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Fastback68
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posted 01-12-2004 09:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oooo ... my first post here! I hope this doesn't upset any of you Cougar folks, but here's the deal.
I took delivery of a 68 Cougar yesterday. It's not a parts car, so I want to keep it whole and resell it some day. But I'm looking to swap parts over to my 68 Stang, specifically parts which are better on the Cougar than on the Stang, or simply weren't installed on the Stang.
The tranny damper I know about - there's none on the Stang.
I read somewhere that the Cougar strut rods are a better design, but the ones on my Cougar look the same as the ones on the Stang. Anyone know the story?
Any other juicy parts I should look out for that will make my Stang drive like a Cougar?
Thanks,
Simon

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68 S-code GT
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posted 01-14-2004 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think you might have scared them!

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Fastback68
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posted 01-16-2004 05:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Or it might just be the Cougar forum's reeeeeeaaaaaal slow

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wvcat
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posted 01-16-2004 11:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wvcat   Click Here to Email wvcat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 67 cougars had an articulated strut (2piece) but most people who are not doing a concourse restoration remove them for the 68 style. Other than that I would say the stang and cougar struts are the same. Ever have one break on you...not a fun ride!!!
John
wvcat

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John
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http://www.geocities.com/wvxr7cougar/wvcat_01.html?989286238390
70 XR7 Restomod...wvcat
66 coupe project...she needs a name!!!

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Fastback68
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posted 01-18-2004 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting. Thanks John.
I also thought I'd read somewhere that Cougars had better ratio steering boxes, but my Cougar and my Stang are both 1:16. Anyone know anything about that myth?

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Fastback68
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posted 04-23-2004 01:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, here's one! 67 Mustangs and Cougars with AC, and 68 Cougars with AC, had clutch fans which were discontinued in 68 on Mustangs. However, they were still used on 68 GT350s. So my 68 Mustang now has a Shelby fan

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kwazykat
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posted 04-24-2004 09:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastback68:
.....specifically parts which are better on the Cougar than on the Stang, or simply weren't installed on the Stang.

.... make my Stang drive like a Cougar?



of course.... if it was up to this kat .... i would simply drive the cougar and leave its innards alone...... why mess with a good thing....


kk

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