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Cars > Challenges > “Mountain Cat” Vs “YOURNIGHTMARE”

 

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Gambit

M–40
Gulfport, Mississippi
United States

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Clintezra

M–39
Luray, Virginia
United States

 

1997 Mercury Cougar

“Mountain Cat”

1987 Ford Mustang LX

“YOURNIGHTMARE”

 
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About “Mountain Cat”

I am from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and I work at one of the local Casino's here. I moved to Las Vegas after Hurricane Katrina for work. After living there for a few weeks, I had to get a car because I was depending on other ppl to get me to work. I bought this car in Oct. of '05 and it had barely over 60k miles and I got it for $6k out the door. Pretty good deal I think. No body damage and the inside was pretty clean. After moving back to MS in June of '06, the Mountain Cat came with me and made the 2k mile trip with no problem. In January of '08 I hit some debris on the road coming home one night from work and totaled my car! I bought her back from the insurance Co. and repaired the damage, but the fuel lines were destroyed and, with my luck, they were discontinued from the factory. So began my 2yr search for fuel lines! After finally finding some in good shape, the Cat is purring again. Another yr passes before I get the work on the front end completed, Upper and Lower Control Arms, tires, etc........, and get the road inspection so I can get my tag. Now I have my "Rebuilt Title" and the car isn't worth much to anyone but me. Now, I begin my quest to really make this Cat purr! This is all real new to me, so I'm not real sure where to begin, but I do need new rims for her because I believe mine are warped from the accident and I would love to have her painted. The body is in excellent condition. No dings or rust. Just oxidation, scratches and what looks like the clear coat wearing off. Any input would be greatly excepted!

About “YOURNIGHTMARE”

Stock 5.0 dropped in a 4 banger shell.Has a 2" cowl stamped hood.put a 5speed and some ponies and you got a lil black sleeper....a true dark horse.

 

Specs for “Mountain Cat”

1997 Cougar XR7 Modular 4.6L 235hp/320tq
4 Speed Trans. 4R70W

Specs for “YOURNIGHTMARE”

Engine 5.0L (302cid) OHC V8 (iron block- 2 Valve Heads sequential fuel injection
Displacement 302 cid
Horsepower 225 @ 4000
Torque 300 @ 3000
Compression 9.5.1 to 1
Fuel 87 Octane, unleaded
Exhaust aluminumized steel. LX models featured chrome tips
Transmission 5 speed

Suspension

Front Independent, modified MacPherson strut with Separate spring on lower arm and stabilizer bar
Front springs Helical coil, rubber-insulated
Rear Four-bar link with coil springs on lower arm
Rear springs Helical coil, rubber-insulated
Rear shocks gas pressurized hydraulic (4 shocks in total)
Sway bars front: 26.5 mm, rear 23mm
Steering power assisted rack and pinion with 15.3:1 ratio
Front brakes 10.84 inch rotors
Rear brakes 9 inch drums
Wheels 15 by 7 Turbine styled aluminum wheels / LX versions received the 15 by 7 inch ten hole aluminum wheels
Tires 225/60ZR15 Goodyear Eagle VR60
Curb Weight: 3160 lbs
Wt. Dist.: 59/41
Wheelbase(Ft/Rr): 100.5
Track (Ft/Rr): 56.6/57.0
Length: 179.3
Width: 69.1
Height: 52.1
Quarter Mile 14.4 @ 96 mph
0-60mph 6.1 seconds
Skidpad 0.83 g's
Top speed 145 mph

 

Factory Options for “Mountain Cat”

30th Anniversary Edition, so it has all the Factory ops!

Factory Options for “YOURNIGHTMARE”

Power steering /brakes
Premium stereo

 

Mods for “Mountain Cat”

K&N drop in filter
Walbro GSS340 255LPH Fuel Pump
Kooks 3/4 Headers
2 1/2", True dual exhaust, Hpipe and no cats w/MagnaFlows
SCT tuned
Saleen Speedstars 245/45ZR18

Mods for “YOURNIGHTMARE”

took of the lx whale tale and put on a gt spoiler

 

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Points for Mountain Cat Total Votes Points for YOURNIGHTMARE
18 7 17

 

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