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SkinnyMan
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Posts: 916
From: Tupelo, MS - USA (CA temporarily)
Registered: Jan 2005

posted 10-09-2006 02:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkinnyMan        Reply w/Quote
Was watching Dennis Gage and "My classic car."

They had an all Ford Event from outside Indianapolis. One of the cars they highlighted was a Cougar with an "E" designator. I took that to be the 427. Then they show the interior shot and there is an automatic hooked to it.

Is that right?

I never knew of a 427 hooked to an auto. 400, 428, 429 yeah, but not a real 427!

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SkinnyMan
Tupelo, MS

Thank you, Thank you very much!

KULTULZ
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Posts: 959
From: Rockville, MD
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 10-09-2006 07:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ        Reply w/Quote
The 1968 COUGAR GT-E had the 427/390HP as it's powerplant (was not installed on FORD side). This was FORD's answer to HI-PERF until the 428CJ was introduced in spring of 1969.

For the most part, it was a dog on the street, but had the WOW Factor.

-Brief Tech Reference-

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Am Looking For Factory/Aftermarket Speed Parts For The MEL (MERC-EDSEL-LINC-TBIRD) Engine Family (383-410-430-462) Produced From 1958 To 1968

Also Early FORD Special Service Tools

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Rory McNeil
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From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 10-09-2006 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil        Reply w/Quote
Yes, the Cougar GTE was available only in 1968, and the earlier version did come with a milder version of the 427 (hydraulic lifters, single 4 barrel, and smaller heads, similar to the 428CJ units), and were equipped with C6 automatics. However, part ways thru the 68 model year, the 428 Cobra Jet engine was released, and so the later GTE`s were built with the 428CJ, and the 427`s were no longer offered. I would imagine the timeline for the switch to the 428CJ coincided with the release of the CJ for the Mustangs, Fairlanes,and Montego`s.

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59 Meteor (Canadian Ford) 2 dr sedan 332, auto
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kwazykat
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posted 10-21-2006 09:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat        Reply w/Quote
only 338 GT-E's were released.... the smallest production number of any of the cougar styles/packages.......a very rare cat indeed!


kk

427Fastback
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Posts: 530
From: N.Vancouver.B.C
Registered: Jan 2005

posted 10-21-2006 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 427Fastback        Reply w/Quote
There are about 5 427GTE's around here that I know of.I know of no 428 GTE's.(strange)

I took one out for a "thrash and dash" and agree that it was not impressive.The 68 427 is choked up pretty good.A 428CJ would kill it..

Saddly..one of the nicest ones around here is owned by the biggest liar/scam artist and all round general B.S er this province has seen in a long time..

Cory

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68 Fastback 427MR 4 spd.Deluxe interior,8000 tach,140
speedo,am/fm,tilt.Currently under going a major re-fit.1967 Coupe awaiting transformation into a T/A clone

Rory McNeil
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From: Surrey, B.C. Canada
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 10-23-2006 01:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil        Reply w/Quote
Cory, FIVE GTE`s? I know of the orange car owned by your buddy "R.M." (same initials, but not me!), the formally green one that was owned by Gordon of Signature Lincoln Mercury, that was repainted black a few years ago, and the black 428CJ GTE that I seen in Burnaby back in the late 70`s or early 80`s. What are the other 2? I recall seeing a blue one in Surrey back in the 70`s, but I haven`t seen it since.

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78 Fairmont 428 4 speed [email protected] 1.32 60 foot
80 Fairmont 302 5 speed [email protected]
85 Mustang NHRA M/Stock 302 5speed. [email protected] 1.63 60 foot
59 Meteor (Canadian Ford) 2 dr sedan 332, auto
74 F350 ramp truck 390 4spd

427Fastback
Gearhead

Posts: 530
From: N.Vancouver.B.C
Registered: Jan 2005

posted 10-23-2006 02:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 427Fastback        Reply w/Quote
Rory...R.M..my buddy???? Good thing I dont know what you look like....

Did not know there was a 428CJ GTE in town.
I know of the orange one (RM car)The SLM car that I believe was sold to them by Dan Cooper just before I started at Canadian Cougar.There ia a Black 427 car that is a bit rough that a lady was driving to all the shows in the early to mid 90's and I knew of one possibly two on Vancouver Island that were undergoing resto's.

I haven't been to any of the car shows in 10 years so I am a little out of touch as to what is around and what has left the area

Cory

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68 Fastback 427MR 4 spd.Deluxe interior,8000 tach,140
speedo,am/fm,tilt.Currently under going a major re-fit.1967 Coupe awaiting transformation into a T/A clone

Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
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posted 12-03-2006 07:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SkinnyMan:
Was watching Dennis Gage and "My classic car."

They had an all Ford Event from outside Indianapolis. One of the cars they highlighted was a Cougar with an "E" designator. I took that to be the 427. Then they show the interior shot and there is an automatic hooked to it.

Is that right?

I never knew of a 427 hooked to an auto. 400, 428, 429 yeah, but not a real 427!


Auto could be had with 427 since 1964.

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