Re: small block v8 conversion?
If they can cram a small block into a focus, I'm sure a way can be had for a Cougar. I remember a Pinto wagon with 429 shoved into it. Just takes a little creativity and maybe some cutting and welding.
Oh, and don't look up the words "fill pipe cougar" on Yahoo! without turning on safe search unless you want to feel really dirty.
'Scuse me, while I scrape this Honda outta my treads.