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For two years the Eliminator roamed the streets looking for prey. Although you could get an engine available from Mercury in the Eliminator, the Cobra Jet 428 and Super Cobra Jet 428 were common under the hood. This was also the only Cougar to get the Boss 302. The Eliminator Registry is maintained by Dave Wyrwas.
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Post by Johnnykool6 » 02 Feb 2017, 14:08

Yep! Love my nastalgic Super Tricks! They were on my first Mustang all polished! And now I have a satin set on the Eliminator... I have a set of Centerlines, and a set of WeldStars, but like the SuperTricks for that nastalgic look!
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Post by cj750 » 12 Feb 2017, 22:50

Was it a rear spoiler delete car?
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1969 Cougar Eliminator 351 4V, yellow
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Post by Johnnykool6 » 13 Feb 2017, 14:33

Nope... It has the rear spoiler.
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Post by cj750 » 17 Feb 2017, 10:06

OK, I'm confused. Is the orange car in the above picture the same as the yellow car with vinyl roof in this picture?

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Post by Johnnykool6 » 18 Feb 2017, 15:19

Sorry for the confusion! Yes! Same car... Different color! And different brothers owning it!
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Post by cj750 » 19 Feb 2017, 09:46

Thanks for clearing that up. The reason I asked about being a spoiler delete car is that they were body color from the factory, so black usually indicates an over-the-counter version (or one swapped from a Mustang.) Any idea what the story is behind that?
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Post by Johnnykool6 » 20 Feb 2017, 07:41

Yup... My stupid (and I say that with love!) little brother, the second brother to own theEliminator, hated the yellow! And immediately started to paint the hood scoop and spoiler black. Still wasn't happy, and proceeded to paint it Comp Orange because he loved my buddy's orange 70 Mach1. Never taking my advice of keeping it close to stock, for returning it back to stock! Then he decided to tub out the rear end! Aarrrggghh! Tried to talk himout of it... Even offering up my all original '65 2+2 fastback Mustang, knowing more of those werearound for the hacking! But my IDIOT (still love'em!) brother proceeded to cut up the Eliminator... :( and change the motor / trans, shortened the rear,install rollbar, etc! Now it's finally mine... :?
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Post by dallas121469 » 20 Feb 2017, 09:56

Gotta love family but it does suck when someone doesn't keep a rare car in stock condition. I'm a fan of mild upgrades like wheels and tires, intake, carb, headers etc but beyond that I think these cars lose something when modified too much.
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Post by Johnnykool6 » 21 Feb 2017, 08:18

Agreed! Still love the car though! After all, this was the car I drove senior year, and every time I get in, (which was a lot easier a long time ago!), it brings back memories of my oldest brother, taken way too soon!!!
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Post by cj750 » 21 Feb 2017, 09:07

Thanks for clarifying. Sorry about your brother.
Lots of musclecars got the same treatment in the seventies and eighties. Looking back, it may not have been the wisest move from a long-term investment perspective, but it was undeniably popular. At least the car still exists, and wasn't hacked up to the point of being unstreetable, which was the fate of many.
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