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  1. header choices for 68 with 351w and aod

    Classic Cougar Tech
    hello all, I am in the process of gathering all the necessary parts for swapping out my worn out 289/ c-4 with a nice 351w/ AOD. The question I have (one of many) it to those that have done this swap before, is what headers did you use? I have been looking at a few options...
  2. T5 Swap, Parts/Info

    Classic Cougar Tech
    I picked up a T5 from a 5.0L 'Stang some time back. I have everything but the bell-housing. It's a 95 so I'll need a 6 bolt adapter of the proper year set to fit the longer input shaft. Other than a clutch kit, the spacer, shorter input shaft and bearing retainer, is there anything else I'll...
  3. 1968 Cougar XR-7 429 swap questions

    Cougar Community Discussion
    Hello, I currently have a 68 cougar that needs a rebuild. The engine (302) and transmission (C4) need to be rebuilt. I currently found a 69 Thunderjet Motor that runs fine and a C6 for $500! I'm wanting a 400hp/400torque motor. This seems like a cheap option instead of keeping the 302. Do...
  4. Disc brake pedal or power booster pedal?

    Classic Cougar Tech
    Quick question fellas, do I have to change the pedal according power or manual brakes or is it changed because its going from drum to disc? I currently have a power booster pedal assembly and I'm curious to if I have to change anything involving my pedals. I'm asking because I'm on the cusp...
  5. wheel spacers....

    Classic Cougar Tech
    I swapped in a rear end two days ago and it's actually from a 66 Fairlane, its almost 2 inches shorter and I was wondering if anyone knows where I can scoop up some spacers to bring the wheels back out?
  6. 71 Merc Marquis 9 inch Into a Cougar...can it be done?

    Classic Cougar Tech
    Dr. Frankenstein is at it again, pulling parts from dead cars and bring my Cat back to life!!!!BBBWWWWWAAAAHHHH!!!!! I was at the Pick a part at closing today in Long Beach and bumped up on a 9 inch rear end from a 71 Mercury marquis. What would you guys suggest so that I can fit the beast...
  7. rear end pinion yoke swap

    Classic Cougar Tech
    I have an 8 inch rear end that was riding on bad bearings for the past few years and it damaged the axles. I have access to a 8.8 inch Posi out of a 90 GT mustang with 3.00 gears and I wanted to know if you can swap the 8 inch pinion yoke into the 8.8 so the drive shaft u joints can bolt up...
  8. 460 in the 67 cougar...

    Cougar Community Discussion
    I got a hold of a 1977 Ford box truck with a 460 engine in it with 77,157 original miles!, but it turns out that the back registration is $2500 to put it on the road. Soooooo, I was thinking of pulling the engine and trans, and scrapping the body. I intend on keeping it very stock, considering...
  9. interchangable?

    Classic Cougar Tech
    What could i exchange for my current 73 cougar xr7 hardtop front clip. Is it interchangable with older cougars? I heard i could swap it with a mach 1 any truth to that?