-02-2004 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 62comet   Click Here to Email 62comet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK...
thanks..

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62comet
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posted 07-04-2004 03:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 62comet   Click Here to Email 62comet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
according to this site
http://www.thecarsource.com/fords/engines/260engine.html
the comet was delivered with a v8 in 62. is this information wrong?

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scrapper60
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posted 07-16-2004 01:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for scrapper60   Click Here to Email scrapper60     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You are correct 62 Comet. Some did have v-8s, 260ci, same engine family, I believe just as some Falcons did. If you could find a v-8 parts car that would be a good way to go. That way you'd have all the brackets etc.

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