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  1. 302 Heads -- Again...

    High Performance
    Hello, I have a 1968 Cougar with a 302 2V. It is in need of a rebuild, and I would like to spice things up a little when I do so over the next few months. My goal for the car is a solid street car with the occasional trip to the strip. I would really like to be as close to or better than 300...
  2. 289 and 302 Heads Compatible?

    Classic Cougar Tech
    I found a couple of heads (a 289 and a 302) for $50 on CList. They look like they are in decent shape, though a valve or two may need replacing. I was wondering if I could take them and have someone do a good valve job on them to match a set of heads I'd like get but can't afford. Is it doable...
  3. 1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7

    Cougars for Sale
    I bought this car in 2003 from a friend in Santa Rosa, who was the second owner, with his grandma being the first. I spent many years, time and money learning how to restore a car. Probably didn't get as far as I would have liked, but that's part of the process. It's now time to sell and like...
  4. 1979 Cougar XR7

    Classic Cougar Tech
    Hi Everyone, I have a 79 cougar XR7 with a 302. I had to remove the muffler because it was already banged up and leaky from my grandpa taking it into the ditch a while back. So my question is: Put a brand new stock exhaust system back on? or Do some kind of dual exhaust system? I wouldn't mind...
  5. 1968 Cougar

    1968 Cougar

    1968 Cougar
  6. 65 289 heads rebuilt

    Misc. Parts for Sale
    Hey I have some 289 Heads from a 65 Mustang that got the full machine shop treatment. These heads have been magged, tanked, fresh valve job, new bronze valve guides,new valve stem seals, surfaced, new freeze plugs, hardened seats for modern gas. Painted Ford blue. Includes stamped rockers...
  7. Potential '67 Xr7 Driver Proj.

    Cougar Community Discussion
    Hi All, Long time reader, finally posting. Trying to evaluate a cougar for sale here in Seattle, would appreciate some your expert advice. I'm not looking to spend a forture taking it to the next level, but a cougar viable as a driver. 1967 Cougar Xr7. Drivetrain: a transplant rebuilt 302...
  8. Price on my 69 Cougar?

    Cougars for Sale
    I am in the process of selling my 69' cougar right now and need help with a price. As of now the engine is out (351W) and was no good. Body is fair, some oxidation on the trunk and top drivers side panel, but other areas are like a mirror (astro-blue paint). Also there are a few small dings in...
  9. Ford 302 block prepped for a 347

    Misc. Parts for Sale
    Hey guys I was building a 347 stroker for my Cat, but I gotta sell my parts to repair my Cougar from a recent accident. The block is a hydraulic roller, magnafluxed, hot tanked, bored .30 over, honed and decked, line bored, new freeze plugs and new cam bearings. It's been painted Ford blue and...
  10. Having trouble installing ignition tumbler and key (68) cougar

    Classic Cougar Tech
    I was going to replace my ignition switch but got as far as removing the tumbler with the key and decided to put it back together and wait for another time. But I can't get the thing back into the switch, and there is one video I saw but the tumbler goes in no problem in the video and I can't...
  11. Horn Ring Replacement trouble (1968 COUGAR)

    Classic Cougar Tech
    Well, my horn ring broke and I'm trying to replace it, and I have the steering wheel removed and I'm looking at the horn ring and I can't figure out how to access the screws that hold it in. I had it removed once before, but have forgotten how to access the screws. Can anyone tell me the process...
  12. Junkyard Mods - 1987 302 Hydraulic roller tappet camshaft

    Cougar Community Discussion
    Hey guys, just been fooling around with an engine I got laying around and I found some pretty neat things. It's an 87 HO mustang engine and I like what I'm seeing so far. It has forged TRW pistons and Forged I beam rods, so thats an upgrade I'm taking advantage of, According to Joe Sherman...
  13. AODE Transmisson Swap

    Classic Cougar Tech
    I have a '68 302 4v C4 auto cougar. Its going to be my daily driver when I get my license in a few months. The C4 transmission in the car now works just as it should except its a pain to drive around because it only goes up to 3rd gear. I want to swap it out for a AODE trans from like a 80's or...
  14. 302 block differences

    Classic Cougar Tech
    Is there any major differences between a 60's 302 and a more modern 5.0 mustang 302? More specifically, the overall strength of the block (Nickel to cast Iron content). I'm building an engine and would like to know what the best foundation would be for my supercharging efforts...
  15. weiand 8210 water pump bracket isssues....

    Classic Cougar Tech
    We all know that there aren't many differences between the 289 and the 302, but I bought a water pump at the Long beach swap, a Weiand 8210. I like Weiand's pump design because the straight flow. I tried to put it on my car (302) and the power steering bracket and the alternator adjustment...
  16. Choke Tube Repair

    Classic Cougar Tech
    I need some help with this. '68 J-Code, 302 4V. How do I repair the choke tubes at the exhaust manifold. My manifold is so rusted around that area that I can't tell how or even if that comes apart. Do I just drill the rusted parts out? I'd rather not replace the maniford. I've seen...
  17. 2 cats for the price of one!!

    Cougars for Sale
    well it's time to sell the dream the whole restore a car without a shop idea wasn't panning out so well. I have to cats that I would like to sell as a package deal the first one is the new body: 1967 automatic W/298 ( rebuildable ) air conditioning vents plus like new set of GT tires, I have...
  18. new 68 cougar, transmission issue

    Classic Cougar Tech
    OK - I have headed down the Cougar path. Bought a 68 cougar, '85 302, 4BBL, 9 in rear and a new c4 transmission that the previous owner had problems with after he let it sit over the first winter of the tranny's installation. Apparently water or coolant entered the transmission (my guess)...
  19. 302 4v

    302 4v

  20. 302 Crate Engine

    302 Crate Engine

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