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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West Coast Classic Cougar - Open House / Show / Cruise - 2012
Every year, usually the first weekend of August, we invite our customers to
come check out our business and bring their classic Cougar along for a car
show and cruise through the Oregon countryside. It's usually a 2-day
event, but this video just covers the first day. If you haven't seen last
year's video, check that out too!
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Is It Numbers Matching? - Cougar by the Numbers
In this video we delve into the complex topic of decoding tags, date codes,
and other numbers to check if your classic Ford / Mercury is "numbers
matching," using Don's newly acquired '69 Mercury Cougar XR7 428 Cobra Jet
convertible as an example. While we haven't covered the subject 100% in
this video (to keep it concise) we think this covers most of the major
components and gives you the knowledge you need to figure out what your
numbers mean. As mentioned in the video, we highly recommend Marti Auto
Works, especially his Tagbook, which made this video possible. Visit him
at http://www.martiauto.com , and for everything Cougar, visit us at
Credit for intro music:
"Beach Bum" - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative
Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
1975 MERCURY COUGAR XR7 -- MORE PLUSH THAN THE THUNDERBIRD
Now here's a keeper. This factory-new conditioned Cougar XR7 finished in
Bronze Gold Diamond Fire paint is the only Cougar model produced this year
and only in hardtop form. The XR7 was meant to be an upgrade from the
personal luxury car Thunderbird and it was. The XR7 was powered by a by a
V8, 351 cid / 148 - 150 hp. engine. Though the T-Bird had a V8, 460 cid /
194 hp., by far a larger engine, the Cougar offered a plush interior. Most
likely this trend was to keep the loyal Cougar fans on board. I supposed
it worked, for Cougars outsold T-Bird by ten thousand units this year with
a total of 62,987. The XR7 had a suggested retail price of $5,218. I
think this XR7 example is clean and like new and noticed all of the
enrichment of it's looks both outside and inside. I always admired those
vinyl landau roofs and opera windows. It's truly a beautiful Merc. Thanks
very much for viewing this 1975 Cougar XR7.
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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Idler Pulley Bearing Replacement How-To
In this video, Don demonstrates how you can remove and replace a worn-out
bearing in an air conditioning tension belt idler pulley, without damaging
anything. This video applies to a wide range of vehicles. This is one of
those parts that EVERY FoMoCo product with air conditioning needs replaced.
Classic Cougar Grille Tips - Part 1
This is a guide to installing our rebuilt vacuum actuators in a 68 Cougar.
Also includes valuable tips on headlight door alignment, replacing
associated hardware, and more.
The parts used in this video can be found in our Grill section here:
Or, by specific part:
Re-Manufactured Headlight Vacuum Actuators (Cougar, Lincoln, Thunderbird)
Mounting pin for vacuum actuators
Headlight cover rubber bumpers
Elongated bolts for adjusting headlight covers
Tension Springs for headlight covers
(see also) Grille repair clips for spring mounts
1968 Cougar vacuum hose kit
1967 Cougar vacuum hose kit
Vacuum check valve (67-70)
Used vacuum reservoir / tank (67-68)
1979 Mercury Cougar XR7 with a 1974 460c.i. P.I.
Old Start of my 1979 Mercury Courar XR7 ... Been about 3 months or so..
Come for a lil ride to the gas station. 4MPG with a 460c.i police
interceptor. .. This video was uploaded from an Android phone.
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.