I'm a Cougar owner again!!!

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Al Bundy
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Re: I'm a Cougar owner again!!!

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Post by Al Bundy » 24 Sep 2019, 05:47

Looking good. What’s first on your list?
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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Cougars_R_Grr8
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Post by Cougars_R_Grr8 » 24 Sep 2019, 08:25

Full fluid replacement, Headlight doors and interior lights.
Also the ignition tumbler is just spinning.. still starts though.
'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 Cougars_R_Grr8 » 25 Sep 2019, 16:41

Another glance as the engine compartment tells me the reason that the headlight doors don't work is because it's probably not getting any vacuum.
There are two lines plugged off. I'm thinking that the new carb might not have a port.

Not really going to get anything done on it for a bit. Moving into a new house next week.

Still, it brings a smile whenever I pull into the driveway.
'68 Standard Cougar - 302 2v F Code ***NEW***
'68 Standard Cougar - 302 4v J Code 4 spd (1 of 536) *SOLD*
'14 Camaro SS vert
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Re: I'm a Cougar owner again!!!

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Post by DieselD » 25 Sep 2019, 18:33

Good news on the motor, must have been a lifter late to party on start up!

Sounds like a pretty good deal. Price seems more then fair for why it is
1968 Standard, 302 2v, 3 speed.

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Post by Cougars_R_Grr8 » 05 Oct 2019, 18:18

Been moving all week into the new house so no updates.

The ignition key bezel just spins which makes it hard to start.
Is there a lock nut on the back side? I think so but no time to check... or too bushed to care right now. :/
'68 Standard Cougar - 302 2v F Code ***NEW***
'68 Standard Cougar - 302 4v J Code 4 spd (1 of 536) *SOLD*
'14 Camaro SS vert
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Post by Cougars_R_Grr8 » 23 Oct 2019, 17:31

UPDATE:

Ignition bezel secured
Oil Changed - It was like water.
Fluids topped off.
Took her down to the gas station for 5 gallons of fuel to cut down the bad.
Found out that the gas gauge isn't working
Still getting a tap but it's not deep. Needs valve adjustment?
Steering is loose but controllable.
Bogs down getting going but seems fine. Took it up to 50 MPH on the trip to the gas station.
'68 Standard Cougar - 302 2v F Code ***NEW***
'68 Standard Cougar - 302 4v J Code 4 spd (1 of 536) *SOLD*
'14 Camaro SS vert
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Post by Cougars_R_Grr8 » 29 Oct 2019, 20:25

Got the Cat registered today, $80 for the registration and $62 for the tags plus $100 for the insurance for the year.
'68 Standard Cougar - 302 2v F Code ***NEW***
'68 Standard Cougar - 302 4v J Code 4 spd (1 of 536) *SOLD*
'14 Camaro SS vert
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Post by Cougars_R_Grr8 » 29 Oct 2019, 20:27

Looks like I need a front end rebuild kit and new rear leaf springs.
Thinking of doing a top end kit to convert to 4v. I will need to replace lifters anyways so....
'68 Standard Cougar - 302 2v F Code ***NEW***
'68 Standard Cougar - 302 4v J Code 4 spd (1 of 536) *SOLD*
'14 Camaro SS vert
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