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    Default 87 "coug" resto winter project

    I have had this car for I guess now 23years and its the only car either of my boys have known me to own since getting the 20th in 07.
    time flies though, here is a picture of them together back when it was a six cyl, helping me button up things a little bit back when I was on a serious budget build,, that's back in 2000 I think.
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    here we are today
    pulling out a failed attempt on my part , with an empty bay we start to demo the parts of the car we need out of the way and get this thing torn down again.

    Simple engine work over here, going HO SD, I have a choice of 4 different HO eec's

    Engine
    rotating parts on hand are a 331 with forged pistons
    cam is a choice of three different ones I have bought from members here
    Block will be .020 over
    oil galleys will be tapped and plugged
    still need a new oil pan.

    heads are from a member here
    1969 4v casting with April 29th 1972 foundry date. (requires 18mm thread plug which availability concerns me but oh well)
    302 / 71-74 / D1TZ-A,D2OE-BA / 58.2 / 1.78/1.45
    upgrades are :
    ~Ferrea 6000 valves with 1.94 Intake & 1.6 exhaust with bronze guides
    ~approc 54CC which should be as discussed around 10:1 compression
    ~Isky adjustable guide plates
    ~Cnc ported by Power Heads
    ~beehive springs with unknown seat pressure (will check this myself, desire about 110lbs
    ~3/8'' studded
    Head gaskets are still an item I need to special purchase.

    Intake choices on hand are aftermarket cobra FMS remake, or a Professional Products upper / lower

    fuel rails are a choice of oem or fabricating the explorer rear feed

    transmission is this...could be good up to 500hp....>http://www.foxtbirdcougarforums.com/...uot&highlight=

    fuel pump has not been chosen yet.

    exhaust
    We are going to attempt a rectangular exhaust system approx. 1.5'' x 3'' and see how we make out. it should hug close to the same height as the subframes making it less visible. Chance wants it to exit in front of the rear wheels but I don't think that is "state inspection" legal... ?

    paint color is up in the air for the moment,, interior desires are Raven like interior

    Rear gear- lets not even discuss this part although I can only avoid the topic for a short period of time.
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    to get started we have to reset the clock and pull out the old motor which is done... then get out the drive shaft.
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    next we need to get the heater core mod done
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    lots of stuff taken off the car now to expose the things that make our cars end up in the junk yards.
    we will find and repair all of it.
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    here are a few walk around shots
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    a few more,,
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    and more
    the lower core support was from damage by way of a log chain pulling my wife out of a ditch years ago.

    the upper frame appears to be the location of the F'ing mouse nest that harassed me off and on with random babies popping up inside my car ,,, no fun at all while driving!
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    so we start the sand blasting process and Loctite protection over top of that.
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    Gonna throw a t-5 in while your at it? Should also upgrade the brakes if you get a chance. I have some stock stang spindles id let go cheap if you want them.

    Good luck Scott and son.
    Quote Originally Posted by jcassity
    I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
    Hooligans!
    1988 Crown Vic wagon. 120K California car. Wifes grocery getter. (junked)
    1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
    1986 cougar.
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