Author Topic: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay  (Read 5033 times)

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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2018, 07:53:47 AM »
How is the "running hot" scenario with these cars?
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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2018, 10:15:01 AM »
How is the "running hot" scenario with these cars?

With the Black car in the photos shown here, we have had temperature troubles when in bumper to bumper traffic at low speeds.  A local cruise-in in Junction City, OR shuts down the entire main street and opens it up for hot rods to cruise.  It attracts several hundred cars and is quite a site to see, but it is a slow traffic jam.  The black car did not like that slow speed. We had to park it and just watch the event.  The drive home was great at higher speeds to allow more air flow.

It is interesting to note that the original owner of this car used to haul the family travel trailer with it to camping trips back in the late 60's and early 70's.

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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #32 on: April 19, 2018, 12:26:59 PM »
would love to own a 427 Cougar.....rare cat for sure
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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #33 on: May 06, 2018, 03:59:20 PM »
I can appreciate that car and the situation it is in. Love is not a rational thing. I'm a secret admirer. It's "nice".  ;)
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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #34 on: May 06, 2018, 05:01:12 PM »
How is the "running hot" scenario with these cars?

With the Black car in the photos shown here, we have had temperature troubles when in bumper to bumper traffic at low speeds.  A local cruise-in in Junction City, OR shuts down the entire main street and opens it up for hot rods to cruise.  It attracts several hundred cars and is quite a site to see, but it is a slow traffic jam.  The black car did not like that slow speed. We had to park it and just watch the event.  The drive home was great at higher speeds to allow more air flow.

It is interesting to note that the original owner of this car used to haul the family travel trailer with it to camping trips back in the late 60's and early 70's.

Funny that the e-bay seller suggests the Woodward's cruise, and my mind immediately went there. That's the last place I would want to drive a big block car as they notoriously over heat in bumper to bumper traffic. Did the GTE's come in a 4 speed or are they all automatics?
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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #35 on: May 06, 2018, 06:20:50 PM »
All of the "W" code, 427 GT-Es were automatics (only transmission available).

Cobra Jet GT-Es could be ordered with a 4 speed.

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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #36 on: May 06, 2018, 07:24:43 PM »
All of the "W" code, 427 GT-Es were automatics (only transmission available).

Cobra Jet GT-Es could be ordered with a 4 speed.

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I could live with an automatic in that car.
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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #37 on: May 06, 2018, 07:48:40 PM »
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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #38 on: May 06, 2018, 07:52:36 PM »
Not trying to get in a slinging match,

Did I miss something with the eBay car or is it a Dynacorn rebodied car with VIN numbers cut out of the old car and welded into the new with pieces transferred over?

Replacing a fender or a trunk lid would be fine if most of the original car is there. I could think of better investments for $159,000 then a full Dynacorn car.

I would pay $159,000 for the black one in the vintage add though.

Just my two cents,

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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #39 on: May 06, 2018, 08:31:12 PM »
Dynacorn doesn't make a Cougar body.

Not yet, anyway.

The pic of the black GT-E isn't a vintage ad, that is a recent photo.

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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #40 on: May 06, 2018, 08:39:40 PM »
I see. I guess those photos in the eBay ad were after all the prep work had been done.

That photo of the black car is amazing. What a beautiful car it is.

 A fine cat indeed.

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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #41 on: May 06, 2018, 09:23:51 PM »
With the panel fit of the eBay car, you could think it was Dynacorn.

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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #42 on: May 06, 2018, 09:27:32 PM »
I know that quite a few years ago Dynacorn procured a nice '67 Cougar body from West Coast Classic Cougar for the purpose of making a new body - but so far nothing has come of it.

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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #43 on: May 06, 2018, 09:50:36 PM »
All Im saying is Id be happy to do some burnouts in it.
I wouldnt even consider a six figure Cougar .
Seen so many nice GTEs in the last six years for like 75k...
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Re: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E XR-7 427 Side Oiler eBay
« Reply #44 on: August 06, 2018, 02:26:42 AM »
Sorry to bring this thread back from the dead.

Which exhaust manifolds were used on 427 Cougars?

Somewhere in the back of my mind I thought these had 428 heads (CJ ?) and thus 428 exhaust manifolds.

427 heads would require headers in a Cougar, no?