RideTech Suspension Swap Challenge
After winning the RideTech online contest, Dustin Bernacki shows up at the
2011 Holley LS Fest with his crew ready for business. Check out how they
transform his '68 Chevelle in to a corner carving machine.
Front Suspension & Chassis Upgrades - '68 Cougar / Mustang
In this video, we show some of the ways you can easily stiffen your car's
chassis and upgrade your front suspension. Using Andrew's '68 Cougar as a
guinea pig, we bolt on, and weld on, some simple parts that will make a big
difference in reducing the torsional flex that these front ends are prone
to, as well as improving the integrity of the shock towers.
Most of the parts mentioned in this video can be found here:
Springs we used:
Rear seat divider panel (67-68 Cougar):
See also: 69-70 Cougar panel:
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Mustang Front Suspension Installation Forgotten Fastback 1965
In this installation video, Bill demonstrates how to upgrade a front
suspension in CJ's 1965 Forgotten Fastback project car. Before the upgrade,
the Forgotten Fastback's suspension was beyond poor, with two 4x4s for
springs and several loose parts.
In order to make the Fastback a Mustang with modern updates, we've
decided to install a stock-style suspension with a few performance
upgrades, which will provide a better handling experience. For springs,
upper and lower control arms, and a strut rod kit, we've chosen top-quality
products from Scott Drake.
Mustang Scott Drake Coil
These springs allow your Classic Mustang to take advantage of the
latest suspension technology and perform more like a modern sports car.
They provide a fairly stock smooth ride during normal driving, but as the
springs compress under load (primarily during braking and cornering) they
progressively become firmer to offer the handling characteristics similar
to our 600 pound performance springs.
Mustang Scott Drake Lower
Control Arm Assembly 1965-1966:
These lower control arms are the finest available and feature the original
riveted design for a more authentic look. They are painted black and
natural steel gray and come with a ball joint, grease seal, a washer and
nut and a cotter key.
Mustang Scott Drake Upper
Control Arm Assembly 1965-1966:
These upper control arms are the finest reproductions available and are not
rebuilt, but rather all new. They're painted black and natural steel gray,
come ready to install, and include the bushings, ball joint, but with
cotter key and washers with locking nuts.
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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1966 Mustang GT RideTech Suspension Test Drive.
This 1966 Mustang GT is in
great shape! It starts every time and has plenty of power coming from the
289ci 4v motor. Interior is all-original and looks fantastic. All Trim
Pieces are in great shape. It is equipped with a modern day coil over
suspension and handles like it is on rails. Tires are 90% tread and she
does not leak a drop of oil. All bushings have been replaced with solid
mounts. Essentially you are purchasing a 66 Mustang with a completely reworked
underside, including Wilwood Big Brakes on all 4 corners. She is Ready to
be driven to your next car show and turn heads.
1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 460/535 HP HOT ROD ! Mecum Anaheim 2013 Lot S189
1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 Hot Rod-RestoMod
Mecum Auction Anaheim 2013 Lot S189 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7
460/535 HP, Automatic
- First place in class at Grand National Roadster Show
- Custom one-off full frame
- Ford Racing 460 Cobra Jet
- 535 HP 530 ft/lbs of torque
- Ford C6 transmission
- Gear Vendors 6-speed overdrive
- Body was filled, smoothed, tubbed and shaved
- Custom cowl induction hood
- Custom grill and lights
- Mustang II Air Ride
suspension with 4-link and traction bar
- Custom polished aluminum driveline
- Splicer sealed u-joints, 35 spline axles
- Ford 9 inch rear end with Detroit positraction
- Vintage air conditioning and heat
- Electric doors, windows and trunk
- Ididit tilt wheel
- Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes
- Nitto Invo tires
- Foose 18x8 front and 20x12 rear wheels
1968 Mercury Cougar Brakes
12th Part of the 1968 Mercury Cougar restoration. A closer look at the
braking system is taken here. As a bonus a Matco double flare tool can be
seen in action.