RideTech Suspension Swap Challenge
After winning the RideTech online contest, Dustin Bernacki shows up at the
2011 Holley LS Fest with his crew ready for business. Check out how they
transform his '68 Chevelle in to a corner carving machine.
How To Take 16 Seconds Off Your Chevelle
The gang that won the Engine Swap Challenge at the Holley LS Fest mentioned
the next upgrade was a RideTech suspension - so Bret was there with the
challenge... do it in the parking lot and it is yours!
'67 Mercury Cougar Disassembly [S4 Ep.6-2]
So you've got a new project and you are dying to dig into it huh?... Well,
before you touch it, there are some tips and trick you ought to know before
you blow it all apart and end up getting lost in a project you can't ever
finish. Today on GEARZ, Stacey shows you those tips and tricks as he rolls
in a Classic '67 Mercury Cougar and starts methodically taking it apart to
prepare it for some wild modifications down the road. If you are
considering a project, or are already deep into one, you have got to see
this show. Then we take an in depth look at the world of die cast models,
as we put the spotlight on GMP and check out their incredible models. So
whether you are into toy cars, miniature cars, or the real thing, this
episode of GEARZ has something for everybody!
Cougar Buying Guide Ep.2 - 1967 XR-7 289
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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1967 Mercury Cougar XR7
My 67 cougar project car. It has a 5.0, C4, and soon to have an 8.8 rear.
Engine bay needs to be tidied but I need to hook up heater core first.
How to adjust ride height & corner balance your car - KW Suspension DDC - Technik
Setting your ride height is just the start when you switch to coilovers.
The real beauty of using KW DDC coilovers for us was in being able to lower
the car and maintain the OEM corner balance. KW and other coilovers also
let you improve the corner balance or weight distribution of your car if
your car doesn't already have a good set up from the factory.
Technik and GTChannel show you how to set up the KW Suspension DDC using
our project BMW E92 M3. We changed our wheels and tires to a square set up
and in doing so raised the front ride height. This changed the handling
characteristics. By putting on the DDC coilovers we were able to adjust the
ride height and more importantly regain the stock corner weights despite
the taller front tires.
Robert Choo lends us his expertise and garage to do the adjustments.
Visit our friends at KW Suspension.
V8 Interceptor Rear Suspension [S4 Ep.13-1]
Today on GEARZ, Stacey rolls the V8 Interceptor/ Cougar back into the shop
and begins upgrading the rear end and rear suspension to handle all the
massive power that has been stuffed under the hood. The parts are flyin' as
in goes a custom 3-link torque arm suspension, a 9" Ford rear end, and a
tubular sub-frame to prevent the car from flexing. If you have a classic Mustang or Cougar, you're
gonna want to see this! Then Stacey shows you where to get parts for your
Mustang or Cougar project
by paying a visit to a special salvage yard that specializes only in... you
guessed it... Classic Cougars! If you've ever wondered where to get those
special parts... now you know. After that we take a trip to Michigan Tech
to check out their amazing testing facilities and put some actual products
to the test. It's all here... and it's all GEARZ!
Plastic Chrome Restoration for Classic Cougars
Using Cougar dash bezels as an example, Don discusses different methods of
"re-plating" the simulated chrome on plastic parts. With costly and
fragile vacuum plating and electroplating being the only viable options in
the past, we are proud to introduce a revolutionary new paint process that
is much more durable, costs less than older methods, and looks fantastic.
We are offering restoration services for these dash pieces, as discussed in
this video, and soon hope to offer the same service for other plastic
"chrome" parts, such as door panel trim and more.
Please visit http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com for more info!
Mustang Front Suspension Installation Forgotten Fastback 1965
In this installation video, Bill demonstrates how to upgrade a front
suspension in CJ's 1965 Forgotten Fastback project car. Before the upgrade,
the Forgotten Fastback's suspension was beyond poor, with two 4x4s for
springs and several loose parts.
In order to make the Fastback a Mustang with modern updates, we've
decided to install a stock-style suspension with a few performance
upgrades, which will provide a better handling experience. For springs,
upper and lower control arms, and a strut rod kit, we've chosen top-quality
products from Scott Drake.
Mustang Scott Drake Coil
These springs allow your Classic Mustang to take advantage of the
latest suspension technology and perform more like a modern sports car.
They provide a fairly stock smooth ride during normal driving, but as the
springs compress under load (primarily during braking and cornering) they
progressively become firmer to offer the handling characteristics similar
to our 600 pound performance springs.
Mustang Scott Drake Lower
Control Arm Assembly 1965-1966:
These lower control arms are the finest available and feature the original
riveted design for a more authentic look. They are painted black and
natural steel gray and come with a ball joint, grease seal, a washer and
nut and a cotter key.
Mustang Scott Drake Upper
Control Arm Assembly 1965-1966:
These upper control arms are the finest reproductions available and are not
rebuilt, but rather all new. They're painted black and natural steel gray,
come ready to install, and include the bushings, ball joint, but with
cotter key and washers with locking nuts.