The Frenskos enjoy putting the top down on warm days. We insisted that Molly sit in the drivers seatafter all, it is her car. The Frenskos enjoy putting the top down on warm days. We insisted that Molly sit in the dr Old faithful itself. Minnesota doles out tough lessons in temperature fluctuation, which the fuel-injected 87 Ford Mustang motor seems to compensate for much faster than the carbureted stock engine ever could. Old faithful itself. Minnesota doles out tough lessons in temperature fluctuation, which t A Colorado Custom steering wheel stares blankly at the newly upholstered black and taupe stock bucket seats (upholstered by Linda Geiger of Hanska, Minnesota). See the stick shift? According to Molly, its much more fun than the original automatic. A Colorado Custom steering wheel stares blankly at the newly upholstered black and tau That spells Comet. Even though Molly was originally looking for it to spell something closer to Falcon, she knew this was her hearts desire when it started fluttering and knocking her heart, not the car. That spells Comet. Even though Molly was originally looking for it to spell so Tim Frensko knew there was something terribly wrong when his wife Molly wasnt still jumping up and down after a few weeks of owning her newly bought 64 Comet Caliente. Hows the car? he would ask. Fine, Molly would say. Kinda drives like my Explorer did, though. It eventually dawned on Tim that what she really meant was, Its an automatic. Its boring. Can you please change it? But give him a breaktheyd only been married a few months by then and he was still a little new at it. Ordinarily, you might consider this a very heavy request, laden with difficultiesDarn, Ive never done a tranny switch or, This will take me forever to find parts forbut not for Tim. See, Tims an automotive tech at a Ford dealership, so it wasnt such a big problem. Hes pretty much seen it all. Oh wait, there was one problemhe hadnt built it all. And soon after he started, he discovered an annoying habit: perfectionism. This would plague him throughout the entire buildup. On top of that, the car was destined to be his loves personal chariot, so not only would it have to be perfect, but reliable too. That meant the flaky original mill had to get the boot, making way for a hard-working, more sensible young engine with a refined taste for injected fuel. The 87 5.0L Ford Mustang motor was a natural choice. Now, thanks to Tims handiwork, Mollys grabbing gears instead of yawning, and speeding instead of getting to know the AAA tow-guy. Good job, Timnewlywed test No. 1 passed successfully. Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!