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by Royce
11 Sep 2018, 07:29
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Found R-Code 1968 Cougar Today
Replies: 122
Views: 2812

Re: Found R-Code 1968 Cougar Today

I've been to Canada, Kentucky. It's the definition of "the boonies". Amazing that the car was rescued and restored in the 1980's only to be left outside to rot again.
by Royce
11 Sep 2018, 07:19
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: 68 R Code
Replies: 61
Views: 2560

Re: 68 R Code

It's all done except the fun part, which is installing the rest of the stuff that attaches to the headliner.
by Royce
11 Sep 2018, 07:17
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: 68 R Code
Replies: 61
Views: 2560

Re: 68 R Code

All of it has to be glued in place before you trim anything. If you have a wrinkle it can always be peeled back and re - glued, provided that you have not trimmed off too much already.
by Royce
11 Sep 2018, 07:13
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: 68 R Code
Replies: 61
Views: 2560

Re: 68 R Code

The last two days were spent installing the headliner. It is a lot of tedious but simple work. Anywhere a screw went through the headliner I installed screws in the car before installing the headliner to make finding the holes much easier. Bolts were installed in the shoulder harness holes for the s...
by Royce
10 Sep 2018, 10:32
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: GTE Project
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: GTE Project

That was early XR7-G's only. Never happened on any GT-E.


ClawIt wrote:
10 Sep 2018, 10:03
Huh, no "Performance Vehicle" wording on the door tag?
by Royce
09 Sep 2018, 20:54
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: New carb for 351C 4V????
Replies: 22
Views: 233

Re: New carb for 351C 4V????

They don't work when they are either old, rotten, rusted solid, or disconnected. Easy to check, just suck on the hose while watching it. Previous owner did tell me and I did see that it has the PerTronix Solid-State Ignition. It does appear to be the factory coil and I thought you had to swap the co...
by Royce
09 Sep 2018, 06:32
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: New carb for 351C 4V????
Replies: 22
Views: 233

Re: New carb for 351C 4V????

Most of the time "carburetor problems" are ignition related. Make sure the car has a vacuum advance. Make sure the vacuum advance is working. Make sure the timing is set properly. Make sure that when the vacuum advance works that it gives the proper amount of advance. Make sure that the distributor'...
by Royce
08 Sep 2018, 10:55
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Repair or replace?
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Repair or replace?

I would get a used replacement rust free 8" housing and swap all your existing components. That one has been repaired previously, it likely is bent from accident damage. Repairs are unlikely to be successful. Replacing the housing is maybe a 2 hour job with air tools. You will want to buy new U - bo...
by Royce
08 Sep 2018, 08:24
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: 68 R Code
Replies: 61
Views: 2560

Re: 68 R Code

West Coast Classic Cougar also sells a piece of vinyl woodgrain applique that looks quite right. You have to trim it to get the light lense areas removed. They are scribed but not cut. It's a bit tricky and requires careful work. The finished product is good as new!
by Royce
08 Sep 2018, 08:20
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: 68 R Code
Replies: 61
Views: 2560

Re: 68 R Code

I swapped the repro '67 lenses for the original '68 lenses, then used JB Weld to reassemble it. Note that I masked off the areas where I did not want glue. I removed the masking tape while the glue was still soft so that the end result would be good.