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.
new car to my vids !!
I just got this today a 1994 Mazda and i happend to have my 280z and the
626 there also
the car has 141 k and still runs ok
1997 3.8L V6 Thunderbird
just a little clip of my thunderbird with dual Exhaust, screamin demon ignition coil, bbk 25%
underdrive pulley system, resonator delete, air intake, hypertech computer
module, and runnning 5w-30 royal purple synthetic.
the car has 40,000 miles on it
please comment any more modifications that you would suggest. Thanks
***i have been getting a lot of questions on how i got that sick sound out
of my V6, so i am not made of money so i did not want to buy some fancy Exhaust system that wouldn't really open
up the Exhaust, so i took a jigsaw or
reciprical saw and cut off the one stock muffler, and had just a cut off
pipe right behind the left rear tire. this sounded a little crappy, so i
took it to a little mexican muffler shop in melrose park,IL. and told them
to put duals on with no mufflers. (straight pipes). i also bought a
resonator substitute pipe off rockauto.com.
so i have straight pipes from the cats back. and no i have never got pulled
over and i still pass emission tests (my way of stickin it to the man!)
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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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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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.
(SOLD) 1970 Mercury Cougar 428 CJ Eliminator
Car has been sold! See on eBay:
This Competition Green, 428 Cobra Jet, Ram-Air, rust-free beauty is offered
for sale on eBay with no reserve, and a starting price of $1. In this
video, Don gives a comprehensive and honest overview of the entire car,
inside and out. And of course there's a little bit of fun driving footage
in there as well...
Auction ends Oct. 12, 2014 at 11pm Pacific time. View & bid on eBay:
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.