1966 engine offerings question

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1966 engine offerings question

Postby Sabatona » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:52 pm

Hi all.

I am new to the forum as I just purchased a 1966 Cyclone Convertible with a factory 390 and 4 speed.

I have read that the 390 was only available in 1966 in the Cyclone GT, not the standard Cyclone. Is this correct?

My Cyclone is a DSO 84 Home Office Reserve car, and it came from the factory with the 390 2V, 4 speed, 3:00 traction lock, and factory in dash AC.

I have been told that the 390 2V is listed as "Special". I have the original 2V intake and it has a big S on the top of the casting...

Just trying to understand the facts on what could be ordered with what...

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Re: 1966 engine offerings question

Postby Lip Ripper » Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:27 am

66 Cyclone GT; 245/60R15's on 15x8's and 215/70R15's on 15x7 Magnum's.
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Re: 1966 engine offerings question

Postby Sabatona » Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:24 am

Thanks Lip.

Yes, I had found this information previously.

Based on my understanding of this data, the 390 was NOT available on the standard Cyclone, only the GT.

Mine is a non GT, so I am assuming that since it is a DSO 84 vehicle, it seems that they were able to order the Y code 390 in the non GT Cyclone.

Just trying to understand the facts. I am a Gran Torino guy, so Comet information is all new to me.

Thanks for the help. Len
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Re: 1966 engine offerings question

Postby Lip Ripper » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:13 am

It's the black sheep of the family. There are a lot of unanswered question's.

Great car though.
66 Cyclone GT; 245/60R15's on 15x8's and 215/70R15's on 15x7 Magnum's.
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Re: 1966 engine offerings question

Postby 1966comet » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:20 pm

Mine is a caliente with a 390 4 speed, 3.00 9 inch re, factory air in dash. I know it's rare, also a home office order number 27. You have a rare care also.
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