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Old 09-13-2003, 12:57   #1 (permalink)
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I have this 71 Cougar XR7 and I want to restore it. it's not in bad shape at all but i don't like the factory ginger color so am going to paint it but what i need to know is where and what parts can I get for the engine I want it fast@! it has a 351C 2V in it what can I do with it!
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Old 09-13-2003, 15:48   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1971 Cougar XR7

Is it the original engine, has it been rebuilt ?
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it is the Orgianl Engine that came with the car and I am the 3rd Owner and the second owner didn't every drive it it sat for 3 years before I got it! and the Orgianl owner took good care of it I found papers where he had the oil changed every 30K miles and all the fulids changes and other work done to it!

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Still, it's a 30+ year old engine. If it were me, I'd have the engine overhauled, new manifold put on, one for a 4 barrel carb of course, hi po cam, and headers. For parts, you can go to JCWhitney.com, summitracing.com. There maybe places around where you live that sell hi performance parts.
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Re: 1971 Cougar XR7

As Stacy said, get a new intake manifold, for 4 bbl carb, about 600 - 650cfm, , cam, headers, dual exhaust, and thats about it, unless you can get 4V heads, then put them on and all the rest of the stuff. Sould be good for about 350+ HP.
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im in the middle of restoring a 68 cougar, restoration parts are great from JCWHITNEY.COM. Id recommend them to anyone!
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http://www.mercurycougar.net, one of the biggest cougar forums on the www,
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