Nice looking senior owned 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible. Gold on gold, powered by a 351 that was just rebuilt 5K ago. Overall miles are 108K. The transmission was rebuilt at the same time as the motor, it has a new carb, new electronic ignition, new dual Exhaust, new tires, new gas tank, steel spoke wheels, new suspension, new brake rotors, calipers, new wheel bearings, new tie rod ends, new ball joints, new top and brand new cylinders for the top, new bumpers and door handles and a new stereo, with an amplifier in the trunk. According to everything we can find, there were only 4,024 of these manufactured. This is a steel of a deal on a virtually new car, come get it fast everything's done—just drive and enjoy!
Vehicle information above is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. All vehicles are offered subject to an inspection and an appraisal if desired. Financing is available through JJ Best Banc. Delivery arrangements are available.
Please call 503-855-4345 or 1-888-597-6719 for more information.
Street racing in 1979, Dieters 1970 Cougar
Dieter's 1970 Cougar Eliminator (former NHRA Super Stock car) with a modified Boss 351C motor, (very rare), street racing an all out 1969 Camaro drag car in 1979. Old school street racing where it all began and the way it was back then. NO juice in those days, and healthy small blocks were making about 425 HP.
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 http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com
Credit for intro music:
"Beach Bum" - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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 next year!
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Music during "Cruise To Silverton" portion:
"Corncob" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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1969 Mercury Cougar xr7 351w In Car Rebuild (sped up)
This video is a Red 1969 Mercury Cougar xr7 351w's Engine in car rebuild, one part at a time over a period of many hours.
The footage has been sped up for quick viewing.
While the video is only 6 minutes, the actually footage was much longer.
Music from the era also enhances the experience.
1969 Mercury Cougar Convertible
A striking convertible...complete with a mascot resting on the top of the rear seat!
Mercury used the real animal extensively in advertising at this time...so the connection is real! Beautiful upholstery! Who can say "no" to a beautiful red convertible?
1969 Mercury Cougar STK 1364
The first generation, third year production, 1969, brought several new additions to the Cougar lineup. A convertible model was now available in either standard and XR-7 trim. These highly anticipated soft tops proved quite popular and today are considered, by many, among the most desirable of the '67-'70 production run. On the exterior, the grille switched from vertical bars to horizontal bars. A new performance package appeared and several disappeared. The 290 hp (216 kW) 351 Windsor V8 was added to the engine lineup. It also featured a blacked-out grille, and a more performance-tuned suspension and handling package. It also came in a variety of vibrant colors like White, Bright Blue Metallic, Competition Orange, and Bright Yellow. Only two Cougars came with the Boss 429 V8, making them the rarest Cougars ever built. Both were factory drag cars built for "Fast Eddie" Schartman & "Dyno" Don Nicholson.
Given all that, it should be no surprise that the bright yellow paint on this car is spectacular. Panel gaps are excellent, there's 100% steel in the body. The saddle tan convertible top is virtually new. The heart of a car like this is the engine, and this first year available in the Cougar 351W 2v has proven time and time again to be an extremely durable source of power. producing 290 horses from the factory, it feeds power through the FMX automatic transmission and puts it down via a 9" ford with 3.00 gears. Power steering and power front disc brakes makes driving a breeze. I think Mercury was really hitting on all 8 cylinders in the late '60s in terms of interior design. While the engine's horsepower is relatively modest compared to some earlier muscle cars, there's no disputing the beauty of this car's interior. Those freshly restored saddle buckets are every bit as comfortable as they look. The dashboard features an engine-turned fascia that harkens back to the '30s when all the hottest cars featured this beautifully made finish on their instrument panels. This dash houses a pack of freshly restored gauges that make up a comprehensive package of information, along with the climate controls and AM/FM CD player radio. Overhead there's that new canopy, new carpets and mats are under your feet, and the door panels are excellent units that show Mercury's new luxury orientation for the 1969 Cougar. You know just by looking that all the little pieces are correct and freshly restored from the door handles to the steering wheel to the hide away headlights. If your definition of restoration means a highly accurate, beautifully presented, meticulously crafted car, well, here's your car.
This vehicle is located in our Charlotte, NC showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.
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.
1969 Super Bee
A 1969 Super Bee with a 440 Six pack..a very nice Car...ck it out!!
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: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/07041420.html
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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How to patch rust. - more secrets revealed!
Here it is one you have all been waiting for
this is a commercial repair, for a every day car
By no means a restoration job .although it is still a effective removal and patching of rust .
Videos are for reference and entertainment only: Even tho they are based on step by step guide - If you attempt a repair like the one seen in this video please use the proper safety equipment,