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Was the 9 inch the standard rear end in the Cougars ? Seems that most all I see have that plus a multitude of different drive lines in front of them ?
 

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Not until 1969. The 8" was standard in 67-68. The 9" came in all big block cars the first 2 years.
 

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Mine is just a 351 W with a FMX trans .
As Jeff said, starting in 1969 ALL Cougars received a 9 inch rear axle and reinforced shock towers.
 

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I did notice the reinforcement on the lower towers which is a good add . They twisted up good even with 289's in them .
 
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