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by Dennis Pierachini
05 Dec 2018, 15:56
Forum: Classic Cougar Paint and Body
Topic: Dynacorn in January?
Replies: 16
Views: 853

Re: Dynacorn in January?

Well, I just saw a listing for a roof panel on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1967-1968-Merc ... 0&LH_BIN=1
by Dennis Pierachini
05 Dec 2018, 15:55
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Alternator question
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Alternator question

You need the 42-amp version. The 38 amp version is for certain Mustangs (and probably other FoMoCo products as well). As the 55-amp version was an RPO, your Marti Report would so indicate if your car was originally equipped.
by Dennis Pierachini
26 Nov 2018, 23:01
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Dealer Incentive Ring from Josten's (1979)
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Dealer Incentive Ring from Josten's (1979)

Very cool! This is the second one I've seen -- the first was on eBay (where else?) about 10 years ago. I don't recall the exact price being asked but do remember it was pricey.

A lot of interesting stuff has been issued over the years, and it's always great to see something new and/or unusual.
by Dennis Pierachini
23 Nov 2018, 15:25
Forum: The Garage
Topic: Whatsit?
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Whatsit?

The "-AB" parts number suffix could mean any number of things, but typically denotes: 1. A design change designation. "A" is the original part, "B" is the first revision or difference, etc. These were not always issued sequentially. For example, a '73 Mercury (full-size) base wheel cover is D3MY-113...
by Dennis Pierachini
23 Nov 2018, 12:51
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: WCCC Photo Contest 2018
Replies: 41
Views: 3600

Re: WCCC Photo Contest 2018

I see that my '68 standard Cougar made the cut. Thank you to Don, Andrew, and the rest of the WCCC team for choosing that photo!
by Dennis Pierachini
16 Nov 2018, 19:25
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Buying advise on cars out of state
Replies: 55
Views: 979

Re: Buying advise on cars out of state

I sold a '68 Cougar through Hemmings about 6 years ago. I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area, buyer was/is in Alabama. (He was not internet savvy and had no computer.) He had done his research about DMV differences. After talking on the phone I sent him copies of all the receipts for work done, lots of...
by Dennis Pierachini
04 Nov 2018, 18:50
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: After 50 years. It's still hanging.....
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: After 50 years. It's still hanging.....

The biggest hurdle is having pull from the hooks under its own weight. A couple self tapping screws with large washer through the leading edge of the package tray will help. I just installed a repro an hour ago with 3 screws along the top. I did what Don did about three years ago and it's still han...
by Dennis Pierachini
04 Nov 2018, 18:40
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 69 Convertible interior
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: 69 Convertible interior

Below is a link to a Du Pont paint chip card that you could use to get the blue paint mixed that you'll need. You don't note if your car was a base or XR-7, which would made a difference for certain parts, I think. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1969-FORD-CYCLONE-MUSTANG-MERCURY-COUGAR-LINCOLN-INTERIOR-PA...
by Dennis Pierachini
01 Nov 2018, 22:16
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: What factory build mistakes have you seen on Cougars?
Replies: 21
Views: 687

Re: What factory build mistakes have you seen on Cougars?

They probably did have different timing at different plants. The base '68 interior, at the start of production, is the one with the horizontal Mustang style pleats on the seats, and the door panels without the "woven" inserts. Though different in detail, the '68 Décor interior is basically the same ...