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

Posted: 18 Aug 2015, 07:48
by Yorgle
Spiders coming soon by the look of that nest or whatever the hell that is on the door panel. Yikes.

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

Posted: 18 Aug 2015, 11:14
by badcatt
Yorgle wrote:Spiders coming soon by the look of that nest or whatever the hell that is on the door panel. Yikes.
It's gone now. Should have taken the picture after cleaning it off.

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

Posted: 18 Aug 2015, 14:54
by 93RGTE
Up beat beats beat up any day! Very cool car - congrats!!!

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

Posted: 18 Aug 2015, 15:33
by leonbray
Great find Neal. One of the best looking 71's I've seen

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

Posted: 18 Aug 2015, 22:13
by badcatt
Today I took the trunk apart and took out the back seat and passengers seat looking for rust. Not much and none through. I

will kill and Por 15 it soon. I found the build sheet under the passengers side carpet. Not in to bad of shape, just yucky

brown. I'll have to find the thread about cleaning them and do that. I also found a corner of another one.

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The trunk floor looks purty good, not perfect.
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It came with a new set of plugs, wires and fuel filter. Not sure if I'll use the wires. I have a few more sets that my be better quality, It came with a distributor cap, for some GM 6 cylinder.
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So far I have a $0.44 return on my investment. Plus 1 NOS screw.
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It came wit hall this documentation. A list of services done up to 71,000 miles. Receipts, owners manual 2 service cards, and more. In the notes I found he bought a 1965 Ranchero 4/1/65 and that he traded in a Ranchero for this Cougar. No note of if it was the 65 or not.

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And taped in side the owners manaul are some 10 years worth of registrations.
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I have been working on the car out side, I will move it in to the shop this weekend. I will not be able to do much this weekend on it. A very special girl is having her 5th birthday party Sunday and Papa(me) needs to get the place ready on Saturday.

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

Posted: 18 Aug 2015, 22:17
by badcatt
Postby 93RGTE » Today, 12:54
Up beat beats beat up any day! Very cool car - congrats!!!

Thanks, It certainly does.
by leonbray » Today, 13:33
Great find Neal. One of the best looking 71's I've seen
Thanks Leon, I have no idea how they find me.

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

Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 06:26
by cougar2
Oh I love this car!!! The interior looks every bit like my 71 I had, except for the console, mine had the short one. I have never seen floor mats like that before, nice. Seeing the trunk, WOW! what a find to see one original in this condition.

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

Posted: 20 Aug 2015, 21:39
by badcatt
The last two days have been overtime at work so not much done. I gave it another washing this evening. I noticed this little oddity,
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This it the section on the front of the drivers side fender. Why are the pin stripes on the wheel lip molding?

Here she is all purity and wet.
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I got the new gas tank today. The fuel lines will be in next week some time.

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

Posted: 24 Aug 2015, 19:43
by badcatt
A little update.
Who knows how to read date codes on Mufflers? This is the one on this 71, It is a July Build date car. I believe this to be the original, but it has a D2WA part number on it.
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I looked at both ends and the pipes look like they are factory welded to the muffler. I'll get better pictures in a few weeks when I get it up on the lift.

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

Posted: 24 Aug 2015, 21:58
by d-vitell
Neil, I believe that the muffler could be a service replacement. Ford exhaust from the parts depot typically when ordered from Ford would come as a welded muffler/tailpipe assy. If it was replaced on that car let's say in 1976 for example the original D1WA may have been obsolete already or changed up to the 1972 style of exhaust, hence the 1972 stamping number on your assy.
Can't help you with a date code if in fact that's what the number under the stamping number relates to.
Diego