In this episode, we tackle one of the most dreaded jobs for classic car owners: replacing the heater core. On a classic Cougar or Mustang with air conditioning, it's a very involved process. In this case, we use a 1969 Mercury Cougar 428 CJ convertible as a guinea pig.
Don walks through how to remove the dash pad and lower dash panel, and how to remove and service the heater box plenum and blower motor assembly. Along the way, he offers several tips on other jobs you should consider tackling while you're in the process.
This is a job that we actually recommend you attempt yourself, rather than taking your car to a shop. Not only will you save money, but you will probably be a lot more careful than the average mechanic, and will avoid breaking expensive / irreplaceable parts. The fiberglass heater box itself is very fragile and valuable, and most of the plastic clips for the wiring harness are not reproduced.
Most of the parts mentioned in this video can be found in the A/C and Heat sections on our website: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/airco.html
Door Panel Backer Boards - How To Replace (1967-1970 Cougar)
Since door panels aren't reproduced for Cougars, good used originals are
valuable. Sometimes, the front vinyl side is usable, but the backer boards
are toast. Luckily, there's a solution. We now carry brand new,
better-than-stock backer boards made from a more durable pressboard
material. We have a version for 1967-1968 Cougars, as well as another
version for 1969-1970 Cougars. See links below.
In this video, we show you how to separate a vinyl door panel from its old
backer board, repair the metal hanger piece, and reattach it and the vinyl
to the new backer board. We also cover removal & replacement of the inner
beltline strip (the felt-lined trim that touches the door glass).
Relevant parts for this video:
1967-68 Backer Boards
1969-70 Backer Boards
Door Vapor Barriers / Water shields:
1969-70 coupe: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67drvprbarrier-69.html
1971-73 coupe: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67drvprbarrier-71.html
Door Panel Clips
1967-68 Complete Kit: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/f-3761.html
Padded, each: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/388052-s.html
Standard, each: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/380552-s.html
Standard, set of 30: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/drclips.html
Door lock knobs, grommets, rods:
Long story short, you can find everything related to the door panels in
this section: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/doorrearpanel.html
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67-68 Cougar Buying Guide: What To Look For
In this video, Don does a detailed inspection on a 1967 Mercury Cougar XR-7
to show some of the things you should look for when buying one of these
classic cars. Some of the insight here can potentially save you hundreds,
even thousands, when you go to negotiate with a seller. Also, it will help
those of you trying to sell, to more accurately advertise the strengths and
weaknesses of your car.
We've also done a similar video with a 1970 Cougar convertible, so you may
want to check that out too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fizb2vo68vA
To look up the parts mentioned in this video, visit
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American Muscle Car - The Mercury Cougar
THE AMERICAN MUSCLECAR series brings you the third season, profiling some
of the most influential cars in automotive history:
2001 Mercury Cougar V6 Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2001 Mercury Cougar V6. I
take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car
while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling
cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it,
start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
Restoration of 1967 Mercury Cougar
700hrs of restoration compressed into 3.5 minutes... turn up the volume and
enjoy the ride! Thanks for your comments... it's always nice to hear from
fellow muscle car era afficiandos. Cheers.
1967 Mercury cougar XR7 $21,900.00
Documented Frame-Up Restoration, beautiful factory Inverness green
metallic, green vinyl interior 302 ci engine, Holley 750 cfm 4bbl, polished
Edelbrock aluminum intake, Crane roller cam & rockers, polished aluminum
water pump, ceramic headers, aluminum breather & valve covers, Mallory
Unilite distributor, power steering, power brakes, C4 automatic
transmission with 2200 stall & B&M shift kit, bucket seats with console,
factory tach & gauges, am radio, Flowmaster dual Exhaust with H pipe & stainless tips, factory
rear end, new fuel tank, 245/60R15 BF Goodrich Radial TA rear tires,
215/65R15 fronts, 15" Cragar wheels, Documented 2 Owner car with original
owner's manuals & service records, One Bad Cougar!
For Sale: 1967 Cougar XR-7
This car has been sold! See auction on eBay:
Mercury Cougar 1969 V8 351W
Mercury Cougar 1969 351 W
Deze auto word nu te koop aangeboden op speurders.nl
Ik heb deze auto 2 jaar geleden verkocht voor 9.250,- en snap niet dan hij
nu te koop staat voor 15.500,-
Het is een mooie auto maar er moet heel wat carrosserie werk aan gedaan
Two '67 Cougars in Paris
This spring, our photo / video guy Andrew was on vacation in Europe and met
up with some classic Cougar owners in France. It was quite an experience to
drive through Paris with two '67 Cougars. It's a shame (dommage) that the
weather wasn't nicer, but it was a great day nonetheless. Special thanks to
Jean Compain and Claude Etchegorry for their time and generosity.
Muscle Car Of The Week Video #59: 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E 427
http://www.musclecaroftheweek.com/store - This week, we're bringing you an
often overlooked muscle car, the 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E. These were
sporty but comfortable, and the GT-E bought you a 7-liter V8 to make things
interesting. Most were the smooth 428 V8, but some were ordered with the
far less subtle 427 side oiler... like the one in this video. The 427 was
rated at 390 HP and has a great rumble, but the car is refined enough to
drive and enjoy every day. The Brothers Collection is home to several
rare Mercury cats, this is one of the favorites!
Mail Call 1969 Mustang Restoration Part 54 HEATER CORE Repair 69 Mustang
Mail Call at 5.33 The Shade Tree Fix it Man George's channel here
Heater Core replacement 1969 Mustang Restoration Part 54 Mail Call
too! See what replacing a Heater Core on a 1969 Mustang is no easy task. This is main
reason many of these cars have their heater core bypased. This will give
you an idea what it takes to rebuild and fix and re install the heater
core. Thanks for watching.
Follow along on as this 1969 Ford Mustang M code ( 351 4 barrel) car
goes though a cosmetic and mechanical restoration. This California, DSO 71
( Los Angeles) black plate 1969 Coupe is loaded with options as verified by
the Marti Report Originally sold at Fred Hauter Ford in Montrose CA( now
closed) this car has remained in Southern California it's whole life. It
was built in June of 1969 as is only 1 of 7 M code, Deluxe interior coupes.
It came with the following options: 351 Windsor 4 barrel, FMX auto trans,
Electric Clock, Wide Oval belted tires, Power front disc brakes, Power
Steering, Air conditioning, AM\FM stereo, Interior Decor Group( think Mach
1 and Grande but with a bench seat),Tinted Glass, Argent Styled steel
wheels( same as the GT and Mach for 69). The car is an unusual coupe and
worthy of some attention.
The plan is to return the car to it's original Royal Maroon Paint-3059-A.
Follow along for an in-dept series on the preservation and restoration of
this cool 69.