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There were only 619 XR7-Gs built. They were built along side the Shelby Mustang, and were available with every engine and transmission offered in 1968, (except the 427). This was the first Cougar to be a part of the Hertz Rent a Racer program. If you have any information about these rare cats, this is the place to share. The XR7-G registry is maintained by Royce Peterson.
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Post by hipo65 » 31 Jan 2016, 10:46

I spent yesterday afternoon trying to decipher past post on the subject of the hood lock set used on the G's. The locks were pretty straight forward as to the design that was used but the lanyard is another story. Did one end of the lanyard have a swivel end and if so is it at the hood end or the lock end? How long is the lanyard suppose to be? Did the lanyards get attached to the hood with rivets or the #6-18 x .50" screw as listed in the klick pin kit? If they are attached with rivets then are the rivets standard stainless pop rivets and what size is required? Thanks for any help. Tracy

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Post by 1967 S Code » 31 Jan 2016, 12:04

Here are some photos of our XR7-G's that might help or just muddy the water for you. The Lime Frost Cougar has the rivet. It also had front end damage in the early 70's after the original owner said he slid into a ditch during a snow storm. He stated the fender was damaged but not the hood. The hood scoop is a GT-E style so there could have been another accident with the second owner. Below is a picture of the under side of the GT-E style scoop.
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Post by propayne » 12 Feb 2016, 09:18

Here are some of the photos that I have. I think a few may even be of Steven's G.

I went out and looked at mine. It is riveted but the underside of my hood has definitely been painted.

And Steven - what is the story on that GT-E hood scoop? Was Harstil Industries an original supplier?

Did A.O. Smith/Smith Plastics make the G scoops?

- Phillip
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Post by 1967 S Code » 12 Feb 2016, 12:21

propayne wrote:
Steven - what is the story on that GT-E hood scoop? Was Harstil Industries an original supplier?

Did A.O. Smith/Smith Plastics make the G scoops?

- Phillip
Philip I would think that Harstil Industries was the original supplier. Their company dated back to the 1960's and closed in 1986. From what I've been able to find they were a fiberglass sailboat manufacturer. I also read that they made the fiberglass tire tread sections for the giant US Royal/Uni Royal tire for the 1964 New York Worlds Fair.

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It makes sense that Harstil Industries would be able to do jobs like the scoops with little effort with their operations.
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Did A.O. Smith/Smith Plastics make the G scoops?

-Philip
I purchased an original G scoop to replace the GT-E style scoop possibly in the future. The G scoop I purchased was owned by two board members here and I was told it was used to make the re-pop G scoops. The dark fiberglass looks just like the GT-E scoop but there is not a Harstil tag on it. It could have been there possibly and lost to the mold release agents during the molding re-pop process, the studs were also removed. I'll post pictures of it later this evening.
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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance, XR7S Taillight Bars

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Post by Royce » 12 Feb 2016, 18:15

The rivets are aluminum pop rivets, 1/8" diameter. There is no swivel.
hipo65 wrote:I spent yesterday afternoon trying to decipher past post on the subject of the hood lock set used on the G's. The locks were pretty straight forward as to the design that was used but the lanyard is another story. Did one end of the lanyard have a swivel end and if so is it at the hood end or the lock end? How long is the lanyard suppose to be? Did the lanyards get attached to the hood with rivets or the #6-18 x .50" screw as listed in the klick pin kit? If they are attached with rivets then are the rivets standard stainless pop rivets and what size is required? Thanks for any help. Tracy
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1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
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Post by 1967 S Code » 12 Feb 2016, 21:00

I know it's off subject but here are the photos of the G scoop Philip.
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1967 Standard
Dan Gurney Special

6.5 Litre, Black / Black, AC Whisperaire, Am/FM, Sports Console,
Front and Rear Bumper Guards, Clock

1968 XR7-G
302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
Heavy Duty Suspension, Power Disc Brakes, Rader Wheels


1968 XR7-G Hertz
390 4V, Black Cherry/ Dark Red Leather, Black Vinyl, Sunroof, Tilt-A-Way,
Cruise, Rear Defrost, AC Whisperaire


1968 Convertible Conversion "Top Cat"
Standard, 302 4V, XR7G Console, XR7G Front Valance, XR7S Taillight Bars

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Post by xr7g428 » 12 Feb 2016, 23:06

So quickly we forget. The G blue prints are on this site for free down load...

The original blue print for the lock and lanyard is available here: https://classiccougarcommunity.com/downl ... d_Lock.pdf

The bill of materials calls for two screws to attach the lanyard to the hood, but Royce is correct in that they were pop riveted in production.

https://classiccougarcommunity.com/downl ... ck_Pin.pdf
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Post by Royce » 13 Feb 2016, 10:20

This is a photo of an original click pin and you can see the hex crimp on the original lanyard:


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1968 XR-7 R code 428CJ Ram Air Red / Black
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Post by xr7g428 » 13 Feb 2016, 12:04

BTW FWIW department. The BOM listing is actually for the service part. The screws make sense for a service replacement. Perhaps an Assembly BOM would show two pop rivets.
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Post by tattarat » 14 Feb 2016, 14:11

I got a set of cables w/ the hex crimp for a MOPAR. I forget the length and they are not exact ( a tad longer ). I believe they were 18". They can be had on ebay. Maybe have someone measure the length of theirs to see what length they should be...

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