G snorkel on eBay

There were only 619 XR7-Gs built. They were built along side the Shelby Mustang, and were available with every engine and transmission offered in 1968, (except the 427). This was the first Cougar to be a part of the Hertz Rent a Racer program. If you have any information about these rare cats, this is the place to share. The XR7-G registry is maintained by Royce Peterson.
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G snorkel on eBay

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Saw this during my obsessive eBay scanning this morning. Purports to be for S code Gs with the aluminum walking cat valve covers. I'm no expert but I figured I would post here for those who are and may want this. Not mine.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/124720150775?_ ... %7Ciid%3A1
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I purchased it for my G.
68 427 GTE-XR7 Dk Blue/Dk Blue(1 of 3 Color/trim) C6 3.50TL
68 390 4V XR7G Dk Blue/Dk Blue w/Sunroof C6 3.25TL
69 428SCJ 4spd XR7 Conv't.White/Aqua 12K miles(1 of 1 with 4.30DL)
69 428CJ 4Spd Cyclone CJ Maroon/Blk 29K miles 3.50TL
68 390 4V Cyclone GT. Madras/White C6 3.00 (Introductory Show unit)
69 390 4Spd XR7 Sunroof Med.Lime/Dark Ivy 3.00
04 Cobra Conv't.4.6 DOHC Supercharged Blk/Grey 3.50TL
70 390 Javelin SST Big Bad Grn/Blk 700R4 4.10 Dana 44
98 Dakota R/T 5.9 Std Cab Blue/Grey(1 of 32) 3.91SG
71 Thunderbird 429 w/suicide doors Copper/Drk.Brn 2.75
06 Dodge SRT10. 11k miles 488 cube Viper V10. 505hp. 6 spd. 4.10SG
02 Thunderbird 69k miles Yellow 4.9
73 Mercury Gran Marquis 38k miles 460cu
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Well worth the cost Don. Impossible item to find for a G. I haven't seen one for sale in a long time.
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67 Cougar project car
67 Cougar GT
68 XR7-G trailer queen restoration.
68 Restomod
69 Boss 302 Eliminator
69 XR7 390 survivor
69 XR7 428CJ 4spd
69 standard convertible
70 Boss 302 Mustang
1993 Harley Davidson
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2004 Jeep Overland 4.7L H.O.
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Don't think that is an original one though, has the tell tale notch on the top and the seller does say "remanufactured" in the description.

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BossElim69 wrote: 14 May 2021, 09:10 Well worth the cost Don. Impossible item to find for a G. I haven't seen one for sale in a long time.
We have had them on our site for years. George Huisman makes them from original parts.

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I think Mercury sourced the XR7-G snorkel end from the same supplier that AMC used for the 1968 AMX snorkel.

Looks the same as the regular Ford snorkels except no notch.

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lots of parts interchange such as the rear window defog and starter solenoids.
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Add starters and carburetors to the list of Autolite and Motorcraft parts used by American Motors Corp.
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AMC also sourced Ford ( Autolite and later Motorcraft ) for distributors in their Gen-2 290, 343 and 390 V8.
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Don Rush wrote: 14 May 2021, 13:41
BossElim69 wrote: 14 May 2021, 09:10 Well worth the cost Don. Impossible item to find for a G. I haven't seen one for sale in a long time.
We have had them on our site for years. George Huisman makes them from original parts.

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/c ... themeid=26
Didn't look at the ad or part closely. Thought it was an original.
Brian Carpenter, President CATS classic Cougar club
67 Cougar road course racer
67 Cougar project car
67 Cougar GT
68 XR7-G trailer queen restoration.
68 Restomod
69 Boss 302 Eliminator
69 XR7 390 survivor
69 XR7 428CJ 4spd
69 standard convertible
70 Boss 302 Mustang
1993 Harley Davidson
2004 F250 diesel
2004 Jeep Overland 4.7L H.O.
78 Ford F 150 Ranger
08 Cobalt SS
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