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83-88 model cougar question
87_TurboThunder Offline
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i seen today in some ones yard(its seems like it has not been running) It was a mercury cougar. i was checking to see if it was a turbo one.I notice that it was a columm shift so i was like n/m.Then i notice XRT on the door panel on a factory decal.Does anyboy know about this or the people who have this car was just having fun.
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Jeff K Offline
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The pre 87 XR7 cars were all 2.3T powered. In 87-88 the XR7 became more or less an optional trim package, and the 2.3T was replaced by the 155 HP 5.0 SO V8.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
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02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
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BCA Offline
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Quote:Originally posted by 87_TurboThunder:
i seen today in some ones yard(its seems like it has not been running) It was a mercury cougar. i was checking to see if it was a turbo one.I notice that it was a columm shift so i was like n/m.Then i notice XRT on the door panel on a factory decal.Does anyboy know about this or the people who have this car was just having fun.
All 1984-1988 XR-7 models came with buckets & full console. So if you see a column shift car, it's not an XR-7.

Probably the easiest way to spot an '84-'86 XR-7 Turbo Cougar in a wrecking yard is to look at the window trim. All XR-7's recieved charcoal painted trim, if it has bright window trim it's not an XR-7.

BTW, there were no XR-7's for 1983.

Good hunting. :-)

Brent
1985 Cougar XR-7 5-speed - 1 of 1,246 built
1971 Ranchero GT
Hi-Jumper SSIII w/2.3L Turbo power
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87_TurboThunder Offline
Junior Member
#4
it said XR T no 7. it was weird
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BCA Offline
Senior Member
#5
Sounds like someone was playing with badges. Maybe it was an XR4Ti badge or decal that was modified.

Brent
1985 Cougar XR-7 5-speed - 1 of 1,246 built
1971 Ranchero GT
Hi-Jumper SSIII w/2.3L Turbo power
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svo4pwr2 Offline
Junior Member
#6
I always take a camera with me to the yards just incase i spot an "oddball"

-RICH-
84SVO 85XR7 88GT
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87_TurboThunder Offline
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i will try to get a pic
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