Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original paint 71 XR7

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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original pain 71 XR7

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Post by badcatt » 11 Oct 2015, 22:26

Minor update time. I have not been able to put much time it to this lately. My mother went in to the hospital very sick lady and went down hill from their. A week age we lost her. For the last 3 plus weeks have been a mess of activity concerning her. Spending evenings and weekends at the hospital. We will miss her dearly.
Just before the that started I started working on the fuel system. I cleaned up the top of the engine and removed the carb. I removed the top of it and it looks fine. No corrosion or other noticeable problems. So I went back to clean the last of the gasket of the intake, I did not like what I saw.
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This is the lower plenum. Rust and some Black glass like deposits.
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Any way, I have decided I will be removing the intake and getting it tanked. I will also get the heads rebuilt. I will be pulling the engine out of it soon. This is not a project I had in mind here. But if this Cougar is going to purr again it has to be done.
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original pain 71 XR7

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Post by SPLINEHEAD » 12 Oct 2015, 06:38

That rust is unfortunate. Sorry for your loss. Nothing can replace Mom!

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Post by mo2872 » 12 Oct 2015, 07:54

Sorry to hear about your mom.
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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original pain 71 XR7

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Post by R Code » 13 Oct 2015, 18:16

My condolences about your mom, Neal.
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Post by cougar2 » 13 Oct 2015, 21:10

So sorry to hear about you mom.

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Post by ccarney69 » 14 Oct 2015, 07:02

What a beautiful car!

So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, thoughts and prayers for the family.
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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original pain 71 XR7

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Post by badcatt » 08 Nov 2015, 14:01

It's time for another update. To all of you here at the Classic Cougar Community I want to that you for the honor of having this Cougar nominated 2 times for "Ride of the Month". I hope to have it to the point of being a Ride to enjoy bu May 2016 or so.
As I said last up date I had not been able to get much done for awhile. Well Yesterday I got back on it. I spent the day getting the engine pulled out for a rebuild. This picture is one of the main reasons I decided it should be done to make it a good reliable runner,
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As you can see, Rust. Not a good thing for an engine.
During removal I found some more original parts and marking as well as what I have all ready documented. This is the Alternator. Note the Red highlighted area ofer the stamped part number.
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And when was th elast time you saw a 44 year old car with factory heater hoses?
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So after a day of work here it is sitting on the stand waiting for it's next move.
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As you can see here, I have a lot of work to do,
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It is getting to be Winter here, so I will have a lot to do in my evenings for the next few months.
I will keep you posted as I continue to revive this Cougar.
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It will be fun.
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
See ya on the hiways,
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they are an entire banquet
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Post by badcatt » 08 Nov 2015, 19:44

I broke the top end off the engine today. I founds several exhaust valves that are stuck open. Even better hat I didn't try to run it first. I have the casting numbers off of the components. It is interesting looking at them. The car was built on July 16th 1971.

The block was cast on January 14th 1971(1A17). Both heads were cast on March 30th 1971(1C30) Intake was cast on June 5th 1971(1F5) Drivers side exhaust was cast on May 13th 1971(1F13) and the passengers exhaust was cast on May 3rd 1971(1F3)

So the intake was cast just about a month before the car was built. The block about 6 months before. Of course the block needs more work done to it to make it a finished part then an intake does.
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
See ya on the hiways,
The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter,
they are an entire banquet
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Post by HatTrick » 18 Nov 2015, 07:56

You've maybe already seen this, but it caught my eye. I found this ad on ebay today featuring the upbeat interior. I thought it was very cool.

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in lieu of 1972 Convertible on Craigslist, repaint inside of house and repair basement drain tile
in lieu of 1968 XR7-G #4-#3 condition, replace windows in house
in lieu of 1964 Buick Riviera, saving for new siding
in lieu of 1969 Mercury Cyclone CobraJet, saving for kids' college

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Re: Wow, Up beat Cloth and vinyl 100% original pain 71 XR7

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Post by cougar2 » 18 Nov 2015, 08:28

Mine was blue and loved the pattern!

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