Movin' On, But Not Gone

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Re: Movin' On, But Not Gone

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Post by Blitz » 23 Jul 2019, 23:56

Wow, overwhelmed by all the kind (and funny) responses here! Thanks so much, it helps me feel a little better about all of this, not to mention validated that the last 8.5 years were well spent. As I write this I’m in the middle of the road trip, so not much time to make a better response now. But here are a couple pics from today. The first is about to leave the house, and the second is after arriving at the first Airbnb stop. The Cougar is running like a champ and I’m enjoying the A/C. The Volvo is loaded to the gills but is doing fine.

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-Andrew Chenovick
Photo/Video guy for WEST COAST CLASSIC COUGAR, INC.
Side Gig: FLYING A PHOTOGRAPHY


RIDES:
-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
-1992 Volvo 240 wagon: classy hauling machine

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Re: Movin' On, But Not Gone

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Post by leonbray » 24 Jul 2019, 02:25

Nice wagon. Enjoy the trip
Designed to be driven

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Re: Movin' On, But Not Gone

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Post by PacificaXR7GT » 24 Jul 2019, 08:25

Another upside to your move to California: you can put the original black plates back on!
Steve
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Re: Movin' On, But Not Gone

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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 24 Jul 2019, 17:57

All the best to you on your upcoming move! Change is difficult even when it's necessary. You'll do fine, I'm sure. Definitely going to miss you at the WCCC open houses in the future, but California isn't THAT far away. So maybe we'll see you again in the future - either up here or down there :-)

Travel safely, and enjoy your life changes :-)
Mike B.
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1 of 70 with 428SCJ, Ram Air, 4-speed.
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Looking for an Eliminator? Then be sure to check out the "Eliminators on the Market" thread in the Classic Cougars For Sale section of the forum!

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Re: Movin' On, But Not Gone

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Post by sweetair » 24 Jul 2019, 20:50

Andrew,
Congrats on moving back home to spend time with your folks. After all, they are your parents and time is the most precious commodity one has. It was great seeing you in Detroit for the 50th celebration and having you chill with my dad and I for the day on Saturday during that weekend. I am thinking you realize how special that time was to me to enjoy that with my dad as you are headed back home yourself.

Thank you for the great pics of my Cougar that afternoon as well and I still have my August 2018 calendar stuck hanging on that month in my garage.

Enjoy what the future holds and hope to see you in the future at some point at a gathering of the best classic cars ever made.

Bill
2013 Taurus SHO w/PP DAILY DRIVER
2008 Expedition------Family Duties
2003 Marauder supercharged, 14" Baer brake kit, MMC driveshaft and loop, widened rear rims now 9.5" (total sleeper)
1969 Cougar XR7 S code, 4 speed, convertible, 1of42. A gem!!
November 2016 ROTM- https://classiccougarcommunity.com/foru ... etair+ROTM

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Re: Movin' On, But Not Gone

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Post by Blitz » 28 Jul 2019, 21:38

Thanks all! Just wanted to update this to say that my journey was successful. The Cougar was a champ. A/C saved my life. There were some times when the temp gauge got higher than normal, but overall she did very well.

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On a related note, on one stop along the way I got to stay with a member of the Cougar community who let me drive his GT-E! So... that was a blast. Might have to ditch the 289. Anyway, this is such a great community. You guys are awesome.

It will still take me a little bit to get settled in and set up my computer (writing this on my phone) but so far it’s been good to be back!
-Andrew Chenovick
Photo/Video guy for WEST COAST CLASSIC COUGAR, INC.
Side Gig: FLYING A PHOTOGRAPHY


RIDES:
-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
-1992 Volvo 240 wagon: classy hauling machine

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Re: Movin' On, But Not Gone

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Post by CougarCJ » 28 Jul 2019, 22:01

We are all glad that you got both cars home without a hitch. Keep in touch.
Scott Behncke 1968 XR7
Carcheologist - West Coast Classic Cougar


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Re: Movin' On, But Not Gone

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Post by Sir Ed » 29 Jul 2019, 15:57

Andrew,

What part of CA did you land in?
1967 Standard, 289 4 barrel

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Re: Movin' On, But Not Gone

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Post by Blitz » 01 Aug 2019, 12:46

Sir Ed wrote:
29 Jul 2019, 15:57
Andrew,

What part of CA did you land in?
Santa Barbara, back where I started from, and where the Cougar lived since new! It's a nice place to be, but has its issues for sure. People are surprisingly uptight for what should be a mellow beach town :lol:
-Andrew Chenovick
Photo/Video guy for WEST COAST CLASSIC COUGAR, INC.
Side Gig: FLYING A PHOTOGRAPHY


RIDES:
-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
-1992 Volvo 240 wagon: classy hauling machine

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Re: Movin' On, But Not Gone

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Post by propayne » 01 Aug 2019, 14:12

Boy, the Cougar sure looks fantastic!

Cool that she will be back where it prowled when new.

- Phillip

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