After just a *few* attempts (and replacing the fuel pump), the 289 2 barrel cougar finally starts for us at the 24 second mark.
(followed by fuel leaking out of the top and bottom engine just after this ended.....but hey, at least it started!)
Background noise is the Volvo, acting as a battery charger, as the cougar's battery is DEAD.
Unfortunately, another fuel pump is now required as it was cross-threaded.....)
Restoration of 1967 Mercury Cougar
700hrs of restoration compressed into 3.5 minutes... turn up the volume and
enjoy the ride! Thanks for your comments... it's always nice to hear from
fellow muscle car era afficiandos. Cheers.
1967 Cougar XR7 #18
Vinyl top installation. Prep for in coming windshield. Music "Liquor In
The Front, Poker In The Rear"; By Steve Hettum Copyright 2008 by Steve
1967 Mercury Cougar XR7
A 1967 Mercury Cougar XR7. 302 V8, C4, Aluminum Heads, Roller Rockers,
Roller Cam, 4V, AC, PS, PB. Restoration was completed in 2006. Originally
purchased in Ontario California. Purchased from Weber & Cooper
Lincoln/Mercury in late 1967. I purchased the car in 1988 and drove it for
a few years. Full restoration started in 1994. Now it isa weekend and
summer day recreational driver. This video was taken using a digital still
camera so the quality is not as good as I had hoped for.
My Father in Law's first car. these Video files are from his old 8mm
My 67 Cougar from when I got it to right now
Delivery of the 1967 Cougar
The husband bought a 1967 Cougar to tinker with for the next, oh, 10 years.
Perhaps one day it will move *out* of the garage, but here it is arriving
*into* the garage.
At least I don't have to give up my parking space. The husband will regret
this purchase when he can't park in the garage when the snow flies!!
The tow truck driver was very good. The truck itself was fun to watch!
(Used a flat bed as the car has no brakes, and extremely questionable