Ford Mercury 170 Engine Rebuild
Another Classic, a 1961 Ford Mercury Comet S-22 170 Straight-6 came in for an engine rebuild. This was a remove and install, so I was able to get a few pics of the entire car. A nice 2 door coupe.
Model: Mercury 170 2.8L OHV 12V Inline-6
Rebuilding a Ford Mercury Comet 170 Straight 6 Engine
We pulled the engine and threw it in the hot tank. Time to start the rebuild.
What’s on the rebuild agenda?
Bore and Hone the block
Valve Job on the cylinder head
Grind Crank and Cam
Engine Rebuild Kit – New pistons, rings, bearings, gasket set, oil pump, and timing set
Clean, Paint and assemble
170 Block Work & Machine Services
Honing the block. Couple of before shots of the engine components.
Valve job on the Straight 6 Mercury Comet cylinder head. Basic Valve Job includes: Grind valves, cut seats, resurface, clean, paint and assemble. We also installed new brass guides and valve stem seals.
We also did a vacuum test, a pressure test, and checked for cracks.
This head was in good condition. Additional services available if needed; Install new valve seats and crack repair.
Parts from the Ford Mercury Comet 170 Rebuild Kit, New engine bearings, pistons, rings, timing set waiting to be installed. Connecting rods and caps prepped for assembly.
I missed out on the assembly pictures, but I did get the engine installed in the Comet.
Rebuilt Remanufactured 1961 Ford Mercury Comet 170 Straight 6 engine.
Do you have a Mercury Comet Straight-6 Engine?
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We’ve got them; pistons, rings, bearings, gaskets, timing set, oil pump and more.
No time to build it, no worries. We have a full service machine shop for block work, cylinder head repairs, valve jobs and engine rebuilds for your Ford Mercury Comet straight 6 engine.
Maybe your into the DIY scenario, we provide Block and Head work machine services at our machine shop.
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Where can I find a motor mount for a 1961 mercury comet – engine size 170 ?
Valley Auto Parts
Roberto, Looks like everyone is out of them.
I’ll send you a link via email.