Mercury Cougar Eliminator - Boss 302 - Super Drag-Pak
Yes, this was an original
4.30 Detroit Locker Boss 302 car. Options were sparse.
Just an AM radio. That was it. I added the
styled steel wheels and returned it to as original as
possible. I pulled the heads off, did a valve job,
repainted a couple of panels, but the car had about 75% of
its' original paint. The transmission was a wide-ratio
top-loader and the car always ran like a top. There
were a few places on the seats where it was worn through the
white color and I dyed it several times.
This was the very first
car of mine that landed in magazines. I think it was
in just about every Mustang/Ford/Cougar book around at the
time, and it was cool to see it in print.
I bought the car in
Florida out of the back of a Hot Rod magazine. Flew
there with a tool box and change of clothes, drove it back
and it never missed a beat. My butt vibrated for about
2 days afterward from driving about 75 with 4:30 gears.
The car had been lowered, roller cam, roller lifters, roller
rockers and headers added. It came with all the
original parts in the trunk with the exception of the
snorkle down tube. I eventually found one of those and
put the engine back to nearly perfect.
I still miss this car.
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