New 1968 - 1970 Cougar Dual Exhaust Hangers

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Re: New 1968 - 1970 Cougar Dual Exhaust Hangers

Post by R.B.Phillips » 28 Oct 2016, 09:54

This is wonderful stuff. On my '68, which had original 3-18-68 dated muffler on the driver side, I had the wider Mustang hanger, which matched the muffler 's tabs. The passenger side had what must be the Cougar width. "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio," or one of those other things we learned in high school.

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Re: New 1968 - 1970 Cougar Dual Exhaust Hangers

Post by Don Rush » 28 Oct 2016, 11:20

They recycled old tires to get the rubber, random cuts out of side walls, so considering much of the supply they were recycling would be about 10 years old of course one in 20 might be white wall. If you got in touch with Coker I bet you could in time end up with some bum tires to cut up. Just finding one set of four take offs would make quite a few strips, rarely have I seen more than two on a car that were made from a wide white. Those look spot on , Dave at precision exhaust and others have "planned on" making correct hangers for the Cougar but it has never been done to my knowledge.

http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/hang ... attribs=76

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Re: New 1968 - 1970 Cougar Dual Exhaust Hangers

Post by Scott Fuller » 28 Oct 2016, 11:24

Original Cougar hangers had hole spacing as shown. Mustangs were 5.25-inch on both driver and passenger side.

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Re: New 1968 - 1970 Cougar Dual Exhaust Hangers

Post by R.B.Phillips » 28 Oct 2016, 13:17

I had them flipped in my story, yes, wider one is on passenger side....

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Re: New 1968 - 1970 Cougar Dual Exhaust Hangers

Post by 1969XR7Vert » 28 Oct 2016, 13:23

Don Rush wrote:They recycled old tires to get the rubber, random cuts out of side walls, so considering much of the supply they were recycling would be about 10 years old of course one in 20 might be white wall. If you got in touch with Coker I bet you could in time end up with some bum tires to cut up. Just finding one set of four take offs would make quite a few strips, rarely have I seen more than two on a car that were made from a wide white. Those look spot on , Dave at precision exhaust and others have "planned on" making correct hangers for the Cougar but it has never been done to my knowledge.

http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/hang ... attribs=76
Don,

If you have occasion to speak with Kurt at KTL, ask him. I know Tom sent some place NOS ones to make repro's from, maybe that never happened but I *believe* I bought correct ones from MU (and Tom was surprised when I told him about it).

I'll have to make a quick measurement of the dimensions Scott provided, that should help clear this notion of mine up.
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Re: New 1968 - 1970 Cougar Dual Exhaust Hangers

Post by Scott Fuller » 28 Oct 2016, 13:47

Just to be clear, I don't have the hangers in question.

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Re: New 1968 - 1970 Cougar Dual Exhaust Hangers

Post by MrEos » 28 Oct 2016, 18:04

Nice work, Scott.

Bob: I don't think anyone made "correct" reproductions. I remember spending time looking for OEMs (ca 2007) and would have bought repros if they were "good enough." I was frequently visiting MU.com during that time (and WCCC, M+, Mansfield, et al.). I don't recall having the option. Are they different for CJ's?

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Re: New 1968 - 1970 Cougar Dual Exhaust Hangers

Post by Scott Fuller » 28 Oct 2016, 19:27

[quote="MrEos"]Nice work, Scott.quote]

Thanks

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Re: New 1968 - 1970 Cougar Dual Exhaust Hangers

Post by 1969XR7Vert » 29 Oct 2016, 09:14

Hi Rob,

Yes, you are correct, I just measured mine, they are 5.25" spacing between the bolts, so mustang.

Scott,

Are the top metal bracket pieces the same between mustang and cougar?

Thanks for another correct cougar part!

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Re: New 1968 - 1970 Cougar Dual Exhaust Hangers

Post by Scott Fuller » 29 Oct 2016, 10:32

Robert,

No, the top piece is not the same as Mustang. Here is a comparison between the Cougar hangers and the Mustang hangers.

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