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I have a 1973 Cougar ragtop I have in my garage and need my garage back. basically all that is left is the chassis (rusty and previously bondo-ed), 351w engine that I drove home and compression tested and all cylinders tested at 118 to 120 psi., and the automatic tranny.

I have removed all the other parts and hope to be able to sell them.

I will sell the car for what they will give me at the scrap yard (not much).
I will sell the car and all the parts for what I have in the car ($1900.00).

I live in Luck, WI and snow will be here soon and the wife is tired of parking outside.

I am new to this site and will try to check it daily, but no promises.
I can also be reached at 715.371.0012. I would like to get this out of my garage by the end of this month (Sept).

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Are you sure it is a 351W? If so, it is a replacement engine since all 351-powered 71-73s were Clevelands from the factory. Easy way to check - six valvecover bolts is a 302/351W, eight valvecover bolts is a Cleveland family.

Transmission - if the trans has a separate bellhousing (bolts on), it is likely a FMX. If it is one-piece, it is a C-6.

Rear axle - It will be a 9", so don't throw it away! Give us the door tag code and we can tell you what the ratio is, or you can read it off the metal tag held by one of the center section nuts. Code and tag will also indicate a traction-lock rear if so equipped.

Please give your car's info to the Cougar database project -- VIN and door tag info. Click here for the database homepage.
 

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Ok, from the door tag:
Date 11/72
GVWR 4484
GAWR Front 2277
GAWR Rear 2247
VIN 3F92H523659
Body 76D
Color 2B
Trim CW
Trans X
Axle 2
DSO 46

Any new info, please let me know
 

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Valve cover has 6 bolts
Steering column intact with 2 small cracks where these things crack
wiring harness intact
rear quarters panels intact (probably repaired previously)
engine has new oil pump
new timing chain
windshield cracked while we were tryimg to remove
drivers froor pan salvagable where seat bolts to it
 

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VIN decodes as:
3 = 1973
F = Dearborn
92 = standard convert
H = 351C-2V
523659 = sequential number

Door tag info:
76D = Cougar Standard convert
2B = Bright red
CW = White Decore knitted seats/door panels, black dash/carpet/console
Trans X = FMX
Axle 2 = 2.75 open
DSO 46 = Twin Cities

That 2B/CW is one of 129 made with that combo, and only 15 standard '73 converts were delivered to the Twin Cities District Sales Office.
 

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This car has to go. I will get approx. $200 for the car at the scrap yard.
First $200 gets the car!
I have 1 week left to have car removed.

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Do you have parts for sale too?
 

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Oh, do I have parts. Let me know what you are looking for and I will upload photos.
You can call me at 715.371.0012 if you prefer.
Nick
 

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I'm looking for a passenger side headlight bucket like the one below

IMG00355-20110924-1035.jpg
 

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Yes I have a good one. I have to get the photots off the camera. I need to figure out how to post them here.
Won't take long.
 

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Do you also have part of the top sheet metal of the passenger side shock tower. I have to patch it.

pass upper rail.jpg close up pass upper rail.jpg
 
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