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Old 06-07-2019, 12:33 PM
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And a BOSS 429,,

Thomas Boling had a yellow Boss 429 Eliminator.but it only stayed together about a month,his dad traded it back in for a Boss 302
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Old 06-07-2019, 01:06 PM
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Now I am wondering if my customer had a Boss 429 or the 427, did they have both? I could have sworn he had every one of them.

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Old 06-07-2019, 01:25 PM
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Now I am wondering if my customer had a Boss 429 or the 427, did they have both? I could have sworn he had every one of them.

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Yes there were both the 427 is EXTREMLY RARE,,most were given to FX racers ,,a few made it to the street.they also had a CJ 428 and a SCJ 428.


https://eliminator.mercurycougarregistry.com/history/

this says no 70s were built but was an option..i know of at least 1 ,,I dont know if it was a 69 or 70..

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Got out this morning and spent about 4 hours removing the last of the worst rocker, and installing the two piece rockers. This side was literally swinging in the breeze with no connection to the floors, or the floor support! It went really well, and was easier than I thought it would be. I cut the 1/4 panel, and the A pillar panel open to allow the rocker to slip inside, and give more strength. I shot everything with weld through primer inside first, so no bare metal would be hidden.
This was the inner rocker welded to the floor braces, and the outer "spot welded" to the inner with plug welds.





This is the rear edge where I cut out rusty metal to tie in the 1/4 panel. I filled in a small 2" piece to get back to good metal.



Once I got both halves secured, I fit the edge piece I had the sheet metal shop bend for me. This is the 180 degree edge that will dress the joint on the two halves.



This is what it will look like installed. I'll wait to install it after I replace the floors.





Still need some more patches at the lower 1/4 panel, but I'll move on to he driver's side rocker first, and then do the fillers for all of it when both are done and the floors are replaced.
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Thats going to look real nice, 71BB
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Thanks, ya, I like the Cougar, even though I'm anti Ford.
I guess I really don't like the Cudas. Didn't even notice it, ha...
Cougars are Mustangs but with 3" more wheelbase and no six cylinder option. 67-8 base and XR7 had the 289 and the GT had a 390, both with heavy suspension packages. In '68, a GTE version had a 390 horse 427. For 69-70, GT and GTE were just option packages with or without XR7 trim but kept the big blocks. Eliminator was added, with tape stripes, wide wheels and tires, spoiler, and a 300 horse 351.

Thats from a book that was handy. Make mine a '68 GTE.

Now look up Mercury Cyclone Spoiler.

Or X-100 Marauder.
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Finishing up the 57 Chevy with Holley Sniper. Finally found the issue of why it would not start.
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Sorry I've been away for a while, password probs again, think I'm sorted now. I've still been reading daily though. Somebody tell Brian its not April the first and marge is Gooooorne. Hell,I couldn't believe it when I read it. But I guess there comes a time to part with a loved car. I've recently parted with my 66 notchback after 20 years. My car needed a lot of work, whereas marge was in good nick. No pun intended.

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Old 06-08-2019, 05:04 AM
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Finishing up the 57 Chevy with Holley Sniper. Finally found the issue of why it would not start.

OK, I'll bite. Why wouldn't it start?


BTW, the 57 Chevy was always my dream car. Looks great.
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CURSE is now pollution compliant. Well, except rear O2's that is. The law around here is that pollution devices on the motor must be used when transplanted to another vehicle. No one does it, but I've been stopped three times by the sniffer cops already when driving my previous trucks.



I had to make an adapter to use the canister purge on the intake. Pointing down instead of up. The first time I drove it, it stalled out. Changed for the one from the wreckers and all is good.




















If you need any more custom work done ,,I know a man that can help..
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Ha...too funny, because that's what my (now leak free) oil pan modification looks like..,...must be my cousin Bugsy.
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Drove the 455 harder today than I have in the last eight or nine years. 3,800 RPM to stay out of trouble on the interstate. Around 120 on the speedo. Boy its loud when doing that! Half hour of that then oh, hour and a half of what I call normal driving. Nothing fell off, seized up, or caught fire so I was amazed. Didn't use a whole lot of gas doing it either. Tried to meet a friend but missed them.
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Got the driver's side rocker welded in today! It went much faster than the passenger side, even with having to cut out the old rocker. Now I can move on to the 1/4 panel patches, and lower door patches. Then I'll be able to put the new floor in the '39 Chevy coupe!
No pictures since it looks just like the passenger side.
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And a BOSS 429,,

Thomas Boling had a yellow Boss 429 Eliminator.but it only stayed together about a month,his dad traded it back in for a Boss 302
CORECTION,,

I talked to Denver the brother to Thomas which I said was a Boss 429 Cougar Eliminator ,,it was Not it was a 428 Cobra Jet..

Curtis Hancock had the Boss 429 in his mustang ( zoom in picture ),,his brother still gas his boss 302 but it is so far gone even the roof would have to be replaced,,i have tried to buy it for last 10 years or so ,,but no sale
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CORECTION,,

I talked to Denver the brother to Thomas which I said was a Boss 429 Cougar Eliminator ,,it was Not it was a 428 Cobra Jet..

Curtis Hancock had the Boss 429 in his mustang ( zoom in picture ),,his brother still gas his boss 302 but it is so far gone even the roof would have to be replaced,,i have tried to buy it for last 10 years or so ,,but no sale

I messed up my Cougar post, had the suspension packages sentence out of order.

But all that is Ford stuff anyway so pfft. Too much like at work. All Ford, all the time.

Not having a keyboard will be the death of me.

By the way, the friend who got away was in my sights. Coulda picked him off with the Ponch no problem but he was at a Chevy parts place participating in a Chevy thing with his 54 so I let him slide.

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