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ZombyCougar  Woofencamp
ZombyCougar Woofencamp PowerDork
11/2/17 4:07 p.m.

When I was doing my apprenticeship we did a lot of work for small corner car lots. The kind of places that don't end up with the better cars, and we did a lot of work on these. They are, IMO, some of the worst cars ever built.

Jerry From LA
Jerry From LA SuperDork
11/2/17 4:36 p.m.

How I missed this thread I'll never know.

Knurled
Knurled MegaDork
11/2/17 5:06 p.m.
jstein77 said:
Knurled said:

Is there going to be a class where you have to enter an actual Mercury Cougar?

 

If not there should be.  Bonus points for the '74-76 Megalocougar.

Bingo!

Megalocougar

 

I'll bet there's three feet of empty space behind the point of that front bumper.

That's the smaller one.  '74-76 was about a foot longer in the wheelbase.

 

Edit:  THE ABOVE STATEMENT IS WRONG.  I'm man enough to admit when I'm wrong, and I will explain why I had the wrong thoughts I did.

 

The '72-76 Thunderbird was built on a stretched Torino chassis.  The '77-79 Thunderbird was downsized to use the Torino chassis, so '77-79 Cougars and Thunderbirds are the same.  I *thought* that the '74-76 Cougar was based on the T-bird/Mark IV.  I was wrong, it was based on the Torino/LTD.

 

I had a '72 T-bird and a friend had a '79 T-bird and they were remarkably similar ahead of the firewall and in the trunk area, but my car had a ton more interior room.  In his car, the driver's seat basically touched the rear seat.  Mine could actually hold five adults.  But his shorter wheelbase and ~500-800lb lighter chassis handled better.  But mine was still faster because 429-4V and not 135hp smog-era 302-2v.

Knurled said:
jstein77 said:
Knurled said:

Is there going to be a class where you have to enter an actual Mercury Cougar?

 

If not there should be.  Bonus points for the '74-76 Megalocougar.

Bingo!

Megalocougar

 

I'll bet there's three feet of empty space behind the point of that front bumper.

That's the smaller one.  '74-76 was about a foot longer in the wheelbase.

 

Edit:  THE ABOVE STATEMENT IS WRONG.  I'm man enough to admit when I'm wrong, and I will explain why I had the wrong thoughts I did.

 

The '72-76 Thunderbird was built on a stretched Torino chassis.  The '77-79 Thunderbird was downsized to use the Torino chassis, so '77-79 Cougars and Thunderbirds are the same.  I *thought* that the '74-76 Cougar was based on the T-bird/Mark IV.  I was wrong, it was based on the Torino/LTD.

 

I had a '72 T-bird and a friend had a '79 T-bird and they were remarkably similar ahead of the firewall and in the trunk area, but my car had a ton more interior room.  In his car, the driver's seat basically touched the rear seat.  Mine could actually hold five adults.  But his shorter wheelbase and ~500-800lb lighter chassis handled better.  But mine was still faster because 429-4V and not 135hp smog-era 302-2v.

STFU and make your name longer. This isn't the mansplaining mistakes thread.

In reply to The Artist Formerly Known as Giant Purple Snorklewacker :

 

In other news, I found the limit to how long a screenname can be.  Name should be "Knurled Malcolm Peter Brian Telescope Adrian Blackpool Rock Stoatgobbler John Raw Vegetable Brrroooo Norman Michael (bell) (whistle) Edward (horn) (train noises) Thomas Moo... 'We'll keep a welcome in the' (gunshot) William (silly noise) 'Raindrops keep falling on my'  (weird noise) 'Don't sleep in the subway'  (cuckoo) Naaoooo... Smith"

 

EastCoastMojo
EastCoastMojo GRM+ Memberand Mod Squad
11/2/17 7:27 p.m.

laugh 

 

Should start at 3:14.  For the Python-deprived.

 

boaty mcfailface
boaty mcfailface UberDork
11/2/17 7:55 p.m.

Am i doing this right?

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
11/2/17 8:10 p.m.

Im trying transition slowly. I want people to still hate on me  

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
11/2/17 8:14 p.m.
boaty mcfailface said:

Am i doing this right?

You sir or madam as the case may be, are doing it perfectly.

 

(For the longest time I wanted a car that relied on heavy application of turbo to make power, with the name "Boostie McGee" rolling around in my head.   Now I realize this may sound derivative, so why not go for broke and say Boosty McBoostface?)

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
11/2/17 8:14 p.m.

Im enjoying the absurdity of this, but to be honest, ill be happy when things are back to normal. I have no idea who is who at this point....

SaltyDog
SaltyDog Reader
11/2/17 8:14 p.m.

Like youth, Monty Python is wasted on the young....

I've yet to meet anyone under 40 who can appreciate this, but i hold out hope that they are out there!

Oh My! The television has exploded!

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
11/2/17 8:16 p.m.

In reply to SaltyDog :

My 9 year old daughter's favorite movie is the holy grail.

Yes, im a horrible person. 

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
11/2/17 8:20 p.m.

In reply to SaltyDog :

Hey now, for at least three more months, I will be under 40.

 

SaltyDog
SaltyDog Reader
11/2/17 8:20 p.m.

BTW, My wife, boss and everyone that knows me says that i should change my screenname to " MR MOST AWESOME MAN IN THE WORLD AND I SHOULD BE KING", but I'm too humble.

or maybe I came up with that one...

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
11/2/17 8:20 p.m.
Dusterbd13 said:

In reply to SaltyDog :

My 9 year old daughter's favorite movie is the holy grail.

Yes, im a horrible person.

 

No you're not.

SaltyDog
SaltyDog Reader
11/2/17 8:26 p.m.

Duster, if every parent was as good as you, the world would be a much better place.

I haven't forgotten her concerns about the kids losing their toys in Harvey. As I said then, good parents result in good kids!smiley yes

I try to relate to my grandkids and my students that you reap what you sew and it's easier and more rewarding to be good to others than the other way around!

 

TRoglodyte
TRoglodyte UltraDork
11/2/17 8:47 p.m.

Alouicios Lincoln panther Magoo checking in , wilco

SaltyDog
SaltyDog Reader
11/2/17 8:48 p.m.

In reply to Knurled. :

Sorry!

I keep forgetting that there are "kids" like you on here! (I'm 55)

I'm happy to see that people still can enjoy the Classics!yes

Apple Cougar Mellonseed
Apple Cougar Mellonseed MegaDork
11/2/17 9:30 p.m.
boaty cougar mcfailface said:

Am i doing this right?

No. Needs moar cougar.

Mellonmorse, Brian Cougar
Mellonmorse, Brian Cougar UltraDork
11/3/17 8:25 a.m.

A car exactly like this was supposed to be mine when I turned 16.  Thank goodness that didn’t happen.

Indy-Cougar-Guy
Indy-Cougar-Guy SuperDork
11/3/17 8:32 a.m.
Paranoid - Mellonmorse, Brian Cougar - Android said:

A car exactly like this was supposed to be mine when I turned 16.  I'm terribly sad that didn’t happen.

Fixed that for ya...

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth MegaDork
11/3/17 8:36 a.m.

I can find the last generation Cougar which was just a rebodied Escort ZX2 all day long, but that kind of goes against the spirit of finding a Cougar. It's like talking to your aunt at the bar. While technically right, it's not going to impress your friends. 

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
11/3/17 12:39 p.m.
mazdeuce - Seth said:

I can find the last generation Cougar which was just a rebodied Escort ZX2 all day long, but that kind of goes against the spirit of finding a Cougar. It's like talking to your aunt at the bar. While technically right, it's not going to impress your friends. 

It's not a rebodied ZX2, it's a rebodied Contour/Mondeo(/X-type)

 

Sort of like how the Puma was a rebodied Fiesta.  (Or was it the Ka?)

W.Cougar Mellonballer The Third
W.Cougar Mellonballer The Third GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/3/17 2:42 p.m.

It’s a bit cumbersome to sign on checks but I always wanted to go by a first initial like other obscenely wealth folks. 

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