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by CatVert68
11 Jan 2018, 14:49
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: John's or Distinctive Industries?
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: John's or Distinctive Industries?

I agree with John's but he's not infallible. Make sure you check them carefully as soon as they arrive. I ended up with a set of parchment upholstery that wasn't up to the standard I wanted but I didn't check them for almost a year after I ordered them. I didn't think it would be fair to ask John to...
by CatVert68
07 Jan 2018, 12:49
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: can someone direct me?
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: can someone direct me?

I used Pioneer 5 ¼” speakers. The Model was TS-G1344R. They appear to have been superseded by this model:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pioneer-5-1 ... Id=8063027

They fit perfectly in the kick panel pods.
by CatVert68
20 Nov 2017, 12:00
Forum: Classic Cougars for Sale
Topic: 67 Mercury Cougar Marauder 390 GT V8 4B
Replies: 21
Views: 1038

Re: 67 Mercury Cougar Marauder 390 GT V8 4B

SO...I think mine is a Marauder GT 390 VS...but it's base is an XR-7...with the option of the Maurauder GT 390 engine added.(?) I have ordered the Marti Report. I'm not sure how long it takes to receive it. The 390-4v engine was marketed as the Marauder GT 390, but that is different from the GT Equ...
by CatVert68
14 Nov 2017, 12:25
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Why is it a weird color?
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: Why is it a weird color?

It has to do with how the colors interact with each other. Adjacent colors can change how the intensity of each color is perceived, making either look darker or lighter. Here's an article that explains it better:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complementary_colors
by CatVert68
03 Nov 2017, 14:12
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: 68 Convertible conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: 68 Convertible conversion

Where are you? Greg Zuch in upstate NY is the one who did the conversion on CatVert for me. It's a big project to do it right and not something most body shops are going to want to take on.
by CatVert68
30 Oct 2017, 12:05
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: R.I.P. Joe Oldham
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: R.I.P. Joe Oldham

I just read his column in the December 2017 issue of Muscle Machines on the '69 Cougar XR-7 R-code convertible intro. Sorry to hear he's gone. RIP.
by CatVert68
26 Oct 2017, 14:44
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: How do we network to find the best shops to work on our Cougars?
Replies: 27
Views: 552

Re: How do we network to find the best shops to work on our Cougars?

Here are some things that, IMHO, a new owner should learn. 1. With extremely rare exceptions that are typically only found in high-end specialist restoration shops, no shop is excellent at everything. You may need a network of shops to get the best results. Most owners will have used one shop for bo...
by CatVert68
09 Oct 2017, 14:27
Forum: The Garage
Topic: Selling on Ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Selling on Ebay

I don't think someone can do a transfer without the involvement of bank personnel at both ends so it seems more secure than people think. Consider that your bank routing and account numbers are on every check you write. That's really all you're giving out for a wire transfer.
by CatVert68
09 Oct 2017, 10:24
Forum: The Garage
Topic: Selling on Ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Selling on Ebay

I've sold several cars through eBay. My preferred method is a wire transfer. As soon as the money is wired in and available for my use, I'll sign and send the title while the buyer arranges pickup. It's a very secure method that gives the buyer an audit trail between banks. I've never had a problem ...
by CatVert68
28 Sep 2017, 13:50
Forum: Classic Cougars for Sale
Topic: 68 roadster conversion.
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: 68 roadster conversion.

I'm guessing most of the convertible-specific modifications aren't there. I could be wrong, but I don't think the Cougar interior quarter panels and rear seat would fit back in if the convertible top support panel was installed and that's a significant structural component. It also appears that the ...