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1969 and 1970 Cougar Eliminator

The Eliminator package was an option package available for the 1969 and 1970 model years. The car starts with a standard, non-XR-7 base Cougar (91 Body Series). To this base Cougar, Ford added the Eliminator equipment package, which included: Hi-Back Bucket Seats with comfortweave vinyl. Unique Camera-case Dash and Instrument Panel, including Tach (8000 rpm for Boss 302), Rally Clock and Trip Odometer. Automatic shift handle: 1969 was a chrome 'T" handle, 3 speed and 4-speed was a woodgrain ball w/shift pattern on white background with 3 Blue stripes through middle of pattern. 1970 was wood w/chrome Running Cat, 4-speed was aluminum Hurst w/shift pattern in black. Visual Check Warning Lights (includes door- ajar & low fuel warning lights). Front Chin Spoiler (although part of the Eliminator package, this item was installed at the dealership). Rear Air Foil Wing: 1969 adjustable, painted body color, also installed at dealership.                                             1970 adjustable, painted body color with Eliminator graphics. 1970 ONLY has trunk prop rod, and spoiler brackets on the underside                                             of trunk lid. These were dealer installed with the spoiler. Prop Rod hole is punched in the quarter extension. Wheels: 1969 Styled Steel Wheels: Argent w/chrome plain 5" center hubcap. 1970 Wheels had Trim Rings and "dog-dish" Hubcaps on 6" Black rims.   Blacked-out Grille assembly. Hood Scoop: 1969 painted body color (functional w/428 Ram Air only). 1970 painted Satin Black in color (functional w/428 Ram Air only). Body Side Stripes: NOTE: Body Pin Stripes are deleted. 1969: White or Black only, 1970: Black only Left-hand remote control Racing Mirror painted body color, RH mirror NOT available in 69, manual available in 70 painted body color. Performance Axle. Exterior Colors: 1969: White, Bright Blue Metallic, Competition Orange, and Bright Yellow.  1970: Competition Orange, Blue, Yellow, Green, Gold, Pastel Blue, and Special Order Black. Interior Trim: 1969 - 3 colors only, Black (5A), Blue (5B), and White w/Black components (EA). 1970: Black or White and Blue w/Pastel Blue paint only. Base Drive Train: 351-4v (M-code) engine: Windsor (1969), Cleveland (1970), with dual exhaust. (the 351-4V was required extra cost equipment), 3-speed manual transmission, 3.25 open rear axle or 3.00 with air conditioning.        Engine / transmission options: 1969:  390-4v: received either 3-speed, 4-speed, or C-6 automatic. 1969 / 70: 428-4v: received either 4-speed manual or C-6 automatic. 1969 / 70 Boss 302: while requiring 4-speed trans and Traction-Lok Rear Axle, both of these items were billed separately. NOTE: All Boss 302's have rev limiter, and manual choke.     1969 Only - Eliminator Decor Group (required/extra $), Curb Rocker Moldings, Rimblow steering wheel, Custom Door Trim (Decor Interior Panels),  Rear arm rests, Door-mounted courtesy lights, Padded Interior Moldings 1969 Only - Performance Tire/Handling Group (required/extra $), Heavy Duty Springs, Heavy Duty front Sway Bar, F70 x 14 belted traction Tires on 6" rims. Optional equipment: The Eliminator could be ordered with any option that was available on the standard Cougar with the following exceptions: wheel opening mouldings were deleted. The Eliminator could NOT be ordered with two-tone paint, a vinyl roof, an XR-7 (code 93), or as a Convertible. Drag Pack Option: 3.91 or 4.30 Rear Axle Ratio, included Oil Cooler, heavy duty Battery. Available with Boss 302 and 428CJ only, 428CJ now becomes 428SCJ with Drag Pack Option. NOTE: Air conditioning could NOT be ordered with the Drag Pack Option. Traction-Lok Differential: Cars w/3.50 or higher ratio received 31 Spline Axles and Nodular Case. 4.30 Axle Ratio received the Detroit Locker. NOTE: 428 4-speed, and Boss 302 cars only, received staggered rear shocks. NOTE: Boss 302 Engines were ONLY available with the Eliminator option. NOTE: In 1970, all 428's w/4-speeds received Rev Limiters and Manual Chokes. NOTE: The 1970 Eliminator does not have the Cougar script in front of the rear Side Marker Lights. This is replaced by the Eliminator decal.
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