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.
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
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American Muscle Car - The Mercury Cougar
THE AMERICAN MUSCLECAR series brings you the third season, profiling some
of the most influential cars in automotive history:
1968 Mercury Cougar
www.coyoteclassics.com 1968 Mercury Cougar 2dr Coupe: 302 4bb, 4 speed
automatic transmission, power steering, power disk brakes, ice Cold Air,
factory tachometer, XR7 gauges, hideaway headlights, sequential taillights,
dual Exhaust, new RWL tires, and new
chrome rims. This cougar has a good undercarriage, nice red metallic
outside finish with red metallic ghost flames on the hood, and an nice
original black bucket seat, console, with floor shift interior. It runs
and drives great down the road with cold factory air. The floors, frame,
and trunk are solid along with a nice straight outside body. This little
pony car is ready to jump in and cruise!
2001 Mercury Cougar V6 Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2001 Mercury Cougar V6. I
take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car
while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling
cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it,
start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
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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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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1968 Mercury Cougar XR7 Coupe GT 6.5 litre (390 Big Block)
Have had this project for some time now, and don't have the time it
deserves to be put into it. This is a very very rare car. Most of the
Cougars you may find have the 289 ci V8. This car has the 390 big block
-The power is unbelievable.
Back in the day, Ford marketed the Mustang "for the man starting out",
the Mercury Cougar was marketed as for "the man who was on his way". (The
Thunderbird was marketed for "the man who had arrived") Car is
unbelievably powerful, pulls rubber in all 3 gears. I have had the car for
a long time, started it several times every year. But it is time to let it
go to a good home. This is a numbers matching authentic S code 390 Cougar
These are unique and beautiful cars.
XR7 Trim Model
AM & 8 Track
GT 6.5 Litre
Traction Lock rear end (positrac)
390 was rebuilt high performance
Hardened C6 transmission.
These cars are getting harder and harder to find. Don't miss your chance
at owning a rare and unique luxury muscle car. Would trade for a VMAX.
F= Built in Dearborne, Michigan
93= XR7 Hardtop
S= 390 4V
569429 = Sequence Number
65B Q 6B 17E A6
Classic Cougar Dataplate Decoder
Door Plate Data 65B Q 6B 17E A6 1 U
Model Year 1968
Assembly Plant Dearborn, Michigan (F)
Body Style XR7, Hardtop (93)
Engine Model 390-4V GT (S)
Sequential Number 69429
Exterior Color Glacier Blue Poly (Q)
Interior Trim Dk. Blue Levant Grain Vinyl and Dk. Blue Leather (6B)
Date Code 17 of May (17E)
District Sales Office Western Provinces (A6)
Axle Ratio/Type 2.75 non-locking (1)
Transmission Model C-6 Automatic (U)
A NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $250.oo threw Paypal with in 24 hours of action
ending AND CASH OR BANK CHECK ON PICK UP
Car needs restoration. It needs Exhaust (headers are there) Needs rotors & pads
for the front disc brakes. The car runs, but the engine needs a tune up.
Car is for sale locally as well. No warranty.
Two Blue Cougars
1969 Cougar XR7 390 IP 4-speed convertible and 1968 Cougar XR7 302-4v (J
code) owned by Jon Morris of Arizona. Two sweet cars that we got a chance
to see and talk about with Jon.
West Coast Classic Cougar
Specializing in 1967-73 Mercury Cougar parts, new & used
WCCC Open House / Cruise / BBQ / Great Oregon Steam-Up 2011
Every year in August we have an open house at West Coast Classic Cougar.
We are based just outside of Salem, Oregon, and have a wrecking yard full
of 67-73 Cougars, and a warehouse full of new and used Cougar parts.
It's a two-day event that usually takes place on a Friday and Saturday. On
Friday, we have our open house and a small car show. Then in the evening,
we cruise over to Silverton for a barbecue at our friend Brian's place in
the middle of open farmland. Finally, on Saturday, we attend the Great
Oregon Steam-Up at Antique Powerland, located close by our shop in Brooks.
This year we had a reserved space for Cougars. There is an endless amount
of cool antique machinery to see at this show.
If this event sounds like fun to you, hop in your Cougar and we'll see you
Visit us online at http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com
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