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my first car

Postby mattscomet » Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:25 pm

hey, hows everyone doing :) im new on this website but it seems like a good website for maverick/comet owners!! so i acquired a 77 comet 2dr all original everything , 73xxx miles on it ( just hit 75,000 on the way to school today) and i honestly dont know if its the 170 ci or 200 ci? all i know is that its an inline 6 ! someone help me out? im taking an automotive technology class in highschool and im working on getting ASE certified, im working on learning more about cars , slowly and steadily, anyone help me on my engine size??????? ill upload pictures later if anyone wants to see,
thanks! have a wonderful day! -matt
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Re: my first car

Postby Comechero65 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:03 pm

Welcome aboard. Good luck with your comet and your studies. Yours is probably a 200 as I don't think the 170 was used any more in 77. Count the freeze plugs on the exhaust side of the block and there should be 5. The 250 eventually replaced even the 200 but don't know when. Should also be casting number and build date on the block behind the starter.
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Re: my first car

Postby popscomet » Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:38 pm

WELCOME,young man,welcome,,what could be better then a 6cyl comet for your first car.They are so simple,and easy to work on,,good luck in your schooling.WE need more young men like you to do what your doing ....hat's off to you ,MATT....pop
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Re: my first car

Postby Lip Ripper » Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:11 pm

Like button hit! Welcome young man.
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Re: my first car

Postby Ojohnny » Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:51 pm

mattscomet wrote:ill upload pictures later if anyone wants to see,
thanks! have a wonderful day! -matt


We want to see, we all like pictures.
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Re: my first car

Postby mattscomet » Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:10 pm

Comechero65 wrote:Welcome aboard. Good luck with your comet and your studies. Yours is probably a 200 as I don't think the 170 was used any more in 77. Count the freeze plugs on the exhaust side of the block and there should be 5. The 250 eventually replaced even the 200 but don't know when. Should also be casting number and build date on the block behind the starter.
Ron

it is a 250 :) read it on the side of the cylinder head thanks for the information!
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Re: my first car

Postby comethead » Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:27 pm

Wow a 250 six! I didn't know that.
That's larger than the first small block V8s (221) and darn close to the 260 v8!

Welcome Matt and be sure to get some pics of your ride posted.

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Re: my first car

Postby popscomet » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:11 pm

comethead wrote:Wow a 250 six! I didn't know that.
That's larger than the first small block V8s (221) and darn close to the 260 v8!

Welcome Matt and be sure to get some pics of your ride posted.

Joe

Man don't sell that 250 short,,I bought a 1975 ford pu from a friend of mine that he had put a 250 6cyl,standard shift with a 3.70 rear gear..I rode in it and was so impressed that I had to have it.....drove it many miles then got a wild hair in my rear and put a 65 289 with a 4spd overdrive tranny and power steering with AC,,couple of years later we (me and son)put a 460 c-6 with a set of 6.50 gears and turned it into a mudd drag truck but thats another story....... :shock: pop
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