Mark Houlahan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
April 15, 2011
Photos By: Tracy Stocker

The Details
Dan Heller's '70 Mercury Cougar Eliminator

Engine

  • 428 Cobra Jet Q-code Ram-Air
  • Factory crank
  • Forged steel connecting rods
  • Forged aluminum pistons
  • Custom cam based on factory specifications
  • Factory cylinder heads
  • Factory intake manifold
  • Factory 730-cfm Holley carburetor rebuilt by Holley Carb Shop
  • Built by Dan Jensen to factory specifications

Transmission

  • Factory C6 Three-speed automatic
  • Stock valvebody
  • Stock torque converter

Rearend

  • Ford 9-inch housing
  • 3.91 gears

Exhaust

  • Factory manifolds
  • MagnaFlow mufflers
  • 2-1/2-inch stainless exhaust

Suspension

  • Front: Stock, tuned by Turn Key Restorations
  • Rear: Stock, tuned by Turn Key Restorations

Brakes

  • Front: Stock 11-inch disc, single-piston caliper
  • Rear: Stock 10-inch drum

Wheels

  • Front: Cougar Styled Steel, 14x6
  • Rear: Cougar Styled Steel, 14x6

Tires

  • Front: Goodyear Polyglas, F70-14
  • Rear: Goodyear Polyglas, F70-14

Interior

  • Stock black vinyl with houndstooth check pattern high-back front buckets, matching rear bench, full instrumentation, woodgrain shift knob, console, Custom Autosound stereo, air conditioning

Exterior

  • Competition Green (Eliminator-specific paint), blacked out grille, Eliminator stripe package, hoodscoop, rear wing, body color sport mirrors

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