1968 Mercury Cougar idling Magnaflow 284H12 cam

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!

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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. :) V.

Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #110: 1969 Mercury Cougar 390 Eliminator
http://www.musclecaroftheweek.com/forum - The Mercury Cougar was all new for 1969, and this Competition Orange Eliminator was one of the top cats. This example from the Brothers Collection is powered by the torquey 390-cube V8, and delivers plenty of tire-roasting power.

Freddie gets some Beans!
Letting the built 302 in 'Freddie' Cougar have a few revs.

Backing out Freddie Cougar
Just backing my newly acquired '68 Mercury Cougar out of the workshop after some investigation today (19th Dec 2007.) I love that idle. I should have given it some beans, 'coz it really does rap like a race engine.