Need help; XR7-G hood scoop paint detail

There were only 619 XR7-Gs built. They were built along side the Shelby Mustang, and were available with every engine and transmission offered in 1968, (except the 427). This was the first Cougar to be a part of the Hertz Rent a Racer program. If you have any information about these rare cats, this is the place to share. The XR7-G registry is maintained by Royce Peterson.
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Need help; XR7-G hood scoop paint detail

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Post by 1eracer » 27 Apr 2018, 05:28

Does anyone have any info on hood scoop painting. I have the second built G, color is ( cardinal red ). The cat was repainted silver when I bought it in 1990. I just finished painting the car, but are the pockets in the scoop supposed to be painted black ? I have seen a few different blacked out versions too.

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Post by fordnutz » 27 Apr 2018, 19:33

Yes, the "nostrils", as I like to call them, are painted a gloss black.
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Re: Need help; XR7-G hood scoop paint detail

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Post by 1eracer » 28 Apr 2018, 02:47

I have seen the divider ribs between the pockets painted that creates one black looking pocket per side. Or I have seen the divider ribs not painted to create three individual pockets per side. What is the correct way ? Thanks

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Post by Royce » 28 Apr 2018, 04:18

The paint is one black area on each side of center. When AO Smith painted them they masked about 1/16" outside the openings all the way around. It was not too precise, there was wide variation from one car to the next.

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I have seen the divider ribs between the pockets painted that creates one black looking pocket per side. Or I have seen the divider ribs not painted to create three individual pockets per side. What is the correct way ? Thanks
1968 GT-E XR-7 W code 427 Augusta Green / Saddle
1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
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Re: Need help; XR7-G hood scoop paint detail

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Post by 1eracer » 28 Apr 2018, 21:29

Well, Thank you both for your help ! That was one more question answered. Purrrrfect....

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