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by Dennis Pierachini
07 Sep 2018, 16:04
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Saddle interior paint matching
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: Saddle interior paint matching

On original standard cars I've seen, both the pad and the base were the same color.
by Dennis Pierachini
07 Sep 2018, 15:59
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Gas Backsplash When Filling Tank
Replies: 20
Views: 416

Re: Gas Backsplash When Filling Tank

I have the same problem with my '68. I think the problem is two-fold, at least in my case: (1) our cars were not designed for modern gas pump spigots (or is that the other way around?), and (2) my particular Cougar's rear end is a bit lower than standard. It has always been that way. I just pump gas...
by Dennis Pierachini
06 Sep 2018, 14:42
Forum: The Garage
Topic: Not a bad review
Replies: 13
Views: 339

Re: Not a bad review

Brian Cooley is a good friend of mine...I chided him for the "3 on the tree" comment when he did this. ;-) He has owned that Cougar for probably 25 years. The exhaust system is one I've had on one of my cars and am trying to get for my '68 -- the reproduction '67 Shelby small block style with dual r...
by Dennis Pierachini
20 Aug 2018, 13:23
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 1968 cougar xr7 AZ barn find for sale
Replies: 20
Views: 741

Re: 1968 cougar xr7 AZ barn find for sale

So what is the difference between the new West Coast RH reproduction Cougar mirror (made by Scott Drake), and the supposed "over the counter" original Ford mirror? Inquiring minds want to know. Does someone have documentation that it was actually available in 1967-1968? Part #, cost, or in an origi...
by Dennis Pierachini
16 Aug 2018, 14:31
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: More AC / Thermactor issues, but different.
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: More AC / Thermactor issues, but different.

I am no expert on this topic but would surmise that when the AC compressor is engaged, it is creating more drag on all the pulleys, hence the vibration. And I think you are on the right track -- the smog pump shouldn't get hot. Secondly...I would wonder if the nipple/drain hole on the bottom of the ...
by Dennis Pierachini
16 Aug 2018, 14:20
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 1968 cougar xr7 AZ barn find for sale
Replies: 20
Views: 741

Re: 1968 cougar xr7 AZ barn find for sale

That RH mirror is the factory accessory one sold by Ford Dealers over the parts counter. I have one on my '68.

Looks like a nice project car in an unusual color combination.
by Dennis Pierachini
20 May 2018, 20:35
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 1967 Rear Window Defroster
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: 1967 Rear Window Defroster

Thanks for confirming, Royce. I guess most of the '67s I have had or have looked at were the later ones rather than the earlier ones. I knew there were other sheet metal differences but did not know about this one until this occurred.
by Dennis Pierachini
18 May 2018, 16:30
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 1967 Rear Window Defroster
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: 1967 Rear Window Defroster

I gave a friend of mine an NOS '68 style defroster kit a few years ago. He ended up not installing it, as the hole in the center of the package tray sheet metal of his Cougar would not accommodate it, and he didn't want to cut it. I'd installed one in a '67 I had at the time without cutting. His car...
by Dennis Pierachini
16 May 2018, 15:32
Forum: The XR7-G Registry
Topic: XR7-G Book
Replies: 25
Views: 1772

Re: XR7-G Book

Another very well done image, Phillip!