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Hemikiller
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From: Clinton, CT
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posted 11-18-2003 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemikiller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Found this inthe Bargain News a couple weeks ago. Picked it up out of NJ. M-code, 4-speed, 3.25 trac-loc, leather, AC, PDB, PS, staggered shocks, AM/FM, etc etc.... gotta love these loaded Cougars!

Before I disinfected it...


And after the cleaning spree...

..this oughta be fun....


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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-18-2003 07:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good find! That looks just like the '71 I used to have. That was a good car, the engine is still in my garage.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150

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Bakken101
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posted 11-18-2003 08:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bakken101     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
sweet

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Fastymz
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posted 11-18-2003 08:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice job cleaning with the clean up.

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SCOOP

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8" 3.40 TracLoc.

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Ked
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From: Fayetteville, N.C.
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posted 11-18-2003 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW!!

What a difference!!!

Good buy!

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johnmustang
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From: British Columbia , Canada
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posted 11-18-2003 09:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Big difference with just a bit of spit, polish and elbow grease. What are your plans for the "CAT"?

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JOHN
65 FASTBACK 2+2.....14.44 @ 107mph 1/4
87 TAURUS WAGON
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adragon8u
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posted 11-18-2003 09:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for adragon8u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I'm not prying too much, what'd you give for it?

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Hemikiller
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posted 11-18-2003 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemikiller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Motor has some oil presuure issues, namely..none. It goes to 10 psi after a few minutes of running. Probably had something to do with the two lifters that were sitting in the valley, and the fact that 6 pushrods were off the rockers. Car has an aftermarket cam, I suspect a Chevy guy attempted to "adjust" the lifters with the rocker arm bolts. Obviously, not a good thing.

Going to swap over all the good stuff onto a solid 71 2V shortblock I have. Then I'll do a two week bodywork marathon and get it in paint. Fresh vinyl top, new carpet and pass floor pan. Then, just drive it! It'll be my winter pike cruiser on nice days. I'll use my Suburban for the nasty stuff.

This'll be a fun diversion while my 'stang is off getting painted. Can't beat having a fun to drive car that you don't have to fret over every detail.

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Hemikiller
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posted 11-18-2003 09:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemikiller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hate to say, but $500....probably could have paid less, guy was totally surprised that I'd pay the asking number. Heck, the toploader and factory Hurst T-shifter alone was worth the $500.

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adragon8u
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posted 11-18-2003 09:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for adragon8u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
sounds like a good deal to me. that's what i paid for mine.

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Fastymz
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posted 11-19-2003 12:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great deal on the car. I haven't seen a 4spd for sale around here.

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SCOOP

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8" 3.40 TracLoc.

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BlueMule
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posted 11-19-2003 07:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Hemikiller:
I hate to say, but $500....probably could have paid less, guy was totally surprised that I'd pay the asking number. Heck, the toploader and factory Hurst T-shifter alone was worth the $500.

You d man.

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-Paul

70 Mach1 351C
79 Ranchero GT
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00 SVT f150 Lightning 4149 of 4966 Born on: 06/26/2000

'If you're not the lead dog, the view never changes.'

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-19-2003 08:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent deal. Aren't manual transmission Cougars really rare?

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150

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MLariviere
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posted 11-19-2003 04:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool find! How well do the taillights work?

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Big D
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posted 11-19-2003 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Excellent deal. Aren't manual transmission Cougars really rare?


Steve,, Old Cougars are rare..

Is it a '71.. It's been a long time since I've seen one of those.. Are you going to part it out of Drive The Hell Out of It..

Don

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-19-2003 05:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's either a '71 or '72.

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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Hemikiller
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posted 11-20-2003 12:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemikiller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve & Big D, it's a 71, 12/70 build date, fairly early car. This is the only 4-gear 71-3 Cougar I've seen in person, all the others have been autos.

Mike, the tail lights sorta work, a couple of the relays are non-functioning, but I just bought a couple sequencer boxes and relay packs off eBay. I should be able to get a good box and a set of good relays out of the whole mess. I have to pull the harnesses out and give them a good cleaning as some of the bulb recepticals are rusted.

Big D, gonna fix the oil issues and drive the hell out of it. Should be a fun ride. I had just parted a totally smacked up 73 Cougar vert that had all new AC parts, so this car will get that too. Should make a nice alternate cruiser to the Mach on those hot summer nights.

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kwazykat
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posted 11-20-2003 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
fantastic!!!!

it is always great to see a kitty-rescue!

oh! do keep us posted on your progress! i have several kat-alogues if you need any help locating parts..... email me if you want me to check them for you!

great find!!!
kaylin

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Hemikiller
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posted 12-31-2003 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemikiller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...... a little update...

Got the revamped motor back in , runs pretty good. Ditched the Autolite 4300 in favor of a 750DP. Tossed the glasspacks into the metal dumpster, installed SuperTurbos so I could hear myself think.

Interior is back in one piece, livable for now. Still will need a new carpet.

Car is now registered and driven almost daily.

Did the bodywork ont he driver's side, still have to do the passenger side and the lower blackout. Having too much fun driving it!

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kwazykat
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posted 01-01-2004 05:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Hemikiller:
...... Car is now registered and driven almost daily....

excellent!!!!!
what a fantasti-cat

kk

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-01-2004 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking good!

I miss my '71!

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 Open
'70 Mustang Convertible 250 I6/3 speed/2.79 Open
'72 Mustang Sprint Hardtop 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip

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68 S-code GT
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posted 01-07-2004 01:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool find! Where in NJ did you find it? It' a small state but there a lot more land than you think!

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Hemikiller
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posted 01-12-2004 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemikiller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found it in Palisades Park, just a thankfully short trip from my town. I see an awful lot of cars for sale in NJ. Just don't have the time to check them all out. Our wonderful DOT can make a 1.5hr trip take 5hrs. I love sitting in traffic as I watch them lean on their shovels...

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Fastymz
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posted 01-12-2004 06:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice work, looking good some reason I think you should wear bell bottoms and have Boston's 8-track blasting away.

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SCOOP

"It is the fight itself that keeps you young"

2.26 60'S
14.9 @ 90.86MPH

65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8" 3.40 TracLoc.

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Hemikiller
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posted 01-17-2004 07:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hemikiller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scoop, you're right. It's very unassuming looking. Need some dingle-balls too!

I had a 72 T-bird that a friends sister nicknamed the "Fly Blue Hooptie". Car was a blast. Triple blue, leather, power everything. Was a total pimp-ride. Always wanted to get a smoke machine and blue neon for the interior.

I had the perfect CD too, "Pornosonic", was all the bad jazz and music from the 70's skin flicks. You should have seen the looks we got with that cranking!

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