Jim Smart
September 1, 2005
Photos By: Jeff Ford

What Tom and Tammy have built for Cougar buffs is a common sense bruiser cruiser ride that gets underway quickly without losing the sport-luxury demeanor Cougar is known for. Call it a hot cat on a fast track.

The Details
1969 Cougar
Owner: Tom and Tammy Sladek, Jackson, MO

Engine
*410ci Clevor stroker (351W with 351C heads)
*Scat 4.00-inch steel stroker crank
*Scat H-Beam 6.125-inch rods
*Ross forged 11:1 pistons
*SpeedPro plasma-moly rings
*Lunati custom ground solid camshaft 602/.610-inch lift, .265/.272 duration
*Mallory Unilite distributor, Accel Super Coil, MSD 6AL, 8mm Taylor wires
*Holley cfm carburetor
*Holley electric fuel pump, 11/42-inch fuel line*Custom fiberglass intake manifold
* Racing underdrive pulleys

Transmission
*Competition-built C4 transmission
*PTC 4,500-rpm stall converter
*B&M trans kit

Rearend
*9-inch Ford
*Richmond 4.11 gears

Exhaust
*Hooker Super Comp headers, 171/48-inch primaries
*Three-inch Flowmaster mufflers

Suspension
*Front: Stock
*Rear: Stock

Brakes
*Front: Factory disc
*Rear: Factory drum

Wheels
*Front: 15x7 Magnum 500
*Rear: 15x8 Magnum 500

Tires
*Front: 235/60R15 BFGoodrich Radial T/A
*Rear: 275/60R15 BFGoodrich Radial T/A (Mickey Thompson ET Street 28x12.5x15 for track use)

Interior
*XR-7 Interior

Exterior
*Eliminator Graphics