Coug67

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Post by cougar2 » 14 May 2012, 12:20

Nice!, what color are you going with?

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Post by coug67 » 14 May 2012, 12:30

A dark green that looks black until you see it in the sun. I will more than likely add a black hood scoop, Either a flat black scoop and flat black stripes down the side of the car (almost like eliminator stripes) or they will be a deep dark gloss black. Black interior with dark green accents. Also the wood grain dash will be the color of the car. At least thats my vision as of now. :)

It's time to really not cut corners and get her done and get her looking good. I will be posting a lot of pictures of body work and the paint process. But still have a long way to go until paint. My step dads dad is a stickler for perfection and I know he wont let me paint the car until the body is smooth as glass. Will be very tedious but it's going to look perfect in the end.
67 xr7 289 c4 trans

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Post by coug67 » 14 May 2012, 12:44

I guess this would be kind of close to what I picture in my head as far as a paint scheme. A deeper darker green would be better. In good lighting I can tell that green would be a lot lighter.

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Post by coug67 » 17 May 2012, 12:06

New Youtube account just for the car youtube.com/coug67xr7
I uploaded a video of starting her up for the first time in a week. With the holly she starts right up no problem. Runs smoother and stronger. It would actually start better when the motor was cold. After heating up I would have to lean on the key longer. But we tweaked the carb for about half an hour yesterday and I can sit in gear at a light all day long with no problems. Going from park into gear is much smoother and idles steady as can be. and she will start right up every time with just 2 pumps of the pedal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so5NeiLPC4U
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Post by 1967 S Code » 17 May 2012, 20:46

The Cougar sounds good in your video. I like you color combo idea. Green I think gives a very period feel to Cougars. Dark green with flat or satin black stripes, very cool. :thumbup:
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Post by cougar2 » 17 May 2012, 21:33

Sounds good, the idea with the green and black would be nice. The eliminator stripes do work with the 68 from what I hear and it does look good.

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Post by coug67 » 20 Jun 2012, 11:51

Well the cougar is running great other than how it does in hot weather. It's been right around 101 degrees the last few days here where I live. And the cougar has not overheated on me to the point of pulling over and cooling it off. I used to over heat in 80 degree weather before all the cooling upgrades I did. But anyway, in over 100 degree weather it obviously doesn't run as good as 75 degree weather. When I take off (sometimes) it feels like the gas pedal is getting sucked down a little. Like the motor is helping me press the gas pedal. My step dad says need stronger return spring but it didn't do that a few weeks ago in cooler weather. I think it has something to do with the hotter air and vaccuum. Also it can die on me randomly especially in hotter weather and after trying to stomp on it. Maybe the fuel with hotter air mixture? maybe coil getting too hot? it will start right back up after that and I'll keep driving. Do These problems sound like hot weather problems? what can I do to make it better in hotter weather? I definitely have been forced to take it easy in the car to avoid these things while driving. Also because I notice if I push her harder it will get hotter quicker and stay hotter for a while. Stupid san juaquin valley heat!
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Post by coug67 » 22 Jun 2012, 11:15

ya... no love four coug67 i see...
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Post by R Code » 22 Jun 2012, 12:46

coug67 wrote:ya... no love four coug67 i see...
Not sure what you're gettin at...is it that no one has responded to you?

I'm not familiar with your car or the mods you've done (can't see the pics of get the vid from work), so I wasn't that sure about giving you advice since I did not know what you did to get yourself to this point. From quickly scanning back in your posts you put swapped an Eddy for a Holley? Is the fuel line routing in a stock location & in good shape? Or is it adapted from the routing you used for the Eddy? Same for the throttle linkage & return spring? Checked the fuel filter? Fuel bowl levels right? You might have a vacuum leak aggravating things, but I'm thinking it would not cause all your problems. Have you to tried to choke out your carb to see if the motor dies? (that's when you take off the air cleaner & hold your hands over the top of the carb - if the car does not stall you have a vacuum leak)

I missed why are you running electric fans. Is the car highly modified? These cars run fine at 100 degrees with all the factory parts in place & working properly.
- Chris

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1969 XR-7 "R Code" Convertible

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Post by ahunt191 » 22 Jun 2012, 17:42

Whenever I have hesitation problems, I read my tea leaves.... I mean spark plugs.

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When you swapped in the Holley, did you change out the jets, discharge shooters or accelerator pump cams?
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