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    Posted: 29-January-2013 at 12:44PM
Presented below are a series of pics of the build and final completion of my 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT with the very FIRST Jon Kaase Boss Nine [in my case 466] crate engine.  I drove this thing out of the garage on 12/31/2009 and the smile has still not left my face.
 
Aug 24, 2009 the engine arrives!  Gorgeous - BIG - will it fit? 
The bad news that day, we discovered that the shock tower elimination kits [using Must. II front ends] that myself, my fabricator, and Jon Kaase thought were readily available, had all been discontinued.
"No problem" says  Pete [fabricator] "we can make this work"
 
PROBLEM - did this thing grow overnight?  This is physically the biggest V-8 I have ever seen.
 
These are the hand built headers - 19 pieces per side - 2 1/8" diameter - Can be installed and removed from the vehicle WITHOUT having to take the engine loose - Pete took over a week to cut and fit these thing.  Jethot coating from Indy Jethot - only people doing white at the time - and they still look brand new
 
Almost done - cross bracing being built - sub frames tied together - 9" Currie rear  end installed with traction bars - heavy duty front sway bar
 
This says it all - I get off on peoples faces the first time I pop the hood for them
 
April 2011, OKC Street Rod Nationals trip
 
Living Legend Ford/Mustang Club car show 2012
 
This thing has now been together and daily driven for just over 3 years [over 20,000 miles] and is more fun than a person should legally be allowed to have on the highway.
 
Absolutely NO problems with the Kaase engine.  I ordered the engine from Kaase with the understanding it would be a daily driver and I did not need the 987 hp his personal Mustang has.
He came thru with flying colors.  Any changes that have been made have been for performance or driveability.  Went to a BGDemon 850 instead of the 750 Holley it came with.  Swapped out the MSD for a vacuum advance distributor [helped mileage and idle around town].  Changed out the fan that came with the Billet Specialties pulley setup and went with 2 electrics mounted to the new 4 pass radiator.
 
Transmission is a heavily modified C-6 [2500 stall converter] with a GearVendor overdrive, hooked to a Currie 9" [3.50] rear.
 
Power brakes are from ABS - it is an electric/hydraulic unit that we put on the car while it still had its original 351, we had to move it slightly for the new engine.
 
Steering is a modified Toyota unit from ABS.
 
If any of you are considering using the Boss Nine and have questions, please feel free to ask - especially if you are wanting a daily driver.
 
I am currently helping a Mustang in San Francisco, and a Torino in N. Carolina with their project - or maybe I should say I am giving them answers to their questions.
 
Only thing I request is that you do not ask about specifics of the internals of the engine [cam, rods, valves etc.] - I do not know - my suggetion would be call Kaase.  I had 2 gentlemen question me about it while at Barrett Jackson a couple of weeks ago, after they heard how much "BADDER" mine sounded than a Boss engined Torino that went across the block - one even offered a substantial amount of money to take my engine apart [and put it back together]to find out what cam was in it.Wacko
 
Again, if I can be of help just let me know.
 
Prof. [I speak 'daily driven' Boss Nines - Cool] Aqualung
 
 
 


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The back end - 3 stainless exhaust held in place by chrome Harley Sportster primary chains
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That is just incredible. Freaking wow.
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70 Cyclone is in my top 5 list, and with boss engine...wow
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