0F91G512239 Unrestored Comp Blue/Black

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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Re: 0F91G512239 Unrestored Comp Blue/Black

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Awesome video!

Carlisle All-Ford Nationals posted a pic of Dave and his E-cat on Facebook

"Our favorite Ford product pick at MCACN went to this survivor 1970 Mercury Cougar Eliminator"

https://www.facebook.com/FordNationals/ ... =3&theater
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Re: 0F91G512239 Unrestored Comp Blue/Black

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Dave - thanks for sharing! Very cool original Eliminator. I didn't know that you could get the front bumper guards (with the appearance protection package) on the Eliminator, so I learned something new.
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Re: 0F91G512239 Unrestored Comp Blue/Black

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Dave's Eliminator shown in this Boss Bronco video (about 16 seconds in)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOT4AtIPJho
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Re: 0F91G512239 Unrestored Comp Blue/Black

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We should probably add a link to the recent Muscle Car Review article as well!

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/rare-197 ... existence/
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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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Re: 0F91G512239 Unrestored Comp Blue/Black

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But wait there's more! We shot this video last summer and I finally finished editing it. Brace yourselves, it's 1 hour 40 minutes long!

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-1968 Mercury Cougar: original family, Polar White, 289-2V, auto, AC / "Snowball" view project thread
-1973 Opel Manta: 1.9L, 5-speed (restored)
-1991 Mazda Miata: fun driver
-1992 Volvo 240 wagon: classy hauling machine
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Re: 0F91G512239 Unrestored Comp Blue/Black

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I spent today preparing for the BOSS Reunion this labor day weekend. Most of that entailed finally working on taking off the 50 years of accumulated dirt and grime in the wheel wells and undercarriage.
Here is the driver's rear inner quarter showing a paint daub on the rear sway bar and the Autolite shock.
dr rear qtr.jpg
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70 Convertible 351C 4V Close ratio
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70 Eliminator B302 4V Close ratio
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Re: 0F91G512239 Unrestored Comp Blue/Black

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The front passenger side had a substantial amount of body color compared to the driver side which had almost none. The slop paint appears to be a fairly consistent color where ever it is found including the undercarriage.
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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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Re: 0F91G512239 Unrestored Comp Blue/Black

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I think that is the remains of a buildsheet in the upper corner covered with sound deadner.
build sheet remains.jpg
The front fender braces were definitely painted black.
fender brace.jpg
The trim rings are a C7OA 1210-A
trimring.jpg
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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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Re: 0F91G512239 Unrestored Comp Blue/Black

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The front sway bar has 2 paint daubs on it.
frt sway bar.jpg
The BOSS 302 has an extra heat shield on the driver's side motor mount which is a piece of asbestos stapled to a metal bracket.
B2 asbestos shield dr side back.jpg
B2 shield frt.jpg
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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
70 Eliminator B302 4V Wide ratio Super Drag Pak Cat
70 Eliminator 428 SCJ 4 speed Drag Pak
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Re: 0F91G512239 Unrestored Comp Blue/Black

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This shows the drivers front inner fender and the ty-loc that secured the vacumn line to the bumper bracket.
TyLoc.jpg
This shows the shadows left by the buck jig on the rear frame rail. The front shadow that does not line up with a hole is where the Mustang body would be attached to the jig.
shadows from the buck jig.jpg
Paint application or lack thereof at the passenger front torque box.
paint application pass torque box.jpg
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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
70 Eliminator B302 4V Wide ratio Super Drag Pak Cat
70 Eliminator 428 SCJ 4 speed Drag Pak
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