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by Gyrhead
26 Jan 2019, 17:54
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: New 72 XR7 Covertible Owner
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: New 72 XR7 Covertible Owner

The relay is usually underhood on the driver's side shock tower just in front of the brake master cylinder. When it fails, none of the windows will operate. The correct Ford relay is only available NOS and is expensive. But any waterproof 30 amp SPDT relay will work if you aren't concerned with orig...
by Gyrhead
26 Jan 2019, 10:46
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: New 72 XR7 Covertible Owner
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: New 72 XR7 Covertible Owner

The power window relay is the first thing to check. Congrats on the '72' they are great cars and a lot of fun to drive - more so as a ragtop.
by Gyrhead
04 Jan 2019, 17:59
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 69 Trac Lok fluid type
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: 69 Trac Lok fluid type

Plug your nose, that Ford friction modifier REEKS.
by Gyrhead
25 Dec 2018, 10:31
Forum: Parts Wanted
Topic: Idler pulley / bracket
Replies: 0
Views: 570

Idler pulley / bracket

Needed urgently - Ford idler pulley D0AZ-8678-A and bracket D0AZ-8680-A

This is the idler used on 429 Thunderjet and CJ without AC & power steering.

Can you folks help? Don Rush?
by Gyrhead
23 Dec 2018, 13:10
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Ever wonder what the previous owner was thinking?
Replies: 20
Views: 1089

Re: Ever wonder what the previous owner was thinking?

Not Cougar - but Torino related. While the 429CJ is out getting stroked to 521 cubes, decided to freshen up the engine bay. In THEORY - A tedious prep job, but aside from the time required - not exactly brain surgery - right? In REALITY - Discovered a previous owner had sprayed the entire thing with...
by Gyrhead
03 Dec 2018, 16:56
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Disaster. No joke.
Replies: 66
Views: 4570

Re: Disaster. No joke.

Al Bundy wrote:
02 Dec 2018, 18:46
Sweet.

This is the first I’ve read about the accident. Just want to say I’m glad everyone was ok. Cars are great, but loved ones are most important.
Thanks for the well wishes - all good now but I have a new respect for the dangers of gasoline that frankly I never had before.
by Gyrhead
03 Dec 2018, 16:53
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Disaster. No joke.
Replies: 66
Views: 4570

Re: Disaster. No joke.

R Code wrote:
03 Dec 2018, 12:43
Glad to hear things are moving along, Tom. The Torino looks bad ass. :smoke:
Thanks Chris, I LOVE the 70-71 Torino and Ranchero - and boy, that 429CJ *IS* bad-ass.
by Gyrhead
02 Dec 2018, 17:35
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Disaster. No joke.
Replies: 66
Views: 4570

Re: Disaster. No joke.

After a long hiatus, an update on our fire damaged '71 XR7 vert. Car fully disassembled and body media blasted. Last week it was finally transported to my painter where it will be resurrected to it's former glory. Meanwhile, all wiring and underhood components have been repaired, replaced so the rea...
by Gyrhead
28 Apr 2018, 05:19
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 71 Cougar Power Window stoppeed working
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: 71 Cougar Power Window stoppeed working

There are two failure points. On the driver's shock tower is a relay, and it can and does fail. NOS replacements run $120-200 when you find them, but if you don't care about originality, simply replace with a far more reliable weatherproof SPDT 30A relay for about $10 and a few minutes to alter the ...
by Gyrhead
27 Apr 2018, 14:26
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Any value?
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Any value?

I'm not 100% on this, but the D0AF-A might be either a 351C or a 429/460 unit. Does it have a GM style solenoid mounted to the unit? If so, it's for a 385 series big block.