1970 Cyclone GT

Royce Hardesty, Logan, OH

My 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT has the 429 CJ C6 Automatic and Traction Loc 9” 3.00:1 rear end. It’s got factory air, power windows, PS, PDB, bucket seats, tinted windows, console floor shift with the spoiler gauge package, and a 140 mph speedo. It also has Ram Air, hideaway headlights, a chin spoiler, and Magnum 500 wheels.

I installed an Aluminum Blue Thunder chrome powder coated intake and also added a chrome powder coated high-volume Edelbrock water pump. I also installed Holman & Moody camshaft springs and lifters and a double roller timing chain and gear. The car has a little over 100K miles on it, so I added new main and rod bearings as well as rings a few years ago and also had the heads rebuilt so I could run unleaded gas. Port work on the heads was done and it also received a Pertronix electronic ignition and igniter coil with a 750 Holley carb.

About 10 years ago, my friend Chuck Clark and I applied a base/clear coat and painted the car the original Competition Orange. I also had all new black and orange upholstery made to match the outside of the car.

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