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The "HOW TO" Video thread

Posted: 08 May 2013, 11:35
by xr7g428
Okay, I just watched the video that shows how to replace the bearing in the AC idler pulley. I hate to admit the number of these I have thrown away because I didn't think you could fix them. DOH! And then there was that video that shows how to fix cowl vents through the side of the inner fender... but where did I find that one?

So I decided to create a thread where we can collect these great videos.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth... spending the time to watch!

This first one solves one of the biggest mysteries ever, how to get the trunk lock cover off a '67 or '68!


Re: The "HOW TO" Video thread

Posted: 08 May 2013, 11:47
by xr7g428
The '67 and '68 Cowl Vent Repair video!

Yes, I know this is Mustang guy, but the exact same process works on our Cougars.


Re: The "HOW TO" Video thread

Posted: 08 May 2013, 11:50
by xr7g428
The Idler Pulley Replacement video.

The very first part, where they show you how to get to the bearing, makes this worth watching.


Re: The "HOW TO" Video thread

Posted: 08 May 2013, 12:07
by xr7g428
How to Bench Bleed the Master Cylinder.

A lot of people think the original brakes on their classic Cougar are just horrible. About half the time it is because the master cylinder was not properly bench bled and there is still air trapped inside it. This video will open some eyes to this very important and often over looked step.


Re: The "HOW TO" Video thread

Posted: 08 May 2013, 12:32
by Blitz
Good idea Bill! And if I may, I just finished uploading our latest little how-to video. It's about the passenger side sport mirrors (manual adjust, found on 70 Eliminators and 71-3 Cougars). They tend to get loose & floppy over the years. You can opt to just buy the complete mirror and back plate / socket assembly, which will solve the problem easily, or you can follow the steps in the video to "fix" your original FoMoCo socket and just buy a new mirror lens (or reuse your old one if you manage to get it off without breaking it.)


Re: The "HOW TO" Video thread

Posted: 08 May 2013, 12:45
by xr7g428
Blitz, THANKS! please post up all of the "how to" videos you guys have done.

Any one can post to this thread. Lets keep the videos here in the "HOW TO" category, lets make sure that any cats in these videos have four wheels and run on gasoline.

Re: The "HOW TO" Video thread

Posted: 08 May 2013, 14:38
by myhighschoolxr7
I just started a thread because of a helpful pilot bearing video, but I didn't see that you had already started this thread for posting how-to videos.

How to replace the pilot bearing using bread (this one is on a sbf 302). I just got through doing this method and it worked great - easy to do and easy to clean up.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfDV982g4XM

Re: The "HOW TO" Video thread

Posted: 13 May 2013, 11:11
by Blitz
New video just added - how to install a 67-68 passenger side door mirror (the repro one) and a couple ways to install the necessary Riv Nuts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7ae4_n4dEA


Re: The "HOW TO" Video thread

Posted: 13 May 2013, 17:21
by johnboy
In some areas (like up here), a driver and a passenger side mirror means you don't have to have the windshield rear view mirror.

Re: The "HOW TO" Video thread

Posted: 13 May 2013, 18:29
by Whatacougar
Another great video on a project I'm looking forward to, but.... the hardest part is catching you guys at the right time when the convex mirror is in stock. Don explained the process to me, I'll just have to react quicker next time. For what seems like such a simple project you sure pointed out a lot of things I wasn't aware of. Thanks again.