I never thought

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Sir Ed
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I never thought

Post by Sir Ed » 08 Jun 2017, 23:23

I would buy a classic car. My tenants had a 67. In talking with them they were looking to sell it. Long story short. 2 years ago I was about to sell my place near Lake Tahoe. When I realised how tight the rental market was I decided to rent.

Within 2 weeks I had it rented and am extremely blessed. Yes they had 67 cougar that his dad bought.

Not sure why they were selling but we made a deal. Thankfully because I think there son would've beat it up. I discovered fresh metal and rust on 2 spots on the gas tank when looked underneath.

Meanwhile it is now safe in the detached garage which I use for storage.

More to come in this story!
1967 Standard, 289 4 barrel

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Re: I never thought

Post by badcatt » 08 Jun 2017, 23:36

Welcome aboard, I look forward to hearing more.
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Re: I never thought

Post by Sir Ed » 09 Jun 2017, 22:59

The warranty card in the owners manual was written as Col for Coronel. I'm thinking of calling it "The Coronel"

I am definitely cleaning these up!
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Re: I never thought

Post by Sir Ed » 17 Jun 2017, 19:58

I was pleasantly surprised when I pulled the rear drums off. Shoes were good. Will probably replace the wheel cylinders in the near future.

Took it around the block and the cheap made in China took a dump.

Anyone with a radiator recommendation that looks like the stock one?
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Re: I never thought

Post by guitar74 » 20 Jun 2017, 16:26

Here's a link for the WCCC listings. On my phone so I have no idea how to copy and paste. :wall: :oops: look at attachments. My apologies for being a smart phone retard. My ineptitude on this phone evidently knows no bounds as I couldn't even find the attached website address so look at west coast classic cougar's website. You could also try npd or mustangs unlimited. I just like dealing with Don and his team because all they do is Cougar so they know these cars a heck of a lot better than me.

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Post by ccarney69 » 20 Jun 2017, 17:02

Sir Ed, you've got to get us some pictures of the Colonel. And some more details about the car. Sounds like a cool car and it found its way to you. I've seen many a Cougar with military tags on them, seems like the Cougar was favorite of many military guys and gals.
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Re: I never thought

Post by Blitz » 20 Jun 2017, 17:07

Yes post some pics of the car! Welcome to the forum.

I work at West Coast Classic Cougar so I'm probably biased, but we always recommend the 24 inch 3-core copper / brass radiator for optimal cooling and factory appearance. We even did a video on the subject, which is on the radiator listing here: https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/338.html
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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: I never thought

Post by Sir Ed » 26 Jun 2017, 13:50

Sorry for not get back here sooner. Been a bit busy.
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Re: I never thought

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Re: I never thought

Post by Sir Ed » 26 Jun 2017, 14:04

Original paint somewhat protected. Original mat in trunk needs a good cleaning.

Thanks for your responses so far. Unfortunately its going to be mid August before I can start doing anything.
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