I took the Cougar out for some testing and tuning again. I don't have
access to a truck anymore, so I had to haul all my stuff to the track in
the Cougar. I'll admit that I felt like a redneck driving around with a
tire in the backseat and a toolbox on the passenger seat. I was planning on
running the bottle this time out, but found a small mechanical problem
before I went to the track, so it ended up being another day running on the
motor. This pass was 6.87 @ 101.20. Not too bad for driving to the track.
LED Taillights on a '68 Mercury Cougar
This video is to show how much easier the sequential taillights work on a
'68 Mercury Cougar, when LED lights are installed. As you can see, the
left side works faster, is
'crisper', even when the taillights are on. The one's on the right are the
plain, incandescent bulbs. Notice how much slower, and longer it takes,
especially when the taillights are on. I had the battery on a charger
while I was taking this. The LED lights I used are relatively inexpensive.
I purchased them from: www.superbrightleds.com, and they are the 1157-R24
(the wide beam), and they are $7.49 each. They last 10,000 hours, and use
a LOT less energy than incandescent bulbs. They do make brighter, more
expensive LED's, but these are pretty close, if not brighter than regular
SummerDuck Drag Racing
I decided to take the Cougar out to the track for some 1/8th mile action.
Drove it to the track, bolted on the slicks and gave her hell. Ended up
being just over 70 miles round trip. Nothing broke this time!!!This pass
was 7.10 @ 98.6 mph with a 1.54 60ft. I haven't managed to get much seat
time this season, which may have attributed to my 1st round loss. I
definitely could use a little more practice bangin gears. I really want to
get some 1/4 mile passes in this year. Seems like I'm just getting started
around the 1/8th mile mark..............
Evolution Performance 68 Cougar
68 Cougar 302ci 5.0 from evolution performance, first ride since we
installed the stage 2 custom comp cam, mac long tubes and tune
doing some pulls starting in 2nd and 3rd gear after the stage 2 custom comp
cam and mac long tubes install and tune
Yellow Belly Dragstrip Crash KID CRASH
MY homie is driving the immaculate 1967 "fake OUt" ss Camaro. A true beauty, when all
of a sudden doing 100 MPH loses control, and hits the concrete wall.I was
parked right on the wall where he hit and the car actually disenigrated and
parts flew everywhere. My surburban was covered in antifreeze and trans.
oil. R.I.P to the car. 'THe kid" walked away with bruised ribs, but still
gets behind the wheel of many great cars. .....Stay tuned for more.
RODRIGUEZ RACING . TX.