Retro Special: Curtis Coulter’s ’69 Mercury Cyclone!

Used cars are always in style, and this 1969 jewel is here to prove it. Making a true spectacle at the Winternationals in Pomona last year, this was a sight for sore eyes. Curtis Coulter introduced his 57,000-original-mile, 428CJ-powered, four-speed ’69 Mercury Cyclone, previously owned by his father. The car was purchased by his old man from a Ford dealer in Huntington, Indiana.

1969-mercury-cyclone

1969-mercury-cyclone

Today, Curtis is the proud owner of this beast, and uses his car in Stock Eliminator. He has some help at all times, mainly from his father, uncle, and John Calvert from Calvert Racing.

As far as features go, the old-fashioned car has an original 428-inch Cobra Jet engine composed of parts from Insane Power in Henderson, Nevada, and Keith Craft racing heads. To make matters more interesting, Curtis still insist on using the four-speed transmission, despite the fact that it is now a Jerico. With his old car, Curtis won many tournaments, a Stock Eliminator championship, and managed to set a record nationally in D/Stock with a 10.68 at 124.50 mph.

1969-mercury-cyclone

1969-mercury-cyclone

If you were wondering about the car’s specifications, here they are:

Engine: The 428 has 10.6:1 compression, Keith Craft racing heads, and a cam with 0.520/0.520 lift. Being a Stock Eliminator, that is plenty and enough.

1969-mercury-cyclone

1969-mercury-cyclone

Rearend: This glorious 9-inch has a Mark Williams spool, 35-spline axles, and 5.14:1 gears.

Suspension: Trick and gimmicks come from the rear springs and CalTracs from Calvert Racing. Plus, the brakes come from Wilwood.

1969-mercury-cyclone-pop-up

Wheels: Its majestic wheels are from Bogart Racing. The fronts are 15×3.5 and the rears are 15×10. The car runs on a 30.0/9.0-15-inch Hoosier tire. The old car uses up its wheels completely and runs low 10s at 125.

1969-mercury-cyclone

1969-mercury-cyclone

 

Well, this ought to impress you by now!

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