Posted 1 year ago
In this episode of matchbox Monday we feature the Mercury Cougar.
My boss and I drag raced for over 5 years together. We were racing his 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7. We won an NHRA wally in a Division 6 race in the early 90s. That's me in the black.. At that time the car had not been back halved(meaning not full tubbed, not full roll cage) and all steel. At that time we were running a highly modified 351 Windsor motor. The car was running the NHRA Super Pro class and would run consistent 11.50s in the 1/4 mile.
In the other pictures you can see the car is back halved with full tubs and 4 link. Now the car is front halved, back halved and has a full cage in full race trim. Also has fiberglass front end, doors and trunk lid. Running a 1000 hp big block Chevy and a Dedenbear glide with full race electronics, throttle stop, throttle launcher, transbrake etc. Runs on the throttle stop in the NHRA Super Street class(10.90 index). The car can easily dip into the high 8s without the stop on.