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by PacificaXR7GT
Today, 17:26
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Repro wiring diagram
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: Repro wiring diagram

I’m pretty inexperienced with electrical but I have been using the diagrams in the reproduction 1968 electrical assembly manual I got from WCCC. Some of the details are a little rubbed out but they are mostly fine and have been very useful so far.
by PacificaXR7GT
Today, 17:05
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 68 XR7 charging system problems
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: 68 XR7 charging system problems

Thanks very much for all the responses. I pulled my gauge cluster today and was able to access the harness plugs after dropping the heater controls out of the way to give me some room. I tested all the wires at the solenoid and had good continuity to the end of the harness on every wire except for t...
by PacificaXR7GT
Yesterday, 20:07
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 68 XR7 charging system problems
Replies: 6
Views: 197

How to pull the under hood harness?

Can somebody tell me what’s the best way to access the plugs at the dash end of the under hood harness? Can I work them out into the engine bay to unplug them or do I need to reach up from the dash side and unplug before I pull them through? Edit: I hadn’t realized that the harness went so far in pa...
by PacificaXR7GT
14 Jul 2019, 21:53
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 68 XR7 charging system problems
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: 68 XR7 charging system problems

Okay, I'm pretty sure I got this figured out. I was stumped as to why that splice would suddenly go bad when I installed the new alternator, alternator harness, and voltage regulator. So I went back and looked at the "before" photos of my alternator and connections at the solenoid: 800|1067|2018|439...
by PacificaXR7GT
14 Jul 2019, 13:34
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 68 XR7 charging system problems
Replies: 6
Views: 197

68 XR7 charging system problems

Working on a failure to charge the battery and I don't know much about electrical stuff. The wiring diagrams are making my head hurt. Voltage at battery while running is only just above 12V. The battery will go dead if I start/drive it around for a while. I have had to use a trickle charger to recha...
by PacificaXR7GT
12 Jul 2019, 18:35
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Running Hot
Replies: 19
Views: 386

Re: Running Hot

I’m hoping this sender will give me a more accurate read on my 390. I’ll let you know if it works.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/66-67-68-Musta ... SwuN9cj6yB
by PacificaXR7GT
11 Jul 2019, 19:59
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Intermittent charging issue / AMPS light - 1968 Std.
Replies: 19
Views: 443

Re: Intermittent charging issue / AMPS light - 1968 Std.

I’m dealing with a failure to charge on my XR7. Will be pulling my alt harness and testing it this evening. Eager to see how your repairs go.
by PacificaXR7GT
05 Jul 2019, 15:34
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Palomar L-M dealership frames
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: Palomar L-M dealership frames

I found your ad in the California Digital Newspaper Archives. August 8, 1969 copy of the Santa Cruz Sentinel, page 16. Almost a full two months after it was reportedly "sold" by the dealership in New Mexico. I don't know what that means but maybe someone has a better understanding of how the dates o...
by PacificaXR7GT
05 Jul 2019, 15:13
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Palomar L-M dealership frames
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: Palomar L-M dealership frames

Our 69 Eliminator was advertised for "Clean-up Time" by Palomar L-M in the Summer of 69. Dave Wyrwas sent a photocopy (via Phil Parcells) of the Santa Cruz Sentinel - Dealer Demo Newspaper Ad for our Eliminator. Our Cats VIN: 9F91M565898 was printed in the caption advertising the Cougar. The unansw...
by PacificaXR7GT
04 Jul 2019, 23:15
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Palomar L-M dealership frames
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: Palomar L-M dealership frames

Our 69 was sold at Stanford Lincoln-Mercury in Menlo Park CA. When I lived in the Bay Area, I would go to the Good Guys car shows all the time in Pleasanton and dig through tubs of license plate frames with no luck. There is a guy on Ebay that has a set for more than I want to pay. I did find one f...