My Cougar story

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Re: My Cougar story

Post by DieselD » 15 Sep 2017, 22:43

Thanks for the kind words Ray, funny you mention the 3 speed. I swear every one that sees it is amazed it has a 3 speed, then they are confused it's not on the tree! I need to run the next step of the marti to see how many are built like mine.
1968 Standard, 302 2v, 3 speed.

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Re: My Cougar story

Post by xr7g428 » 16 Sep 2017, 12:26

There were no three on the tree Cougars. Floor shift only.
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'68 XR7-G 428CJ C6, Tilt-Away, AM, Black Cherry
'68 XR7-G 390 4 speed, Sunroof, Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 GT-E 427 C6 AM Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 resto mod 351W, soon to be AOD, Black Cherry

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Post by DieselD » 16 Sep 2017, 13:01

xr7g428 wrote:
16 Sep 2017, 12:26
There were no three on the tree Cougars. Floor shift only.
I am aware of that fact but the majority of people that see it ask that question. Alot of people also assume cougars never had a manual transmission and where auto only.
1968 Standard, 302 2v, 3 speed.

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Post by xr7g428 » 16 Sep 2017, 16:35

When you said "I need to run the next step of the marti to see how many are built like mine." I though you were referring to floor shift versus three on the tree. For '68 Standard 302 2V 3 speed the answer is 4,922. Quite rare at about 5% of production. The real odd duck three speed is the S code 390 4V only 84 of those were built (standards). I actually have a hankering to get a '67 standard 2v 3 speed with manual steering manual brakes and pretty much no options. I think with the addition of some decent roll bars and maybe manual front discs that it might be the most fun to drive of all...
Bill Basore, Editor / Publisher
Legendary Cougar Magazine
Currently in the Cat House
'67 XR7 GT 390 4 speed, AC, AM FM, Lime Frost Green
'68 XR7-G 428CJ C6, Tilt-Away, AM, Black Cherry
'68 XR7-G 390 4 speed, Sunroof, Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 GT-E 427 C6 AM Cardinal Red
'68 XR7 resto mod 351W, soon to be AOD, Black Cherry

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Re: My Cougar story

Post by R Code » 16 Sep 2017, 17:55

xr7g428 wrote:
16 Sep 2017, 16:35
...I actually have a hankering to get a '67 standard 2v 3 speed with manual steering manual brakes and pretty much no options. I think with the addition of some decent roll bars and maybe manual front discs that it might be the most fun to drive of all...
My '67 left the factory just that way. I think the only options were full wheelcovers, whitewalls, and maybe an AM radio (not sure where I put the Marti).

I did change it to a 4 speed, & added tri Y headers/duals, & the chrome engine dress up. It's been a fun car.
- Chris

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Re: My Cougar story

Post by JcodeG » 16 Sep 2017, 18:23

The 5% number was something I remember reading before. I once had a 72 Mustang with the same transmission. Tough as nails! Rock Crusher, stump puller, they were tough. My advice, make all the upgrade you like, but don't separate that transmission, from that car! Just my opinion

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Re: My Cougar story

Post by DieselD » 17 Sep 2017, 16:56

Sorry for the confusing post bill, I do actually have the marti report on my car but only the deluxe version. I have not splurged for the full report just yet. The only two options mine had where decor interior and wide oval tires. Everything matches what the actual car is/was except for power steering. I did not see that on the option list but my car has it.
1968 Standard, 302 2v, 3 speed.

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