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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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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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
View Part II here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0Bl5MiO7FA
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Custom 2000 Mercury Cougar : Video Edit : Full HD 1080p : GoPro Hero 2 Test : Sail - Awolnation
This was my first ever full edit. I used only a GoPro HD Hero 2. The
program I used to edit this was iMovie. It was my first time ever using
iMovie. Please leave me some feedback on either my video editing or of my
car, positive and negative welcomed.
All of the custom interior modifications was done by M&M Autoworks based
out of the NH/MA border. Check them out online and on Facebook:
I DO NOT TAKE ANY CREDIT FOR THE AUDIO IN THIS VIDEO! THE SONG IS CALLED
SAIL BY AWOLNATION.
Current Mod List:
-11" Hitachi Monitor installed in location of factory passenger side airbag
on dash wrapped in Vinyl to match interior
-Ps3 cut into glovebox location painted white and glovebox wrapped in vinyl
-Two Sets of Rockford Fosgate T1652-S Component speakers in custom
fiberglass pods in front door panels
-Tweeters in seperate pods
-Crossovers on display through door panel with blue LED lights that turn on
when the doors open
-Kenwood Excelon DNX6980 Head Unit with GPS, iPod hookups, DVD, remote
control, Bluetooth etc.
-Rockford Fosgate P1683 Speakers in the rear factory speaker location
-Beltronics RX65 Radar Detector Hardwired to ignition switch with separate
-Custom painted interior (Code 12 White with Omni Blue Peal)
-Aftermarket Shift Knob
-Compustar 2 Way Alarm system with LED located flush in headlight switch
-Four 12" Alpine Type S subwoofers in custom fiberglass enclosure (painted
the same white with omni blue pearl as the exterior) fitted to the trunk
-JL Audio 600/1 Amplifier hovering on a pexi glass platform with blue LEDs
lighting the perimeter which powers the four subs
-Two JL Audio 400/4 Amplifiers also on plexi glass platforms with blue
LED's powering each set of T1652-S components
-Vinyled black platform above the subwoofer enclosure
-The floor of the trunk has a white center which the amps "hover" over
-Vinyled floor around white center piece holding amps which merges into a
carpeted floor to match the factory carpeted walls
-Custom Code 12 White with Omni Blue Pearl full paint job
-Velox VX-8 17" Rims
-Continental ProContact Tires
-20% Tinted Rear Windows
-Tinted 3rd Brake Lights
- Wings West Super Style Wing (Eclipse GSX Style)
-Kaminari Fiberglass Hood
-Cougar Mud Flaps
-6000K HID Headlights
-Backup Camera Installed in factory trunk keyhole location
-Optima Yellow Top Battery
-Header Back 2.5" Straight Pipe Exhaust
-Gutted Pre cats
-Main cat delete
-Y-Pipe with Carbon Fiber Design mufflers angled up and out
-Carbon fiber GMK short ram intake
2009 Mercury Grand Marquis Road Test
2009 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
Engine: 4.6 liter SOHC V8 (224 horsepower/275 ft. lbs. of
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
Rear Wheel Drive
City/Highway MPG: 15/23
This is a full road test of my mom's 2009 Mercury Grand Marquis, to show
how it performs in different situations, and to identify any problems that
may exist. I would normally do this after having the car in the shop for
repairs, but in this case I am driving the car around just to get a better
idea of how it feels on the road.
I drove it for about 2 hours and came away very impressed. It is
comfortable, refined, solid, and very agile. With only 224 horsepower, one would think
that it's underpowered compared to its V6 competitors. It's not. The
torquey V8 will pin you to your seat when gunned from a dead stop, and once
you're up to speed, there is always plenty of power in reserve. The big V8
has a deep, burly muscle car sound when revved, but at low RPMs it is muted
and unobtrusive in the cabin. The 4 speed automatic isn't much of a
handicap with the V8's torque curve, although it prefers not to downshift
into 1st or 2nd unless you mash the pedal to the floor. If you drive with a
light foot, and keep RPMs below 2000, you can easily attain 20+ mpg in
everyday driving situations. On the highway, the car is very efficient, due
to its tall overdrive gear that keeps the RPMs low.
The four wheel ABS disc brakes provide adequate stopping power, with
reasonably good pedal feel. Stopping distance is short in an emergency,
although the front end dives toward the ground.
The Marquis handles very well for a big car, even though it is not equipped
with the Handling Package (this option was discontinued around 2007). In
hard cornering, body roll is minimal and the Michelin tires provide plenty
of grip. The rack and pinion steering setup leaves feel somewhat numb, but
it's also pleasantly light and very accurate (especially on the highway).
Mercury obviously wanted to leave some "slop" in the steering, so the old
folks won't think they're driving a Ferrari :) If you must throw the car
around, it is safe and predictable, and can be quite fun for a boat.
Comfort is where the car really shines. The ride is very smooth, and gives
you the feeling of "floating" over bumps. This is great on the highway,
where little road imperfections are ironed out, but not so good on bumpy
back roads. If you hit potholes or man hole covers, the car pogos up and
down a couple times before settling. I enjoy this type of ride, but many
people do not. Inside, the car is very quiet, and road noise is minimal.
The leather bench seats are supremely comfortable and roomy, even after a
couple of hours.
Overall I am really pleased with how the car drives, and it just happens to
be a car I would consider buying used.
and all the Panther platform cars that have been discontinued.
The song at the beginning is Cradle of Love by Billy Idol, one of my
favorite 80s songs.
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1964 first year of the muscle cars! The 1964 and 1965 Mercury Comet models
are classic transition era cars that are attractive to collectors and
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Autometer gauges that all work, 4 Speed Transmission was gone through 6 or
7 years ago. Power Steering, stock rear!
PAINT & INTERIOR
Paint originally White was done in 2001 or 2002 with Red Interior from
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carpets and new dash pad. Replacement New Chrome Bumpers 8yrs ago front and
back. Original Mercury Radio that is not in use and AM/FM CD in glove box,
and working courtesy lights. All original type door keys and trunk key!
I'm most impressed with the car's undercarriage a beautiful example of a
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You could purchase that from Mercury as the owner believes, and that unit
will go to new owner with rear taillight and numerous box of parts go with
sale, including 3 other taillights. Also included are two sets of original
hubcaps, One set of Cyclone hubcaps in good condition and another set of
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1970 Torino Cobra 429CJ 4-Speed For Sale! (SOLD)
This car has been sold! Video will be left up for posterity, and because
eBay auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/181246173812
This listing is for my beloved 1970 429 CJ, Ford Torino Cobra with a
factory 4-speed transmission. This car is unusual in that it came with
manual drum brakes and manual steering. A friend of mine sold me this car
just before he passed away several years ago. Max bought the car in the
early 80's from the original owner (see documentation) so that makes me the
third registered owner. The 429 CJ motor and transmission were completely
rebuilt by Alderidge Motor Sports in Portland, OR. As the video attests to
and the documentation shows, a top notch job was ordered and it runs out
VERY strong. The drive-train has about 30,000 miles on it since the
extensive rebuild and would need very little to be rated a 10. It does not
have its numbers-matching block anymore, and the carburetor is an
aftermarket Holley, incorrect numbered distributor and other minor details
need attention or are not correct (see video). It has a VERY solid Western
body and some very nice interior parts. Please watch the video for
specifics as I go into much further detail there. Feel free to call me at
503-463-1130 if you need further information. I feel this car is worth
about $25,000.00, but my reserve is much less than that. We can help with
shipping worldwide as I have done it many times over the last 25 years. I
will consider trades for 67-73 parts or parts cars. Thank you! Don Rush
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.