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    Default Please educate me on 1986 Cougar xr7 5.0 cars

    Trying to round out my collection
    It's either a z7 Zephyr
    Or a 86/88 xr7

    Can someone give me some info
    On 86 cars
    Thanks
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    Not exactly sure what you’re looking for but I can tell you what I know. The XR7 Cougar was only available with 2.3 Turbo from 84-86. Seems like allot of them are automatic but 5spd was available. 87-88 XR7s were 5.0/auto only. Note that the 5.0 are roller cam but NOT HO. I owned a 87 XR7 and loved it. One of the best driving and handling cars I’ve ever owned. Didn’t care for the digital dash though. I believe 88 XR7s all had analog gauges.
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    86 GT conv 5.0/5spd
    79 Pace Car 2.3/4spd - needs new home

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    Some things those reading this might want to know....

    Cast or forged pistons
    gear ratios
    brake options (rear disc like the turbo coupe or not)
    etc

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    Might start looking for a xr7
    Like 85/86 body
    1973 Montego GT 1981 Capri RS (351C)
    1971 Cyclone GT 1971 Cyclone GT
    1970 Cyclone 1969 Marauder X-100
    1970 Fairlane 500 (429SCJ) 1986 ASC McLaren Capri Vert
    1985 ASC Capri Coupe 2008 Bullitt 2013 GT 1985 Capri
    2001 GT 1994 XR7 1986 Capri
    1972 Mercury Montego/Ranchero conversion

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    For me, the perfect swap car would be a 88xr7.

    Has the 8.8, good interior and a s.o. motor. A full h.o. upgrade is a weekend and a few $$$ away.

    Next would be a stripper 86 5.0 car. The 87-88 body style is up to 200lbs heavier for a nearly identicle optioned car.
    2 1986 cougars (both 4 eyed and 5.0)
    1 1987 cougar

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    No v8 xr7 in 86?
    1973 Montego GT 1981 Capri RS (351C)
    1971 Cyclone GT 1971 Cyclone GT
    1970 Cyclone 1969 Marauder X-100
    1970 Fairlane 500 (429SCJ) 1986 ASC McLaren Capri Vert
    1985 ASC Capri Coupe 2008 Bullitt 2013 GT 1985 Capri
    2001 GT 1994 XR7 1986 Capri
    1972 Mercury Montego/Ranchero conversion

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    No XR-7 5.0 in 1986. As Rich said all 1984-86 XR-7 were 2.3T. The 5.0L in 1986 was the GS or LS.
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