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  • Langleylads 68 Cougar project

    I've been dragging my ass doing the metal work on this thing for some time now . It's slowly coming together . Both rear lower quarter panels have been replaced as well as smaller areas just in front of the rear wheels . I've also had to do some work in the rear wheelwells . I've ordered some pieces from Detroit Speed & Engineering , deep wheel tubs , sub frame connectors , and torque boxes . The wheel tubs will allow a 315-335 rear tire inside the wheelwell . Lots of decisions to make .
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    Re: Langleylads 68 Cougar project

    Good stuff. Dig the early Cougars. What's the plan?
    malc likes this.
    Bakersfield, CA.

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      Been seeing PHR's Cougar up close lately.
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        Looks good so far. Hope you're having fun with it! FE power?

        Dan

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          As far as a plan is concerned , I'm taking it one step at a time . First step is getting the body all straightened away , replace rust with new metal , hammer & dolly work , use as little plastic filler as possible , sand , primer & sand before the end of summer . I have a lot of ideas as far as engine , trans , & suspension rolling around inside my head . I want this thing to be a good handling street car with good reliable power and plenty of it . It is being built on a budget , but I will splurge when need be . When the parts arrive from DSE they wont sit on the floor for long . I have purchased all the weatherstriping and assorted other rubber bits and pieces from West Coast Classic Cougar a couple of months back when they had a big sale ( $500 worth ) . FE power is not in the plans and I am definitely enjoying my garage time .

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            Re: Langleylads 68 Cougar project

            I like FEs - but it's really hard to argue the power per dollar and availability of parts for the roller 302 / 351, not to mention weight.

            AFR 185s on a stroked 351w with an air gap, roller cam and lifters, forged pistons, etc can be built for far less than the same setup on an FE - which is a lot harder to package in one of these.
            There's always something new to learn.

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              Re: Langleylads 68 Cougar project

              While I'm putting the Cougar back together I'm going to try and take some weight out of it . There is a lot of weight in the nose of this thing . I'm also going to update all areas in order to improve handling , braking etc ..... .

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                Re: Langleylads 68 Cougar project

                Been seeing PHR's Cougar up close lately.
                Scott , I must have checked out the pictures of the PHR Cougar at Yannicks a 100 times checking out all the little details . I love the work they do and the Youtube videos are a howl " get'n shit done " hahahaha !

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                  cool deal good luck and youre completely right on the packaging issue I know my torino is the same basic shock tower set up and a Windsor is about perfect for these cars.

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                    Re: Langleylads 68 Cougar project

                    Scott , I must have checked out the pictures of the PHR Cougar at Yannicks a 100 times checking out all the little details . I love the work they do and the Youtube videos are a howl " get'n shit done " hahahaha !
                    Vlad said that. He is a kook. That video of him and Carl hacksawing a billet pulley is hysterical if you understand what happens next. That was the first step in building the Priapism.
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                      302 and you can change the plugs without a virgin prarie hen sacrifice...
                      Flying south, with a flock of bird dogs.

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                        Re: Langleylads 68 Cougar project

                        same thing with a windsor

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                          In my current train of thought , there will be no shock towers to be in the way .........

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                            really?? cmon man thats cheating

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                              but then I may change my mind ........................ again !

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