Blue Base 67

From dusty barn find to daily driver, it seems our cars are never really done. This is the place to share your progress on your project car. We will celebrate your victories and commiserate over your tragedies. But most of all this is a great place to learn!
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Blue Base 67

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Post by 67ventwindow » 16 May 2019, 21:13

I picked up my cougar last fall after looking for a while. Not the color or the options I was looking for but in the end it was what I was looking for. Drive able with a standard tranny. I am tackling the wiring first since it is what I know best so I thought. I installed an electronic light sequencer, The relay module in the trunk was rusted to the point the pads were missing where the wires are connected. I ordered a 67 and discovered I have a 68 sequencer module in my car. So I returned it cause it would kill me to hack into a brand new part.
It rained on the day i brought it home so i know the floor is rusted because of the leaky cowl. It also elevated it to the place of honor in my 1940's detached garage. That fact should tell yo that i can barely walk around while its in the garage. The best part of having a standard transmission it rolls easy so it gets pushed three time a day on average.
Here is to my wife that encouraged me to buy a car only a year younger than my self. I know she has no idea. The parts keep showing up on our door step. Vacuum lines, wiring harnesses, transmission, shifter, manifolds, carburetors, alternator, and rebuild kits. The the new tools every week.

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1969 Raider 12 Wheel horse
1962 460 International Farmall

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Re: Blue Base 67

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Post by Al Bundy » 17 May 2019, 05:29

Congrats on your purchase. I would get that cowl fixed before you go too far.
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Re: Blue Base 67

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Post by Don Rush » 17 May 2019, 06:20

Welcome! That is a great color IMHO. If you mention it on your first order with us these are free! Cute user name BTW

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Re: Blue Base 67

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Post by 67ventwindow » 17 May 2019, 07:04

I am going to pickup a bore scope to check on the condition of the cowl. Ideally a total replacement will be done this winter. If its not a sieve I may do a repair through the drain and top hat. Wait till next winter to replace entire cowl and keep the cowl vent cover available.

Don,

I hoped if you saw the grill you would take pity on old blue and throw in some bump stops. The color comment was its the same color as most of my past vehicles. I truly wanted something that said 60's (Frost Green)


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Kevin
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1969 Raider 12 Wheel horse
1962 460 International Farmall

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Post by Don Rush » 17 May 2019, 08:36

You are in Luck! I take trade ins...

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Re: Blue Base 67

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Post by rdefrancisco » 17 May 2019, 10:34

Love the blue.
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Re: Blue Base 67

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Post by 67ventwindow » 25 Jun 2019, 11:46

Besides the Tail light sequencer I upgraded the alternator to 130 amp. replaced the E brake cable under the dash. This week the kids and I pull the trunk lid. Removed the weather stripping, corrosion and cleaned up the trim. Treated all the surface rust and got the weather strip back in place. Its so different dealing with an antique car as apposed to a classic car. Everything is a process and it all needs to be cleaned and re-protected. The kids were shocked how much debris was under the little piece of trim on the lid. I wish 4-H had category for body work.
I have a new intake and carburetor That I need to get put on. I will do that this week and plan on replacing the fuel line and A couple weeks down the line. Pop the tank and check it and the rear shock mounts while I am at it.
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1962 460 International Farmall

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Re: Blue Base 67

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Post by 67ventwindow » 30 Aug 2019, 07:15

I have done nothing. That is what happens when you have 7 kids in the old farm house all summer. I did manage to get and endoscope down the vent grill and see what is up with the and the drain. The metal looked good from what I could see but the drains are definitely full of pine needles and what ever. So I need to pull the fenders and clean it out and see what the ends look like. I found someone to work on my barn and put on an addition to the house so hope fully I can get to some of my cougar tasks.
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1969 Raider 12 Wheel horse
1962 460 International Farmall

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Post by xr7g428 » 30 Aug 2019, 11:19

Life does get in the way! I try to do simple little projects, as small as cleaning off a section of wiring, just to keep some sense of progress going.
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Re: Blue Base 67

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Post by 67ventwindow » 10 Sep 2019, 15:05

I took your advice (little steps) and made some progress. I put on a carb adapter to more or less mock up my intake setup. I did notice that the fuel line is on the passenger side of the distributor and I need to move it to the drivers side. I also noticed that the linkage is contacting the A/C lines that run behind the air cleaner and underneath the throttle linkage. Hopefully that will change when the real parts get installed. I did prove to my self that the carb was functional, no leaks and everything seems to work on it. I picked it up used last year so there was some questions I had. I need to lay out everything out on the bench and make sure I am not missing anything, gaskets, sealant or plugs. That is the biggest pain to be missing that 2 dollar part and have to drive for an hour to get it.
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1969 Raider 12 Wheel horse
1962 460 International Farmall

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