My 70 XR7 Convertible with Eliminator mods

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Re: My 70 XR7 Convertible with Eliminator mods

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Post by Leroy R » 23 Dec 2017, 15:12

New rear quarters and extensions, new trunk lid, not sure what else. Made me sick because prior to that it didn't have any collision damage or rust in that area. I had them remove any metal that had rust so there is no rust or bondo on the car now.

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Post by allenrya000 » 23 Dec 2017, 15:48

Well Leroy R I really haven't messed with mine much in the past year. I drive it about once a week. Once it gets back in the budget next job is more frame work.

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Post by Leroy R » 23 Dec 2017, 16:55

I figured maybe your budget had been redirected. You'll get there eventually. Too bad about the hood.

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Post by ssava » 21 Feb 2018, 14:09

She's a beauty!
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'67 Cougar XR7 purchased September, 2017 to work on with my twin (14) year old boys
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Post by Leroy R » 21 Feb 2018, 16:28

Thank You

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Post by Leroy R » 27 Feb 2018, 01:14

Pulled the dash apart today to deal with the speedometer, tachometer and convertible top switch and anything else I find in there.



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Post by Leroy R » 02 Mar 2018, 19:30

I was able to take the button out of my courtesy light switch and put it in the convertible top switch housing and that worked to get the convertible top switch working. So that experiment worked. Now I have to replace the courtesy light switch.

When I pulled the cluster out I noticed I didn't have to disconnect the main white connector that plugs into the back of the cluster. Upon further investigation I found the retaining clip on one side of the connector had broken off at some point. If I can find another harness with a good connector, is it possible to extract the pins from the original connector and insert them into the new connector so I don't have to replace the whole harness or rig something up to keep my cluster connector plugged in?

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Post by Midlife » 02 Mar 2018, 20:57

I have plenty of those connectors. NPD also now sells them: part 14489-10A

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Post by Leroy R » 02 Mar 2018, 22:12

Thanks I'm curious why NPDs list of applications for that part say 1969-1973 Cougar w/o tach.

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Post by Midlife » 03 Mar 2018, 05:39

Select the 18 pin version over the 12 pin version: the 12 pin are only valid for 71-73 cars with tach dashes.

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