My Cougar, warming up on a just above freezing February morning. With 284H12 Crane cam and new 2.5" Magnaflow system on long tub headers, he now sounds pretty aggressive. The old system was a bit restrictive. now with K&N filter and Exhaust, he's drawing more air through the Holley DP, so he running fast. Good job there's a rolling road Dyno about 20 foot away from this parking space, and a jet/pump kit in my toolbox!
The Story Of Cougar 1: The First Mercury Cougar
A while back, we sat down with Jim Pinkerton, the owner of the very first
production Mercury Cougar (1967 model year), a.k.a. Cougar 1. We hit the
"record" button on our cameras and he let loose with an epic tale of how
the car was first sold in Canada, its subsequent life there, and how it
eventually got into his hands - an intriguing story! He also goes over some
of the unique features of the car, and some of the restoration techniques
used. It's a truly beautiful factory show car with more attention to detail
than the 'average' Cougar.
Special thanks to Jim Pinkerton for his time, and for providing most of the
images you see in this video from his own collection of Cougar memorabilia.
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Freddie on the Dyno
My '68 Mercury Cougar get his first Dyno run. This is on the old
Torker 289 intake, long headers of questionable parentage, 284H Crane cam
and jetting as it came, I've rebuilt the 700cfm Holley DP carb and there's
a 2.5" Magnaflow system on it. On, and the brand new T5 gearbox. :)
Is It Numbers Matching? - Cougar by the Numbers
In this video we delve into the complex topic of decoding tags, date codes,
and other numbers to check if your classic Ford / Mercury is "numbers
matching," using Don's newly acquired '69 Mercury Cougar XR7 428 Cobra Jet
convertible as an example. While we haven't covered the subject 100% in
this video (to keep it concise) we think this covers most of the major
components and gives you the knowledge you need to figure out what your
numbers mean. As mentioned in the video, we highly recommend Marti Auto
Works, especially his Tagbook, which made this video possible. Visit him
at http://www.martiauto.com , and for everything Cougar, visit us at
Credit for intro music:
"Beach Bum" - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative
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1968 Mercury Cougar
www.coyoteclassics.com 1968 Mercury Cougar 2dr Coupe: 302 4bb, 4 speed
automatic transmission, power steering, power disk brakes, ice Cold Air,
factory tachometer, XR7 gauges, hideaway headlights, sequential taillights,
dual Exhaust, new RWL tires, and new
chrome rims. This cougar has a good undercarriage, nice red metallic
outside finish with red metallic ghost flames on the hood, and an nice
original black bucket seat, console, with floor shift interior. It runs
and drives great down the road with cold factory air. The floors, frame,
and trunk are solid along with a nice straight outside body. This little
pony car is ready to jump in and cruise!
67-68 Cougar Buying Guide: What To Look For
In this video, Don does a detailed inspection on a 1967 Mercury Cougar XR-7
to show some of the things you should look for when buying one of these
classic cars. Some of the insight here can potentially save you hundreds,
even thousands, when you go to negotiate with a seller. Also, it will help
those of you trying to sell, to more accurately advertise the strengths and
weaknesses of your car.
We've also done a similar video with a 1970 Cougar convertible, so you may
want to check that out too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fizb2vo68vA
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American Muscle Car - The Mercury Cougar
THE AMERICAN MUSCLECAR series brings you the third season, profiling some
of the most influential cars in automotive history:
1956 Chevy 150 2 Dr post Crane 284 350 sb
56 Chevy 350 4 speed my $50 engine with $100 Crane 284 cam Very tall 245 70
15 rear tires with 3:08 rear gears. I run my 4:56 posi some times but they
take away the nice easy hiway driving. I have had this car for over 20
years. Less than $2500 in it. Can drive it any place ..........it's a
driver. Seems like all my other cars get $$$ in them. But this one is my
fav to drive around in on the weekends.
Mercury Cougar - American Muscle Car
An excellent TV show featuring the classic Mercury Cougar. They cover all
the classic years, and talk about all the different engines and option
packages you could get. Only a couple minor mistakes (they say the that
XR-7 package included a 4-speed stick, then show an automatic shifter in
one... derrr) but overall a very nice overview of these cars.
2001 Mercury Cougar V6 Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2001 Mercury Cougar V6. I
take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car
while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling
cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it,
start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.