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by XR7-Gry
28 Sep 2017, 01:31
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: whitewall tires
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: whitewall tires

I would not use that dimension. I restored a 67 XR7 GT some time ago, and it had those tires. They just look a little too small in the wheel house and they are too narrow as well. In my opinion the 69 and 70 body style require larger tires than the 67/68 to look right. 215/70-14 is the best and corr...
by XR7-Gry
23 Jul 2016, 03:09
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Pics of Dad's '65
Replies: 11
Views: 472

Re: Pics of Dad's '65

Lovely car. Congrats to your dad. It even has the rare recliner passenger front seat option. That's cool. On the other side, the 8 track had its first year on the option list in 1966, so that one is for sure an after market unit. The original one for 66 with console was mounted on the console by the...
by XR7-Gry
23 Jul 2016, 02:58
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Disappointed.
Replies: 7
Views: 569

Re: Disappointed.

You should also be aware of that there are several different manufacturers on the same parts. When you order something like a weatherstrip that looks the same they may be completely different in quality. Same thing goes for so many other parts. On other items the part is exactly the same but pricing...
by XR7-Gry
05 Jul 2016, 02:17
Forum: Cougar Owners other Fords and Mercurys
Topic: Other Mercurys
Replies: 17
Views: 1547

Re: Other Mercurys

Time to make a little update here as the 56 Mercury is gone. I just lost interest in the project as I realized that I really like the cars from the 60's better. Also the ridiculously expensive parts for the car helped me make the decision that selling to someone else might be a wise move. Not to men...
by XR7-Gry
03 Jul 2016, 18:47
Forum: Ride of the Month
Topic: Vote for the July 2016 Ride of the Month!
Replies: 6
Views: 897

Re: Vote for the July 2016 Ride of the Month!

Thank you all who voted for my brothers car. My brother is on vacation this week, but I will bring him the news as soon as I can. :)
by XR7-Gry
18 Jun 2016, 13:25
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 69 Cougar XR7 (VOTES NEEDED) - Cool Rides Online 'Ride of the Month'
Replies: 35
Views: 2278

Re: 69 Cougar XR7 (VOTES NEEDED) - Cool Rides Online 'Ride of the Month'

Gave you my vote. :) Funny thing is, your Cougar was very close to going to Norway a few years ago. My friend and I had been up at Henry Ford Museum in Detroit and were on our way south when we saw this super nice black Cougar sitting outside a gas station in Flat Rock. We turned over and found the ...
by XR7-Gry
17 Jun 2016, 11:35
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 1970 Cougar VIN number question.
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Re: 1970 Cougar VIN number question.

Thanks everyone, it seems like things will (hopefully) be OK next week. After some heavy arguing, showing pictures and then some more information they told us to take the car back on Wednesday for a new evaluation, and that is usually their way to say OK, we changed our mind, you were right all the ...
by XR7-Gry
13 Jun 2016, 01:14
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 1970 Cougar VIN number question.
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Re: 1970 Cougar VIN number question.

Funny thing is, I am the technical advisor of the Mercury Club of Norway and I am supposed to be the expert that take care of problems like this. Since I don't have other 70 Cougars at hand right now that is why I asked for a little help on this one. I just need good photos that shows where the VIN ...
by XR7-Gry
12 Jun 2016, 13:14
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 1970 Cougar VIN number question.
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

1970 Cougar VIN number question.

Finally after years of just small things left to do, my brothers 70 Cougar XR7 convertible that I is done and ready for the road. :D The only thing needed now was to get it inspected and registered and then get the plates. My brother made an appointment at the local DMV, but when he told me that he ...