The "Candy Striper" is a 1999 model, "New Edge" Cougar which was born on 08/17/1998. She now spends a great deal of time at SCCA SOLO2 e... Show morevents.
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"Candy Striper" got her name from the two red stripes which were added in 2001.. Candy Striper has been referred to as the Club's pace car as she is so easy to spot on the street..
Here she is ready to attack Thunderhill raceway outfitted with light, 17" OZ wheels, Bridgestone S-03 tires (225 rear and 215 front, and a mini bra for those trips out through the marbles..not that that happened with my driving.
Standing by and ready for car inspection at the Thunderhill road racing track .. There were only two Ford products (my car and a Mustang)at the track that day..
Eibach lowering springs with Koni, Sport, adjustable struts and front mounted sdjustable Camber plates.
19mm European Mondeo sway bar with Urethane sway bar clamp bushings.
A ST200 rear strut brace with an OMP front strut brace.
O.Z. Superleggera 17" wheels (15 lb.)with Bridgestone S-03 tires.
Italian AP Racing 4-piston aluminum calipers and disks with 330 mm, cross drilled, vented(48) rotors.
H & R 15mm wheel spacers turned down to 12mm .. what an improvement in handling and performance.
Here Candy is dressed for a "show and shine" event with her 18x7" custom, WHITE Niche Shoching-Shock rims and Bridgestone (225/40/18)S-02 tires.. Razzi ground effects, clear side markers, bullet 6" antenna and Vent Shade black-out headlight covers..
Mr Froge is a very happy stuffed frog who can usually be found riding along with my wife, Caren and I .. He was very disappointed when he had to stay behind at the track.. I can't find a helmet to fit him..
Here we are on the parking garage roof across the street from the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey California.. 2002..Behind those headlight VentShades are Sylvania SilverStar Halagen driving and high beam lamps.. And NOKYA Arctic White Pro-Halogen bulbs in the Fog lamps.
Carbon Fiber Interior Trim
Last year's engine photo.
configuration..PERFORMANCE UPGRADES: SHM exhaust header system - custom FlowMaster exhaust system - Ford Racing 9 mm plug wires and dual Platinum AutoLite plugs - ProFlow 75 mm bullet Mass Air Flow metering - K&M filter in custom cold air intake - SVT Upper and Lower intake manifolds - SVT throttle block - #19 fuel injectors - B&M ATX cooler - Ford transmisson fluid filter - Ford upgraded oil pan - Centrifugal Mode Dampener crank pully and watched over by a G-Tech meter. Show Less
2005 saw Candy competing in SCCA Solo2 events. This was a learning experience for me. We were able to "kill" a number of cones.
I did find time ... Show moreto repair the Sun Roof.. A poor Factory design that had to be replaced on all 1999 and 2000 Cougars.
Now it is working again..
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