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1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7 GT Back from the shop

Cougar running after arriving home.


 


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1968 Cougar XR7 Big Block
1968 Mercury Cougar XR7 Big Block - Custom Cougar 446 CID FE - Edelbrock RPM heads & intake manifold - Holley 770 S/A - MSD ignition - FPA headers - 10.5:1 - Magna Flows - C 6 trans with Gear Vendors O/D - 22 gal tank - dual fuel pumps (mechanical and electrical (to prime carb if necessary))





Custom 2000 Mercury Cougar : Video Edit : Full HD 1080p : GoPro Hero 2 Test : Sail - Awolnation
This was my first ever full edit. I used only a GoPro HD Hero 2. The program I used to edit this was iMovie. It was my first time ever using iMovie. Please leave me some feedback on either my video editing or of my car, positive and negative welcomed. All of the custom interior modifications was done by M&M Autoworks based out of the NH/MA border. Check them out online and on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/MM-AutoWorks/334395579916877 http://www.mmautoworks.webs.com/ I DO NOT TAKE ANY CREDIT FOR THE AUDIO IN THIS VIDEO! THE SONG IS CALLED SAIL BY AWOLNATION. Current Mod List: Interior: -11" Hitachi Monitor installed in location of factory passenger side airbag on dash wrapped in Vinyl to match interior -Ps3 cut into glovebox location painted white and glovebox wrapped in vinyl -Two Sets of Rockford Fosgate T1652-S Component speakers in custom fiberglass pods in front door panels -Tweeters in seperate pods -Crossovers on display through door panel with blue LED lights that turn on when the doors open -Kenwood Excelon DNX6980 Head Unit with GPS, iPod hookups, DVD, remote control, Bluetooth etc. -Rockford Fosgate P1683 Speakers in the rear factory speaker location -Beltronics RX65 Radar Detector Hardwired to ignition switch with separate mute/alert module -Custom painted interior (Code 12 White with Omni Blue Peal) -Aftermarket Shift Knob -Compustar 2 Way Alarm system with LED located flush in headlight switch panel -Four 12" Alpine Type S subwoofers in custom fiberglass enclosure (painted the same white with omni blue pearl as the exterior) fitted to the trunk -JL Audio 600/1 Amplifier hovering on a pexi glass platform with blue LEDs lighting the perimeter which powers the four subs -Two JL Audio 400/4 Amplifiers also on plexi glass platforms with blue LED's powering each set of T1652-S components -Vinyled black platform above the subwoofer enclosure -The floor of the trunk has a white center which the amps "hover" over -Vinyled floor around white center piece holding amps which merges into a carpeted floor to match the factory carpeted walls Exterior: -Custom Code 12 White with Omni Blue Pearl full paint job -Velox VX-8 17" Rims -Continental ProContact Tires -20% Tinted Rear Windows -Tinted Tailights -Tinted 3rd Brake Lights - Wings West Super Style Wing (Eclipse GSX Style) -Kaminari Fiberglass Hood -Cougar Mud Flaps -6000K HID Headlights -Backup Camera Installed in factory trunk keyhole location Engine Bay: -Optima Yellow Top Battery -Header Back 2.5" Straight Pipe Exhaust -Gutted Pre cats -Main cat delete -Y-Pipe with Carbon Fiber Design mufflers angled up and out -Carbon fiber GMK short ram intake -Spectre Filter





Door Panel Backer Boards - How To Replace (1967-1970 Cougar)
Since door panels aren't reproduced for Cougars, good used originals are valuable. Sometimes, the front vinyl side is usable, but the backer boards are toast. Luckily, there's a solution. We now carry brand new, better-than-stock backer boards made from a more durable pressboard material. We have a version for 1967-1968 Cougars, as well as another version for 1969-1970 Cougars. See links below. In this video, we show you how to separate a vinyl door panel from its old backer board, repair the metal hanger piece, and reattach it and the vinyl to the new backer board. We also cover removal & replacement of the inner beltline strip (the felt-lined trim that touches the door glass). Relevant parts for this video: 1967-68 Backer Boards http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67xrboards.html 1969-70 Backer Boards http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/68stdbackers.html Door Vapor Barriers / Water shields: 1967-68: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/cg129.html 1969-70 coupe: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67drvprbarrier-69.html 1969-70 convertible: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67drvprbarrier-69-cv.html 1971-73 coupe: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67drvprbarrier-71.html 1971-73 convertible: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67drvprbarrier-71-cv.html Door Panel Clips 1967-68 Complete Kit: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/f-3761.html Padded, each: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/388052-s.html Standard, each: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/380552-s.html Standard, set of 30: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/drclips.html Door lock knobs, grommets, rods: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/lokngrro.html Long story short, you can find everything related to the door panels in this section: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/doorrearpanel.html Thanks for watching! Check us out on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





'67 Cougar GT Contest Winner Picks Up The Car
Earlier this week, the winner of our GT Giveaway contest showed up with a trailer to nab his prize. Bert Downing drove all the way from Texas, and picked up a 390 on the way. This is just a quick interview with Bert. We apologize for the crappy audio... technical problems! To re-cap the contest, visit the Classic Cougar Community Forum: http://classiccougarcommunity.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2312 Visit our online catalog here: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar And don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!





1968 Mercury Cougar Finally back on all 4 new tires!
A video showing my Cougar with the new tires on it, finally off the jack stands, and on the tires! I got all 4 tires the same size, but it still looks good! The old tires were way too big on the back, and even smaller than what is on now, on the front. So, now at least everything is 'equalized' out! I also decided to show my other 'old' cars, and what I have to do to them next, before I start driving them again. My poor Hurst/Olds still has no engine, or trans. I did make a promise to myself to get that car running before the car show season starts, so we can take the Cougar, and it to shows! Hopefully, I can keep my promise!





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 To look up the parts mentioned in this video, visit http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com Subscribe to our channel to keep up with our latest uploads! And while you're at it, like us on Facebook to keep up with miscellaneous cool Cougar stuff. https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





Cougar Delivery
1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7 GT arrival from CA





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.





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. Check out our YouTube channel for more Cougar videos, and subscribe to stay up to date! Need parts for your classic Cougar? Visit our parts catalog at: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com Like us on Facebook for even more Cougar goodness! https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





1967 Cougar XR-7 Delivery
1967 Mercury Cougar XR-7 delivery from La Grande OR 12-06-09





KaliforniaExport (Mercury Cougar XR7 1968)
Amerikai autóimport. www.kaliforniaexport.com





1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7 GT "Barn fresh"
It ran when I parked it in the garage in 1989...




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