1970 XR7 coupe lots of pics

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Re: 1970 XR7 coupe lots of pics

Post by cougarrand » 05 Sep 2017, 13:14

On a 70 you can remove the cowl and clean that out while you are there. Speaking of pine needles.
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Re: 1970 XR7 coupe lots of pics

Post by anthem75 » 05 Sep 2017, 13:20

Best of luck to you...keep posting your progress for us.

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Re: 1970 XR7 coupe lots of pics

Post by TCELL » 23 Sep 2017, 18:24

I finally have the engine bay, where I am happy with it.
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You may not be able to tell, but it is a lot cleaner now. My work space is the dirt portion of my backyard.
1970 XR7 351w 2v White w/ Dark Tobbaco interior

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Re: 1970 XR7 coupe lots of pics

Post by TCELL » 23 Sep 2017, 18:28

This is my AC vacuum canister. When I removed it all the vinyl/rubber coating was peeling and a hole had rusted through the top edge.
I wire wheeled all the crud off it, epoxied the hole , and gave it a nice coat of semi-gloss black
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Re: 1970 XR7 coupe lots of pics

Post by TCELL » 23 Sep 2017, 18:30

I am almost ready to drop my engine in to the car.
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Re: 1970 XR7 coupe lots of pics

Post by TCELL » 30 Sep 2017, 18:55

Today my brother helped me get the Cougar running. Yay! :D Took all day, and have a few issues to correct, but I think we are progressing.
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Re: 1970 XR7 coupe lots of pics

Post by Caleb » 01 Oct 2017, 12:02

Awesome. Always a good feeling the first time you fire it up again.

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Re: 1970 XR7 coupe lots of pics

Post by TCELL » 09 Oct 2017, 19:21

Cleaned out the cowling today. I knew there was a bunch of pine needles, maybe a bit more than I thought.
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Re: 1970 XR7 coupe lots of pics

Post by TCELL » 09 Oct 2017, 19:23

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Actually pretty clean. No major issues.
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Re: 1970 XR7 coupe lots of pics

Post by elmn8tr69 » 09 Oct 2017, 20:50

That looks great - mine was similar-had a ton of pine needles but luckily no major rust !! Keep the pics coming
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