what parts? cougar specific i use west coast classic cougar. http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/. my limited expreince with unlimited is bad. poor service . mechanical parts i use my guys that i deal with for work, the lee carquest, napa. and of course ford! there is alot still available from ford if you find the right guys who can and will look the parts up. these places could vary depending on your goals and plans for the car.
I can say that I have done some business with West Coast Classic Cougars and they have been more than helpful. Have a question you can call them on the phone and they have always answered cept for the time change. Parts are always packed good and shipping is quick. I Have also done business with Johns Classic Cougars in Michigan and have had no problem there either. He also takes questions on the phone but is a little harder to catch as he is the only one running the business. What I really like about West Coast Classic Cougars is they will tell you what they honestly think about something and still leave it up to you what you buy.
Well right now I need to replace the brake lines. They are old, rusted and were empty for a long time. I am sure they are original to the car. I am not building a trophy car, just trying to make a really nice car so I am not worried about numbers matching or anything like that.
I just got some brake lines from WCCC and they were reasonable and correct, Johns Classic Cougars also carries them pretty much same price only difference was shipping, he is in Michigan. Also you have the choice now to go stainless steel or regular. By the way the lines I ordered were pre bent and fit right up! That was nice.
Sorry John, I prefer WCCC, JCC because of their web sites. MU is a touch expensive on parts and shipping, but they do have an awesome printed catalog. I shop at CJ Pony Parts too because they always have free shipping with no minimum, hassle free returns, frequent 15% off sales and their web site supports customer reviews. I have also ordered from Virginia Classic Mustangs with no problems at all. They seem to have the best prices on a lot of items and they charge you the actual shipping.
I have used quite a few vendors but the bulk of what I bought for my car came from NPD, MU, Autocrafters and WCCC, pretty much in that order in terms of how much stuff. BTW, I do not generally find MU to be expensive as Adam says, in fact they are many times the best price (and I shop everything). You do have to be careful of what you are buying, some places make no bones about selling junk (and not saying so). WCCC will tell you what they are selling you, right upfront, they'll say good if it's good, junk if it's junk (sometimes that's the only game in town), they also tell you they are not the cheapest.
Well i have done shopping with most of the Cougar vendors, even those that are no longer with us, and i must say, i do my main shopping with John Benoit at Cascade Classics, due to the excellent service he provides, very pleasant to talk to on the phone, his knowledge about Cougars, and that he sure does all he can to get you what you need, and as fast as it can be done
I am a fan! I picked up a few items from you when I first starting to restore my car. You were very helpful and even sent me extra items because you were out of a fuse. You even talked me out of buying things that were not necessary to getting my car back on the road.
I have bought items from Randy Goodling I think he is known as Cathouse on the forum. Randy was also very helpful and put up with my endless questions.