Identifying original components

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johnque
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Identifying original components

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Post by johnque » 10 Oct 2018, 12:04

Is there a way to identify what might be considered key components to a Cougar's original build? If I'm looking at the purchase of one that according to the Marti report came with 3.00 Traction-Loc Rear Axle, can I determine if that is still on the car? Is this a "numbers matching" question?

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Re: Identifying original components

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Post by Don Rush » 10 Oct 2018, 12:31

Look for the tag on the rear and jack the car up, if when you spin one wheel the other goes the opposite direction it is most likely a conventional rear, if they both go the same way that indicates locking. Severe wear and damage can negate these results.

https://youtu.be/yjUXqrrBUdc?t=1274

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hJ2U1xxZAk&t=28s

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