Hi from Nebraska. I am a new member and first time owning a Cougar

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Remdicks69
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Hi from Nebraska. I am a new member and first time owning a Cougar

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Post by Remdicks69 » 24 Sep 2018, 14:28

I just bought this car and hope to have a fun time working on it. Not sure how far I will take it since I am kind of into the not so perfect mode for a classic ATM. I will post more details when I get a chance to really go through the car. It is a 69 Cougar convertible with 351 Cleveland and has AC. I was told it was an XR7 but no decals that say it is. I am guessing I can run the VIN and find out?
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Post by badcatt » 24 Sep 2018, 15:00

Looks like a fun driver. My convertible is kind of in that class too. For what it is worth, 1969 Cougars did not leave the factory with a 351 Cleveland. They would have had 351 Windsors in them. That doesn't mean yours doesn't have a Clevland. I would need a picture of what is there. As for of it is a XR-7, look at your VON. If it starts 9F94***** Then it is a XR-7.
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue For Sale.
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior For Sale.
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
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Post by Remdicks69 » 24 Sep 2018, 15:12

Thanks for the feed back. I will look at the VIN when I get to the car. I probably spoke wrong about the motor. I am having the car delivered later today.

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Post by Diamondbill68 » 26 Oct 2018, 22:47

[CCCGallery][/CCCGallery]Welcome from another new member up in Canada on Vancouver Island
Bill ( A proud Canadian Cougar owner)
1968 Standard Cougar 289 Cardinal Red
1976 Austin Mini Cooper
1998 Mercedes 650 SL V12
1985 Lincoln Town Car
1981 Corvette
" I may not be the man I want to be but at least I'm not the man I used to be"

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Post by Diamondbill68 » 26 Oct 2018, 22:56

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Diamondbill68 wrote:
26 Oct 2018, 22:47
[CCCGallery][/CCCGallery]Welcome from another new member up in Canada on Vancouver Island
Bill ( A proud Canadian Cougar owner)
1968 Standard Cougar 289 Cardinal Red
1976 Austin Mini Cooper
1998 Mercedes 650 SL V12
1985 Lincoln Town Car
1981 Corvette
" I may not be the man I want to be but at least I'm not the man I used to be"

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Post by ssava » 27 Oct 2018, 07:31

Welcome!
"Esmerelda"
'67 Cougar XR7 purchased September, 2017 to work on with my twin (14) year old boys
Franklin, TN

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Post by R Code » 27 Oct 2018, 11:00

Welcome. Other XR-7 clues: aluminum trim on the tops of the doors (where you rest your arm on a sunny day), tachometer, clock on the passenger side, burlwood decals on the gauge faces, radio bezel, etc.
- Chris

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Post by Remdicks69 » 01 Dec 2018, 14:37

I am looking for the small round spring that goes on the door latch that holds up the lock rod. Hope I am explaining that correctly. Also where do I go to get the door panel material to redo them or find a new green one? Thanks,

Mike

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