Boss 429 Cougar

On what day in 1966 did the secret Cougar marketing program begin? April 1st, April Fools day. On what day in 1968 did the Cobra Jet 428 become available in the Cougar April 1st April Fools day. Is there a message in there somewhere? This is the place to find out.
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Boss 429 Cougar

Post by vacuumleak » 03 May 2016, 16:54

Once upon a time someone built a one of a kind Boss 429 Cougar. Does anyone know what color it was? Also does it still exist? Was it a 69, a 70 or something else? Any info or pics of this car would be appreciated.

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Re: Boss 429 Cougar

Post by CougarCJ » 03 May 2016, 18:13

Once upon a time, Ford contracted with Kar Kraft, to build 2 1969 Boss 429 Cougars.

Specially built for 'Dyno' Don Nicholson and 'Fast' Eddie Schartman.
From memory Ford painted them White, they were raced with different colors. The Nicholson car has been resurrected, the Schartman car has been recreated as it was raced in 1970, with 1970 sheet metal.
Google will come up with pictures and articles for both cars.
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Post by xr7g428 » 03 May 2016, 18:30

Actually there were three. If you want the complete story, subscribe to Legendary Cougar Magazine. I spent almost 200 hours doing research.
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Re: Boss 429 Cougar

Post by Mike_B_SVT » 04 May 2016, 13:04

If you have a few hours to kill, you can read through this extensive discussion and various posts and links on the Boss forum.

http://www.boss302.com/smf/index.php?topic=4523.0

Another good read here: https://books.google.com/books?id=ekZlX ... nd&f=false
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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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Re: Boss 429 Cougar

Post by vacuumleak » 04 May 2016, 19:10

Thanks guys, I found a 1970 cougar that's primer gray and that's how I got to thinking about paint jobs. I will surf the links to learn more.

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Re: Boss 429 Cougar

Post by 1967 S Code » 05 May 2016, 06:08

vacuumleak wrote:Thanks guys, I found a 1970 cougar that's primer gray and that's how I got to thinking about paint jobs. I will surf the links to learn more.
The 1970 that you found is a Boss 429 Cougar? Or are you just looking to do the paint scheme like any of the Boss 429 Cougars?
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6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
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1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance

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Re: Boss 429 Cougar

Post by propayne » 05 May 2016, 13:32

Mike Derose did a killer Schartman B9 Cougar tribute, with paynes-taking :shock: decal recreation by me :whistle:

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Re: Boss 429 Cougar

Post by vacuumleak » 06 May 2016, 15:40

I found a 390 cougar on Las Vegas craigslist and a 351 cougar on Bakersfield CL. I was curious about building one, I imagine the hardest part would be finding and paying for a boss 429 motor. A healthy 460 would be more practical for me. A healthy FE block would be even more practical. I'm not a purist but I am a Mercury guy. The best car I've ever owned was a 1968 XR-7 302/C4 2bbl daily driver.
Thanks for the feedback and and the pics. I'm going to do some homework on the 69's and 70's

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Re: Boss 429 Cougar

Post by 1967 S Code » 06 May 2016, 16:15

vacuumleak wrote:I found a 390 cougar on Las Vegas craigslist and a 351 cougar on Bakersfield CL. I was curious about building one, I imagine the hardest part would be finding and paying for a boss 429 motor. A healthy 460 would be more practical for me. A healthy FE block would be even more practical. I'm not a purist but I am a Mercury guy. The best car I've ever owned was a 1968 XR-7 302/C4 2bbl daily driver.
Thanks for the feedback and and the pics. I'm going to do some homework on the 69's and 70's
Finding a Boss 9 isn't that hard, paying for it might be a different story.
http://www.jonkaaseracingengines.com/ht ... gines.html
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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance

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Re: Boss 429 Cougar

Post by vacuumleak » 06 May 2016, 16:52

Great link s code, great link Mike B.
The Kaase motors are awesome.
I did kill about an hour on that thread, lots of info. Sounds like maybe they modified the shock towers at Kar-Kraft and completed the cars in Long Beach. It also sounds like someone in Long Beach did their own mods and snuck in a third car?
I don't know the facts but I know I want to score a 69 or a 70 XR7.

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