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Heater Core Replacement - '69 Cougar

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


 


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Convertible Top Installation: 1969 - 1970 Cougar / Mustang
In this episode, we tackle the daunting task of installing a convertible top on a 1969 Mercury Cougar. Instead of stumbling through it ourselves, we watch a professional do the installation and take note of some of the details and tricks involved in the process. Javier was there to help and translate, and the end result was a great looking black convertible top. Parts we used in the video can be found in the convertible top section of our website here: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/convertible1.html Or, here are some of the individual parts we used / mentioned: The convertible top itself: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/07041420.html Rear tack strips: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/69convtackstrip.html Tension cables: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/c9zz-7652806-a.html Bow Pads: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/c9zz-7652875-bk.html Conv. Top Latches LH: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/c5zz-7650509-k.html RH: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/c5zz-7650508-k.html Header seal retainer: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/69vertretain.html Weatherstrip Kit: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/d534.html There are a lot more convertible top related parts we didn't even mention, so browse around and find what you need! If you like our videos, you can subscribe to be notified when we come out with a new one. Also, like us on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





Mercury Cougar - American Muscle Car
An excellent TV show featuring the classic Mercury Cougar. They cover all the classic years, and talk about all the different engines and option packages you could get. Only a couple minor mistakes (they say the that XR-7 package included a 4-speed stick, then show an automatic shifter in one... derrr) but overall a very nice overview of these cars.





1970 Mercury Cougar For Sale
http://www.ClassicCarBuyingSecrets.com Click now for an instant download on "How to Avoid the 7 Deadliest Mistakes of Buying a Classic Car Online"! To see over 100 pictures of this car visit http://inventory.vanguardmotorsales.com/vanguardautos/inventory/details/0F9 1H565365 VIN 0F91H565365 The most recent owner of this beautiful Cougar had several Cougars over the years. When we met him he owned this one and a Cougar Eliminator that he drag races. He bought this one at a local car show about 12 years ago. The car was restored just before he bought it. Mechanics 351ci Cleveland Engine FMX Automatic Transmission Ford 9" Open Rear End with 3.0:1 Gear Ratio Edelbrock 4 Barrel Carb Edelbrock Intake 2 V Heads Air Conditioning Power Steering Power Front Disc Brakes Chrome Edelbrock Air Cleaner Ford Radiator Stock Type Distributor, Upgraded to Petronix Autolite Battery New Exhaust System Mufflers are in Great Shape New Lower Control Arms New Front Shocks New Front Ball Joints Front Sway Bar Body Beautiful Red Paint All Original Metal New Chrome Beautiful Grille Stainless Trim is in Great Shape Emblems are Beautiful Doors Fit and Operate Properly Door Lips and Jambs are Clean and Solid Solid Straight Quarters Trunk Floor is Solid and Clean Trunk Mat and Spare Tire Floorboards Look to be Original Torque Boxes are in Great Shape Frame is in Great Shape Rockers have Nice Pinch Welds BF Goodrich Radial T/A's -- 235/60/15 Front and Rear Magnum 500 Wheels with Cougar Center Caps Interior Nice Black Interior Bucket Seats Console AM Radio Inoperable Wood Grain Details on Dash, Console and Door Panels Door Panels are in Great Shape Seatbelts Front and Back Interior Lights Work Nice Black Carpet Cougar Floor Mats Headliner is in Good Shape Speedo Works Clock Inoperable Blower Works Wipers Work Don't Miss Out! Call Tom 7 Days a Week at 248-974-9513 tom@vanguardmotorsales.com www.VanguardMotorSales.com





How To Replace 1967 Cougar Steeing Wheel Emblem & Trim
The 1967 Mercury Cougar has a unique steering wheel with a black "Cougar" emblem in the center. Originals are often damaged from the elements over the years, but luckily we now have nice reproduction emblems to replace them. Same with the plastic chrome trim ring - they are often faded, but a nice reproduction is available. In this video, Don shows how to remove the old emblem and trim ring and install new ones on your original 1967 steering wheel center / horn pad. For more info about the parts we mentioned in this video, check out the steering wheel section on our website here: http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/stwhpa.html Check out our facebook page too! http://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





Rat Rod vs Lamborghini Aventador! Roadkill Episode 5
On this episode of Roadkill, HOT ROD's David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan spend 24 crazy hours with a 1930 Model A Rat Rod and a 2012 Lamborghini Aventador to find out which wildly impractical, larger-than-life car attracts the most attention. Roadkill appears every fourth Friday on the new Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag & http://facebook.com/hotrodmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/101867967859016552744/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com & http://www.hotrod.com





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.





The Story Of Cougar 1: The First Mercury Cougar
A while back, we sat down with Jim Pinkerton, the owner of the very first production Mercury Cougar (1967 model year), a.k.a. Cougar 1. We hit the "record" button on our cameras and he let loose with an epic tale of how the car was first sold in Canada, its subsequent life there, and how it eventually got into his hands - an intriguing story! He also goes over some of the unique features of the car, and some of the restoration techniques used. It's a truly beautiful factory show car with more attention to detail than the 'average' Cougar. Special thanks to Jim Pinkerton for his time, and for providing most of the images you see in this video from his own collection of Cougar memorabilia. Check out our YouTube channel for more Cougar videos, and subscribe to stay up to date! Need parts for your classic Cougar? Visit our parts catalog at: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com Like us on Facebook for even more Cougar goodness! https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





For Sale: 1967 Cougar XR-7
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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 http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com Subscribe to our channel to keep up with our latest uploads! And while you're at it, like us on Facebook to keep up with miscellaneous cool Cougar stuff. https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





Classic Cougar Grille Tips - Part 1
This is a guide to installing our rebuilt vacuum actuators in a 68 Cougar. Also includes valuable tips on headlight door alignment, replacing associated hardware, and more. The parts used in this video can be found in our Grill section here: http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/grill.html Or, by specific part: Re-Manufactured Headlight Vacuum Actuators (Cougar, Lincoln, Thunderbird) http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/67remanact.html Mounting pin for vacuum actuators http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/actuatorboltrepro.html Headlight cover rubber bumpers http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/67hlbumps.html Elongated bolts for adjusting headlight covers http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/hdlghtcvradblt.html Tension Springs for headlight covers http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/67eyelidspring.html (see also) Grille repair clips for spring mounts http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/67grilleclips.html 1968 Cougar vacuum hose kit http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/68kit.html 1967 Cougar vacuum hose kit http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/67kit.html Vacuum check valve (67-70) http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/chev.html Used vacuum reservoir / tank (67-68) http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/68vactank.html





'67 Cougar GT in Toulouse, France
Another Cougar in France?? Yep, this time a real 390 GT '67 that has been in France since new. Anthony is the current owner, and hopes to return the car to its original Burgundy color someday. For now, it's bright and yellow and loud, and our photo / video guy Andrew had a blast on this visit. Many thanks to Anthony and his family for their hospitality!





Lincoln Heater Core Replacement
This video is not meant to be a professional instruction on how to do this work!!! I wish I could do one!!! Overall, I am just showing you what's involved to hopefully eliminate some fear on a DIY job. Dealer time to do this repair is hefty because the dash has to be pulled back. This edit note above was written August 2012--8 months after the work and all's well. The best part is that I no longer inhale subtle antifreeze odor. Removing 1989 Lincoln Towncar Heater Core. Time spent was considerably more than the book time of 6+ hours. Core cost $28. Add $2 for antifreeze. I needed no additional tools than what I had. If your windshield fogs and you smell antifreeze, chance is good that your heater core is leaking. The Lincoln core is located inside a plenum box and chance of seeing leakage is nil. The result was decent. I have plenty of hot fresh air (seemingly with more volume). On the downside, I believe the main plenum door does not close fully which allows air movement on the dash vents level--but all positions still work well. Not mentioned--you must push back into the engine compartment-- a grommet with 3 vacuum lines (one is green) and be sure to reposition that before you reinstall the plenum. Also a dash brace located on the drivers side of the radio must be released--one bolt. There is a vacuum line block connector that must be disconnected near the glovebox. Look for this before pulling out the plenum. I do not mention that. Follow slender black vac lines to access it. The plenum must be pulled back --moved right and rotated down--pipes onto carpet to remove. It will be upside down when you get it to the floor. Be sure to plug the core pipes. About 2 cups of fluid will come out of the removed core. It is a pain to raise this core up under the dash to permit installation. You must be able to control the loose dash as well. Be sure not to abuse the dash on lowering it and or moving it. Be prepared to support it when the bolts are removed. There are 2 lower bolts on the front side near the door frames in addition to the windshield screws. Disclaimer--Sorry for poor video; audio and/or descriptions. Note---this job requires (IMO)---space; time and a comfortable environment. I wouldn't do this outdoors in the winter nor if the job had to be done the same day.1989 Lincoln Towncar Heater Core removal. This movie shows most of the steps to enable you to remove a heater core. Labor books show this as a plus 6 hour job in a shop, but my time was considerably more. Cost of the heater core was $28. The most important tool is a mini ratchet screwdriver capable of reaching the 6 dash screws close to the windshield. There is a dash bracing arm which must be released (not in video)--a bolt on the drivers side area of the radio. It is an obvious item. DISCLAIMER--Sorry for poor video; audeo and/or wrong descriptions. Notes were added to clarify or point out missed items.





2014 CCOA Western Regionals - Oakley, CA
This show was the biggest gathering of classic Cougars in recent memory, with over 80 cars showing up. There were 4 GT-E's, 5 XR7-G's, and a whole lot of other beautiful cats. The venue, provided by Rob Crowder, was stunning. The weather was sunny. The cruise was fun. The event planning by Gavin Schlessinger was top notch. With the collaborative efforts of the Cougar Club Of America and the Mercury Stray Cats (of Northern CA) this became arguably one of the best Cougar shows of all time. Andrew was on the scene with cameras rolling to capture the stunning cars and great people who were there. Event photos can be seen here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/westcoastclassiccougar/sets/72157645416046266 / Cougar Club of America: http://www.cougarclub.org/ Mercury Stray Cats: http://www.classiccougar.com/





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!





1967 Mercury Cougar!





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