I never thought

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Sir Ed
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Re: I never thought

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Post by Sir Ed » 26 Jun 2017, 14:14

I picked it up for $5000. There is a crack in the windshield and also a dent in the passenger door. It has the usual daily driver wear and tear on the body.

The car was purchased in Virginia and then his Dad was transferred to California where the car has spent most of its life. He told me that as far as he knows the engine and transmission are original with 120K on it.

Hoping to get the brakes good enough that I can bring it down to the Bay area for a month or 2 before the rainy season hits and then get it back up in the Sierras and garaged for the winter.

Any other questions just ask!
1967 Standard, 289 4 barrel

ccarney69
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Re: I never thought

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Post by ccarney69 » 26 Jun 2017, 15:50

The interior is very nice. Keep us posted!
1968 GT-E 427 Standard Nordic Blue/Black Décor, driver
1969 XR7 R Code 4 Speed Yellow/Black Top Black Interior, current project no.1
1969 XR7 Q Code C6 Green/Black Top Dark Ivy Green Interior, current project no. 2
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Sir Ed
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Re: I never thought

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Post by Sir Ed » 14 Aug 2017, 09:13

After a month and half of sitting I fired it right up! I had charged the battery back in June and disconnected it before leaving. One less thing to replace!

I replaced the air filter that was black and have a new set of plugs ready to be installed on the next trip.

I did get the floor vacuumed! I need to pull the seats and get that area cleaned up.

Original Carpet?
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I was unable to do anything in July. Between travel and and work allowed me no time to do anything except defensible space work on the yard when I was up there. After Labor Day hoping to do more!
1967 Standard, 289 4 barrel

Sir Ed
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Re: I never thought

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Post by Sir Ed » 14 Aug 2017, 09:39

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Hoping to make it to Hot August Nights in Reno next year since its nearby!
1967 Standard, 289 4 barrel

69DropTop
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Re: I never thought

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Post by 69DropTop » 14 Aug 2017, 09:43

Looking good! Sounds like a good deal at $5k

Sir Ed
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Re: I never thought

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Post by Sir Ed » 14 Aug 2017, 09:54

It was a great deal. My wife was not totally on board but she is coming around. I just could not leave money laying on the ground waiting for someone else to pick it up.

I pick up weber gas grills on craigslist for either free or cheap under $40. Clean them up replace parts if needed. This one was free and about $60 in parts. Sold it for $250! I told my wife. Think of it as more expensive weber!
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69DropTop
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Re: I never thought

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Post by 69DropTop » 14 Aug 2017, 09:58

Ha, my brother is into weber grills also, does the same as you and picks them up off CL, but he's a hoarder and doesn't sell them. Do you plan on keeping the Cougar? I can't blame you for snapping it up, I would have definitely done the same if I was in that situation.

Sir Ed
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Re: I never thought

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Post by Sir Ed » 14 Aug 2017, 10:49

Keeping it! It needs a lot of TLC. Id like to bring it down here to the bay area but I dont have a garage and its way to damp in the winter.

Hopefully in 2 - 3 years we will be moving back up to the Tahoe area where its currently garaged now.
1967 Standard, 289 4 barrel

Sir Ed
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Re: I never thought

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Post by Sir Ed » 22 Aug 2017, 22:18

Got the first one cleaned up tonight! You can see the before pic earlier in the thread.

1967 Standard, 289 4 barrel

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Mike_B_SVT
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Re: I never thought

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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 22 Aug 2017, 22:36

Very cool! Nice grill too! Keep us posted on your progress :-)
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1970 Cougar Eliminator (Competition Gold / Black Decor Interior)
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