Old actuators worth anything?

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Old actuators worth anything?

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Post by Huzer21 » 06 May 2018, 09:38

I’m unsure if anyone would need my old vacuum actuators. The nipple for the hose on the bottom is AWOL on one of them, they weren’t functional, and they do have paint overspray. I didn’t want to just toss them if they were of use to someone, or if they could be rebuilt. My car isn’t anything rare, so I don’t see any need to hold on to them.

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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 06 May 2018, 10:45

Huzer21 wrote:
06 May 2018, 09:38
I’m unsure if anyone would need my old vacuum actuators. The nipple for the hose on the bottom is AWOL on one of them, they weren’t functional, and they do have paint overspray. I didn’t want to just toss them if they were of use to someone, or if they could be rebuilt. My car isn’t anything rare, so I don’t see any need to hold on to them.
They do have core value, I believe. These are for '67 / '68?
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Post by Huzer21 » 06 May 2018, 11:08

Mike_B_SVT wrote:
06 May 2018, 10:45
They do have core value, I believe. These are for '67 / '68?
Correct, from my ‘67.

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Post by Huzer21 » 17 Jul 2018, 13:21

Any further input on old actuators? Mine are just wasting space on my workbench with the hoses/clips/solenoid. I haven't removed the old tank yet, but will once I stop being lazy.

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Post by Don Rush » 17 Jul 2018, 14:15

Next time you happen to have something headed back our way throw them in and we can give you some store credit. Soon we will have a do it yourself renew kit along with a how to video and some folks will find theirs cannot be serviced. At that point you may see an uptick on core value. To be a candidate for renew, the bottom nipple must hold vacuum.

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Post by Cougar Bill » 18 Jul 2018, 06:26

Another option is Critter Creek Cougar Restorations.

http://crittercreekcougar.com/

They will buy them or give you credit for correctly rebuilt ones ( not some cheap rebuild w/ just the boot replaced).
They also have LOTS of cool Cougar parts (in stock).

Give them a call 1-800-816-8130
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Post by DieselD » 18 Jul 2018, 08:42

Good to know. I will probably send mine in for some core credit at some point. I wont need them and likewise on not having anything special about my car to worry about holding on the the original parts. I dont have the space to kick them around for the rare chance the next owner might want them but I also dont want to just toss them in the trash since they are rebuildable and they may live on in another cougar one day!
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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 18 Jul 2018, 14:49

Don Rush wrote:
17 Jul 2018, 14:15
Next time you happen to have something headed back our way throw them in and we can give you some store credit. Soon we will have a do it yourself renew kit along with a how to video and some folks will find theirs cannot be serviced. At that point you may see an uptick on core value. To be a candidate for renew, the bottom nipple must hold vacuum.
Good! I have a handful of cores that I've been planning on openning up and experimenting on. If a kit were available that would sure make the process easier :-)
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1 of 70 with 428SCJ, Ram Air, 4-speed.
Cat Bites Man!

Looking for an Eliminator? Then be sure to check out the "Eliminators on the Market" thread in the Classic Cougars For Sale section of the forum!

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