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post #1 of 20 Old 01-02-2006, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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I think i just got a '68 Merc Cougar!?!?!

okay it's late now so i'll keep this short and elaborate later but i think a friend in TX just gave me his 68 Mercury Cougar (which i re-built the engine for a year and a half ago) because he had to leave SC and parked the car in a friends back yard. But now has no way to get it to TX. I'm gonna get to the bottom of this tommorrow.

for those that don't know the car looks like this (this is not the actuall car i *might* be getting but it is the same red color):


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Cool James, that'll be a nice item to have sittin in the garage!

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That would be sweet James! I used to have one years ago - pop up headlight shields and sequential rear turn signals - VERY NICE. hope you get it!

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I got it!

Here are the specs:
71 302 bored .030 over with forged Speed Pro pistons
stock heads
Comp Cams 272 flat tappet hydraulic cam 1.7:1 roller fulcum rockers (comp magnums i think)
Road Demon 625 CFM vaccum advance 4 bbl
Edelbrock Performer RPM intake
Hooker long-tube ceramic coated headers
Milodan 8 qt. pan
OEM distibutor with Crane Fireball XR700 optically triggered Ignition
and a C6 tranny

Parts in waiting:
wet shot NOS nitrous plate
Autometer streed rod series gauge set (volt, temp, oil pres, fuel level, and digital/programable speedo) with hall effect speedo sender
Flowmaster 2 1/2'' cat back with stainless tips.













All of the pics i have of it can bee seen at http://jwiger.no-ip.info/media/Pictu...obiles/Cougar/ Hopefully it'll look nice next to my '65 New Yorker

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Are those glasspacks I spy behind the headers? I was looking into a 69 Tbird a while ago, just about the same thing but it had a 429. I've got too many projects on the burner as it is so I've pretty much scrapped the idea. Trick Flow makes an outstanding Ford head, they'd be a sweet addition to that 302. Just an idea, sweet acquisition there.

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Oh man that sure looks nice. Congrats to you! Keep us updated on what you plan on doing to it.

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Awesome James, congrats buddy!

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MTW Stage 1 Turbo
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Nitrous Express NXd Stacker
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MBRP 4" Turbo Back w/ no Muffler & no Cat
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CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That looks sweet!!!!!!!!!

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Great looking car. Enjoy, I know I would. Do you have any plans, car shows, drag race or just enjoy?
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