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Old 08-01-2001, 05:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am new to this board and I have a good question, that I hope some of you experts can tell me the answer to. I just bought a 69 Cougar that used to be an old drag car and the guy I bought it from told me it was a Boss 429 Cougar. It has no motor or trany, but the shock towers look like a boss 429 Mustang. I have done some research and cant find any information about Boss 429 Cougars. Is it possible they made them? Does anybody know anything about them?

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Old 08-01-2001, 05:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Friend, you have a gold mine! IIRC there were 2. I don't know where to point you to other than Marti Autoworks (search this forum), but I'd be durn happy to have one.

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There were two? They weren't actual production cars were they? Now I did see someone with a 71 429 equipped Mustang trying to pass it off as a Boss 429, and of course the 429 put in Mustangs and Cougars was a close relative to the 390/428 and not anything like the Blue Crescent 429 in the 69 and 70 Boss 429's. In fact back in the early 70's our family car was a Mercury Marquis Station Wagon that had the 429 in it. Of couse, it was so big it needed that big block. Had that genuine artificial woodgrain on the side too.

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There where two 1969 Boss 429 cougars.Ed Meyers owns the one that belonged to Don Nicholson and the other one was turned into a 1970 by the original owner,Eddy Shartman.Give me the vin number and I can tell you if it is real. It would be worth about $100,000.00 without the drive train.



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Old 08-01-2001, 05:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Boss 429 Cougars are the "holy grail" for Cougar enthusiaists. There were 2. Pieces of 1 were located several years ago, and the other "has" never been found.....

Get in touch with Kevin Marti IMMEDIATELY. He has Ford data that will verify your find. Kevin also happens to be a Cougar enthusiast....

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Proof is in the VIN: Does your VIN have the sacred "Z" engine code? If so, you have definitely done real good....

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Actually, the 71 429 CJ/SCJ is closer to the Boss 429 than the 390/428 (the FE blocks). Both the Boss 429 and the 429 CJ/SCJ are based on the same block (the 385 series). It's the semi-hemi heads that make the Boss 429 what it is.

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COME ON PAUL!..... I WANNA KNOW IF ITS REAL [IMG]/forums/images/icons/smile.gif[/IMG]

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IIRC, the 2 Boss 9 cats were actually "R" VIN's that were pulled from the assy line and sent to KarKraft. Don't have the library handy at the moment, but I'm 75% sure that the first car found was an R code......

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I WANT TO SEE PICS TOO that sounds way too cool!.

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Dude, a Boss 429 Cougar Heck, I didn't even know a thing about them Hope this is the real thing for ya If not, I'm sure you'll still love your car. Later

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This is the first time I've heard of them. If it's real, you found yourself a heck of a deal. Just out of curiosity, how much did you pay for it? Hope it turns out to be the real thing. Boy would that get a lot of attention at the shows! Congrats, wether it's a boss or not. Keep us updated!

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Old 08-02-2001, 12:56 AM   #13 (permalink)
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The two Boss 429 Cougars where [color:red]R CODE, not Z like the Mustangs.I am the Eliminator Registrar for the Cougar Club of America.



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The Boss 429 is also a different block.It has 4 bolt mains on 4 of the main bearing caps,and screw in freeze plugs.



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I cant find any vin tags on the car. I will try to post some pics for you guys, if I can figure it out. I got a lead on the original owner, I will try to talk to him today.

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