429CJ Cougar Trivia!

The last of the fire breathing big block Cougars were built in 1971. They featured the 429 Cobra Jet engine, and carried one of the highest factory horsepower ratings (370!) of any Cougar ever built. Sadly the times were not right and only a handful were built. The '71 Cobra Jet Registry is maintained by Mitch Lewis.
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Re: 429CJ Cougar Trivia!

Post by blackcat429cj » 23 Oct 2011, 13:53

3spd - was standard cougar equipment - not optional.
Cruise control was not offered on a cougar 71-73
A/C was offered on hardtops.

Hint - it was an appearance option.

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The Answer is!

Post by blackcat429cj » 25 Oct 2011, 04:40

Since there are no more guesses here is the answer.

Wire wheel covers.

The 429CJ option required F70X14 tires belted traction tires, (or optional F60X15 inch tires)

The F70X14 inch belted tire came on a 14X7 inch steel rim or the optional 14X7 Kelsey Hayes styled steel wheel.

The wire wheel cover could not be ordered in combination with F70X14 belted traction tires. hence they were not available on a 429CJ Cougar.

Thanks for the guesses not for the tranny pictures.

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Re: 429CJ Cougar Trivia!

Post by zman » 25 Oct 2011, 05:52

That was my next guess. :)
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Re: 429CJ Cougar Trivia!

Post by ahunt191 » 25 Oct 2011, 05:58

Very interesting. Thanks.

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Re: 429CJ Cougar Trivia!

Post by 428cougarguy » 02 Dec 2011, 16:55

Drag pak??? I'm not sure why Ford did not allow the Mercury Cougars to have the 429 SCJ (with Holley carb) vs. the 429CJ...Only the Mustang got the SCJ engine

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Re: 429CJ Cougar Trivia!

Post by JB BATTERSHILL » 02 Dec 2011, 17:19

A small block engine was not available on a 429cj car :mrgreen:

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Re: 429CJ Cougar Trivia!

Post by blackcat429cj » 10 Dec 2011, 06:38

JB BATTERSHILL wrote:A small block engine was not available on a 429cj car :mrgreen:
True - but you couldn't order, an AM/FM stereo and an AM/8Track ether - Nor could you order a blue vinyl top on your convert .

Wire wheel covers is actually listed as the one of item in the dealer book as an item that you could not order. Not an item percluded because you ordered something else i.e. you cannot have both a c-6 and an 4spd.

The other item was specific to the converts only was a/c. This was due to weight - it was determined with A/C they would have needed to upgrade to a G series tire which would have wheel clearance issues. - due to low anticipated demand for the 429CJ conv - you couldn't order a/c - but since a/c was available on the HTs. The interesting note for the converts was that weight with a/c was an issue with cars with a C6 - technically the 4spd cars were just light enough to allow a/c but I think the factory didn't want to deal with complaint about why can't I get a/c with the automatic. After all if you rally wanted a/c - the dealer could instal it!

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