Just got my dads 1968 gt s code Cougar today.

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Re: Just got my dads 1968 gt s code Cougar today.

Post by fisherman74017 » 05 Feb 2018, 11:41

Congrats!! Great car to have.. I an working on a 68 GT black cherry as a Father & Son project now. Yours looks in really good condition. Need to see more pics. :)

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Re: Just got my dads 1968 gt s code Cougar today.

Post by Blitz » 05 Feb 2018, 12:36

Hard to believe it was parked because of a couple $2.50 plastic shifter bushings (link) I'm biased because I work at West Coast Classic Cougar, but we should have everything you need to get it going again.

Looks like a great project! Should be fun for you & your son.
70 Cougar wrote:
04 Feb 2018, 22:59
WCCC literally just published a video that is worth checking out for your fuel system re/re.
Natew wrote:
05 Feb 2018, 09:08
Awesome find on that video. These are the things that make this so much easier nowadays. Learning from other people’s mistakes/how-tos
Don Rush wrote:
05 Feb 2018, 11:32
Welcome! We just did a video on reviving a 68 390 fuel system.
Maybe try reading the prior posts, Don, jeez :lol:
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-1968 Mercury Cougar: original family owned, Polar White, 289-2V, auto, AC / "Snowball" view project thread
-1973 Opel Manta: 1.9L, 5-speed (restored)
-1991 Mazda Miata: fun driver
-1986 Volvo 240: dependable beater / "Goldilocks"
-1979 Volvo 245: magnificently ugly brown wagon

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Re: Just got my dads 1968 gt s code Cougar today.

Post by Natew » 05 Feb 2018, 13:27

Blitz wrote:
05 Feb 2018, 12:36
Hard to believe it was parked because of a couple $2.50 plastic shifter bushings (link) I'm biased because I work at West Coast Classic Cougar, but we should have everything you need to get it going again.

Looks like a great project! Should be fun for you & your son.

Thanks. Yeah he said he parked it because of the shifter and the transmission slipping and just never put any time into getting it right. Moved on to motorcycles and the car always became an afterthought. It’s just time to get it going again.

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Re: Just got my dads 1968 gt s code Cougar today.

Post by Natew » 14 Mar 2018, 20:23

Here’s a few photos. Once I get back from vacation and have some parts I ordered received the fun will begin.
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Re: Just got my dads 1968 gt s code Cougar today.

Post by Natew » 17 Mar 2018, 07:51

Here’s some other photos. So I’m thinking of pulling the trans soon because I need to get it rebuilt. Any suggestions as I’m new to some of this. Not scared of a little hard work but I’m a noob. I wanted to just pull it from underneath just because I’m my mind that made sense. Talking to a few buddies at work said pull the engine and all because it’ll be way easier. Still want to do it from underneath myself. Any reason or advice would be great.
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Re: Just got my dads 1968 gt s code Cougar today.

Post by cougarrand » 17 Mar 2018, 08:52

You have to have the car really high it the air to do it from the bottom. You will need very tall jack stands. I used some 6 ton truck stands.
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Re: Just got my dads 1968 gt s code Cougar today.

Post by cougarrand » 17 Mar 2018, 08:53

You have to have the car really high it the air to do it from the bottom. You will need very tall jack stands. I used some 6 ton truck stands.
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Re: Just got my dads 1968 gt s code Cougar today.

Post by Natew » 17 Mar 2018, 09:57

I knew I would have to have it high off the ground. Guess I didn’t realize it needed to be that high though. Hmm.

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Re: Just got my dads 1968 gt s code Cougar today.

Post by cougarrand » 17 Mar 2018, 10:13

When you use a trans jack along with the trans on top of it, it has to be quite high to get it out from under the car. At least that was my experiance.
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Re: Just got my dads 1968 gt s code Cougar today.

Post by 1967 S Code » 17 Mar 2018, 11:54

I know that you’re looking at the transmission right now but you also should look at your upper control arm. In this photo looks like the dog bone is worn significantly .Image

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302 4V, Lime Frost / Black Leather, AM/FM, Black Vinyl, Tilt-A-Way
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