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by Steve68Cougar
14 Oct 2018, 11:55
Forum: Classic Cougar Paint and Body
Topic: 67 versus 68 seats
Replies: 15
Views: 509

Re: 67 versus 68 seats

I did some comparisons between my '67 and '68 door panels and it does look like there are some differences beyond just the front-rear spacing. The holes in the backer board are higher on the '68 than the '67 by around an inch. The window crank and door handle appeared to be identical positions. I'm ...
by Steve68Cougar
13 Oct 2018, 18:19
Forum: Classic Cougar Paint and Body
Topic: 67 versus 68 seats
Replies: 15
Views: 509

Re: 67 versus 68 seats

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1904/30361834737_0d74a21f60_o.jpg I've currently got '67 standard panels on my '68. This is a picture of what I did for a "drill guide" on my driver's side door. I popped out the spring clip nuts and reused them after the little square was cut out. Everything lined up...
by Steve68Cougar
28 Sep 2018, 14:49
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Need Setup Advice From Experienced Drag Racers
Replies: 23
Views: 453

Re: Need Setup Advice From Experienced Drag Racers

One other thing I'd suggest is doing something different with your ignition. I'd do an electronic setup of some sort, whether it's a Duraspark conversion (cheapest way to go), a Pertronix or an MSD type system. It'll be way more consistent if you have an electronic ignition rather than points. I mad...
by Steve68Cougar
19 Sep 2018, 17:22
Forum: Classic Cougar Experience
Topic: Previous owner
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Previous owner

I bought my '68 back in '88 from a guy who bought it as a project. His wife told him to get it out of the garage before he could even get the title transferred over from the previous owner. Fast forward through high school and college to my first "real" job. There was another "car guy" that I worked...
by Steve68Cougar
18 Sep 2018, 19:07
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: Augusta Green '68 base
Replies: 133
Views: 9770

Re: Augusta Green '68 base

I made a trip to Tulsa, OK for a Cougar show this past weekend, but ended up taking the Mustang instead of the Cougar.  They had a small swap meet, so I went over to take a look.  Both of my front fenders need quite a bit of work and I've had plans to just replace them with some nice '67 fenders tha...
by Steve68Cougar
18 Sep 2018, 16:49
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: Augusta Green '68 base
Replies: 133
Views: 9770

Re: Augusta Green '68 base

Thanks, guys. There was an asterisk on the entry description that will keep me from entering anything - no cell phone pictures. My pictures have all been taken with my cellphone. I would like to get a nice DSLR sometime, but it hasn't happened yet. That being said, the Pixel 2 does a pretty nice job...
by Steve68Cougar
17 Sep 2018, 18:21
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: My 68 XR7 GT 4 speed
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: My 68 XR7 GT 4 speed

Very nice! I think it may be the first Augusta Green 390/4-speed car I've ever actually heard of or seen pictures of, and I've been casually looking for over 30 years. Thanks for including a picture of the Marti report. I always thought there were quite a few more Augusta Green cars than what there ...
by Steve68Cougar
13 Sep 2018, 23:15
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: Augusta Green '68 base
Replies: 133
Views: 9770

Re: Augusta Green '68 base

I got the car aligned today, and while they put everything within their specs, I'm not convinced (based on some reading) that it's really ideal for my radial tire setup.  It'll be good enough for now.  I'll do more research the next time I get it aligned and take in my own measurements.  I did manag...
by Steve68Cougar
12 Sep 2018, 19:38
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: Augusta Green '68 base
Replies: 133
Views: 9770

Re: Augusta Green '68 base

It was 30 years ago this evening that my dad and I got my Cougar running for the first time.  We were frantically trying to get it running for my 16th birthday.  We managed to get it running sometime after midnight, so my first legal (non-restricted license) drive was in this car.  I pulled it out t...
by Steve68Cougar
10 Sep 2018, 18:34
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: headliner installation question
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: headliner installation question

I just replaced mine and agree with Don. If you want to do it right then you need to remove them. Also, don't try to save the old gaskets - get new ones. The reproduction ones I got from WCCC worked well.