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by Midlife
Yesterday, 06:08
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Partial Power to fuse panel # K2387-C
Replies: 16
Views: 284

Re: Partial Power to fuse panel # K2387-C

OK, my numbering system is different than the manual. Fuses 5,6, and 7 are ACC-powered. Fuse 4 is a RUN-only powered line. Since you have no power to the wipers, radio, heater, backup lights, you have no ACC power. I believe your problem is at the ignition switch plug with those two wires pulled out...
by Midlife
07 Dec 2018, 19:16
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Partial Power to fuse panel # K2387-C
Replies: 16
Views: 284

Re: Partial Power to fuse panel # K2387-C

Bucky, I believe Mistress mentioned the bulk/grn wire goes to the ignition switch. If you didn't trim it its possible it pulled loose from a connection or splice looking at the clean copper. The wire schematic I mentioned earlier shows all wires front to back and the colors of said wires. I took mi...
by Midlife
06 Dec 2018, 11:56
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Wiring issue with Low Fuel Relay plug
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: Wiring issue with Low Fuel Relay plug

That damn resistor wire is the bane of my work on fixing Cougars with low fuel sensors. If the wire breaks, there's no reasonable way to re-fasten it to the pin, as the wire is about 30 gauge and extremely fragile. My experience is that about 25% of them have survived intact through the years...
by Midlife
21 Oct 2018, 18:30
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Found R-Code 1968 Cougar Today
Replies: 253
Views: 8714

Re: Found R-Code 1968 Cougar Today

Can someone provide the link to the ended auction? I am too lazy to read 23 pages to find the link...sorry.
by Midlife
18 Oct 2018, 17:24
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Best Coolant ?
Replies: 16
Views: 364

Re: Best Coolant ?

Being as we have very soft water (we are in the country and have hard well water which requires a softener system) and distilled has risks I am going to stick to my garden hose. "The problem is that when water is distilled, or “stripped,” of its minerals and impurities, the resulting solution is co...
by Midlife
18 Oct 2018, 05:48
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 1969 Convertible aftermarket wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: 1969 Convertible aftermarket wiring

I don't build or refurbish engine gauge feed or alternator harnesses, as they are available as reproductions with good price points and quality parts. They are a bit too small to make it worth my while. Plus, these harnesses are engine size dependent, so I have no real way of determining correct len...
by Midlife
17 Oct 2018, 17:32
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 1969 Convertible aftermarket wiring
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: 1969 Convertible aftermarket wiring

I also refurbish Mustang and Cougar harnesses: tails, underdash, and headlights. I try not to shill my services on this forum, but going aftermarket is really only advised when going to EFI or other heavy modifications.
by Midlife
17 Oct 2018, 17:19
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Best Coolant ?
Replies: 16
Views: 364

Re: Best Coolant ?

I've always been told not to use distilled and that tap is best. I have a really good softener system on my well. Always ready to learn something new though... https://youtu.be/L5RtuMDffhU?t=916 No! Tap water has various minerals and chemicals designed for potability and are within acceptable limit...
by Midlife
08 Oct 2018, 18:19
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: HVAC vacuum actuators
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: HVAC vacuum actuators

cyclonelou wrote:
08 Oct 2018, 17:44
Important lesson learned-just because something's new in the box doesn't mean it's right. That's life in the real world.
Yup...many marriages fail for that exact reason! :think:
by Midlife
02 Oct 2018, 17:54
Forum: Classic Cougar Paint and Body
Topic: cost of paint job
Replies: 13
Views: 452

Re: cost of paint job

cyclonelou wrote:
02 Oct 2018, 08:27
"Junior" in the L.A. area used to work for George Barris. On his own now for years, his paint jobs START at $100,000.
The choice is yours.
Any discount for painting two cars? :think: