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by Gyrhead
03 Dec 2018, 16:56
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Disaster. No joke.
Replies: 66
Views: 4064

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: 4064

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: 4064

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: 170

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: 275

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.
by Gyrhead
16 Apr 2018, 06:11
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Back firing
Replies: 42
Views: 1929

Re: Back firing

Double check the tightness of header bolts and collector flanges (or manifolds if so equipped). Exhaust leaks can also cause a backpop through the exhaust. Simple and easy to check.
by Gyrhead
22 Feb 2018, 07:39
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Disaster. No joke.
Replies: 66
Views: 4064

Re: Disaster. No joke.

JETEXAS wrote:
21 Feb 2018, 15:53
Seems like there would be less unknowns if the car is already stripped.
Totally agree. There are dings and dents to repair - but the there are NO mysteries here. It is a straightforward job - though obviously any good paint work entails thorough and time consuming prep...
by Gyrhead
22 Feb 2018, 07:36
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Disaster. No joke.
Replies: 66
Views: 4064

Re: Disaster. No joke.

Thanks folks, would appreciate any and all ideas about reputable painters that can do this wok. I've spoken to over 25 shops and all said no.
by Gyrhead
21 Feb 2018, 15:04
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Disaster. No joke.
Replies: 66
Views: 4064

Re: Disaster. No joke.

Hey folks.. I may need to abandon the '71 XR-7 convertible and send it off to the scrapyard. Not because of lack of money. Not because of lack of interest. Not because of lack of ability. Simply because there isn't a body shop ANYWHERE within this area that is willing to paint this car. No way, no h...
by Gyrhead
18 Jan 2018, 19:19
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Hagerty upsets me
Replies: 18
Views: 1381

Re: Hagerty upsets me

I'm confused. We've got 3 cars on a Hagerty policy and my 18 & 16 year old boys are listed as insured drivers on all 3.

Naturally they only drive the 3 collector cars with me or their Mom riding Shotgun - but Hagerty gave us no issues whatsoever about young operators.