0F91G512239 Unrestored Comp Blue/Black

For two years the Eliminator roamed the streets looking for prey. Although you could get an engine available from Mercury in the Eliminator, the Cobra Jet 428 and Super Cobra Jet 428 were common under the hood. This was also the only Cougar to get the Boss 302. The Eliminator Registry is maintained by Dave Wyrwas.
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0F91G512239 Unrestored Comp Blue/Black

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Post by 70b302cat » 17 Jun 2015, 16:05

I acquired the Boss 302 Eliminator in Waco, TX that has 30,206 original miles on it and has been sitting since 1981. I picked the car up on June 9, 2015. On Thursday, June 11, I stopped at Frank and Sharyn Bower's place in OK, as Frank had offered to help me get it running after it's long hibernation. We were able to turn the motor easily with a 1/2 drive rachet, pulled spark plugs and found them and cylinder condition to be excellent. We placed a fresh battery in the tray, pulled the rotor and coil wire and the starter spun the engine. We were able to get a good oil pressure reading by cranking/resting the engine through several cycles.

The next step was to put fresh gas in the carb, which resulted in immediate fuel leaks. We pulled the carb and all of the gaskets had dried up, the metering blocks and bowls appeared to be freshly cleaned inside, so we replaced the gaskets and bolted the carb back on and filled it with fuel. We disconnected the fuel line at the pump and ran a rubber fuel line to a gas can of fresh non ethanol premium. We reinstalled the rotor, connected up the coil wire and turned the key;

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Next we checked the brakes, we cleaned the old fluid out of the master cylinder, put in fresh fluid, pulled the rear drums (original shoes still in place), found we could not turn the passenger front wheel, pulled the caliper and cleaned out all of the mud daubers. We then bled for a pedal.

Next we put the borescope into the fuel tank. The tank was empty and clean. We poured in some fresh gas and had to replace the rubber fuel line under the drivers seat at the torque box as well as the rubber line from the frame rail to the fuel pump. Started it up and checked for leaks. It then moved under its own power for the first time in many years.

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The plan is to carefully clean and document the car. I will be posting photos in this thread as various markings are found.

A special thanks to Frank and Sharyn for their hospitality and assistance.
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Re: 0F91G512239 Unrestored Comp Blue/Black

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Post by R Code » 17 Jun 2015, 16:13

Nice work Dave!
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Post by CatVert68 » 17 Jun 2015, 16:35

Congrats, Dave!
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Post by berns68 » 17 Jun 2015, 20:58

Great to see her come back to life!
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Post by 70b302cat » 17 Jun 2015, 21:10

Pictures taken in Wister, OK on 6/11/15

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Post by BossElim69 » 18 Jun 2015, 06:20

Always a thrill to find one like that. Did Frank use to own it? You need to have it at MCACN in November.
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Post by HatTrick » 18 Jun 2015, 06:30

Excellent! Great to see it moving and stopping, and nice details on what you did to bring it out of hibernation. I wouldn't know where to start.
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Post by 70b302cat » 18 Jun 2015, 06:54

BossElim69 wrote:Always a thrill to find one like that. Did Frank use to own it? You need to have it at MCACN in November.
Brian,

No, I purchased it from the widow of the original owner. The car came with all of it's paperwork, including a letter from the salesman who I met while in Waco. He is the son of the dealer principal and still works at the dealership. He also is the one that spec'd the car in 1969. When I told Frank that I had purchased it and would be picking it up, he was kind enough to suggest that I bring it up to his place and we would get it running.

I spoke with Bob Ashton yesterday and it is scheduled to be part of the "Class of 1970" display at MCACN, but it should also be at the Nationals in Sturbridge in October.
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70 Convertible 351C 4V Close ratio
70 Cyclone Spoiler 429 SCJ 4 speed Drag Pak
70 Eliminator B302 4V Close ratio
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70 Eliminator 428 SCJ 4 speed Drag Pak
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Post by 1969XR7Vert » 18 Jun 2015, 08:46

Wow, unbelieveable Dave! Congrat's. This makes three '70 B302 Elim's and one you previously owned and sold? Guess it's fair to say you have an affinity (and the pocketbook!) for these cars? Holy Cow!
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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 18 Jun 2015, 09:50

Congrats Dave! Sweet car - and it definitely went to the right person!

*Loved seeing the video's of it coming out of the garage and up into the trailer. Cool pics of some of the details too! Rocker blackout paint splatters? Yeah, I can do that! (my rockers are no longer black, but I hope they will be again someday) LOL!
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