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by xr7g428
Yesterday, 11:07
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: tips on changing spark plugs, 390, 4 speed & Calif Smog all intact
Replies: 13
Views: 226

Re: tips on changing spark plugs, 390, 4 speed & Calif Smog all intact

No mention of the proper number of beers and appropriate swear words that are required.
by xr7g428
Yesterday, 11:04
Forum: '67 '68 Parts for Sale
Topic: 1967 Console Standard Black Very nice
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: 1967 Console Standard Black Very nice

Thats actually got a '68 door in it.
by xr7g428
09 Dec 2018, 16:35
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Anyone ever try a linear actuator on the headlight doors??
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: Anyone ever try a linear actuator on the headlight doors??

When I measured the 67 68 version the throw was about 3". Measure what you need as it will make a big difference.
by xr7g428
09 Dec 2018, 12:26
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Anyone ever try a linear actuator on the headlight doors??
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: Anyone ever try a linear actuator on the headlight doors??

The total height of the space available doesn't work for most linear actuator designs. You need about three inches of throw from a device that is only three inches or so tall.
by xr7g428
07 Dec 2018, 11:21
Forum: Classic Cougars for Sale
Topic: G For sale on Ebay
Replies: 24
Views: 609

Re: G For sale on Ebay

Things were different back in the 60s. AM was the predominate band for radio. At night all but the powerful "clear channel' stations had to reduce their broadcasting power. This meant you needed more antenna to pick up the baseball game on the local radio station. Power antennas let you extend the a...
by xr7g428
07 Dec 2018, 09:23
Forum: Classic Cougars for Sale
Topic: G For sale on Ebay
Replies: 24
Views: 609

Re: G For sale on Ebay

Power antenna does not show up in the factory order price lists. The basic antenna was included in the price of the radio. The way to tell if the rear mount is original is the lack of a hole in a passenger side fender (and the correct date code on the fender).
by xr7g428
05 Dec 2018, 17:36
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: GTE Project
Replies: 33
Views: 1274

Re: GTE Project

I don't know if it is a tale or truth, but I have heard that steel will burn like wood if you get it hot enough.
by xr7g428
03 Dec 2018, 17:08
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Disaster. No joke.
Replies: 66
Views: 4029

Re: Disaster. No joke.

Gyrhead it happens to the best of us. I tried to light myself on fire a month ago and it is no fun. As it turns out gas that is so old it looks like Pepsi and smells like shellac can still reach out and get you.
by xr7g428
03 Dec 2018, 10:59
Forum: Classic Cougars for Sale
Topic: 69 M Code XR-7 70K Mile Survivor Discovery
Replies: 28
Views: 927

Re: 69 M Code XR-7 70K Mile Survivor Discovery

Great news! can't have too many Cougars
by xr7g428
02 Dec 2018, 13:34
Forum: Parts Wanted
Topic: looking for drivers side map toggle switch
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: looking for drivers side map toggle switch

67 and 68 are different and there was even a transition version. You ought to post a picture of the switch shaft and I can tell you what you have, or need. Most likely it is a true '68 which requires the toggle knob with the smaller hole than 67.