I'm a Cougar owner again!!!

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Yorgle
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Re: I'm a Cougar owner again!!!

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Post by Yorgle » 22 Sep 2019, 06:51

Don Rush wrote:
21 Sep 2019, 16:01
That is some killer patina there...
That was my first thought, too. Spray it with some matte clear coat and drive that beast!
1968 XR-7 Augusta Green, J-Code, 5 litre, Autolite 6100, 5 spd, convertible with heated seats, cruise control and rear sway bar.

BTW, I think electronic ignition is pointless.

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Post by Al Bundy » 22 Sep 2019, 06:52

Cougars_R_Grr8 wrote:
21 Sep 2019, 22:40
Al Bundy wrote:
21 Sep 2019, 19:10
Well it’s about time! Congratulations!

I have to ask too. What did they do to your 4 speed?
They ripped out the drivetrain and put it in a Mustang.
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1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Post by Cougar Bill » 22 Sep 2019, 10:51

Why bother to "preserve" the patina w/ some clear.... Makes the patina look so wrong.....
1970 XR-7 428 Ramair 4 speed (now under restoration)
1970 Eliminator Boss 302
1969 XR-7 428 R-code 4 speed
1969 Std. 428 R-code C-6
1969 XR-7 Convertible 351 AOD
1969 XR-7 Convertible 428 C6
1969 XR-7 351 5 speed "RestoMod" New 525Hp "pacemaker"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBkOzr7N13Y
1968 XR-7 302-4v 4 Speed (J-code) Painted and under construction
1967 XR-7 302 & AOD Green- Wife's Cat
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Post by Cougars_R_Grr8 » 22 Sep 2019, 11:45

If someone would look at the video and confirm my suspicions on the engine noise.
'68 Standard Cougar - 302 2v F Code ***NEW***
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Post by Cougars_R_Grr8 » 22 Sep 2019, 13:32

Car gets delivered tomorrow. I'm like a kid on Christmas Eve... lol
'68 Standard Cougar - 302 2v F Code ***NEW***
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Post by Cougars_R_Grr8 » 22 Sep 2019, 14:42

Just curious, I think I got a good deal for her but what do you think it should have cost?
(I'll let you know tomorrow)
'68 Standard Cougar - 302 2v F Code ***NEW***
'68 Standard Cougar - 302 4v J Code 4 spd (1 of 536) *SOLD*
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Post by CATHOUSE » 22 Sep 2019, 20:57

$4500.00

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Post by mo2872 » 23 Sep 2019, 07:37

3k
T3
Yup, that guy, the hooligan.

Somewhere out there is a tree, tirelessly producing oxygen so you can breathe. I think you owe it an apology.

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Post by DieselD » 23 Sep 2019, 10:22

Cougars_R_Grr8 wrote:
22 Sep 2019, 11:45
If someone would look at the video and confirm my suspicions on the engine noise.
quality of video is not all that great and he doesn't stay on the engine long but to me that sounds like an misfire, also note the engine shake at idle which also indicates a misfire. The tapping is related and sounds to be at camshaft speed meaning its related to the valve train. I suspect a bent push rod from either a collapsed lifter and stuck valve. This also could be related to an engine that has sat for a long time then fired up without much care to how long it had been sitting.

Looks like a solid car except for the few rust spots. Looks like there are a couple more that he doesn't point out in the video.
1968 Standard, 302 2v, 3 speed.

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Post by Cougars_R_Grr8 » 23 Sep 2019, 18:00

So here she is:


The engine settled down, was told it sat for a long time. The PO probably just got it started and that't it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdVWfyf ... e=youtu.be

Here is the walk around:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vezwgmz ... e=youtu.be

And the price? $3,750.00
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