Fordblue's 67 Coupe:

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Re: Fordblue's 67 Coupe:

Post by fordblue » 29 Dec 2011, 10:10

As far as I know, that's the stock replacement. I just had really tired rear springs. I'll ask and make sure.
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1977 Ford F150 4X4 400(416)/C6/NP 205/Dana 44/Ford 9"
1967 Mercury Cougar 289 4 Barrel/C4/Ford 8"

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Re: Fordblue's 67 Coupe:

Post by johnboy » 29 Dec 2011, 10:53

thanks, i'd appreciate!
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Fordblue's 67 Coupe:

Post by fordblue » 29 Dec 2011, 16:17

Yep, mine is a 289, so it was just the plain springs.

No competition option, no lift.

The car is just now sitting where it should when parts aren't worn out.
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0/Auto
1977 Ford F150 4X4 400(416)/C6/NP 205/Dana 44/Ford 9"
1967 Mercury Cougar 289 4 Barrel/C4/Ford 8"

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Re: Fordblue's 67 Coupe:

Post by johnboy » 29 Dec 2011, 18:29

Thanks!
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Re: Fordblue's 67 Coupe:

Post by fordblue » 01 Jan 2012, 16:40

One thing I noticed when looking at the pictures, the new springs have one extra little leaf near where the perch sits. If you order them, you may want to ask about that to make sure that is what comes on the stock replacement.
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0/Auto
1977 Ford F150 4X4 400(416)/C6/NP 205/Dana 44/Ford 9"
1967 Mercury Cougar 289 4 Barrel/C4/Ford 8"

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Re: Fordblue's 67 Coupe:

Post by 1969XR7Vert » 01 Jan 2012, 18:48

I missed this thread, it's a great one!

Also, gotta love anyone gutsy enough to tear into a automatic trans. They really are not hard as long as you keep good track of the all the pieces and you don't have any left over after assembly! A good manual helps too although I have done many without.

Nice work and great documentation of same!

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Re: Fordblue's 67 Coupe:

Post by fordblue » 02 Jan 2012, 12:42

Thanks!

Over the last few days, I pulled each side the grille out individually and changed out all the headlight adjusting bolts and inserts, as well as installing the longer adjusting bolts to keep the headlight doors from closing too much. So, now I have an even looking grille, even if it still has to be opened and closed by hand.

Good thing I got the car back to road worthy, I walked outside on New Years eve with 30 minutes before a place closed I had to go to and saw that my truck had a flat tire. So I filled it enough to move the truck, and took the car out in the nice weather to get the errands run.

I guess the refurb kit from WCCC including the solenoid valve, hoses, and actuators will be in the future once I get back from the next round of work so my grille is finally mechanically sound, even though its still a little faded.

I drive to Houston tomorrow to get a bunch of equipment ready to head out on a job, then I will most likely be going with the gear to upstate New York and be there maybe two months.

I can't wait!!! Going from the Gulf Coast to upstate New York in the dead of winter...........
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0/Auto
1977 Ford F150 4X4 400(416)/C6/NP 205/Dana 44/Ford 9"
1967 Mercury Cougar 289 4 Barrel/C4/Ford 8"

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Re: Fordblue's 67 Coupe:

Post by fordblue » 03 Feb 2012, 13:44

Sorry I've been so quiet lately. Work has had me going in 1000 directions at the moment. I am getting ready to head to upstate NY for a while, so the car will be sitting under the car port safely blocked in by my truck with the obnoxious alarm system. It has been running well after it warms up. Been driving it around.

Only had one issue with my head light adjusters. Some of them had the soft insert pull out when trying to get the lights set up correctly. I don't know if I just had really stiff springs in the buckets or what, but they are stock. So, no night driving for me for now until that gets resolved.

I did bite the bullet and picked up a 68 headlight switch for next to nothing on ebay so I can drop that in and get the headlight doors working until I decide to pull the trigger and drop the money for the vacuum motors, solenoid switch and hoses from WCCC. That'll be when I get back from work and the bank account is out of the red.

That's it for now.

I am thinking about getting some 1/8" stainless plate and stainless nylock nuts and doing some very delicate stick welding to make my own adjusters that I know will be bullet proof and never rust apart.
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0/Auto
1977 Ford F150 4X4 400(416)/C6/NP 205/Dana 44/Ford 9"
1967 Mercury Cougar 289 4 Barrel/C4/Ford 8"

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Re: Fordblue's 67 Coupe:

Post by fordblue » 06 Feb 2012, 09:37

Here are my misc videos of the car so far:
For some reason I thought I had more......

Autolite 4100 running without the top on:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol4BzgEFxs4

Mustangs Unlimited Cougar specific exhaust with the regular turbo mufflers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_rLuMPdQS8
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0/Auto
1977 Ford F150 4X4 400(416)/C6/NP 205/Dana 44/Ford 9"
1967 Mercury Cougar 289 4 Barrel/C4/Ford 8"

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Re: Fordblue's 67 Coupe:

Post by 1967 S Code » 06 Feb 2012, 11:17

Your car seems to be running smooth and quiet. I didn't think a car could run that smooth with the bowl covers off the carburetor.
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