Don LeFever's 1966 Comet Cyclone
You ever have had one of those cars that you can't find time to build because other projects just keep getting in the way? Well, meet Don's 1966 Comet Cyclone. Now, it's not like he doesn't like the car, it's just such a complex build that you really need some time to do almost anything on this car. It wasn't a well promoted car so there aren't many of them out there. It's hard to find parts so body work takes longer and then life gets in the way. Let's see... since Don started this car, he's upgraded shop, married his fiance', restored his '69 Corvette, '71 Duster 340 and Lil Red Express. Built Speed Buggy, Completely revamped the '73 Charger, put a new drive line in the Daytona, restored the Honda Z600, built his son's '64 Chevy, built his son-in law's Z28, built a deck for his wife, put a metal roof on the house, and built most of Dave Huber's Dart. That's outside of running his own shop. Needless to say, Don's a busy man.
Now, that's not to say that this car has just been sitting around collecting dust. During this time the Cyclone has received a complete Mustang Cobra suspension, a 4.6L DOHC engine with a 5-speed overdrive tranny, a 9-inch Ford rearend with 3.55 gears, new seats and carpeting, 4-wheel disc brakes and a hand crafted one-of-a-kind custom hood that Don built himself. All of that plus body and paint. The plan is to drive this car to the Syracuse Nationals for 2016. You'd be hard pressed to find more than one or two '66 Cyclone's at the vast majority of open car shows and not much more than that at an all Ford exhibit, but of the few you'll ever see, I don't think you'll see another one quite like this!