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    67 Cougar, Ratty Muscle Car, LS Swap

    I picked up this ratty Cougar in September for $400. It was really rough, but I have a soft spot for Cougars. My first car when I was 14 was a 68 Cougar. After visiting Cuba a couple weeks ago, I was inspired to bring this rusty Cougar back to life. Make it cheap and fun. I've made a couple of videos of the car. I'll keep you guys up to date with pictures and video of the build. I can't post links to the videos, so you can find it on youtube if you type in user name "Car Groves". Just got done with doing the floor pans of the car for $300.
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    Re: 67 Cougar, Ratty Muscle Car, LS Swap

    Watching with interest

    Ford even make a trunk lid badge for it

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/FORD-OEM-NO...r/362151317237
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    Quote Originally Posted by leonbray View Post
    Watching with interest

    Ford even make a trunk lid badge for it
    Haha they did! Thanks for watching, did you find the channel? I don't know how long it will be until it lets me post my Cougar videos? Maybe a member here can post a link...

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    Re: 67 Cougar, Ratty Muscle Car, LS Swap

    Fancy seeing you here...LOL

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    Re: 67 Cougar, Ratty Muscle Car, LS Swap

    Quote Originally Posted by CarGroves View Post
    Haha they did! Thanks for watching, did you find the channel? I don't know how long it will be until it lets me post my Cougar videos? Maybe a member here can post a link...

    Yep - found the channel. What you are doing is likely to generate more aggravation than wearing a MAGA hat at a democratic convention but I'm here to learn from your experiences
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    Re: 67 Cougar, Ratty Muscle Car, LS Swap

    Quote Originally Posted by leonbray View Post
    ....What you are doing is likely to generate more aggravation than wearing a MAGA hat at a democratic convention but I'm here to learn from your experiences
    I obviously a LS swap with my build, but I found this forum to be quite friendly and receptive...or at least not outwardly hostile. LOL

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    Re: 67 Cougar, Ratty Muscle Car, LS Swap

    Not what I would do but it's your car and your money. I think value of the finished product would be augmented by using a Ford powerplant in a Ford product. Think about what it would be like to have an Ecoboost in a '68 Camaro.
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    Re: 67 Cougar, Ratty Muscle Car, LS Swap

    Next instalment


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    Re: 67 Cougar, Ratty Muscle Car, LS Swap

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    Re: 67 Cougar, Ratty Muscle Car, LS Swap

    So after a long delay I'm back knocking out work on the Cougar. I fixed the rust near the drivers quarter window, and order a bunch of parts from WCCC to fix the actual quarter windows. I also pulled the trans and motor. The trans is salvageable but the motor is shot, cylinders would need a half inch overbore

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    Re: 67 Cougar, Ratty Muscle Car, LS Swap

    Perfect opportunity to install a 5.0 in it!


    Quote Originally Posted by CarGroves View Post
    So after a long delay I'm back knocking out work on the Cougar. I fixed the rust near the drivers quarter window, and order a bunch of parts from WCCC to fix the actual quarter windows. I also pulled the trans and motor. The trans is salvageable but the motor is shot, cylinders would need a half inch overbore
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    Re: 67 Cougar, Ratty Muscle Car, LS Swap

    Quote Originally Posted by Royce Peterson View Post
    Perfect opportunity to install a 5.0 in it!
    Yield not to temptation. We need detail of LS swap for future reference. Stick to the plan
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    Re: 67 Cougar, Ratty Muscle Car, LS Swap

    wowsers! missed this the first time around. I enjoyed the way it's presented.
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