The National Database Project

This registry includes EVERY classic Cougar. Whether you Cougar is a coucours restoration, a rusty hulk or even just a door or data tag, reporting it here adds to what we know about what became of each and every Cougar. This Registry is Maintained by Phil Parcels.
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The National Database Project

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Post by xr7g428 » 22 Oct 2011, 13:49

The Database Project is the Mother Lode of Cougar history. The following article from the Cougar Club of America website explains in detail just what the registry is and what the objectives are. The purpose of this site is to provide users with a place to share your finds with Phil.

Links to the Registry Information pages: http://www.cougarclub.org/registry.htm

Link to the VIN decoder page: http://cougarclub.org/vindecoder-introduction.aspx

The Cougar Club of America (CCOA) is attempting to register any and all possible 1967-2002 Cougars, living or dead, into a Cougar database. This database includes all Cougars...from concourse restorations to project cars and those in junkyards and even those that have been parted out. THIS IS NOT A SHOWCAR REGISTRY! We hope to use the information to help restorers, identify production trends and learn other helpful details about Cougar history.
We maintain 2 seperate databases, based on the VIN style. The first is for 1967-1980 Cougars because of the 11-character VIN. The second database is for the 1981-2002 Cougars, due to the 17-character VIN.
The purpose of the database is as follows:
1) It will enable us to answer questions regarding the rarity of our cars, the option mix, colors etc. The possibilities here are endless as to how the data can be sorted, sliced and diced. It is limited only by our imaginations.
2) It will document how many of these cars are still in existence. For example, in 1967, there were 165,000 cars built. The database has records on 1,136 1967's, of which 343 are in junkyards or parted out, leaving 793 which is less than 1% survival rate! That makes any 1967 Cougar a rare car!
3) The Database can serve as a source of information when you are trying to research the history of your Cougar. You may be able to find out some previous owner's info, modifications reported, or condition. Similarly, if you are buying a car, you could check to see if it was previously registered, history, or if it was ever been reported stolen.
4) If your car is ever stolen and it has been documented in the database, and it turns up for sale somewhere else, there is a chance you could get it back. Or if in the worst case, it is parted out, and a part with a VIN # (such as a shock tower) is seen at a swap meet for sale, that could be a clue as to what happened to the car, and ultimately who did it.
5) The database can put owners of similar vehicles or similar localities in touch with each other--such as the small group of Sunroof Eliminator owners, or the small group of early production cars (date code 04G), or the owners of Calypso Coral paint, or Pink paint cars, or 3-speed cars, etc.
For this project to be a success, we need as much data as possible. It can be data from your pride and joy, or from your parts car out back under the tarp, or from that old owner's manual in your desk drawer. NOTE: This information will be used for statistical purposes only. Ownership information will be held in strict confidence. You can register anonymously if you are concerned about privacy.
To register, we need the car's VIN, the door plate codes if the plate is still present, the original interior and exterior color, transmission type and engine type, and the options on the car.
Please use our On-Line Registration Form.
Also, you can e-mail the data to: registry@cougarclub.org
If all else fails, you can send your data to me via snail-mail at:
Phil Parcells
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Lima, NY 14485
Bill Basore, Editor / Publisher
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'67 XR7 GT 390 4 speed, AC, AM FM, Lime Frost Green
'68 XR7-G 428CJ C6, Tilt-Away, AM, Black Cherry
'68 XR7-G 390 4 speed, Sunroof, Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 GT-E 427 C6 AM Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 resto mod 351W, soon to be AOD, Black Cherry

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Re: The National Database Project

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Post by ahunt191 » 27 Oct 2011, 13:47

Do these two forms load different databases?

http://cougarclub.org/vindecoder-introduction.aspx

http://www.cougarclub.org/register.htm

EDIT: Adam, I changed these links to the new ones now in use by the CCOA. Some folks were using the old ones and hitting a dead end. (Bill B)
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Post by xr7g428 » 27 Oct 2011, 14:03

Ultimately they feed the same data base. The VIN decoder only sends data to the data bases when you opt in. at least that is how I understand it.
Bill Basore, Editor / Publisher
Legendary Cougar Magazine
Currently in the Cat House
'67 XR7 GT 390 4 speed, AC, AM FM, Lime Frost Green
'68 XR7-G 428CJ C6, Tilt-Away, AM, Black Cherry
'68 XR7-G 390 4 speed, Sunroof, Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 GT-E 427 C6 AM Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 resto mod 351W, soon to be AOD, Black Cherry

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Post by letsroll » 04 Jan 2012, 22:34

Is this a searchable database?
"The only substitute for cubic inches is cubic bucks!" - me
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Post by xr7g428 » 05 Jan 2012, 10:10

The short answer is not publicly. IF you have a question post it here and either Jim Pinkerton or Phil Parcells will try to answer it. Many of the entries were submitted with the expectation of privacy.
Bill Basore, Editor / Publisher
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Currently in the Cat House
'67 XR7 GT 390 4 speed, AC, AM FM, Lime Frost Green
'68 XR7-G 428CJ C6, Tilt-Away, AM, Black Cherry
'68 XR7-G 390 4 speed, Sunroof, Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 GT-E 427 C6 AM Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 resto mod 351W, soon to be AOD, Black Cherry

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Post by mercuryman » 25 May 2012, 14:07

I just want to register my Eliminator 70 428 cj 4 speed ; serial 0F91Q509780 door tag 65A Z AA A 6 32 .

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Post by CougarCJ » 25 May 2012, 16:08

I was recently recognized for my contributions to the Classic Cougar National Database. I have been given Honorary Lifetime membership to the CCOA.
Scott Behncke 1968 XR7
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Post by 70b302cat » 25 May 2012, 16:35

mercuryman wrote:I just want to register my Eliminator 70 428 cj 4 speed ; serial 0F91Q509780 door tag 65A Z AA A 6 32 .

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Sylvain,

Your Eliminator is already in the National database and the Eliminator registry. Are you going to bring it to Carlisle next week?
Dave

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70 Convertible 351C 4V Close ratio
70 Cyclone Spoiler 429 SCJ 4 speed Drag Pak
70 Eliminator B302 4V Close ratio
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70 Eliminator 428 SCJ 4 speed Drag Pak
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Post by leonbray » 28 May 2012, 22:24

CougarCJ wrote:I was recently recognized for my contributions to the Classic Cougar National Database. I have been given Honorary Lifetime membership to the CCOA.

Nice one Scott

BTW - Do you still have all those old door tags
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Post by CougarCJ » 28 May 2012, 22:51

leonbray wrote:
CougarCJ wrote:I was recently recognized for my contributions to the Classic Cougar National Database. I have been given Honorary Lifetime membership to the CCOA.

Nice one Scott

BTW - Do you still have all those old door tags
Yes, lots and lots, of Cougar door and buck tags.
Scott Behncke 1968 XR7
Carcheologist - West Coast Classic Cougar


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