Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original paint 71 XR7

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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original paint 71 XR7

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Post by badcatt » 23 Apr 2018, 10:03

I'm about 4 hours north, not counting the extra time required to get through Seattle. If you want to come up your welcome here.
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue For Sale.
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior For Sale.
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
See ya on the hiways,
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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original paint 71 XR7

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Post by badcatt » 28 Apr 2018, 17:22

Question; What does one do in Western Washington on a rainy day? The same as we would do on a sunny day, for the most part. I had an appointment to have the front aligned on this car today. So I had it towed in to town for that.
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I have used this towing company many times and they have always done good. He showed up early and loaded her up

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So off to the local Les Schwab tire center. Again a place I have used before and will again.

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So up on the rack she went to check the initial numbers. As I thought not even in the same state. I did rebuild the front suspension and only did an eyeball adjustment so I could move it around.

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In work getting it all where it belongs. It tool about a half hour to get it dialed in.

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I now have about 25 miles on her. I have to do a few things like fix the wipers so they will park(new thread) Itis shifting out of first too early, I think I can fix that by adjusting the vacuum modulator. And it has a slight hesitation.
It has been a long road getting this back on the road. Not so much due to what the car needed, but rather by the fact that I could not work on it day and night like I could have 35 years ago. But I am now ready to go have fun with her.
See ya on the highways folks!
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue For Sale.
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior For Sale.
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
See ya on the hiways,
The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter,
they are an entire banquet
.
- Mark Twain -

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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original paint 71 XR7

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Post by fordnutz » 28 Apr 2018, 17:51

I hope you can get the last few items ironed out before next weekend.
I know what you mean about putting in the long hours on these projects. I am having real difficulty in the recovery process. I haven’t worked on the cat since Wednesday, but I still can’t grip anything in my right hand. It’s better than Friday when I couldn’t much move my left hand.
Ah, to be back in my twenties when I was indestructible.
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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original paint 71 XR7

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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 30 Apr 2018, 12:55

Looks great, Neal! Can't wait to see it in person :-)
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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original paint 71 XR7

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Post by badcatt » 24 Jun 2018, 18:42

I took the 71 out today to our local hot rod show; Twin City Idlers show in Stanwood. Over 500 cars were in attendance with many more in the wings. I didn't win any awards, but had a good time and talked to a lot of people about this Cougar. One guy even asked me if I was thinking about selling it. I told him I was but not for little while.
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She is now a seasoned show car... Ya, sur, ya bet ya. I plan to take it to another show next weekend and several more before the end of the summer.

On a side note, I had noticed I had over 10,000 pictures of cars that I had taken at car shows over the years, so I started a group on Face book to get some of them out there. So far I have only posted pictures from cruses and shows I have gone to this year. But over the winter I will be posting ones from in the past. It is not Cougar specific, but has a older car requirement Feel free to stop in and enjoy. Join in if you wish at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1805462 ... 8/members/.
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue For Sale.
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior For Sale.
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
See ya on the hiways,
The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter,
they are an entire banquet
.
- Mark Twain -

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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original paint 71 XR7

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Post by badcatt » 15 Jul 2018, 23:16

When I headed out Thursday afternoon to the West Coast Classic Cougar open house she only had about 300 miles on her. I had her in a local shop to work on the running issues and to replace the rear axle bearings that I had hoped would not be a problem. The shop said they found the condenser was bad. It was the 5th one I had had on this since getting it running(note 300 miles) But said they thought the carburetor has a problem. I concur. It had a minor flat spot and I feal was low on power. I put about another 500 miles on her driving to Salem Oregon from my place on Camano Island WA. Of course it was a hot day and what I affectionately call the Parking lot called Seattle was it's usual pain int the engine heat. She did not over heat but was hot. I had hoped I had headed out early enough to miss that traffic, but it decided to start early. She ran at normal temp after that, funny thing is in Portland I also got held up in traffic and she didn't heat up as much.

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In the parking lot at my Hotel Thurday evening.

We met at WCCC Friday Morning and had a great time. We got to meat many of the people who restore Cougars and have a ton of knowledge. There were people fixing Cougars, talking Cougar and Ford and generally having a great time.

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After a day of fun and being fed well we caravand over to Don's favorite place for Pie and Ice Cream for desert.

Saturday Morning we once again met at WCCC in the morning, More of he same from Friday was going on, After a few hours we caravand out to Silverton for lunch, on the way one of the Cougars had a flat tire. But was able to get going quickly. We collected in a parking lot in Silverton and spread out over down town for lunch.

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A little later we got back togetrher and headed out to Silver falls, If you have never been there you need to go.

On the way Don ran out of gas(gauge was not working) so we left him behind(help was on the way) and went on to the falls.

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We spent several hours enjoying the park and hiking trails. There are quite a few and can be a bit of a challenge when coming back with the incline. But there are many great vantage points. I got a lot of decent pictures.

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After enjoying the falls we met up and headed out for Brian Aust's place for dinner. Brian and Cindy are great people who open up there place for this and do a great Bar B Que.

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This morning I headed out from Salem at about 7:30, I got her home about 2:00 this afternoon. She was not running very well. I have not looked in to why yet. But, last night on my way back to the hotel I found out the headlight switch has a bad circuit beaker. They would go out and a minute later they would come back on for a minute. I had noticed the exhaust was leaking at the manifolds, it got a little worse on the way home today, and it will back fire through the exhaust. It had a little flat spot before, now it is a big flat spot.

I had a great time and enjoyed all the great people. I want to thank the people from WCCC, Don and Rene Rush(who worked both days and I'm not sure she gor much of a brake), Cleve Helm, Brian and Cindy Aust and all the others who put this together and pulled it off. Bravo!
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue For Sale.
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior For Sale.
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
See ya on the hiways,
The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter,
they are an entire banquet
.
- Mark Twain -

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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original paint 71 XR7

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Post by badcatt » 30 Jul 2019, 17:13

I'm a few days late here, but last Sunday July 28th was this Cougars Birthday. She is a sweet 48 years old now. Born on July 28, 1971.
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue For Sale.
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior For Sale.
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
See ya on the hiways,
The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter,
they are an entire banquet
.
- Mark Twain -

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