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by Mike_B_SVT
19 Nov 2018, 19:34
Forum: Classic Cougars for Sale
Topic: Seattle Craigslist
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Seattle Craigslist

I didn't call on this one, as the H-code in the VIN pretty much tells the story. It also shows Standard guages. Not a factory Eliminator, but a decent looking Tribute car. Maybe the seller means it is the original factory paint color? The door jamb does appear to show faded Comp Orange. I think this...
by Mike_B_SVT
14 Nov 2018, 19:25
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Should this be restored or replaced
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Should this be restored or replaced

Cool thanks. My car isnt a $200 water pump level restoration, it will be getting an off the shelf replacement. Thanks very much Tinman! Just keep an eye out for a core with a good date code. They usually turn up in the $50-75 range. Stash it away for a time when you are ready to take it to the next...
by Mike_B_SVT
13 Nov 2018, 18:27
Forum: Classic Cougars for Sale
Topic: Eliminators on the Market (November 2018)
Replies: 14
Views: 1073

Re: Eliminators on the Market (November 2018)

Headed to another auction... https://vicariauction.com/auction-house/?ahid=18382 '70 w/ 428CJ (Ram-Air), Auto. Competition Green, Black Houndstooth Interior. Docs. Consigned Dan Kruse Classics, Lot: WAX18-003. https://www.dankruseclassics.com/vehicles/12169/1970-mercury-cougar-eliminator 0F91Q510719
by Mike_B_SVT
11 Nov 2018, 19:46
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 70 Power Steering pump color
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: 70 Power Steering pump color

Catlover, thanks. The next question is to figure out which pump I have since this paint is for the Thompson F code... 1967-1973 COUGAR W/ FORD THOMPSON P/S PUMP, TAG CODE F Should be a tag on the back of your PS pump. There is some good info on the 428CJ website. The bottom of this page describes h...
by Mike_B_SVT
11 Nov 2018, 19:41
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: In For A Penny...
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: In For A Penny...

Sweet :-)

I folks always told me don't expect any inheritance, that way I wouldn't be disappointed. You should go with something like that :-)
by Mike_B_SVT
11 Nov 2018, 19:39
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Poor Cougar...
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Re: Poor Cougar...

Bet that was a good looking car when it was new! Could be again, but would take a boat load to get it there.
by Mike_B_SVT
11 Nov 2018, 19:35
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Turn signal lever
Replies: 15
Views: 378

Re: Turn signal lever

Wow, somebody's done their turn signal wand research :lol: I never closely looked at them side by side TBH, so good to know! Well, my original was a bit crusty, and the knob was missing from the end. I couldn't find a good original, so I bought the repro and of course I had to compare them. I was t...
by Mike_B_SVT
11 Nov 2018, 11:19
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: Hate brake lines today
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Hate brake lines today

My 68 XR7 needs a lot of love but I am focusing on drivability first. I had a leak in a line from the prop valve so I planned to replace it, ordered the 6 piece pre-bent lines. All lines broke free and were in good condition except one...…. The one line not in the kit, the one going to the rear bra...
by Mike_B_SVT
11 Nov 2018, 11:16
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Turn signal lever
Replies: 15
Views: 378

Re: Turn signal lever

There is also a difference in how they made the flat spot for loosening / tightening it. The original is squished like it went through a roller, while the repro is more like a machined cut. Also, the end knob on the repro is screwed on, while the knob on the original is pressed on. Wow, somebody's ...
by Mike_B_SVT
10 Nov 2018, 17:45
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: Small Projects
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Small Projects

Looking good!