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The '64 Comet 204 Sedan

OK Mercury never produced a Comet 204, they built the 202, 404, Caliente and Cyclone in 1964. So what is the 204? 202 + 404 = 204; It is my vision for my 1964 Comet 202 Sedan.

I have owned my car since 1979 and she has seen me through high school and college and being my first car I determined to keep her so I wouldn't be looking for another one to replace her in my middle ages (am I there yet?) after many years of life taking over and, as a result, my car sitting and deteriorating I decided it was time to restore/restomod her before it was too late.

On this website you will hopefully be able to follow along as I work through planning and rebuilding a unique car that is my vision of what I would like to see it become. I will use this website to bookmark some of the suppliers and resources on the web not only for you to check out but so I can keep track of the information myself.

I am always open to suggestions as well and new sources if you have any, let me know, just email me but please read my Vision Statement and remember that this is my vision and telling me I need to slap a V8 in her probably won't go very far.

Vision Statement

Number one the car will remain an Inline six, I think the V8 thing is overblown and I like to do things a bit differant, with that said, let's get on to my vision.

Purpose; To restore the car to better than the original state to be used for mine and my wife's personal pleasure.

Amenities; No power windows, door locks, seats, steering, automatic transmission or big thumping stereo. Part of this vision is to move away from a car that does everything for you.

Weight; The car will be as lite as possible without sacrificing astetics or safety, 202 Sedans were already the lightest Comets, but mine will go on a diet.

Handling; Must handle well, this is not a go fast down the 1/4 mile car, that's not it's purpose, it has to be a blast to drive down the winding roads, suspension tuning is very important.

Power; Needs to be torquey but high speeds are not that important, I don't need to be able to cruise at 100mph, Inline sixes have lots of low end torque, that is where I'm looking to put my power, make it snappy when it pulls out from the stop light.

Astetics: The car needs to look like it could have been built this way originally, '60s styling, NO 20" wheels and rubberband tires, NO bizarre color shifting paint, etc.



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SPECIFICATIONS

Original Factory Specs

CURB WEIGHT 2680lbs.

101hp @ 4400rpm

156lb-ft of torque @ 2400rpm

COMPRESSION RATIO 8.7 to 1

1-bbl CARBURETOR

SINGLE 1 1/2" EXHAUST

3-speed MANUAL TRANSMISSION

7.75" DIFF. w/3.20 GEARS

8.00 X 14" TIRES, 5.5" RIMS

Current Modifications

Offenhauser INTAKE

3 Autolite 1100 CARBS

264° Clifford CAM

BORED .030

Mallory DUAL POINT DISTRIBUTOR

Clifford 6 into 2 HEADER 2"

8" DIFF. w/4.11 GEARS

1" FRONT AND REAR ANTISWAY BARS

Future Modifications

BODY MODIFICATIONS

SUSPENSION MODIFICATIONS

ENGINE MODIFICATIONS

DRIVETRAIN MODIFICATIONS

INTERIOR MODIFICATIONS


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