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1968 Mercury Cougar

VIN: 8R91X522747
condition: fair
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 95000
size: full-size
title status: salvage
transmission: automatic
type: coupe

FE Marauder Big Block 390cid
2 Barrel AutoLite
C-6 Merc-o-matic
14x5.5 Mercury Man with Cooper Cobra's
X-Code California Only
1 of 2,037 built 1 of 1,237 Surviving


I've owned this faithful vehicle for four long years slowly taking care of it after its torch was passed to me by the previous owner. DMV told me that only 3 people including myself have owned this vehicle and the 2nd owner possessed it since 1985 for which it sat till Christmas 2014.

Features:
Tilt away/Tilt adjust Steering column
Headlamp EyeLids
A/C (orignal nonrebulit)
AM/FM (repalced with newer radio)
Shoulder Straps from factory (driver installed only)
Center Console with belt holder and storage compartment
Black Top on Black Cherry Exterior on Parchment Interior


Previous Owner History (months before sale):
Strip, Block Sand, Primer, Paint, Headliner and Vinyl Application to roof
Dash plastic chrome refinished and dash/glovebox painted
Purchased new Dash Cluster Camera Case (not installed)
Original Dash Pad removed but kept with vehicle
New carpet purchased but not installed
Chinese Windshield Installed with new gasket
RearShield received new gasket
NOS 4 Row radiator (unconfirmed "NOS")
Flowmaster Exhaust (unconfirmed)
Standard spec brakes all around
Simple Pioneer radio installed
New Hood Hinges (not installed originals do the job)
Used hood with reinstalled original Faux Hood Scoop
Other miscellaneous parts painted with intent for vehicle restoration.

Current Owner History (not in Order_I always attempt to keep original parts):
Replaced Windshield with NOS Autolite one
Replaced all tires with Cooper Cobras then again with Hankook Optimos
Replace brakes all around with Shelby spec size (larger rear drum/shoes and larger front disc/pads) and springs for drums. Bearings, O-rings, Caps, Sleeves all replaced
Replaced with MOOG
__Both Lower Control Arms
__Both Outer Tie Rod Ends
__Both Tie Rod Adjusting Sleeves
__Both Inner Tie Rods
__Both Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) Links
Replaced all cooling hoses
Replaced broken vacuum lines
Removed Headlamps and Eyelids for cleaning
Replaced Low beams
Removed Rear Lamps for cleaning
Converted rear lights to CREE LED
Converted reverse lights to CREE LED (Not installed)
Converted front parking Lamps to CREE LED (Stolen)
Replaced side marker lamp bulbs
Replaced Front seats with Gold Nugget1968 Mustang Seats as Driver original vinyl and foam was "holy" Still have Driver Wire frame and Complete Passenger seat from STUBNITZ Spring Division
New Black Dash Pad still in box (original currently installed)
Cleaned Seized up seat belts buckles and carefully cleaned straps
Fuel Filler neck sleeve and cap
Rebuilt original turn signal and emergency signal box
Replaced all window regulators all around
Replaced Torn Autolite Speakers with XPlods and Pioneers (kept a few originals)
Re-wired speakers including crimps (dual white & black wire 20-24 gauge under shield braid and Teflon jacket)
Swapped Original Air Cleaner with Chrome Mustang Air Cleaner
Rebuilt Gauges with new camera case and routed and cleaned wiring as well as painted needle tips and installed new clock
Wirewheeled 3 of the 5 Cancer spots and primered potential Cancer areas
__2 left fender engine bay
__1 driver floor pan
__2 in drip rails, one each side but have been painted during PO's ownership when roof was done.
Replaced all shocks with KYB Gas-A-Just
Inspected and Cleaned power steering Ram and PS Pump (never leaked in my ownership)
Alignment at Pepboys May 2016 (still perfect)

Bigger Work:
Removed Engine for rebuild
All gaskets replaced with Viton andor Steel/Aluminium
All bolts and threads chased, cleaned and or wirewheeled
Convert from Points to PerTronix EI
1.5 ohm Flamethrower Coil
Replaced distributor cap
Inspected distributor Vacuum Advance for leaks
Replaced Spark Plugs
Replaced and routed Plug wires
Replaced Battery Interstate Costco Brand
Replaced oil pan
Replaced Water Pump
Replaced Alternator with Summit Racing SUM-810300
Replaced all charging and starter wiring with 1/0 Gauge and 2 gauge Wiring
Installed kill switch (dual red & black wire 20 gauge under shield braid and Teflon jacket)
New starter solenoid
New starter
Replaced Exhaust Flange Gaskets
Swapped AutoLite Carb with 2 barrel Holley (intent to rebulid autolite)
Inspected Torque Converter
Inspected Flex Plate
Replaced Harmonic Balancer with Refurbished period Correct part from WCCC
Replaced Valve Covers
Compression Check on cylinders
Valves adjusted
Inspected Intake manifold
Replaced transmission pan gasket and filter
Complete flush to remove rust from block and cooling jackets
Heads did not need machining
Wirewheeled and painted all hangers/brackets
Wirewheeled Oil and fuel pump and fuel line
Replaced fuel line hose at engine
Cleaned Original Bendix Brake Booster


This vehicle currently still needs a salvage title obtained from DMV, I possess the clean title in hand but haven't gone through the process yet.

E-mail me with any questions using the email provided by Craigslist in the ad.
Thanks!


  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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