Cougar experiences...

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keith1562
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Cougar experiences...

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Post by keith1562 » 05 Dec 2015, 16:14

In 1972 my older brother took me along to look at a local used car lot. I was 10 years old at the time & instantly fell in love with a deep red 1967 Cougar, it was set-up with an automatic and a 390 !! Five years later I got my first car a '67 with an auto and a 2bbl. 289. The car had been hit hard in the driver quarter. The 289 like most ran strong for a non-hi-po engine, despite my best efforts, including my first paint job, the body never looked quite right. Now fast forward to 2001 I received a small settlement for a work related injury. I had always longed for another Cougar, I found one locally, it was a '69 with a freshly rebuilt 351W and an FMX auto. Mechanically it was excellent, interior was in good shape and the body had rust that had been repaired 10 years earlier and repainted. I had a lot of plans for that car and still do. I've upgraded to a factory cast 4bbl. intake and Holley 600 c.f.m. A bout with Cancer put other upgrades on hold, but a long term remission has me planning again. I do enjoy my Cougar as it is my daily driver. I also have a '72 Mach 1, 351cj, 4 speed and a clean body red & black. I get twice as many complements on the Cougar & I'm thinking of selling the Mustang.

This is my first post as a member,
Thanks to all
Keith S.

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Post by xr7g428 » 05 Dec 2015, 19:29

Welcome!

These cars are so much fun.... with occasional bouts of frustration! Cougars so get more attention than their more common step sister. Don't blame the Mustang, the Cougar is just that much better looking... LOL!
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 G68 » 06 Dec 2015, 18:03

First and foremost good luck with your health Keith. The "C" word is scary and we all hate hearing it.

As for the cars, the Mustang sounds nice, but it'll never be a COUGAR!

Welcome to the CCC!
"I feel more like I do now than I did yesterday"

1968 Cougar 289 4V
2018 F-150 XLT Sport 5.0L Coyote
2004 F-150 Lariat 4x4 5.4 L
2017 Mustang (Sally) 2.3L 310 HP EcoBoost

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1967 S Code
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Post by 1967 S Code » 06 Dec 2015, 20:13

Welcome to the Classic Cougar Community. As stated above the Cougar is much better than a Mustang. It looks better, drives smoother and turns many heads.
Steven
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Our Cougars

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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, XR7S Taillight Bars

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Post by G68 » 06 Dec 2015, 20:24

1967 S Code wrote:Welcome to the Classic Cougar Community. As stated above the Cougar is much better than a Mustang. It looks better, drives smoother and turns many heads.
Steven
Did Steven mention that there will be much head turning involved?
"I feel more like I do now than I did yesterday"

1968 Cougar 289 4V
2018 F-150 XLT Sport 5.0L Coyote
2004 F-150 Lariat 4x4 5.4 L
2017 Mustang (Sally) 2.3L 310 HP EcoBoost

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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 08 Dec 2015, 11:53

Welcome aboard! Can't wait to see more posts and updates in the future!
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!

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Post by 1967 S Code » 08 Dec 2015, 15:59

Keith I sent you a welcome letter with a lot of great information and resources.
Steven
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Our Cougars

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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, XR7S Taillight Bars

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Post by guitar74 » 16 Dec 2015, 10:56

Welcome. I get more compliments on my cat than my bud does with his 'stang. Put 'em side by side, and the Cougar just plain looks better, drives WAY better than the '68 'stang coupe my bud had in highschool. and although sometimes is a little frustrating from an electrical standpoint at times, is also rewarding when things get figured out with the help from the more experienced owners on this forum.

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