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Portland Swap Meet - April Fools 2011
Since the famous Portland Swap meet fell around April 1st this year, we had to take advantage of the opportunity. Don (owner of West Coast Classic Cougar) disguised himself and got some undercover, candid feedback from customers and friends from all over the swap meet. Not only was it a good source of survey data, but the swap meet itself was a lot of fun, and we found lots of Cougar parts! Visit our website: http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com Don't forget to subscribe to our channel so you won't miss out on our latest videos! Music Credits: "Feelin Good," "Surf Inspector," and "Whiskey on the Mississippi" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/





For Sale: 1967 Cougar XR-7
This car has been sold! See auction on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/171376325857?forcerRptr=true&item=171376325857&view item=





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Classic Cougar Prowl (2011)
There's nothing like a classic car show that features your favorite car almost exclusively. The Cascade Cougar Club put on a great show this year at the XXX Root Beer stand in Issaquah, WA. Lots of great people and beautiful cars. In this video, we check out the show and interview some Cougar owners to get their thoughts. Check out our channel for more classic Cougar videos, and find us on facebook under West Coast Classic Cougar. Check out our website at http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com





1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 428 Super Cobra Jet 4-speed
Just a quick video of a great car, currently owned by Scott of West Coast Classic Cougar. http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com





Muscle Cars, Pianos, and One Rare Cougar
You might not expect to find a collection of gleaming muscle cars in the back warehouse of a piano shop, but that's just what you'll find at AZ Piano, owned by Jason Sipe of Phoenix. He is currently restoring an ultra-rare 1969 Mercury Cougar 428 Cobra Jet, 4-speed, drag pak car with a power sunroof. Naturally, we had to meet up with Jason while we were in the area and check out his cars. Visit our website at http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com





Classic Cougar Pickin' with Scott Taylor (Part I)
On our trip to AZ, we paid a visit to Scott Taylor to have a look at his collection of Cougars. Scott is a well-known Cougar enthusiast, is the registrar for 428 Cougars, and has a sizable collection of classic Mercury Cougars. Many of his project cars are for sale (most of the cars shown in this video). If you have questions about these cars, or have any information on a newly discovered 428 Cougar, email Scott at 428cougarguy@cox.net View Part II here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0Bl5MiO7FA Subscribe to our channel for more! Visit our site at http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com





1968 Mercury Cougar LED Taillight Comparison.wmv
This is the final chapter in my quest to find the ultimate LED lights for my 1968 Mercury Cougar. The ones that I'm happy with are part number: 1157-R18-T. They are $18.00 ea., but well worth it, as you can see from the video. Even outside, these bulbs really are bright! I almost considered getting their 45 LED light tower bulb (for $25.00 ea), but now, I'm glad I didn't! The company to get these from, is: www.superbrightleds.com.





How to Apply a Hood Stripe Decal
Applying decals is something that is technically possible for the average person, but often not attempted for fear of "messing it up." In this video, we watch an experienced professional install a tricky hood stripe on a 1969 Mercury Cougar 428 CJ. He shows some of his methods, and emphasizes that even for him, it can be a process of trial-and-error to get it right. We have this and many other stripe kits on our website: http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/stripekits.html Music Credits: "Hustle," "Niles Blues," and "Porch Blues" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/





557,000 Miles and Counting (She's 90; Her Car's 45; Both Are Still On The Road)
At 90 years old, this Depression-era great-grandmother from Orlando, Fla., has a lesson for all of us about surviving in a tough economy. Shes still driving her 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente. Price back then: $3,289. Thats less than the $4,500 the government gives to trash a car today in the cash for clunkers program. She jokes her car has been oh-so-faithful. She's better than three husbands," Veitch said. Shes never lied to me, shes never cheated on me, and I can always depend on her. But with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, the real story is in those lifetime warranties. She paid Midas $42.23 for a lifetime muffler. Such a deal! Midas has replaced her muffler seven times. Ditto with JCPenney and her battery: Shes had 17 batteries replaced. Even though JCPenney no longer has an automotive department, they still make arrangements to honor her contract. Then theres Sears and the shock absorbers. Sears has replaced her shocks three times. Three cheers for Rachel, who has collected for all Americans who bought extended warranties but for some loophole reason, never collected. As I sat with Rachel in her living room, teapot on a doily, I felt I could be with anyones grandmother in America. But when we hopped behind the wheel of her baby, the car she nicknamed Chariot so long ago, her bright eyes and tight grip confirmed Rachel, like her car, is an American original. She picked up her 1970s-era CB radio, flipped over to channel 19 and asked, Is anyone out there? Static. No answer. Without missing a beat, she joked, I guess theyre all dead. If there was ever a person who loves to kid around, loves cars, and is as quick as a rabbit start in a Mercury with a 260 V8, its Rachel. Shes pushed her car up to 120 miles per hour. The speedometer quits at 120, so I could have been going faster, she said. Rachel, a retired nurse, enjoys showing off her car to auto enthusiasts. Her goal (yes, folks in their 90s still have goals) is to one day go toe-to-toe with another funny, car-loving American: Jay Leno. As they used to say in the old radio days: Stay tuned. This video: © Copyright 2009 NBC Universal, Inc. All Rights Reserved No COPYRIGHT infringement is intended





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 http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com Credit for intro music: "Beach Bum" - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/





Rusty Roof Replacement - 1968 Cougar
If you have an old car that came with a vinyl top, chances are that you have some rust issues in the roof. This was the case with Andrew's car - a 1968 Mercury Cougar that his grandparents bought brand new in '68. In this video, Andrew takes matters into his own hands to replace his rusted roof skin with a solid donor roof from another car. He is by no means a restoration expert, just an amateur trying to save some money and save his car. Need a roof or other body panels for your classic Cougar? West Coast Classic Cougar has it all. Check us out at http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com or give us a call at (503) 463-1130 . (c) 2011 West Coast Classic Cougar, Inc. Music in the video is from royalty-free sources, except for the Toccata and Fugue in D (used during the brief B&W horror sequence). Performed by Peter Hurford. An advertisement appears on this video in order to pay royalties to the copyright holder, not for our own gain.





Classic Car Carpet Installation
In this video, we show you step-by-step how to install a carpet in your classic car. We used high quality mass-backed carpeting from Auto Custom Carpets. We're no experts on the subject, but this video should give you enough courage to tackle this job yourself. Check out our other videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel, find us on Facebook (West Coast Classic Cougar), and for any of your Cougar parts needs, visit our website: http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com Music Credits: "Breakdown," "faster Does It," "Slow Burn," and "Whiskey on the Mississippi" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/





1969 Cougar XR7 Sold at Barrett Jackson 2010
This is a video excerpt from Barrett Jackson 2010 TiVo-ed by a customer and given to us.





Classic Cougar Pickin' with Scott Taylor (Part II)
We shot so much footage at Scott's place, we felt that there was too much good stuff that didn't make it to the first video. As a result, here's Part II! If you haven't seen Part I, watch that first here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R_cr-Hst3k You can get in touch with Scott by email at: 428cougarguy@cox.net OR you can send him a PM at http://www.mercurycougar.net, also under 428cougarguy. Subscribe to our channel to keep up with our videos! Also visit our website at http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com





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