...

Go Back   Lateral-g Forums > Lateral-G Open Discussions > Project Updates
User Name
Password



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-25-2020, 12:47 PM
egoman's Avatar
egoman egoman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Rosser Manitoba Canada
Posts: 218
Thanks: 9
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Default Transcona, the Dirty Old Cougar

There is a neighborhood on the east side of Winnipeg called Transcona. Long renowned for where a young man could go to get experience at the hands of an older woman. A Cougar if you will.
This is the build thread for the 1997 cougar XR7.
This will be the best thread here for several reasons.
1. Its a lot farther along and I may actually finish it
2. I use a lot of pics.
3. It is not a first gen Camaro. (Sorry I am just burnt out on them right now)
4. Because I said so! (See my online name)
This was never supposed to be a Cougar. The plan all along was for this to be a super-coupe. BUT, I received a Cougar from the classified ads for the sum of $450. I HAVE money, I just don't like spending it. The car has been safetied and licensed.
https://lateral-g.net/forums/attachm...1&d=1608921939
Attached Images
 
__________________
The "Biggest" thing in motocross!
My build thread, Transcona, The dirty old Cougar!
https://lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php?t=58877
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to egoman For This Useful Post:
syborg tt (12-29-2020)
  #2  
Old 12-25-2020, 12:50 PM
egoman's Avatar
egoman egoman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Rosser Manitoba Canada
Posts: 218
Thanks: 9
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Default

The car isnt in horrible shape and that dent passenger side is the only straightening required. The floor is quite bad but you will see in future posts that it doesnt matter.
https://lateral-g.net/forums/attachm...1&d=1608922110
Attached Images
    
__________________
The "Biggest" thing in motocross!
My build thread, Transcona, The dirty old Cougar!
https://lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php?t=58877
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-25-2020, 12:59 PM
egoman's Avatar
egoman egoman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Rosser Manitoba Canada
Posts: 218
Thanks: 9
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Default

The engine ran like a top. I was tearing it apart with my students and asked on of them to drain the rad. There was no hose attached at the bottom, hmmm that saved some time! Actually ran it around for a lot of miles like that. Aint using a mod motor anyways.
https://lateral-g.net/forums/attachm...1&d=1608922518
The Moon roof is a goner. Top end weight and weight in general.
This will be a full on build with an Optima "maybe" future.
Attached Images
        
__________________
The "Biggest" thing in motocross!
My build thread, Transcona, The dirty old Cougar!
https://lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php?t=58877
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-25-2020, 01:09 PM
egoman's Avatar
egoman egoman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Rosser Manitoba Canada
Posts: 218
Thanks: 9
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Default

I enjoy those who respond.
I enjoy those that provide constructive criticism.
But most of all I just enjoy those of you that interact.
I already at twice a week, have enough posts for a couple of years. I PLAN ON SHOWING YOU WHAT CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED WITH A VERY SHODDY GARAGE AND SOME VERY GOOD TOOLS. Oops caps lock.
LOL. Anyways this build is over the top in everything but money.
Its been 10 years or so since my last build. I have it linked here, http://locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=7995
If you look at that you get an idea of what's in store for this car.
I kind of feel guilty as I watched some of you struggle with stuff I had already solved. Maybe you can forgive me as you read along?
So maybe another post Monday or Tuesday?
Trust me I will give you more info than you ever wanted.
__________________
The "Biggest" thing in motocross!
My build thread, Transcona, The dirty old Cougar!
https://lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php?t=58877
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-25-2020, 01:19 PM
egoman's Avatar
egoman egoman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Rosser Manitoba Canada
Posts: 218
Thanks: 9
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Default

I lied, the next stuff is easy to post up and I want to get you guys sucked in.
This is the stuff laying around the yard that may get repurposed, used for mockup or just give me some good ideas. I have 9inch floater to install and a Crown Vic front end. Does anyone have a source for performance info for these front ends? The truck guys love them but how good are they?
https://lateral-g.net/forums/attachm...1&d=1608923763
Attached Images
        
__________________
The "Biggest" thing in motocross!
My build thread, Transcona, The dirty old Cougar!
https://lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php?t=58877
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-25-2020, 01:29 PM
egoman's Avatar
egoman egoman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Rosser Manitoba Canada
Posts: 218
Thanks: 9
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Default

SOOO like all the rest of us I want the biggest tires that are possible. So where do I acquire such things without spending too much money?
Lets see rich boy D-Bags drive Vetttes, Vipers, Porsches and Ferraris. And they have more money than brains so usually they get rid of the stock rims.
HMMMM Corvettes are the easiest to find and they show up on the classifieds around here. Hey a set just showed up.
First he wanted $600, then when we arrived they were $500. After we let him talk some more they dropped to $400. Finally he agreed to sell them for $300. Remember I haven't said a word to him about price yet!!!! My buddy Dave says we should have just stood there and said nothing until he gave them away?
I am just starting to acquire some parts here. I have a plan for how it should all turn out stored in my head though. It will be freaking amazing!
https://lateral-g.net/forums/attachm...1&d=1608924054
Attached Images
      
__________________
The "Biggest" thing in motocross!
My build thread, Transcona, The dirty old Cougar!
https://lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php?t=58877
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-25-2020, 01:39 PM
egoman's Avatar
egoman egoman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Rosser Manitoba Canada
Posts: 218
Thanks: 9
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Default

Naturally I now have the bug and buying stuff is getting out of hand. I am also making other deals as all this goes around too. The seller of these tires wasn’t going to make any sweetheart deals like the other guy. He is building an SLC and the work he is doing is meticulous. Here is a link to his project, https://www.gt40s.com/threads/kens-s...-thread.38446/
Now we have some even bigger tires to put on a project. 850$ gone. Do I keep track of the money or just forget about dollars and be blissfully ignorant instead? You guys can guide me about this part. Its just Canadian dollars so eff it, we don't have a budget anymore!
https://lateral-g.net/forums/attachm...1&d=1608924959
Attached Images
          
__________________
The "Biggest" thing in motocross!
My build thread, Transcona, The dirty old Cougar!
https://lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php?t=58877
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to egoman For This Useful Post:
camcojb (12-25-2020)
  #8  
Old 12-25-2020, 03:36 PM
camcojb's Avatar
camcojb camcojb is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Wilton, CA.
Posts: 11,748
Thanks: 1,233
Thanked 579 Times in 221 Posts
Default

This should be fun!
__________________
Jody

PAST CAR PROJECTS

Like Lateral-G on Facebook!

Follow Lateral-G on Instagram!

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Jacob Ehlers and Amsoil for the lubricants and degreasers for my 70 Chevelle project
Shannon at Modo Innovations for the cool billet DBW bracket
Roadster Shop for their Chevelle SPEC Chassis
Dakota Digital for their Chevelle HDX Gauge Package
Painless Performance for their wiring harness

Ron Davis Radiators for their radiator and fan assembly.
Baer Brakes for their front and rear brakes

Texas Speed and Performance for their 427 LS Stroker
American Powertrain for their ProFit Magnum T56 kit
Currie Enterprises for their 9" Third Member
Forgeline for their GF3 Wheels
Centerforce for their DYAD Clutch Kit
Ididit for their steering column
Holley for their EFI and engine parts
Lokar and Clayton Machine for their pedals and door and window handles
Morris Classic Concepts for their 3 point belts and side mirrors
Thermotec for their heat sleeve and sound deadening products
Restomod Air for their Tru Mod A/C kit
Mightymouse Solutions for their catch can
Magnaflow for their 3" exhaust system
Aeromotive for their dual Phantom fuel system
Vintage Air for their new Mid Mount LS front drive
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to camcojb For This Useful Post:
egoman (12-25-2020)
  #9  
Old 12-25-2020, 04:25 PM
214Chevy's Avatar
214Chevy 214Chevy is online now
Lateral-g Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Good, Ole Texas
Posts: 4,286
Thanks: 49
Thanked 355 Times in 224 Posts
Default

Interesting to see how this turns out.
__________________
'68 C10 swb
'69 Camaro convertible
'72 Chevelle

Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to 214Chevy For This Useful Post:
egoman (12-25-2020)
  #10  
Old 12-25-2020, 05:13 PM
egoman's Avatar
egoman egoman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Rosser Manitoba Canada
Posts: 218
Thanks: 9
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 214Chevy View Post
Interesting to see how this turns out.
I feel bad because its a lot further along. You will be entertained. I hope?
__________________
The "Biggest" thing in motocross!
My build thread, Transcona, The dirty old Cougar!
https://lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php?t=58877
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright Lateral-g.net