So I had been casually looking for another Cougar. I always missed the two-door car and had been waiting for the right one to pop up for sale. I picked went and looked at it last week and was the second to look at the car. Fortunately for me the first buyer backed out so I went and picked it up today. The car is in very good shape for its age and was sold to me as 'needing an engine'. The car didn't show any signs of failure before it just suddenly wouldn't run. The previous owner pulled the intake and valve covers and he decided the engine was toast.
I got a bit of work done on the car today and removed some of the mods he did. One of them was a 'push-button' start that had broken wiring leads going to the ignition cylinder. Once I got this removed we got the car to turn over. I still need to go through a few more things and will probably be doing a full tear-down in the next couple months. I'm hoping to get it fired up and take it for a quick run to see if I have any other issues. Anywho, here's a couple pictures of the car. It was a Texas car up until the end of last year and was garaged too so it's a very clean car.