Don't be busting the kid over the posi thing- he knows it drives both back tires, and that's good enough.
At least his car HAS the posi- which is good.
I know where there is a '65 Comet with low mileage, but 6-cylinder- and the engine bay won't accept a big block without some cutting it looks like-so finding a Cyclone with 390 in it is a great muscle car find.
That thing is worth a good buck on Ebay buddy!
I had one in 1969. I traded it in on a VW fastback in 1973. They had 2 colors of red, a deep red, and a coral red. Mine was the coral red with a white vinyl top, and white vinyl interior. It had the 390 with the automatic. The biggest problem with it was that whenever you got on it, you'd break a motor mount because Ford couldn't make a motor mount that could handle the torque. I loved that car, and would pay a lot to find the twin to it in good condition!!
I have 3 comets, 1 a 1964 comet 404 wagon, a 1964 Caliente, and a 65 cyclone my first car ever and I still have it, well I sold in 1992 baby on the way and then in 2002, seen an ad in the local paper and went to see it, guess what is was my old car and still had my paper work in the trunk, so now my son and me work on the cars and it a hell of fun. Your is major bucks if it is a 427, man that is a lot of money for that car you could get 100.000 for it easy.
No, I think he said it had 427 foot pounds of torque (measured the old way, not Net.) He said it had the usual 390 CI 4v, which was actually a gas-guzzling dog. Pretty impressive in a 3,700 lb. car though (shipping weight was listed as 3500)