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Fred's 1988 Cougar XR7

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Owner *: Fred
Model *: Cougar XR7
Engine *: 5.0L V8 (302cid)
Transmission *: AOD 4-speed Automatic OD
Year Purchased: 2001
State/Province: Maryland
Country: US

I bought this cougar in 2001. It was bone stock but as things started going up, the modification bug bit. Mufflers were first to go so on went a set of Flowmasters. I soon did the HO transplant from an 88 LSC once the original SO 5.0 became tired and seemed to need every gasket on the motor replaced. After a while with the HO, I blew a headgasket so while taking care of that, I put on a set of ported E7TE heads and converted the car to mass air. I then put on an h-pipe and a set of Lincoln headers to complete the dual exhaust once the original exhaust decided to separate itself from the car. As a gift, I was given a polished upper and lower Cobra intake manifold so that went on and is the latest addition. The exterior and interior remain stock. The car has all the factory options and everything works with the exception of the original premium sound due to replacement and the AC which is not needed.

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Future Plans:
Rust repair, paint, eventually need transmission work. Thinking of a supercharger but that won't be for quite some time ;)