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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1967 Mercury Cougar XR7
A 1967 Mercury Cougar XR7. 302 V8, C4, Aluminum Heads, Roller Rockers,
Roller Cam, 4V, AC, PS, PB. Restoration was completed in 2006. Originally
purchased in Ontario California. Purchased from Weber & Cooper
Lincoln/Mercury in late 1967. I purchased the car in 1988 and drove it for
a few years. Full restoration started in 1994. Now it isa weekend and
summer day recreational driver. This video was taken using a digital still
camera so the quality is not as good as I had hoped for.
Front Suspension & Chassis Upgrades - '68 Cougar / Mustang
In this video, we show some of the ways you can easily stiffen your car's
chassis and upgrade your front suspension. Using Andrew's '68 Cougar as a
guinea pig, we bolt on, and weld on, some simple parts that will make a big
difference in reducing the torsional flex that these front ends are prone
to, as well as improving the integrity of the shock towers.
Most of the parts mentioned in this video can be found here:
Springs we used:
Rear seat divider panel (67-68 Cougar):
See also: 69-70 Cougar panel:
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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.
Bonneville SSEi vs '67 Cougar
My brother, dad and I were all heading to a local cruise in and by chance
my dad and I lined up at the light. Dad never looked over at me so I wasn't
sure, but usually he messes around for fun. My brother has the camera
driving the '93 Bonneville SSE behind me. So the light turns green and I
launched. I got to around 60-70mph and let off because I thought dad didn't
get on it. Of course as soon as I let off I realized he was a'comin'
quickly. But by then it would have only created problems had I got back on
it since the road narrows to one lane and we would have got there at the
same time, so I had to let him go. Turns out he was just fooling with me,
letting me get out and then reeling me back in, however had I stayed on it,
I would have still been ahead. So obviously in his eyes he won, I think I
had him for where we were, but the Cougar is without a doubt much quicker,
not denying that.
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:
I DO NOT TAKE ANY CREDIT FOR THE AUDIO IN THIS VIDEO! THE SONG IS CALLED
SAIL BY AWOLNATION.
Current Mod List:
-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
-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
-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
-Custom Code 12 White with Omni Blue Pearl full paint job
-Velox VX-8 17" Rims
-Continental ProContact Tires
-20% Tinted Rear Windows
-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
-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