The "HOW TO" Video thread

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Re: The "HOW TO" Video thread

Post by Blitz » 16 Jan 2015, 13:57

How to convert manual drum brakes to power disc, using factory FoMoCo parts. Hosted by yours truly :gaptooth:

http://youtu.be/H6959c6ayKI

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-1968 Mercury Cougar: original family owned, Polar White, 289-2V, auto, AC / "Snowball" view project thread
-1973 Opel Manta: 1.9L, 5-speed (restored)
-1991 Mazda Miata: fun driver
-1986 Volvo 240: dependable beater / "Goldilocks"
-1979 Volvo 245: magnificently ugly brown wagon

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Re: The "HOW TO" Video thread

Post by CatsRock » 07 Aug 2015, 17:24

WCCC just posted (along with their 73 for sale) a nice what to look for on a 73 XR7 Vert video. Thanks guys :smoke:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCNOiNCZVtU
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1973 XR7 351Q Vert
EX 1975 Cougar XR7
EX 1972 Cougar XR7 Vert
EX 1967 Cougar

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Re: The "HOW TO" Video thread

Post by Blitz » 19 Nov 2015, 15:51

Might as well update this, here are a few more how to videos from WCCC:

How to completely remove and disassemble the dash & gauge components in a '68 Cougar XR-7 (and then beautify them)



Another "what to look for" video, if that counts as a "how to." This is a '68 XR-7 390 car:



How to convert your 69-70 Cougar to electric hideaway headlights (they work great):



How to install the trunk lid torsion bars / rods / springs:



Decoding the numbers on a 1967 289 Cougar:



How to replace the door panels on a 71-3 Cougar XR-7:



And finally, a video about seat belts - breaking down the variations as well as some tips on refurbishment:

-Andrew Chenovick
Photo/Video guy for WEST COAST CLASSIC COUGAR, INC.
Side Gig: FLYING A PHOTOGRAPHY


RIDES:
-1968 Mercury Cougar: original family owned, Polar White, 289-2V, auto, AC / "Snowball" view project thread
-1973 Opel Manta: 1.9L, 5-speed (restored)
-1991 Mazda Miata: fun driver
-1986 Volvo 240: dependable beater / "Goldilocks"
-1979 Volvo 245: magnificently ugly brown wagon

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Re: The "HOW TO" Video thread

Post by guitar74 » 13 Jan 2016, 12:26

Anyone interested in a performance distributor tuning/recurve how to? If so I will find a Ford specific one, and get the link up. If not, will do one myself.

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Re: The "HOW TO" Video thread

Post by Don Rush » 13 Jan 2016, 12:32

Yes! And if you could install and explain this item even better!

http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/adjf01.html

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Re: The "HOW TO" Video thread

Post by guitar74 » 15 Jan 2016, 10:53

Will see what I can find. And if not satisfied with that will pull out the camera as I'm fixing to recurve my wife's distributor, and may also show a couple of how to's on the aftermarket performance distributors as well. Would you guys rather see the work involved with the factory piece? You can really get as much with a factory distributor as you can one of the aftermarket ones, it just involves a little more time and work.

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Re: The "HOW TO" Video thread

Post by Don Rush » 15 Jan 2016, 11:31

I say focus on original as the video will stand the test of time and as time goes on and the value of these cars increases there is more interest in original.

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Re: The "HOW TO" Video thread

Post by Blitz » 29 Jan 2016, 18:29

How to replace the grille emblem on a 67-8 Cougar, and other tips on making the grille pretty / straight / etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnldG31ZJkM

-Andrew Chenovick
Photo/Video guy for WEST COAST CLASSIC COUGAR, INC.
Side Gig: FLYING A PHOTOGRAPHY


RIDES:
-1968 Mercury Cougar: original family owned, Polar White, 289-2V, auto, AC / "Snowball" view project thread
-1973 Opel Manta: 1.9L, 5-speed (restored)
-1991 Mazda Miata: fun driver
-1986 Volvo 240: dependable beater / "Goldilocks"
-1979 Volvo 245: magnificently ugly brown wagon

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