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by xr7g428
Yesterday, 11:55
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 1967 GT , 11th Cougar built
Replies: 16
Views: 316

Re: 1967 GT , 11th Cougar built

This is just a guess but I think that the specification for the GT was not established when the order image was created so it could not include the GT option (this much seems fairly certain). However, Mercury marketing could have very easily added the GT badges and other items to the car for the sho...
by xr7g428
Yesterday, 11:44
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 1967 GT , 11th Cougar built
Replies: 16
Views: 316

Re: 1967 GT , 11th Cougar built

Preproduction cars are really a case unto themselves. They all get a July 4th scheduled date, but that really is just a code to say they are pre production cars, not an indication that they would be built that date. Many are actually in process or possibly even complete by that date. The plants were...
by xr7g428
Yesterday, 10:44
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 1967 GT , 11th Cougar built
Replies: 16
Views: 316

Re: 1967 GT , 11th Cougar built

I don’t think the GT specs were ironed out until after the show cars were built. I recall that the first GT was VIN 41. This car really needs a Marti
by xr7g428
Yesterday, 10:41
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 1967 GT , 11th Cougar built
Replies: 16
Views: 316

Re: 1967 GT , 11th Cougar built

The VIN is not indicative of the actual build sequence. The stall built cars were assigned serial numbers officially on the first week of production. So if this car has a 4 G scheduled date and a September 66 build it sure looks like a pretty production show car.
by xr7g428
14 Dec 2018, 19:34
Forum: Ride of the Month
Topic: The December 2018 Ride of the Month is Gene Whitson's Grecian Gold '68 XR-7
Replies: 7
Views: 147

The December 2018 Ride of the Month is Gene Whitson's Grecian Gold '68 XR-7

The December 2018 Ride of the Month is Gene Whitson's Grecian Gold '68 XR-7 800|450|2018|4282.jpg The Golden Touch After a sold out concert and a night of hard partying, Jimi Hendrix had an epic hang over. It was February 13th 1968, and he was about to speak to a bunch of high school kids. Playing ...
by xr7g428
11 Dec 2018, 11:07
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: tips on changing spark plugs, 390, 4 speed & Calif Smog all intact
Replies: 13
Views: 247

Re: tips on changing spark plugs, 390, 4 speed & Calif Smog all intact

No mention of the proper number of beers and appropriate swear words that are required.
by xr7g428
11 Dec 2018, 11:04
Forum: '67 '68 Parts for Sale
Topic: 1967 Console Standard Black Very nice
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: 1967 Console Standard Black Very nice

Thats actually got a '68 door in it.
by xr7g428
09 Dec 2018, 16:35
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Anyone ever try a linear actuator on the headlight doors??
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Anyone ever try a linear actuator on the headlight doors??

When I measured the 67 68 version the throw was about 3". Measure what you need as it will make a big difference.
by xr7g428
09 Dec 2018, 12:26
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Anyone ever try a linear actuator on the headlight doors??
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Anyone ever try a linear actuator on the headlight doors??

The total height of the space available doesn't work for most linear actuator designs. You need about three inches of throw from a device that is only three inches or so tall.
by xr7g428
07 Dec 2018, 11:21
Forum: Classic Cougars for Sale
Topic: G For sale on Ebay
Replies: 25
Views: 777

Re: G For sale on Ebay

Things were different back in the 60s. AM was the predominate band for radio. At night all but the powerful "clear channel' stations had to reduce their broadcasting power. This meant you needed more antenna to pick up the baseball game on the local radio station. Power antennas let you extend the a...