1968 mercury cougar 454 gasser 4 speed project/build
This is our father son build of our 68 mercury cougar. started out as a
rusty ol shell. with 3.5 frame rails that we did on a harsh budget. the car
was home build in a 1.5 car garage and not for 15 grand...its a real budget
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
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.
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