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by Royce
24 Jan 2016, 12:07
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: new member
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: new member

David, We have a great Cougar Club in the DFW area. If you have any specific questions, or if you want a second opinion before buying the car, there is probably someone nearby who would be willing to go look at it with you. Here's a link to the club's Facebook pages, where you can reach other '69 ow...
by Royce
24 Jan 2016, 08:56
Forum: Classic Cougar Paint and Body
Topic: Ford blue on motors
Replies: 12
Views: 797

Re: Ford blue on motors

Actually the other way around. Ford used a light blue on the 1963 - 65 260 engine valve covers and air cleaners. Krylon and other companies sell it as "Old Ford Blue". In 1966 Ford standardized the blue color used at the factory on all Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, and Ford truck engines. This color is kn...
by Royce
23 Jan 2016, 09:22
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: XR7-G in SAAC magazine
Replies: 45
Views: 1042

Re: XR7-G in SAAC magazine

There was a Cougar fitted by Bill Stroppe with the Gurney Weslake modified 302 engine. It was flogged by Gurney and a few magazine writers at a Southern California drag strip in late 1967. It was not an XR7-G prototype. It was not an XR7-G. Perhaps this is the car that Coleman is reminiscing about. ...
by Royce
22 Jan 2016, 18:46
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: XR7-G in SAAC magazine
Replies: 45
Views: 1042

Re: XR7-G in SAAC magazine

Shelby Automotive had exactly the same amount of interaction with the Shelby GT500 and the Shelby GT350 in 1967 - 70 as it had with the Cougar XR7-G. In a nutshell, Ford sent the cars to AO Smith, Shelby and Gurney got checks, and the cars -after completion by AO Smith - went to either Ford or Mercu...
by Royce
22 Jan 2016, 18:41
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: XR7-G in SAAC magazine
Replies: 45
Views: 1042

Re: XR7-G in SAAC magazine

The G prototype had a 390-4V "S" code engine. Your information is faulty.
Yorgle wrote:Fascinating info, guys. Is is beyond all hope that the G prototype with the Gurney Weslake 302 might still be out there somewhere?
by Royce
17 Jan 2016, 10:18
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 1968 XR7 value
Replies: 53
Views: 3268

Re: 1968 XR7 value

I have never seen or heard of smog system on a 302-2V Scott. Are you sure about that?
by Royce
16 Jan 2016, 11:54
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 7F93S572767 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: 7F93S572767 ?

Wow! That is about the most options that you could get in 1967 on a Cougar. The only thing he missed was the Golde electric sunroof!
by Royce
07 Jan 2016, 10:58
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: RESTORATION REGRETS?
Replies: 33
Views: 2125

Re: RESTORATION REGRETS?

Do as much as you can yourself. Nothing is more expensive than labor. There is no cost less than zero. Anything that you do in your spare time is going to be better than paying someone else. You may not think hat you can do certain things, but if you try, you might find out that you are capable of a...
by Royce
06 Jan 2016, 09:02
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Cougar in Hot Rod Magazine
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: Cougar in Hot Rod Magazine

Unfortunately that is not the important thing in any business. Freiburger was successful because he understands what sells magazines. The fact is there are more Camaro owners than Cougar owners who buy magazines. Freiburger works like I do in a for - profit world. He is judged by his bosses on how m...
by Royce
05 Jan 2016, 12:38
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Cougar in Hot Rod Magazine
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: Cougar in Hot Rod Magazine

His dad is Jack Miller. They always run FE's. Jack participated in Drag week a few years ago with a Cougar / FE, not sure if it was the same one. Jay Brown has consistently won Hot Rod Drag Week events with FE powered vehicles. This year he drove a '69 Shelby GT500. He was overall winner of Drag Wee...