0f91q509919 Competition Yellow/Black Interior

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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0f91q509919 Competition Yellow/Black Interior

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Post by Chuck » 30 Apr 2019, 23:12

Was California license 567 CBM. I am the both the original owner and now the 4th owner; back in my possession after a 48 year hiatus.

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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 30 Apr 2019, 23:27

That's awesome, Chuck :-)

Can't wait to see more pics and follow along! Congrats!
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Post by badcatt » 01 May 2019, 00:28

That's great Chuck. Congratulations.
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Post by BossElim69 » 01 May 2019, 10:42

congrats on your re-purchase.
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Post by ccarney69 » 01 May 2019, 10:45

Good job bringing the car back home.
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Post by Chuck » 01 May 2019, 16:37

I'm doing some detective work right now on what may have happened to this car over the 48 years it has been away from me. The hood has been blown up at one time as there is a crease across the hood in front of the hood scoop. The trunk lid shows some red paint under the yellow so it has probably been replaced and it seems that the back end may have been damaged in an accident years ago prompting the repaint.

It started right up after what I believe to be a 25 year dormancy. OK, changed oil and filter, primed oil system with external motor through distributor, Marvel Mystery oil in each cylinder for several days before manually turning the engine over to insure nothing frozen, new starter motor and solenoid, new battery, new carburetor (wrong one but new), oh, and a new fuel pump. Ran the fuel line from a can of gas to the fuel pump, primed it and fired it up. Runs smooth, 72 pounds oil pressure, 18 inches of vacuum, no smoke, no blow-by, just a nice gentle rumble.

So it is drivable (licensed, registered and insured) since I found 4 decent tires to mount on it except for the brakes. I have all new brake gear for the rear (wheel cylinders, shoes, springs, keepers) and new pads for the front discs. Also a new master cylinder. Going to trust the power booster for now. While I have it up in the air I spun the back wheels and there is no posi. Either the Traction-Lok is completely shot or this is a different rear-end. When I owned the car, I was told that it had a Detroit Locker and 31-spline axles. I pulled the axles and they are 28 spline. Next I'll drop the pumpkin and check it out. There is no snubber on the 3rd member so this may not be the original axle.

The plastic mud flaps I mounted on each wheel well are still there after all of these years! The lights work, the radio works, the rear turns are not sequential but they all light as well as fronts and front marker lights. The seats need new foam in them but the upholstery is almost flawless; back seat never sat in it seems. I plan on adding an isolation panel behind the back seat and the trunk (aluminum sheet) just for safety purposes in the future.

Needs power steering added to it as it never had it when I owned it and still not there although the two rivnuts in the frame for holding the PS idler ARE present (dealer must have removed it before I bought it as a "demonstrator" with 2400 miles on the clock, 1/4 mile at a time).

More details as they unfold.

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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 02 May 2019, 13:23

Awesome! You'll be driving it again before you know it!
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1 of 70 with 428SCJ, Ram Air, 4-speed.
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Post by Chuck » 09 Jun 2019, 17:53

Took some progress pics today...
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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 10 Jun 2019, 10:17

Awesome!
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1970 Cougar Eliminator (Competition Gold / Black Decor Interior)
1 of 70 with 428SCJ, Ram Air, 4-speed.
Cat Bites Man!

Looking for an Eliminator? Then be sure to check out the "Eliminators on the Market" thread in the Classic Cougars For Sale section of the forum!

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