cold start 1990 cougar xr7
1990 cougar xr7 supercharged V6 220hp i bought the car for $400 put $2000+
into it and couple yrs later here she is and she been sitting for 8 months
never started .....it took 10 minutes to get snow off and tarp cause
sunroof was open and didn't have battery to shut it so this day had just
got battery to put in
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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Spooky, 1992 Mercury Cougar
1992 Mercury Cougar. Took me one year to build. I had a Gold 1997 Cougar
with a 4.6 V8 and a Silver 1992 Cougar with a 3.8 V6. I blew up the V6 and
wrecked the V8 so I put them together, painted it black and named it
"SPQQKY". Here's a video of the process. I DRIVE IT EVERYDAY!
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.
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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1967 1968 Mustang Cougar emergency brake Episode 154 Autorestomod
We set up the emergency brake system in our 1967 Mustang fastback. What we show will
also work on the 1967, 1968 Cougar as well.
Home page: http://www.autorestomod.com/ Rate, ask questions, we are very
good about responding!
Thanks for watching!
National Parts Depot Parking Brake: Here
Eastwood Silver Cad Aerosol 12 oz Part Num: 10022Z
Cougar XR7 3.8L Supercharged V6
3.8L Supercharged V6
In 1989 and for the first time in Cougar history, no V8 engine would be
offered. The lower cowl of the new MN-12 chassis did not allow the
traditional 5.0L to clear the hood; engineers would continue to work on
getting the 5.0L to fit without a power decrease and finally get it into
the cars for 1991. In the meantime, the base engine was the
naturally-aspirated 140 HP 3.8L V6. The XR7 and the Thunderbird Super Coupe
would receive the all-new supercharged 3.8L V6. By incorporating the Eaton
M90 the motor put out a respectable 210 horsepower and over 300 lbs
of torque. Optional on the XR7 was a Mazda-derived M5R2 5-speed manual
transmission. The "truck" transmission was chosen because it could manage
the supercharged motor's torque production. Eaton had been urging Ford to
incorporate the modified Roots-type positive displacement pump since 1977.
The 1989 and 1990 Cougar XR7 was winner when Ford finally decided to use it
on the 3.8L V6.
The Story Of Cougar 1: The First Mercury Cougar
A while back, we sat down with Jim Pinkerton, the owner of the very first
production Mercury Cougar (1967 model year), a.k.a. Cougar 1. We hit the
"record" button on our cameras and he let loose with an epic tale of how
the car was first sold in Canada, its subsequent life there, and how it
eventually got into his hands - an intriguing story! He also goes over some
of the unique features of the car, and some of the restoration techniques
used. It's a truly beautiful factory show car with more attention to detail
than the 'average' Cougar.
Special thanks to Jim Pinkerton for his time, and for providing most of the
images you see in this video from his own collection of Cougar memorabilia.
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Convertible Top Installation: 1969 - 1970 Cougar / Mustang
In this episode, we tackle the daunting task of installing a convertible
top on a 1969 Mercury Cougar. Instead of stumbling through it ourselves,
we watch a professional do the installation and take note of some of the
details and tricks involved in the process. Javier was there to help and
translate, and the end result was a great looking black convertible top.
Parts we used in the video can be found in the convertible top section of
our website here: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/convertible1.html
Or, here are some of the individual parts we used / mentioned:
The convertible top itself:
Rear tack strips: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/69convtackstrip.html
Tension cables: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/c9zz-7652806-a.html
Bow Pads: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/c9zz-7652875-bk.html
Conv. Top Latches
Header seal retainer: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/69vertretain.html
Weatherstrip Kit: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/d534.html
There are a lot more convertible top related parts we didn't even mention,
so browse around and find what you need!
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96 Mercury Cougar XR7 4.6V8, Hot Rod Red, Quick Blast to Check Camera Audio
Testing out the mic on the camera to see if it can capture the sound of a
much quieter car. The hot rods I've been trying to film lately have been
too loud. It seems the Cougar proved to be too loud as well, sounded a bit
like a space shuttle launch. I'm going to have to devise a better way to
capture the sound. Not an all-out tire smoking launch, but still a mildly
entertaining look out the windshield.
Rear Power Window "Pancake" Motor Rebuild - 69-73 Cougar / 71-3 Mustang
In this video, our electrical guru Richard walks though the steps necessary
to remove and rebuild a rear (quarter) window power window motor, also
known as a pancake motor. We do offer a rebuild service if you send your
motors to us (see link below), or you can attempt to do the rebuild
yourself following the steps outlined in this video.
WCCC Pancake Motor Rebuilding Service:
(NOTE: We recommend you send use your core motors in advance so you won't
have to pay a core charge)
This info applies to 1969-1973 Mercury Cougars and 1971-1973 Ford Mustangs, as well as other 2-door
Ford / Lincoln / Mercury vehicles of the era with power windows (we