Glad to be a part of your Cougar forum! I haven't driven my cougar in so long (1985) I think I forgot what it was like! I bought my 1969 Eliminator (R code, 428 CJ) in 1985 for 1300 bucks. Yes, it ran great! looked good too! But I was young (19) and took the car apart bored the 428 .030 over, balanced it and topped it off with a tri-power set up off a 406. Put some headers on it, bigger cam, you know....typical teenage junk. It's been sitting in my garage ever since collecting dust. I havent even heard it run. But one day I'll raise my four kids and then return to my project. I'll have to break out the digital cam and post some pictures.