Classic Cougar Drive Trains: 1972

1972 Engines:

For the first time in Cougar's history, options were limited to one basic engine, the 351 Cleveland. It was available in two versions: the standard 2V and the optional CJ 4V. Keep in mind that, while the engines were detuned with lower compression ratios, 1972 was the first year auto manufacturers used the more realistic SAE Net horsepower calculation which yielded much lower numbers.

 

CID Carb CR HP Torque Exhaust Std/Opt VIN Code Specs
351 2 bbl 8.6:1 163@3800 280@2600 single standard H VIN Decoder 1972 2
3511 4 bbl 9.2:1 266@5400 301@3600 dual optional Q VIN Decoder 1972 3

NOTES:
(1) CJ 351 -- introduced in May, 1971


1972 Transmissions:

Type Ranges Eqpmnt Code
Manual1 3-speed 1
Manual2 4-speed 5
Automatic (C-6)--Select Shift3 3-speed U
Automatic FMX4 3-speed X

NOTES:
(1) Standard with all engines
(2) Optional with all engines
(3) Optional with 351 4V

(4) Optional with 351 2V


1972 Rear Axle Ratios:

Eqpmnt Code Non-Locking Locking
2 2.75 -
3 2.79 -
4 2.80 -
6 3.00 -
9 - -
A 3.50 -
K - 2.75
M - 2.80
Q - 3.00
R - 3.25
S - 3.50