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Got a new toy (Caution Contains Chevy)

It was cheap, runs good, shifts good and is a little bit of a sleeper.





It has a 350 with a 4bbl and th350 trans behind it. Needs very little work mechanically, interior is in good shape(apart from needing cleaned something fierce) and has a speaker wall in the back.

I've been driving it lately since its better on gas than my F250 and the Cougar is up on jack stands getting a much needed suspension rebuild.
85 Tbird 5.0
78 F150 351w
03 Ranger Fx4

Got a new toy (Caution Contains Chevy)

Reply #1
That is what I like to call a shaggin wagon.
FORD The Pacemaker of a CHEVY

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Reply #2
Paint it up like the A-Team van.......a mini version of course.You already have the spoiler.
'88 Sport--T-5,MGW shifter,Trick Flow R intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,75mm Accufab t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK long tube headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster Super 44's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

Got a new toy (Caution Contains Chevy)

Reply #3
Quote from: vinnietbird;320786
Paint it up like the A-Team van.......a mini version of course.You already have the spoiler.


My thoughts exactly.  You beat me to it Vinnie.
'88 'bird, 1-family owned, original 302 converted to HO, T-5 swap, CHE upper/lower control arms, weld-in SFC's, BBK shorty headers & O/R H-pipe, Dynomax mufflers, fox GT tailpipes, Turbo Coupe 8.8 w/3.73's, 11" front brakes, lowered, Tokico Blue shocks/struts, Chuck W shock adapters and motor mounts, 15:1 rack & PS pump, custom alum. driveshaft, chrome '93 Cobra wheels, Falken tires, 20% tint, close to 190,000 miles!

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

Got a new toy (Caution Contains Chevy)

Reply #4
...my son bought a chevy...he's out of the will.  LOL  :beatyoass:
84 COUGAR/90 HO, 1.7RRs, performer RPM,700DP, equal length shorties, stainless EXH ,T-5,Hurst pro-billet, KC clutch, 8.8/ 4.10s, line-lok, bla ,bla, bla.
71 COMET/289,351w heads, 12.5 TRWs, 750DP, Liberty TL, 9"/6.00s, 11.9x @112 , bla,bla,bla.

Never shoot your mouth off, unless your brain is loaded! ....I may get older, but I'll never grow up!....If you're not laughing, you're not living!  :laughing:

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Reply #5
Some guy built a red one just like that and used to bring it to the mcd's hotrod lot friday and saturday nights, sold it on CL last year, listed it as being able to run a consistent 14.25! I believe it too. Thing had a spool in it, sounded so funny creeping through the parking lot going around turns. :laughing:
1987 20th Anniversary Cougar, 302 "5.0" GT-40 heads (F3ZE '93 Cobra) and TMoss Ported H.O. intake, H.O. camshaft
2.5" Duals, no cats, Flowmaster 40s, Richmond 3.73s w/ Trac-Lok, maxed out Baumann shift kit, 3000 RPM Dirty Dog non-lock TC
Aside from the Mustang crinkle headers, still looks like it's only 150 HP...
1988 Black XR7 Trick Flow top end, Tremec 3550
1988 Black XR7 Procharger P600B intercooled, Edelbrock Performer non-RPM heads, GT40 intake AOD, 13 PSI @5000 RPM. 93 octane

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Reply #6
Awesome sleeper!  Underhood pics?
1986 Mercury Cougar - 2.3T/T5 swap, TC brakes and suspension and rearend, 3" exhaust, 255 lph fuel pump, Stinger BOV, Gillis MBC @ 18 psi
2003 Chevy Suburban Z71 - Daily driver
2015 Chevy Volt - Wife's daily driver

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Reply #7
Tree fitty. lol

Stroke a 454 and drop it in?
93 Festiva L, 193k miles, BP+T/G25MR swap, T3 50trim .48/.42, SRT FMIC, Capri electronics/Rocketchip, 2.5" exhaust
bests: ET 12.86, MPH 110.25, 1.92 short
02 Subaru Impreza WRX, 129k miles
97 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport, 236k miles

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Reply #8
I originally picked it up just to fix up and resell but the damn things grown on me lol. Its just funny looking at peoples faces when the hear a V8 noise coming out of it.

I'll try and get some engine bay pics for you guys, all it is is a stock 350 with no chrome or anything. I'll grab a pic of the speaker wall too once I get the inside cleaned out real good.

Just to let yall know all my Fords still have priority over this thing.
85 Tbird 5.0
78 F150 351w
03 Ranger Fx4

Got a new toy (Caution Contains Chevy)

Reply #9
Traitor! Can't beat it if the price was right.
Old Grey Cat to this.88 Cat, 5.0 HO, CW mounts, mass air, CI custom cam, afr165's, Tmoss worked cobra intake, BBK shorty's,off road h pipe, magnaflow ex. T-5,spec stage 2 clutch, 8.8 373 TC trac loc, che ajustables with bullits on the rear. 11" brakes up front. +

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Reply #10
Price was cheap still not too sure what to do with it yet. Right now its saving me money so I cant really complain other than the fact that it doesnt feel as solid as any of my Fords. Everything rattles and feels loose lol!
85 Tbird 5.0
78 F150 351w
03 Ranger Fx4

Got a new toy (Caution Contains Chevy)

Reply #11
Pssst....heres a  small secret.....it rattles cuz its a gm!!

I'd flip it ASAP!!

Later, RAY
My toys:
Two 84 Turbo Coupes-twins
Two 86 Mercury Capri's-one's stock, one's NOT
93 Mustang LX 5.0-3,980 miles, 100% factory
55 Ford Customline-I6 powerhouse, waiting on a plan
95 F350 Dually-KILLER, don't ask why
94 Bronco XLT-going to be a lowered 2 wheel drive

Got a new toy (Caution Contains Chevy)

Reply #12
Quote from: Kitz Kat;320914
Traitor! Can't beat it if the price was right.


I can beat it, with a bat...

haha not bad looking for what it is. I'd flip it and make some profit.
1971 Camaro Blown 640ci
1988 T-Top Mustang
1980 Mustang coupe
1988 Thunderbird TurboCoupe
And a purple mini van! :burnout:

Previous Thunderbirds:
1988 Sport

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Reply #13
Thats the plan. Got a few things on it that need fixed but nothing major. Should provide for some entertainment in the meantime and some extra funds for the Cougar once its sold.
85 Tbird 5.0
78 F150 351w
03 Ranger Fx4

Got a new toy (Caution Contains Chevy)

Reply #14
I had an '89 astro that also had a 350 v8. It was ugly, and looked like a rapist van, but I did eat a few third gen camaros with it. In a sense I miss it, but selling it to buy my 99 explorer was definately an unregrettible decision lol

just fyi if you keep it- throw some g20-g30 van springs on the front to level it out. Worked wonders on ride quality for me.

-blain

edit: pic to laugh at
1988 T-Bird LX- Awaiting HO build, Monster "Eat My Shift" AOD rated 550Hp. BBK ceramic shorties, Jegs mustang (catless) H-Pipe. mustang catback modified axle back for tbird, 94 17" Cobra wheels, 98 'Stang GT 8.8 Traction-lock