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
You weren't supposed to watch this...
Présentation de la cougar '67 du paternel. Au moment ou la vidéo à été
tournée, elle n'était pas encore à lui donc anciennes plaques etc...
Mercury Cougar 289ci Jamaican Yellow
2x 4-1 Ford Racing Headers
Ford racing Air Cleaner
4 barrels Edelbrock Carb
Full inox Exhaust
What's in the video:
Sequential taillights (looks damn good)
Turn Signal Cancelling Cam Replacement
If your turn signals don't turn off after you go around a corner and
straighten the steering wheel, this cancelling cam is your culprit. Instead
of replacing the whole turn signal switch, you can save yourself some money
by just replacing the cam.
This video hows how to replace the turn signal cancelling cam on a 1969
Mercury Cougar with a tilt / tilt-away steering column. However, this
information applies to a wide range of vehicles from the late 1960's
through the mid-1980's, including Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Chrysler, Dodge
The switch we used in this video, plus other related parts we mentioned,
can be found here: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/tusisw.html
Street racing in 1979, Dieters 1970 Cougar
Dieter's 1970 Cougar Eliminator (former NHRA Super Stock car) with a
modified Boss 351C motor, (very rare), street racing an all out 1969 Camaro drag car in 1979.
Old school street racing where it all began and the way it was back then.
NO juice in those days, and healthy small blocks were making about 425 HP.
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
1968 Oldsmobile Heater Core Replacement
Replacing the heater core on the1968 Oldsmobile Delta 88. This an AC car
but the way Olds designed the 2 piece heater box the job can be done from
inside the car without removing any under hood fasteners, only the heater
hoses. You'll have to remove the glove box to access the top heater box
fasteners. Difficulty level....7....would have been a 5 a few years ago!!
Sloppy Steering Syndrome - Problems & Solutions
If your steering feels loose and vague on your classic Cougar (or Mustang, or other old Ford / Lincoln
/ Mercury), you need to watch this video. During our annual open house
event, we invited several Cougar owners to put their car on the lift and
let us wiggle things around to diagnose loose steering. Some unrestored
cars needed attention in several areas, whereas others were suffering from
one or two factors that were overlooked during restoration.
Armed with the knowledge you'll gain from this video, there's no reason
your steering can't be made tighter and more precise. All the applicable
parts mentioned in this video can be found on our website in these two
Steering parts: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/steering.html
Suspension parts: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/suspension.html
Is It Numbers Matching? - 428 CJ Cougar by the Numbers
In this video we delve into the complex topic of decoding tags, date codes,
and other numbers to check if your classic Ford / Mercury is "numbers
matching," using Don's newly acquired '69 Mercury Cougar XR7 428 Cobra Jet
convertible as an example. While we haven't covered the subject 100% in
this video (to keep it concise) we think this covers most of the major
components and gives you the knowledge you need to figure out what your
numbers mean. As mentioned in the video, we highly recommend Marti Auto
Works, especially his Tagbook, which made this video possible. Visit him
at http://www.martiauto.com , and for everything Cougar, visit us at
Credit for intro music:
"Beach Bum" - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative
Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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.
Fox Body Mustang Heater Core Installation
See more Fox Body Heating and A/C Parts & Tech Here:
The heater cores in Fox Body Mustangs are infamous for leaking and
causing poor performance of your heating system. We get a constant bararage
of questions on how to replace 79-93 Mustang heater cores. We listened to
the outcries from our fellow enthusiast and we created a step-by-step
walkthrough video on how to replace your heater core. The installation does
require you to have roughly a half to full day of time set aside to tackle
the job; however, doing the job yourself can save you hundreds of
A bad or leaky heater core can cause steamed up windshields, strong coolant
smell coming from the dash or even worse -- wet passenger side floor. Don't
let a bad heater core ruin you carpet and cause you to drive around in the
cold! Pick up a 5.0Resto replacement heater core today and watch our
installation video! We have them available for both A/C and Non A/C Mustangs.
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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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Front Suspension & Chassis Upgrades - '68 Cougar / Mustang
In this video, we show some of the ways you can easily stiffen your car's
chassis and upgrade your front suspension. Using Andrew's '68 Cougar as a
guinea pig, we bolt on, and weld on, some simple parts that will make a big
difference in reducing the torsional flex that these front ends are prone
to, as well as improving the integrity of the shock towers.
Most of the parts mentioned in this video can be found here:
Springs we used:
Rear seat divider panel (67-68 Cougar):
See also: 69-70 Cougar panel:
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