1968 Cougar Resto-Mod Build

Owner: Kurt Emke

Work Performed:

  • Engine compartment, undercarriage stripped, cleaned and painted
  • High Performance 347 Stroker Engine
  • Upgraded to MSD Electronic Ignition
  • TCI Street Rodder Transmission
  • Ford 9” Differential with traction-lock
  • Disc brakes front and rear
  • Upgraded front control arms
  • High performance shocks and springs
  • High performance front and rear sway bars
  • High flow radiator and billet aluminum tank
  • Custom four wheel alignment by Greg Sisk

Briefly about the project

After inheriting this classic cougar from relatives Kurt soon realized that the driving experience left a lot to be desired. The car was clean enough but stock and tired. He wanted to increase the horsepower significantly. In order to do that we had upgrade the both the transmission and differential to handle the 400+ horsepower the new stroker motor provides. The cooling system and drive train needed to be updated. Finish it off with upgrades brake, suspension and you have complete resto-mod make over! This car looks great and drives great on the street but feels like it is ready for the track!

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