Wrecked – 1972 Mercury Cougar

I haven’t done a “Wrecked” piece in a while.  These are fun articles to do.  They include some history and specs for the highlighted car and a look at one that has quality parts still available.

You can find this featured car over on www.Parting Out.com. They have a unique system that pulls together quality used parts from all over Texas and U.S.

In 1972 the Mercury Cougar (rich cousin to the Mustang) took a different path from is roots as a classy coupe and began the move to the luxury side of the auto market.

By 1972 the Cougar series to flavors the Cougar and the Cougar XR-7.  Body styles were 2 door hard top Coupe and 2 door convertible for both the versions. If you say “…hmmm I don’t recall seeing a convertible!”   There’s a good reason for that.  In 1972 only 1,240 Cougar  verts were produced and only 1,929 for the XR-7.

Engine for the 1972 was the Ford work-horse power plant, the 351.  It had a cast iron block, overhead valves, bore and stroke 4.00″X3.50″.  Compression ratio was a low-ish 8.5:1 and topped with a two barrel carb it was able to knock out 163HP.

There isn’t anything that great to see is a donor car like this one:

Lot of parts on this car.  Hard to find glass and any of the light lenses.

Lot of parts on this car. Hard to find glass and any of the light lenses.

 

Good fenders and doors and intact rocker molding - a huge plus

Good fenders and doors and intact rocker molding – a huge plus

Here is the best part.  Rear bumper..will need re-chroming but the taillight lenses took to be in good shape!!

Here is the best part. Rear bumper..will need re-chroming but the taillight lenses took to be in good shape!!

 

Restoring a Cougar?  Give me a shout!!!!

 

Thanks for reading

Tim

 

1972 cougar xr 7

1971 429 XR-7 on E-Bay – Mercurycougar.net

1971 429 XR-7 on E-Bay. A bit tired but has some nice options. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mercu…item4ac46cf6e3. 1972 Cougar,XR-7. My Cougar 2003 Focus SVT My SVT …

2015 Mustang “OK” to Buy Date is NEAR!!!!

The information posted over at Mustang6g says that Tuesday September 10 is the ok to buy date your 2015 Mustang. According to Mustnag6g this means that dealers will have the ok to begin selling stock inventory. Special orders on this date will then begin production. According to the post at Mustang6g this is to limit any glitches on special order vehicles. The 2015 Mustang convertible wont’ begin production until September 15. Its ok to buy date is not slated until October 27.

 

via 2015 Mustang Production And Sales Schedule Revealed By Mustang6g – StangTV.

Can't wait to how they sell!! Still have to wait until Oct. if you want the 'vert version

Can’t wait to how they sell!!
Still have to wait until Oct. if you want the ‘vert version

 

Thanks for reading.

Tim

 

2015 mustang sales brochure

1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor | Mecum Auctions

1967 Ford Mustang Eleanor | Mecum Auctions.

 

This 1967 Ford Mustang is number 7 of 11 “Eleanor” versions built by Cinema Vehicle Services of North Hollywood, California, for the 2000 remake of the original 1974 cult classic “Gone in 60 Seconds.” The car is one of only three used in scenes involving the cast of Gone, which included Nicholas Cage, Giovanni Ribisi and Angelina Jolie, and it incorporates the now-famous design features originally penned by famed hot rod designer Steve Stanford.

Read more here   Eleanor at Auction.

 

The most famous Shelby of all time!!!!

The most famous Shelby of all time!!!!

 

Thanks for reading.

Tim

shelby gt500 eleanor

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The Shelby GT500 Eleanor Mustang From Gone in 60 Seconds Is For Sale – http://t.co/97XA5oBZdI on @gentlemint: http://t.co/38V9tmD8o7
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RT @coches_lujosos: SHELBY GT500 eleanor

The Delivery Trucks

I have always loved the look of the huge panel/delivery trucks or sedans of the 30’s and 40’s.  The rounded fenders and either separate or incorporate headlights combined with the tall solid panel sides gave them a great look.

The terms panel/delivery were used on trucks as well as stations wagons (sedans)  like Ford’s 1938 and 1939 panel/delivery trucks with the oval grille and I include even the windowed  Chevy Suburban, Carryall in the late 50’s.

 

My favorite!! 1938 Ford delivery Van

My favorite!! 1938 Ford delivery Van

The 1938 Ford panel trucks were newly designed for that year.  This included the oval grille and car like fenders.  You had your choice of V8’s either 60 or 85 hp versions.  It include cool options like oil bath air cleaner, oil filter and an available hot water heater…yeah in the truck!!!

'41 Chevy Sedan Delivery.  Another Favorite.

’41 Chevy Sedan Delivery. Another Favorite.

The ’41 Chevy Sedan Delivery was a new design for that year as well.  It also incorporated the passenger car features and a six cylinder engine that gave you more horse power (90) then the Fords V8s.   Chevy engineers solved a lot of issue with this model such as a new carb design to prevent the sudden stop stalling issues, newly designed water pump and a larger radiator to help with over-heating issues.  It also sported hydraulic breaks, synchomesh trans, double-acting shocks, independent front suspension and vacuum-assisted gearshift.

I mentioned the Chevy Suburban/Carryall which are great looking with a lot of windows.

 

'59Chevy Apache CarryAll

’59Chevy Apache CarryAll

1957 Carryall

1957 Carryall

 

These were basically for transporting people.  It was introduced in 1935 and in 1957 it had a lot of upgrades for example – hidden stairs and a new V8 – Chevy’s working 283 or the Trademaster 265.  It had power brakes, power steering, Hyda-matic with overdrive and electric wipers.  You had the option of rear panel doors or wagon tailgate!!!

I love this trucks!!!   But restoration is costly and I have a real problem with visualizing what can be done with, for instance, cargo space for the ’41 Chevy.   More seats?  Paneling and shag carpet? (I group in the 60’s and 70’s van era!!!)

Got a good idea for the cargo space?   Drop me your ideas in a comment for email me at  AGCarRestoration@cox.net.

Thanks for reading.

Tim

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1942 Chevy Carryall Suburban http://t.co/tbuofoHvvA

Mustang and Me – ’71 Mach I

One of my readers stopped by my Facebook page for Average Guy’s Car Restoration, Mods and Racing and dropped me a note about his 1971 Mustang Mach 1 he is restoring.

He wrote:  “Guys – been lurking here and can’t get enough. I’m restoring a 1971 Mustang Mach 1 which I just made a video of – would be great if everyone could hit “LOVE IT” on the video link: http://bet.votigo.com/fbcontests/showentry/Ford-Contest-1/137096

Here is the video he posted.  Lot of work went into this car.

 

Thanks for reading.

Tim

 

1971 ford mustang mach 1

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RT @Motor_Roar: #MuscleCarMonday 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 http://t.co/3DDyjrJ8LN
Ford Mustang Mach 1

The Ford Mustang Mach 1 is an performance-oriented option package of the Ford A 1971 Mustang Mach 1 was featured in the James Bond film,

Dealer Order Banks Now Open for All-New 2015 Ford Mustang !!!

Are you excited about the new Mustang?  Lots of people are!!!

The Wait Is Almost Over! Dealer Order Banks Now Open for All-New 2015 Ford Mustang

Ford dealers can now begin placing orders for 2015 Mustang fastback

2015 Mustang fastback includes many new standard features such as fully independent suspension, push-button start, next-generation SYNC® AppLink™ and a choice of three powerful engines

All-new Mustang EcoBoost® and Mustang GT available with 50 Years Appearance Package

For Ford Mustang fans everywhere, today they are one big step closer to experiencing the next generation as Ford has begun accepting dealer orders for the 2015 fastback.

Ever since the world got its first look at the all-new 2015 Mustang nearly six months ago, the anticipation has been palpable. Ford engineers have been racking up millions of testing miles, refining each system to make sure everything is just right before the first Mustangs reach customers later this year.

The All-New Ford Mustang GT

“From the six cities around the globe where we revealed the all-new Mustang, to auto shows to the recent 50-year celebration events, we’ve received an amazing response from people when they finally see the new model,” said Steve Ling, Ford car marketing manager. “This car is all-new with enhanced sophistication and craftsmanship, but it still exudes the essence of Mustang that’s been honed throughout its history.”

via The Wait Is Almost Over! Dealer Order Banks Now Open for All-New 2015 Ford Mustang | Ford Media Center.

 

2015Stang-2

OH!!!!

OH!!!!

 

Got plans to pick up the new Mustang?  Drop me a note, reader what to hear all about it!!!

Thanks for reading.

Tim

2015 Ford Mustang GT Specs Review

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Video: 2015 Mustang GT – Specs, Overview & Driving …

See what’s powering the 2015 Ford Mustang GT and watch as Ford takes one for a drive around the desert.

Mustang Goes To Outer Space Kind Of Brothers Performance Warehouse

Mustang Goes To Outer Space Kind OfBrothers Performance Warehouse.

Here is the video!

 

 

Thanks for reading

Tim

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Ford Mustang’s 50th birthday party swings at the World’s Fair site in Queens

Ford Mustang’s 50th birthday party swings at the World’s Fair site in Queens. The Ford Mustang celebrated its 50th anniversary with an extravaganza at the World’s Fair grounds in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens. Mustang fans from around the …
Your Take: Mustang’s 50th birthday revs up memories

Vrooming into a fifth decade of production, Ford Mustang celebrates its 50th anniversary today and Your Take decided to join the party. We asked contributors to fire up their cameras and share some of their favorite Mustang memories with us. YOUR TAKE: …

1000HP MUSTANG SHELBY GT500 SUPERSNAKE – AMERICAN MUSCLE CAR

1000HP MUSTANG SHELBY GT500 SUPERSNAKE – AMERICAN MUSCLE CAR

You will see and enjoy the voices of few very powerful American muscle cars –  Mustang Shelby GT500 ,  Mustang Shelby GT500 Super SnakeShelby GT & Mustang Shelby KR. Super hot rides, which sound 10 times louder if you hear them live and will make you shake. Anyways check out the video to see this beasts. watch, Enjoy & Share!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading.

Tim

 

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2015 Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake Imagined

While it seems like quite a while since the early December reveal of the 2015 Ford Mustang, the car is very much still in its infancy. Consequently, the most powerful variant currently available is the 5.0-liter V8 powered Mustang GT. However, in the

Mustang 50 Years Old and Back On Top of the Empire State Building

Mustang turn 50 years old this year and is one of the best-selling sports cars in the U.S.  It’s now back on top as Ford re-enacts the publicity stunt that they use to help launch the model.

 

As you might expect the building has changed a bit in 50 years so it was a bit more challenging to get the car to the top.

 

Here is how they did it.

 

 

Thanks for reading.

Tim

 

mustang empire state building

Ford Put A Mustang On The Empire State Building

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, the auto giant planned a photo opportunity that would appear to stretch the limits of possibility — placing the 2015 edition of the iconic vehicle on the 86th floor observation deck of the Empire

Auto Factoids for Week of 3/9/2014

Here are your Auto Factoids for this week.

The Oldsmobile Motor Works is destroyed by fire 3/9/1901.  Started by a careless work, all but one of the curved dash prototypes were lost.

Fire started by a worker.

Fire started by a worker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One day later and 26 years (1927) Sir Henry Seagrave sets a speed record over 200 mile per hour.

r built by the Sunbeam car company of Wolverhampton that was powered by two aircraft engines.

Built by the Sunbeam car company of Wolverhampton that was powered by two aircraft engines.

March 12th has a lot of birthdays:

–  Johnny Rutherford in Coffeyville, Kansas – 1938

one of nine drivers to win the prestigious Indianapolis 500 mile race at least three times

One of nine drivers to win the prestigious Indianapolis 500 mile race at least three times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Giovanni Agnelli – 1921

Not to be confused with his namesake grandfather the founder of Fiat.  But Giovanni the grandson was responsible for massive expanding Fiat to Russia and South American.

Giovanni Agnelli

Giovanni Agnelli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

–  Clement Studebaker – 1831

A wagon and carriage manufacturer. With his brother Henry, he co-founded the H & C Studebaker Company, precursor of the Studebaker Corporation, which built Pennsylvania-German Conestoga wagons[1] and carriages during his lifetime, and automobiles after his death.

Clement Studebaker

Clement Studebaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On March 13 in 1948 Honda Motors was formed.

March 13, 1974 the Arab oil embargo ended.

March 15, 1960 Mercury debts the Comet.

Dubbed as Fords first compact car, it came in 2 or 4 door configuration as well as station wagon.

I like the two and the fins

I like the two and the fins

1960 4 Door Comet

1960 4 Door Comet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1960 mercury comet

 

Thanks for reading.

Tim