1970 B2 Eliminator in MCR

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.
Post Reply
User avatar
70b302cat
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Posts: 362
Joined: 27 Oct 2011, 13:08

1970 B2 Eliminator in MCR

Post by 70b302cat » 15 Aug 2013, 13:25

The September 2013 edition of Muscle Car Review has a nice 4 page article on the Competition Yellow 1970 Boss 302 Super Drag Pak Eliminator that was for sale last year. It does get the numbers wrong though as it states that it is a 1 of 5.

I don't think Kurt ever joined this forum.
Dave

Eliminator Registrar eliminator@cougarclub.org
Mercury Cougar Eliminator Registry

CCOA # 7558
CCNE # 08

70 Convertible 351C 4V Close ratio
70 Cyclone Spoiler 429 SCJ 4 speed Drag Pak
70 Eliminator B302 4V Close ratio
70 Eliminator B302 4V Wide ratio Super Drag Pak Cat
70 Eliminator 428 SCJ 4 speed Drag Pak
85 Capri ASC McClaren 5.0 5 speed

CATHOUSE
Registered Member
Posts: 648
Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 08:24

Re: 1970 B2 Eliminator in MCR

Post by CATHOUSE » 01 Sep 2013, 19:39

They also confused the number with 4 speeds. They say that there were 469 B2 70 Eliminators made and that 323 had a 4 speed. In truth they all had a 4 speed, just some were wide ratio and some were close ratio. They call the car all original but make no mention of the aftermarket speakers in the doors. I also question the wheels on the car. There is no listing of a wheel option being chosen so shouldn't the car have the regular steel wheels with the dog dish centers and trim rings? And what is up with the woodgrain dash pieces? It looks a lot like the XR-7 style burled walnut in the photos. The passenger side looks to also be burled walnut but without the COUGAR XR-7 emblem instead just having the standard COUGAR emblem.

Randy Goodling
CCOA #95

User avatar
Mike_B_SVT
Registered Member
Posts: 2917
Joined: 27 Oct 2011, 00:36
Location: Hillsboro, OR

Re: 1970 B2 Eliminator in MCR

Post by Mike_B_SVT » 06 Sep 2013, 18:40

Here is a link to a photobucket page for Kurt's incredible Boss 302 Eliminator that was recently featured in Muscle Car Review; http://s307.photobucket.com/albums/nn28 ... 0dearborn/

*Edit: Technically the car isn't Kurt's anymore, but I guess the pics are still his.
Mike B.
CCOA # 9553

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!

User avatar
Al Bundy
Registered Member
Posts: 1859
Joined: 19 Oct 2011, 11:14
Location: Syracuse, NY

Re: 1970 B2 Eliminator in MCR

Post by Al Bundy » 08 Jul 2014, 07:30

Sort of a hijack, but this is an old thread. How many B302 Eliminators still have their original drivetrain? Just curious.
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

User avatar
BossElim69
Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Posts: 1981
Joined: 07 Mar 2011, 13:18
Location: Michigan

Re: 1970 B2 Eliminator in MCR

Post by BossElim69 » 08 Jul 2014, 09:23

Not very many. No way to track it, but if I had to guess maybe 25 - 40% Dave might be-able to put a better guess at it with some of the info from the registry. Three things going against a Boss Eliminator. 1. The Mustang crowd was more then willing back in the day to remove a Boss drivetrain from a Cougar to update a standard Mustang. 2. The Boss had piston fit/design issues from the factory and some of them broke piston skirts and destroyed the original block. Under warrenty Ford replaced them with D1 service blocks. Very common to see Boss 302 Mustangs & Eliminatosr with replacement block, and non original block. 3. Most people bought the Boss Eliminator to race and hot rod the crap out of it. In general, I would say it adds a little value to have the original block. But, on the flip side it really doesn't hurt the value to have a non original block due to the piston breakage problem.

From the Boss 302 registry.
"Where is the VIN stamped on the engine block? A: The number is visible on a flat area on the driver's side of the block just behind the intake. This flat area is about 2-1/4" long and 3/8" wide. I find it best to look between the hood and cowl at the base of the windshield when the hood is open. Take a cloth and reach around the open hood and wipe the grease away, use a flashlight and get in there. The number is right next to where the bellhousing bolts on. But it is hard to see especially if filled in with paint. Beware, the original stamping looks pretty poor, is not in line (done 1 letter/number at a time and only contains the "02 187691" without the "G")".
Brian Carpenter, President CATS classic Cougar club
67 Cougar road course racer
67 Cougar project car
67 Cougar GT
68 XR7-G trailer queen restoration.
68 Restomod
69 Boss 302 Eliminator
69 XR7 390 survivor
69 XR7 428CJ 4spd
70 Boss 302 Mustang
1993 Harley Davidson
2004 F250 diesel
2004 Jeep Overland 4.7L H.O.
78 Ford F 150 Ranger
08 Cobalt SS

Post Reply