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Restoration of 1970 Cougar

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Cougar Buying Guide Ep.1 - 1970 XR-7 Convertible 428 CJ
Having recently bought a 1970 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible with a 428 Cobra Jet, Don started going over the car with a fine-toothed comb and discovered a few things he didn't notice when he first inspected the car with the seller. This was the inspiration for this video, in which we spend some time looking at some of the details, like a forensics team, to find out some important details about this car (both good and bad). This time, we don't spend any time looking at matching numbers and date codes and engine "correctness" (sharp-eyed viewers will notice the incorrect oil pan... the engine block in this car turned out to be a 390 that was bored out and had the Cobra Jet heads and manifolds bolted on). Our main focus here is to evaluate structural integrity and bodywork. When it comes to expensive and involved repairs, it doesn't get much worse than bodywork, so you want to make sure the car you're looking at is as straight and rust-free as possible. We hope this video proves helpful! Keep these hints in mind the next time you go to look at a classic car, Cougar convertible or otherwise. Some of the info here is specific to Cougars, but much of it applies to other classic cars as well. Looking for Cougar parts? We have everything 1967-1973. Visit http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com Also, like us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





Cougar Buying Guide Ep.2 - 1967 XR-7 289
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 To look up the parts mentioned in this video, visit http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com Subscribe to our channel to keep up with our latest uploads! And while you're at it, like us on Facebook to keep up with miscellaneous cool Cougar stuff. https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





(SOLD) 1970 Mercury Cougar 428 CJ Eliminator
Car has been sold! See on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/171484024801?forcerRptr=true&item=171484024801&view item= This Competition Green, 428 Cobra Jet, Ram-Air, rust-free beauty is offered for sale on eBay with no reserve, and a starting price of $1. In this video, Don gives a comprehensive and honest overview of the entire car, inside and out. And of course there's a little bit of fun driving footage in there as well... Auction ends Oct. 12, 2014 at 11pm Pacific time. View & bid on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/171484024801?forcerRptr=true&item=171484024801&view item=





1970 Mercury Cougar For Sale
http://www.ClassicCarBuyingSecrets.com Click now for an instant download on "How to Avoid the 7 Deadliest Mistakes of Buying a Classic Car Online"! To see over 100 pictures of this car visit http://inventory.vanguardmotorsales.com/vanguardautos/inventory/details/0F9 1H565365 VIN 0F91H565365 The most recent owner of this beautiful Cougar had several Cougars over the years. When we met him he owned this one and a Cougar Eliminator that he drag races. He bought this one at a local car show about 12 years ago. The car was restored just before he bought it. Mechanics 351ci Cleveland Engine FMX Automatic Transmission Ford 9" Open Rear End with 3.0:1 Gear Ratio Edelbrock 4 Barrel Carb Edelbrock Intake 2 V Heads Air Conditioning Power Steering Power Front Disc Brakes Chrome Edelbrock Air Cleaner Ford Radiator Stock Type Distributor, Upgraded to Petronix Autolite Battery New Exhaust System Mufflers are in Great Shape New Lower Control Arms New Front Shocks New Front Ball Joints Front Sway Bar Body Beautiful Red Paint All Original Metal New Chrome Beautiful Grille Stainless Trim is in Great Shape Emblems are Beautiful Doors Fit and Operate Properly Door Lips and Jambs are Clean and Solid Solid Straight Quarters Trunk Floor is Solid and Clean Trunk Mat and Spare Tire Floorboards Look to be Original Torque Boxes are in Great Shape Frame is in Great Shape Rockers have Nice Pinch Welds BF Goodrich Radial T/A's -- 235/60/15 Front and Rear Magnum 500 Wheels with Cougar Center Caps Interior Nice Black Interior Bucket Seats Console AM Radio Inoperable Wood Grain Details on Dash, Console and Door Panels Door Panels are in Great Shape Seatbelts Front and Back Interior Lights Work Nice Black Carpet Cougar Floor Mats Headliner is in Good Shape Speedo Works Clock Inoperable Blower Works Wipers Work Don't Miss Out! Call Tom 7 Days a Week at 248-974-9513 tom@vanguardmotorsales.com www.VanguardMotorSales.com





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