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  1. #16
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno, Nevada

    Re: 73 Cougar - 6R80 Swap

    Aaaand it's back on the road. My controller arrived and I got it all wired in before lunch on Friday. I drove the it home with no issues. Having 6 speeds is nice. I played with the shift points a little. This should be nice on trips. I think the next items will be to fix an exhaust leak, maybe a softer trans mount insulator (reduce transmitted vibration), and mount the controller properly. I'd also like to wire up the manumatic shift buttons. I can put the transmission in a "sport" mode and manually shift like a modern car. Also I will color match that hood scoop. The only reason I added the scoop was my underhood temps were unmanageable - it was killing performance. And routing a cold air setup was difficult. So I punted and installed the OE style scoop I've had for years. Now my underhood temps are ambient + 10*

    1973 Mercury Cougar XR7 Hard Top - Ford Bright Red w/ 1/2 vinyl top. 552hp/566tq 427W. 6R80 Transmission.
    1981 DeLorean DMC-12 - 300kW electric conversion

  2. #17
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    ND USA

    Re: 73 Cougar - 6R80 Swap

    Anddddddddd he makes it look so easy too....

  3. #18
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Phoenix, Arizona

    Re: 73 Cougar - 6R80 Swap

    Quote Originally Posted by leonbray View Post
    wow - do you have a write up on the delorean conversion?
    Seriously, look at that thing. Is this making anyone else want to watch Back to the Future or is that just me?

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  5. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Ft Laud Fl

    Re: 73 Cougar - 6R80 Swap

    Quote Originally Posted by ndtorque View Post
    Anddddddddd he makes it look so easy too....
    Aint that the truth ! Glad you posted some driveway shots, I forgot what your phat cat looked like except the underside. All joking aside, your project is inspiring, i'll have to plan some "winter" projects for mine.
    2008 Suburban Daily Driver
    1973 XR7 Vert 351Q
    Ex 1967 Coupe
    Ex 1972 XR7 Vert
    Ex 1975 XR7

    I know I have the right to remain silent, sometimes I just don't have the ability

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