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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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The very first show I took my car to in 1982 had a blue 70 there with the spoiler angled the same way. Weird.
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Looks like a bad application of the driver's side Eliminator stripe too
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Re: Orange Eliminator in above picture.
Mike-Being the Eliminator registrar by some slim chance do you know where that car was sold new.
Wife and I had one like it. It was sold new to a gentleman in Johsondale, Ca. in the central part of the state. The "ZHA" on the license plate sure rings a bell, but I've had a lot of vehicles in my life.
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Add-the car we had was sold new @ Kitchen-Boyd L-M in Bakersfield,Ca.by the same salesman that sold our '69 Dan Gurney Special Spoiler to the original owner.K.-B. long ago absorbed by Jim Burke Ford in Bakersfield.
I thought the license plate help might as we had the black and yellow plate on ours.
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Local Hero wrote: 20 Mar 2019, 14:17 The very first show I took my car to in 1982 had a blue 70 there with the spoiler angled the same way. Weird.
Was the car by any chance a Grabber Blue Eliminator? With a 351C, 4 speed? Did the engine happen to have a tunnel ram or blower or something of the sort that required a much taller than normal hood scoop? Did the car have PA plates? I ask because back in that time frame, early to mid 1980s, a guy who was local to me here had such a car. He ran his spoiler with the same angle. He said as a pilot having the spoiler angled that way was the making the most use of it.

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CATHOUSE wrote: 20 Mar 2019, 21:47
Local Hero wrote: 20 Mar 2019, 14:17 The very first show I took my car to in 1982 had a blue 70 there with the spoiler angled the same way. Weird.
Was the car by any chance a Grabber Blue Eliminator? With a 351C, 4 speed? Did the engine happen to have a tunnel ram or blower or something of the sort that required a much taller than normal hood scoop? Did the car have PA plates? I ask because back in that time frame, early to mid 1980s, a guy who was local to me here had such a car. He ran his spoiler with the same angle. He said as a pilot having the spoiler angled that way was the making the most use of it.

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I don't recall the tunnel ram or anything out of the hood. Bu, YES, it was a Grabber Blue 70 Eliminator and the show was in Harrisburg, PA. So it's likely the same guy.

Small world. That was 1982 when my car was first finished. I was all of 16 at the time.
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cyclonelou wrote: 20 Mar 2019, 16:08 Mike-Being the Eliminator registrar ...
I want to clarify that I am NOT the Eliminator Registrar. I just help gather data and track cars for the CCOA and Eliminator Registry.

Dave Wyrwas (70b302cat) is the Eliminator Registrar.
cyclonelou wrote: 20 Mar 2019, 16:08 Re: Orange Eliminator in above picture.
Mike-Being the Eliminator registrar by some slim chance do you know where that car was sold new.
Wife and I had one like it. It was sold new to a gentleman in Johsondale, Ca. in the central part of the state. The "ZHA" on the license plate sure rings a bell, but I've had a lot of vehicles in my life.
cyclonelou wrote: 20 Mar 2019, 16:14 Add-the car we had was sold new @ Kitchen-Boyd L-M in Bakersfield,Ca.by the same salesman that sold our '69 Dan Gurney Special Spoiler to the original owner.K.-B. long ago absorbed by Jim Burke Ford in Bakersfield.
I thought the license plate help might as we had the black and yellow plate on ours.
I don't recall the details on the Hearn's car, but I'll see what else I have on it in my files.

I don't suppose you have a VIN, or some vintage pics of your Eliminator that you could share? Do you remember what options it had, or other details? 351W / FMX car, PS, PB, interior trim color, etc?
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O.K.,not having an Eliminator, just an XR-7 at the present time,I just wasn't paying attention.
Sold the car in the early 2000's to a friend in Bakersfield, Ca. in turn for his brother in Indiana.Had a chance to buy it back in '06-'08 but wife and I were building our new house.Googleing 1969 Cougar or 1969 Eliminator it shows up identifiable by hood pins and the original primer showing through original paint.
351W, FMX,white interior, no console, A/C. PB,PS.White stripes.AM radio.
The "ZHA" looks familiar as I think the '69 Charger I had a "ZHA" prefix and my grandmother's '64 New Yorker had an "SHA" prefix. Sort of a little word association.I don't have any pictures or paperwork on that car. And it went to Johnsondale, not Johsondale, Ca. when bought by the original owner.The picture posted shows what could be sort of a rural area, which Johnsondale is.Then it could be convenient for me to say that.When I had the car the original warranty card was with the car and Hearn seems familiar but we're talking a long time ago.
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Local Hero wrote: 21 Mar 2019, 09:27 I don't recall the tunnel ram or anything out of the hood. Bu, YES, it was a Grabber Blue 70 Eliminator and the show was in Harrisburg, PA. So it's likely the same guy.

Small world. That was 1982 when my car was first finished. I was all of 16 at the time.
Yeah, I would bet it was the same car. That owner and I were good friends for a while. We went to one of the first CCOA shows held in VA together. Then he went and got married and life changed and we move moved on. It has been several years since I last saw him. I often wonder what happened to that car. So you drove all the way in to Harrisburg from Ohio to attend a car show? It must have been a good show.

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CATHOUSE wrote: 21 Mar 2019, 20:49
Local Hero wrote: 21 Mar 2019, 09:27 I don't recall the tunnel ram or anything out of the hood. Bu, YES, it was a Grabber Blue 70 Eliminator and the show was in Harrisburg, PA. So it's likely the same guy.

Small world. That was 1982 when my car was first finished. I was all of 16 at the time.
Yeah, I would bet it was the same car. That owner and I were good friends for a while. We went to one of the first CCOA shows held in VA together. Then he went and got married and life changed and we move moved on. It has been several years since I last saw him. I often wonder what happened to that car. So you drove all the way in to Harrisburg from Ohio to attend a car show? It must have been a good show.

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Yeah, it was my first show. It was all Mustangs and Cougars. It was a one-day show. Out of 20-something Cougars in the class, we won third place and also got the long-distance award. Dad and I drove from Cleveland to Pittsburgh on Friday night and stayed overnight with relatives. Then drove to Harrisburg on Saturday. Cleaned up the car and hit the local cruise strip that evening. Went to the show on Sunday and then drove all the way home that evening, and I had to go to school the next day.

BTW, my apologies to the O.P. on this thread for hijacking it. I'm done now. :mrgreen:
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