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From: Lakewood, CO, USA
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posted 06-13-2001 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am planning to prepare a 68 Cougar to race in Top Stock. My engine choices with this body are the 427 or 428 that came as original equipment or the 385 hp 351W or the 460. I would like to use one of the original engines so I can run the car as a stocker at the local track. My question is how hard it is to find the trim pieces to make an ordinary Cougar look like a GT-E car. The only changes I am aware of are the grill, Front fender badges and the side chrome. I don't want to use a rare original car for a racer and the plain Cougars are a whole lot cheaper so if I can't find the right parts I will probably use one of the crate motors. I welcome any comments.


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posted 06-13-2001 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey JCQ!

welcome to M&M. i am not at home right now, so i cant access my cougar catalogues, but i seem to remember there are badges and trim available thru several vendors....

hhhmmmm...... give autokrafters a try or johns classic cougars...

i wont be home till late sunday the 17th...but will check this post to see if someone has put up some reference info for you.

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posted 06-17-2001 10:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Swart   Click Here to Email Richard Swart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't remember seeing to much stuff out there for the GTE. there is the hoodscoop and there is the 7 liter insert for the emblem that go's on the fender. Mustangs unlimited has a cougar parts catalog that has these parts in it. You could use some 3/8 crome plastic door gard for the side moulding. And I bet it wouln't be to hard to make the bar that go's across the grill.

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posted 06-19-2001 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work   Click Here to Email JCQuinn@work     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for the info. After looking at the NHRA class guide I see that they list all of the engines for all of the Cougar models. It appears I can run any of the engines in a regular coupe.

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