I never thought

This is the place for your Cougar adventure stories. Do you drive your Classic Cougar? Tell us about it!
Sir Ed
Registered Member
Posts: 156
Joined: 20 May 2017, 15:16

Re: I never thought

#21

Post by Sir Ed » 25 Aug 2017, 08:33

Got the 2nd cleaned up last night!
IMG_0957.JPG
IMG_0957.JPG (20.48 KiB) Viewed 855 times
1967 Standard, 289 4 barrel

Sir Ed
Registered Member
Posts: 156
Joined: 20 May 2017, 15:16

Re: I never thought

#22

Post by Sir Ed » 01 Oct 2017, 12:15

So I had nice day out with the Colonel yesterday and my 14 year old son.

I replaced the inlet hoses to carb and found one with crack through to the braid. Also plugged a vacuum port on the carb that was causing an extreme high idle. Pics to follow later.
1967 Standard, 289 4 barrel

Sir Ed
Registered Member
Posts: 156
Joined: 20 May 2017, 15:16

Re: I never thought

#23

Post by Sir Ed » 01 Oct 2017, 20:23

What's even crazier. When I pulled the spare tire out of the trunk and I took a closer look. I'm wondering if I might have an original spare tire?

Of course I didn't get a picture to do more research!
1967 Standard, 289 4 barrel

Sir Ed
Registered Member
Posts: 156
Joined: 20 May 2017, 15:16

Re: I never thought

#24

Post by Sir Ed » 06 Oct 2017, 18:31

Not sure how this will appear. Brought it back with me to clean up.

Before


After

1967 Standard, 289 4 barrel

Sir Ed
Registered Member
Posts: 156
Joined: 20 May 2017, 15:16

Re: I never thought

#25

Post by Sir Ed » 15 Oct 2017, 15:44



Original?! I thinks so. Need to clean it up. Any date code to look for? Or are going to make we wait till Monday to watch Dons video?

Thanks

Ed
1967 Standard, 289 4 barrel

Sir Ed
Registered Member
Posts: 156
Joined: 20 May 2017, 15:16

Re: I never thought

#26

Post by Sir Ed » 17 Oct 2017, 21:01

I doubt it's a usable spare!



Got the front bumper cleaned up and polished as well. Kind of a before and after shot.



Next visit I think I will pull the valve covers, bring them back to clean them up. Then reinstall with new gaskets on the following trip. New plug wires and distributor cap.
1967 Standard, 289 4 barrel

Sir Ed
Registered Member
Posts: 156
Joined: 20 May 2017, 15:16

Re: I never thought

#27

Post by Sir Ed » 19 Aug 2018, 19:23

I was able to adjust the timing and carb a bit and get the vacuum up from 10 to 16

Definitely noticed a improvement in performance. It’s not squealing tires yet.

Changed the oil and noticed what looked like little flecks of brass. Also added the zinc additive as well

It was hot and I poured the 5w30 into it instead of the 10w 40 and that went in the Subaru. Uggh

Gave the center console a good cleaning.
3C3A3DEF-EE63-4918-9AA8-7D36368A6161.jpeg
3C3A3DEF-EE63-4918-9AA8-7D36368A6161.jpeg (162.87 KiB) Viewed 396 times
The flash on my phone washed out the green.
1967 Standard, 289 4 barrel

Sir Ed
Registered Member
Posts: 156
Joined: 20 May 2017, 15:16

Re: I never thought

#28

Post by Sir Ed » 25 Aug 2018, 20:28

Before and after
A8FE945E-14D1-4E59-991A-21243F20F543.jpeg
A8FE945E-14D1-4E59-991A-21243F20F543.jpeg (194.66 KiB) Viewed 343 times
Attachments
9AEA6D13-07C4-4774-907F-09560E5F7438.jpeg
9AEA6D13-07C4-4774-907F-09560E5F7438.jpeg (144.41 KiB) Viewed 343 times
1967 Standard, 289 4 barrel

Sir Ed
Registered Member
Posts: 156
Joined: 20 May 2017, 15:16

Re: I never thought

#29

Post by Sir Ed » 25 Aug 2018, 20:31

What I thought was rust
FED46D63-A086-4D22-BB6E-E51DA70FCA3E.jpeg
FED46D63-A086-4D22-BB6E-E51DA70FCA3E.jpeg (109.03 KiB) Viewed 342 times
Was nicotine stains!
40DB0CF8-314C-49B5-BACE-D9DA840E4051.jpeg
40DB0CF8-314C-49B5-BACE-D9DA840E4051.jpeg (102.93 KiB) Viewed 342 times
1967 Standard, 289 4 barrel

Sir Ed
Registered Member
Posts: 156
Joined: 20 May 2017, 15:16

Re: I never thought

#30

Post by Sir Ed » 25 Aug 2018, 20:35

Got center console lights working! Just needed new bulbs :)

Just need the linkage rod from shifter to shift indicator.

Anyone know the length I can probably make my own?
FF470F31-6F3B-483F-BDAD-75951FBDEE2E.jpeg
FF470F31-6F3B-483F-BDAD-75951FBDEE2E.jpeg (117.46 KiB) Viewed 342 times
Attachments
B35ABC15-19DF-4816-B750-99B08C657737.jpeg
B35ABC15-19DF-4816-B750-99B08C657737.jpeg (139.32 KiB) Viewed 342 times
1967 Standard, 289 4 barrel

Post Reply