I'll be first?

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Re: I'll be first?

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Post by mo2872 » 05 Jun 2013, 13:09

Very sharp. I like that hood paint.
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Re: I'll be first?

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Post by tmh » 05 Jun 2013, 15:23

CougarCJ wrote:Customer came by the shop with his Cougar yesterday.
Barn find car that he restored with a built 347 and TKO transmission.
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Car found with a 289 and C4 in a barn here in Oregon. Notice the ghost stripes?
VIN 7F93S642546
T Code Color - Red
6A Code Interior Black XR7
Body rotation - 052
Options on the buck tag: AC, TILT, VR BLACK, STERO, SPD, PB.
Air conditioning, Tilt column, Vinyl roof - Black, AM/8 Track, Speed control, Power brakes.
He was surprised that the car was anything but a 289 model XR7.
With that S code in the VIN, doesn't that mean it should have a 390 in it, not a 289?
'68 XR-7 J-Code C4, San Jose, Edelbrock 1406, PS, Front PDB, 8" rear 3.0, PS is leaky and sloppy, invisible fan shroud
'79 Bronco XLT 351m, C6, Edelbrock Performer 400 intake, Holley 6140, Howards cam, 4" suspension lift, 33x12.5x15 Duratracs, dana44 front and Ford 9" rear both 4.11 LSD, Warn hub locks, invisible fan shroud
'80 Suzuki GS750E 16V DOHC, looks about 6 months old
'13 Honda CR-V AWD

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Re: I'll be first?

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Post by CougarCJ » 05 Jun 2013, 19:32

Yes, S code is 390-4V.
Scott Behncke 1968 XR7
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Re: I'll be first?

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Post by tmh » 05 Jun 2013, 23:13

So that means someone took a 390 with a C6 and replaced them with a 289 and a C4, and put it in a barn? I'd be curious to know the story behind doing that!
'68 XR-7 J-Code C4, San Jose, Edelbrock 1406, PS, Front PDB, 8" rear 3.0, PS is leaky and sloppy, invisible fan shroud
'79 Bronco XLT 351m, C6, Edelbrock Performer 400 intake, Holley 6140, Howards cam, 4" suspension lift, 33x12.5x15 Duratracs, dana44 front and Ford 9" rear both 4.11 LSD, Warn hub locks, invisible fan shroud
'80 Suzuki GS750E 16V DOHC, looks about 6 months old
'13 Honda CR-V AWD

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Re: I'll be first?

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Post by Al Bundy » 06 Jun 2013, 05:40

Did you instruct him on how to fix his headlights?
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Re: I'll be first?

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Post by cougar2 » 10 Jun 2013, 15:35

Nice looking car, It would be nice to see more pictures of this. A side view for one and what wheel size back spacing and tire size. I think this is a good example, one for reference for myself, but I think the stance is a bit high. Good to know if it has tire rub as well..

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Re: I'll be first?

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Post by CougarCJ » 10 Jun 2013, 15:46

We'll get Andrew to take some pictures. The owner told me he had a rub problem on the front. He modified the front edge of the fenders, I think he sectioned them for more clearance.
Scott Behncke 1968 XR7
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Re: I'll be first?

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Post by Blitz » 10 Jun 2013, 16:29

Of course I took some pictures!

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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
-1992 Volvo 240 wagon: classy hauling machine

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Re: I'll be first?

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Post by cougar2 » 10 Jun 2013, 18:00

These are great pictures Andrew, great job! This is black done well. Im thinking these are 17 inch.

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Re: I'll be first?

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Post by CougarCJ » 10 Jun 2013, 21:46

Yes, 17 inch wheels. Tire size is 245/45 R17 on all 4 corners.
Scott Behncke 1968 XR7
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