Mecum Red GTE Engine Rebuild

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Re: Mecum Red GTE Engine Rebuild

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Post by CATHOUSE » 07 Feb 2019, 20:59

Perhaps you painted over a ground.

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Re: Mecum Red GTE Engine Rebuild

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Post by robert campbell » 08 Feb 2019, 23:09

Nope, I knocked the connection to the K7 relay terminals loose when ….

1. Removing the old power brake assembly
2. Installing the new power brake assembly
3. Installing a new cable for drivers side cool air vent

Life can be tough..... Tougher if you are stupid..... Coach Jack "coached" me through it!!

Rob

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Re: Mecum Red GTE Engine Rebuild

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Post by robert campbell » 11 Feb 2019, 20:24

What is your favorite way of cleaning fuse holders?

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Re: Mecum Red GTE Engine Rebuild

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Post by robert campbell » 16 Feb 2019, 15:45

Bart's GTE after I removed the tire chains! She is virtually done except for a couple small things. She went great in the 2 feet of snow we got!! she is a bit cold blooded. should have let her warm up a bit more.

Rob

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Re: Mecum Red GTE Engine Rebuild

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Post by 68 hertz » 16 Feb 2019, 17:04

Sweet, love the sound.
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Re: Mecum Red GTE Engine Rebuild

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Post by cobrasc427 » 16 Feb 2019, 18:20

Very nice sound, what are you using for exhaust? Mufflers? Car is looking very nice.

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Re: Mecum Red GTE Engine Rebuild

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Post by robert campbell » 16 Feb 2019, 18:22

I think they are Flowmaster 50 series. I will look.

Rob

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Re: Mecum Red GTE Engine Rebuild

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Post by Cougars_R_Grr8 » 17 Feb 2019, 00:40

I like it
'68 Standard Cougar - 302 4v J Code 4 spd (1 of 536) *SOLD*
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Re: Mecum Red GTE Engine Rebuild

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Post by propayne » 17 Feb 2019, 05:19

Honestly - what a gorgeous frickin' automobile the Mercury Cougar is.

Looks and sounds awesome Rob!! :beerchug:

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Re: Mecum Red GTE Engine Rebuild

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Post by SPLINEHEAD » 18 Feb 2019, 06:49

propayne wrote:
17 Feb 2019, 05:19
Honestly - what a gorgeous frickin' automobile the Mercury Cougar is.

Looks and sounds awesome Rob!! :beerchug:

- Phillip
Ditto on both counts!

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