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Longmont, Colorado
United States

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Columbus, Georgia
United States


1972 Mercury Cougar XR7


1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1


Photo of: 1972 Mercury Cougar
Photo of: 1972 Ford Mustang

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About “Chris”

This photo was at the Cougar National Convention in Dallas Texas in 2006. It won it's class and was featured as November on the National Calendar. Obviously before the 429 and Hood Scoop & Ram Air (with the 351 Cleveland, FMX)
How it was aquired:
We had a christmas budget and have 4 daughters and bought them all motorcycles for christmas but I had seen this Cougar and my wife had also. One day she said, that's the most beautiful car I've ever seen. So I sneakingly stopped one day and asked the fellow what he wanted for it and it was way beyond my means at the time. He said well, make an offer so I made a very small standing offer and he laughed. 2 days before Christmas he had to have cash so I was scrambling. I aquired it and gave it to my wife for Christmas. (hence the name Chris)Since then we've painted it and built the 429 for it. http://www.yo...v=z0AQCT14Edo . This is a real old school muscle car. This car weighs 3,760# with the 429 wet.

About “RAGE”

In Feb. 2004, I bought the '72 Mach 1 for $10,000 in a small town in Geogia. Her name is "Rage." Someone I knew at the time had told me about the car and said the owner was thinking about selling it. One weekend, I went over to the guy's house and asked about it. He opened the garage door and I couldn't believe what i saw. It was love at first sight! I knew I had to have this car. About 2 weeks later after I bought it, I had someone come up to me and offer me $30,000 cash for it. Of course, I turned it down. I am the 3rd owner.


Specs for “Chris”

.0-60 @ 5 sec. 1/4 mile ? Dyno'd at 472hp, 501 torque @ 5,200' altitude

Specs for “RAGE”

351 Cleveland Engine
Estimated 450 HP

C6 Transmission
1800 Stall

9 Inch Limited Slip Rear End 3.80 raito

Championship Gold (Pretty close to the Competition Orange on the new Mustangs)

Up and Coming Modifications:

Tunnelram Intake with 8-71 blower
Enderle Fuel Injection (Will be over 900HP)
New wheels and tires
Dupont ChromaLusion Prizm over Orange Crush effect


Factory Options for “Chris”

XR7 Package, Convertible, one of 1,929 total made, leather buckets, p/s, p/b, a/c, am/fm/8 track, This is a very rare car.

Factory Options for “RAGE”

Ram Air Hood


Mods for “Chris”

429 Ford engine out of a 68 T-bird.(which stock was 390 hp) rebuilt with high comp pistons, ported, polished heads, crane roller cam with roller rockers, 750 Holley, Edelbrock med rise manifold, Ram Air, full length Hooker Headers, 3" exhaust with H-pipe, C6 trans with extra clutches and shift kit. Dyno'd at 472HP. Tons of torque, Will run 150+ with 2.73 gears, Cragar SS wheels, 10 disc cd, 1100 watt stereo,

Mods for “RAGE”

351 Cleveland
Race prepped 351-C 2 Bolt Block
Del West Titanium Valves 2.15 Intake 1.625 Exhaust
Race Prepped Custom Holley Chokeless Race Carb 780+CFM
Jesel J2K 2.0 I / 1.9 E Roller Rockers
Custom Ground Rubens Racing Cams Hyd Roller Camshaft .690 lift
ARP Main & Head Studs
FPS Main Girdle, Windage Tray, and Crank Scraper
Custom Knifedged 4340 4" Stroke Crank
TCI Rattler Vibration Damper
4.045 Mahle Flat Top ultra-lite Forged Pistons
SBC 6.0 in. 4340 H Beam Rods w/ ARP Bolts
Mahle Rings .043 top .043 2nd 3mm Oil
Ford Racing SVO 9 Keyway Full Roller Timing Set
Clevite 77 H-Series Bearings
Ford Racing Hydraulic Roller Lifters
Trick Flow 3/8" Pushrods
SCP Dry Sump Oil Pump
Robert Yates Racing Bronze Valve Guides w/ Viton Positive Seals
PSI Dual Racing Valve Springs
Manley Super 7 Inpinged Degree Titanium Retainers
PPPC Titanium Super 7 Degree Keepers
Moroso Stamped Aluminum Valve Covers w/ T-Bar Hold Downs
CV Products Lightweight Drive Pulleys

MSD 6AL Ignition
MSD Pro Billet Distributor w/ Wire Hold Down
MSD Bronze Distributor Gear
MSD Super Conductor Wires

Hooker Super Competition Headders
2 1/2 inch Dual Exhaust with Cutouts (electric coming soon)
Flowmaster 2 Chamber Mufflers

Denso Style High Torque Starter
100 amp GM 1 Wire Alternator

Race Prepped C6 trans
1800 Stall Torque Converter
3:80 9 Inch w/ Limited Slip
Slapper / Traction Bars

Chasis & Electrical:
Ram Air Hood (OE)
Trunk Mounted Battery w/ 2AWG Cables
Autometer Sport-Comp Guages w/ 160 MPH Speedo
It's A Snap Wiring Harness
H4 Conversion Headlamps
4 Inch Auxillary Driving Lights
31x19 Aluminum Radiator
Summit Racing Adjustable Shift Light
GM Hydroboost brake booster
Lee Racing Power Steering Pump

Thor 2-Way Full Featured Alarm

Eclipse CD4000 Reciever
Audiobahn 2600w 3 Amplifier, 5 Speaker Stereo
2 Audiobahn 4 1/2 Front Speakers
2 Audiobahn 6x9 Rear Speakers
2 Audiobahn 8 Inch DVC Aluminum Cone Subwoffer
2 Audiobahn 12 Inch DVC Subs
Automatic Power Antenna


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