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Spud's 1968 Cougar Restoration: 427 Engine

Spud gives us a first look at the Ford 427 engine that will be going in his Cougar.


 


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A Day In The Life At WCCC
This is an informal video we shot to give you an idea of what it's like at West Coast Classic Cougar on a daily basis. Meet the employees, walk around the facility and get to know us. We're a random assortment of colorful human beings who exist only to provide you with Cougar parts and knowledge.





Cougar Buying Guide Ep.1 - 1970 XR-7 Convertible 428 CJ
Having recently bought a 1970 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible with a 428 Cobra Jet, Don started going over the car with a fine-toothed comb and discovered a few things he didn't notice when he first inspected the car with the seller. This was the inspiration for this video, in which we spend some time looking at some of the details, like a forensics team, to find out some important details about this car (both good and bad). This time, we don't spend any time looking at matching numbers and date codes and engine "correctness" (sharp-eyed viewers will notice the incorrect oil pan... the engine block in this car turned out to be a 390 that was bored out and had the Cobra Jet heads and manifolds bolted on). Our main focus here is to evaluate structural integrity and bodywork. When it comes to expensive and involved repairs, it doesn't get much worse than bodywork, so you want to make sure the car you're looking at is as straight and rust-free as possible. We hope this video proves helpful! Keep these hints in mind the next time you go to look at a classic car, Cougar convertible or otherwise. Some of the info here is specific to Cougars, but much of it applies to other classic cars as well. Looking for Cougar parts? We have everything 1967-1973. Visit http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com Also, like us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





Installing Front Suspension from Laurel Mountain Mustang 1969 Ford Mustang Restoration Part 41
https://www.youtube.com/user/MustangConnection1 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc2o6ggB0wP2G5fKbBxWFqtpCFa8ZuDW3 Featured in the video,are the new front suspension, and coil springs from https://www.laurelmountainMustang.com The front Suspension kit and coil springs for the 1969 Mustang from Laurel Mountain Mustang are installed. This is a step by step on the process of putting the front suspension back on the car. Still hustling to get it ready for the 50th Anniversary Mustang celebration! Toll Free: 1-888-925-7669 sales@laurelmountainMustang.com Coil springs 8333 http://www.laurelmountainMustang.com/products/69-70-1-drop-per formance-springs Suspension Kit MSK6873-SUSL http://www.laurelmountainMustang.com/products/Mustang-1968-1973-master-front-suspen sion-kit-w-slash-show-upper-and-lower-control-arms About Laurel Mountain Mustang from their website in owner Kevin Mills own words, a true Mustanger! " Laurel Mountain Mustang opened in 1989, but began with the love of the Mustang when I bought my 1967, 289 Clearwater Aqua Coupe with a black vinyl top. I restored this car, then bought another, and another, and another, and it snowballed into a full-time business. We know the Mustangs inside and out and we wish to help you with your Mustang needs -- from engine, fuel system, Exhaust systems, heating, cooling, drivetrain, body, suspension, wheels, brakes, convertible items, books, stripes, decals, etc." Check out all of these restored to better than new parts for the 69 project! Making it to the Mustang 50th anniversary, let's go! Follow along on as this 1969 Ford Mustang M code ( 351 4 barrel) car goes though a cosmetic and mechanical restoration. This California, DSO 71 ( Los Angeles) black plate 1969 Coupe is loaded with options as verified by the Marti Report Originally sold at Fred Hauter Ford in Montrose CA( now closed) this car has remained in Southern California it's whole life. It was built in June of 1969 as is only 1 of 7 M code, Deluxe interior coupes. It came with the following options: 351 Windsor 4 barrel, FMX auto trans, Electric Clock, Wide Oval belted tires, Power front disc brakes, Power Steering, Air conditioning, AM\FM stereo, Interior Decor Group( think Mach 1 and Grande but with a bench seat),Tinted Glass, Argent Styled steel wheels( same as the GT and Mach for 69). The car is an unusual coupe and worthy of some attention. The plan is to return the car to it's original Royal Maroon Paint-3059-A. Follow along for an in-dept series on the preservation and restoration of this cool 69.





1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 "Eliminator" Restoration Start to Finish Throwback and AGA'VIE
https://www.youtube.com/user/MustangConnection1 AGA'VIE VIDEO RESPONSE GIVEAWAY STARTS TODAY AND ENDS ONE SEPT 12, 2014. Share an old CAR story with us and post the link below. 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 Eliminator Restoration Start to Finish this is the second throwback Thursday. Left for dead in a repair shop for 12 years finds new life, take a look at this blast from the Mustang Connection past. Barrett Jackson 2010 Oragne County Fantasy Bid Car 1969 Mercury Cougar Fully restored Part 1. 1969 Mercury XR7 updated with Eliminator package. The car was delivered new in Southern California with the following options, XR7 package, 351W, high back bucket seats, console, power steering, power disc brakes, air conditioning, tinted glass, FMX automatic transmission and 9" rear end. The car has just undergone an extensive 2 restoration. The car retains all of its original sheet metal and has been refinished with a base coat clear coat Ford black with custom red Eliminator stripes. To complete the cosmetic Eliminator look, the car has front and rear spoilers, blacked out front and rear grill, an original Eliminator hood scoop and correct style hood pins. All chrome, trim and weatherstripping redone. The entire original drivetrain was pulled during the exterior restoration. The 351W now sports some mild modifications, the FMX has a shift kit and the 9" differential is now a 3.50 trac lok. Fully detailed engine bay. The following were all removed for complete rebuild, refurbishment or replacement. Complete air conditioning, heat, cooling, braking system, electrical and vacuum system, gas tank, all soft and hard lines. All chrome and moldings, front windshield were all redone. Interior removed during paint, new headliner, carpet and seat covers. All parts repainted or re-dyed or replaced as needed. Full Alpine sound system installed to look as factory as possible. The suspension was completely rebuilt. The car sits in a lowered stance that makes the car handle and ride very well. Custom fitted Raceline 17" wheels. To retain a factory style look, the center caps were custom machined to fit magnum 500 Cougar center caps in red to match the red Eliminator stripes.





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