1967-70 Mercury Cougar: The Nine Lives of Mike Brown (Featuring Phillip the Cat)
Ever thought you'd see a Cougar connoisseur? You have now. Mike Brown's been collecting, restoring, and selling classic Mercury Cougars for at least three decades now. One could easily call it an addiction. He had nine cars on the first day of filming. By the second, he had ten. It's an odd choice of car. The Cougar's long been relegated to the shadow of its Ford sibling, the Mustang. Despite awards and a respectable track career, the classic Cougar has failed to generate the mainstream appeal of the Mustang, Camaro, and 'Cuda. That may not be such a bad thing, though. Where Boss 429 Mustangs and Camaro Z/28s command absurd prices--granted, less than they did before the market crash--Cougars in top trim fetch a fraction of those numbers. That's a bargain when you consider how well-equipped the Cougar was. And Mike Brown has them all: Hertz Rent-a-Racers, Cobra-Jets, GTs, Eliminators... We wouldn't expect anything less from the president and founder of the Southern California Cougar Club. Find out more on the club at: http://www.socalcougarclub.com/ Visit more on our blog at: electricfederal.com Check out our Facebook page, too: https://goo.gl/RxnWBA Remember that our latest releases premiere on /Drive+!
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.
Drum to Disc Brake Conversion - 1968 Cougar / Mustang
A majority of these classic 60's cars came with manual drum brakes from the factory, which was fine when most of the other cars on the road also had manual drums. But in today's world, stopping distances are much shorter, and antiquated drum brakes are a real safety hazard when driving alongside modern cars. That's why converting to power disc brakes is a no-brainer to us. In this video, Andrew uses the factory power disc brake components from a 1970 Cougar to convert his 1968. The important thing to remember when doing this is to take the whole system in its entirety, and not to mix-and-match parts from different years. The 1970 brake pedal needs to be used with the 1970 Booster, and so on. The conversion shown in this video is just one of the possible routes you can take. We like using factory Ford parts when possible, rather than aftermarket kits, but that's our opinion. Most of the parts used in this video can be found here: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/podibr.html?pi=3
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.