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Long Neglected Project No Type lV Content

Post by Type 4 Unleashed » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:51 pm

I consolidated all of my storage units, which this was one of the items stored. Here are the specs:
1967 XR7 GT Mercury Cougar
390
428 SCJ Heads
Cam: Old Greg Foreman-Gus Davis Grind .612" lift, Dur 312*-258@.050
Headers: Hooker 2 1/8" Primary 3 1/2" collector
Rear End: Locker 4:57 Gears
Trans: Built C-6 3,500 Stall
I parked it because of a rod nock, and was collecting pieces to put my 427 side oiler together, it kind of got neglected... :roll:
And it rarely uses jack stands.


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Here's the 2 1/8" Hooker Headers
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Post by NextGen » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:59 pm

My friend had one new back in 67, also loved the interior.
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Re: Long Neglected Project

Post by Type 4 Unleashed » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:00 am

The block is finished, I installed ARP main studs and had it aligned honed, then decked and squared, then honed out to a 4.250"-107.950mm bore.

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I just got the crank back, it was stroke indexed, mains had oil grooves that I had welded up then ground to size, then the leading edges of the counterweights were Bullnosed & the Trailing edges were Knife Edged, then it was sent out to be Nitrided.

Some history on these type of cranks, From what I was able to find out, this crank (C4AE 6303 G) came in the 64 427 HR and in the TBolts and is listed in the 427 7000 RPM Kits. Also these cranks were intended to be used in SOHC Nascar program, 2 additional counter weights were welded on off the center main to help the SOHC blocks from cracking around the center main from the RPM's they were running at, but the SOHC motors were banned from Nascar before they were even ran, so there are only a few of these cranks made. I added the attachments to get a better look at the crank.


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Re: Long Neglected Project

Post by BugUgly » Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:48 am

I am 3 shades of green beyond jealous.

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Re: Long Neglected Project

Post by Piledriver » Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:33 am

Awesome.

Planning on using the Endyn pistons to go with 429 heads? :twisted:
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Re: Long Neglected Project

Post by doc » Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:40 am

I always liked the Cougar best of the pony cars. Cool project!

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Re: Long Neglected Project

Post by Type 4 Unleashed » Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:24 pm

Piledriver wrote:Awesome.

Planning on using the Endyn pistons to go with 429 heads? :twisted:
No, I am pretty much staying close to original, except for going FE style Aluminum Heads. I am using my Factory Sidewinder manifold even though it's 45 year old Tech. There are newer manifold designs out now like several different single plane manifolds and also newer design dual planes, all that can produce any where's from a 10hp increase to 50hp increase from $300 to $500, but I will be more than happy with just a measly 500hp, I had problems hooking the car up with a 390, so a 427 with at least 150 more horses won't be any better.

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There was a guy who did an Intake Comparison for the BB Ford FE motors with about fifty different manifolds, on four different size Dyno motors, the attachment is just one of the motors with some of the different manifolds dynode.
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Re: Long Neglected Project

Post by scvw » Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:03 pm

Been a long while..then i get on and see this ! A trip down memory lane ! I use to drive a 67 Cougar for a few years. Loved that car !

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Re: Long Neglected Project

Post by Type 4 Unleashed » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:53 pm

SCVW Welcome to ShopTalkForums

The last time I drove this car was in 1983, at a make shift Drag Strip organized by Big Willie in Terminal Island, he had made arrangements with some shipping companies to use their terminals.

I have to finish this long neglected project before I go back to my Type lV's.

For now I want to get the short block completed, so I can save up for the last piece's the heads, which will take some time to save up for. So in the mean time, I bought an abandoned 390 short block project, fresh .040" over, new pistons , rings & bearings, and it even had ARP main studs that I put in the 427.
So I am going to throw it together with the heads & manifold off my old 390, to drive while I save for my heads.
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Re: Long Neglected Project

Post by scvw » Sat Nov 29, 2014 5:56 pm

Years ago I heard tell of a true GTX Cougar less than 5 miles from where I was staying.
After much searching I found it way back in the woods, under a shed, I asked the owner if I could look at it and he replied I could look all I wanted if I had 20 grand ! soon after that the car disappeared.

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Re: Long Neglected Project No Type lV Content

Post by Type 4 Unleashed » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:43 am

I had to save a long time for this big ticket item.
I've had these items finally show up at my door. Heads are the NHRA legal casting CNCed Edelbrock Pro Ports, with stock location exh. Shock Towers made it necessary to go with stock location exh, due to how tight the 2 1/8" adjustable headers were, I couldn't take the chance with having the headers re-flanged for a relocated exh port, then dealing with fitment issues.

Then I had my "J" Sidewinder matched ported

Flow numbers @ .600" lift cam: 330 Int & 232 exh with no pipe.

Intake valve 2.200 BP spec Ferrea
Exh. valve 1.650 BP spec Ferrea

There's this guy on one of the Ford Forums that has a program that from engine and car spec's, allows the program with a fair degree of accuracy
to determine an engines Torque & HP and how the car would run in the 1/8 & 1/4 mile, including a 60 ft.

Spec's: 67 Cougar, C6 3500 stall, 4:57 locker
427 @ 429 ci. flat tops @ 10.5 CR with Pro Ports, matched ported Sidewinder with an 850 Holley
Crower cam: 604/618 lift & 263/272 @ .050", with 108 LS - 104 IC
Exhaust 2 1/8 adjustable Hookers

Engine & Car Ratings:
427 car
Torq 560 at 4600
Powr 594 at 6100
1.60
7.18 at 96.7
11.22 at 121.1

Close to 600 hp on paper, but I was figuring on around 500 to 550 hp compared to comparable builds that have been dynode.

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Re: Long Neglected Project No Type lV Content

Post by Wally » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:33 pm

Cool car/project!

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