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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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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: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/frsu.html Springs we used: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/c7zz-5310-p.html Rubber Insulators: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/c4dz-5415-a.html Rear seat divider panel (67-68 Cougar): http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/store/p/13463-Divider-Rear-Seat-to-Trunk -Coupe-METAL-New-1967-1968-Mercury-Cougar.html See also: 69-70 Cougar panel: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/store/p/13464-Divider-Rear-Seat-to-Trunk -Coupe-METAL-New-1969-1970-Mercury-Cougar.html If we forgot to list anything, you should be able to find it on our website! While you're here, subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date with our latest videos! Also, like us on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





Is It Numbers Matching? - 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 http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com Credit for intro music: "Beach Bum" - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/





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... Set-up: Mercury Cougar 289ci Jamaican Yellow 2x 4-1 Ford Racing Headers Ford racing Air Cleaner 4 barrels Edelbrock Carb Full inox Exhaust Unknows coilovers... What's in the video: Exhaust sound Sequential taillights (looks damn good) Opening headlights





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 http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67xrboards.html 1969-70 Backer Boards http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/68stdbackers.html Door Vapor Barriers / Water shields: 1967-68: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/cg129.html 1969-70 coupe: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67drvprbarrier-69.html 1969-70 convertible: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67drvprbarrier-69-cv.html 1971-73 coupe: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67drvprbarrier-71.html 1971-73 convertible: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/67drvprbarrier-71-cv.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: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/lokngrro.html Long story short, you can find everything related to the door panels in this section: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/doorrearpanel.html Thanks for watching! Check us out on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





1967 Cougar Headlight Vacuum Solenoid Tips, Tricks, Do's and Don'ts
We snuck into Brian's garage while he was away and filmed this informational video on the unique 1967 headlight vacuum solenoid. It's a complicated and temperamental little device that you can ruin easily if you don't know what you're doing. Our goal with this video is to help you understand how this solenoid works, and some of the "do's and don'ts" of testing and installing them. Our rebuilt units are listed on our website here: http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/67hdvacsol.html





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





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 - 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.





Disc Brake Distribution Block and Proportioning Valve Rebuild - How To
This week we crack open a disc brake proportioning valve and distribution block from a 1969 Mercury Cougar to show you how to service and rebuild yours. Applies to Ford vehicles from 1967-1969. See our rebuild kit and step by step picture guide here: http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/propvlvkit.html Also see our new steel proportioning valve brake lines here: http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/68vlvkit.html Music Credits: "Chipper," "Cool Rock," "Down Home Rockin," "Malt Shop Bop," and "Matt's Blues" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/





Rusty Roof Replacement - 1968 Cougar
If you have an old car that came with a vinyl top, chances are that you have some rust issues in the roof. This was the case with Andrew's car - a 1968 Mercury Cougar that his grandparents bought brand new in '68. In this video, Andrew takes matters into his own hands to replace his rusted roof skin with a solid donor roof from another car. He is by no means a restoration expert, just an amateur trying to save some money and save his car. Need a roof or other body panels for your classic Cougar? West Coast Classic Cougar has it all. Check us out at http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com or give us a call at (503) 463-1130 . (c) 2011 West Coast Classic Cougar, Inc. Music in the video is from royalty-free sources, except for the Toccata and Fugue in D (used during the brief B&W horror sequence). Performed by Peter Hurford. An advertisement appears on this video in order to pay royalties to the copyright holder, not for our own gain.





Installing Opera Lights on any 67-68 Cougar
If you own a standard 1967 or 1968 Mercury Cougar, you may have noticed (with some envy) that the upscale XR-7's of those years have extra interior lighting on the C-pillars. These are referred to as rear courtesy lights, or opera lights. We have just reproduced the chrome / clear lenses for these, which add an extra touch of class and functionality to your interior. They are especially useful because Cougars didn't come with an interior dome light, so nighttime visibility is somewhat limited on the interior of a standard Cougar. The good news is - even if your car never came with these lights from the factory, your car already has the wiring for them. All you have to do is cut the tape holding the single wire to the harness and feed it through the appropriate hole (see video). So all you will need is a pair of used housings and a pair of our new lenses. Links to parts below. Used housings: New lenses: http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/l4e9.html OR we also have used original lenses, which are cheaper but not as nice.. Used lenses - Grade A: http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/cpilllens.html Used lenses - Grade B: http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com/cpillb.html Thanks for watching / reading! Subscribe for more Cougar videos. Also check us out on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar





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





Classic Car Carpet Installation
In this video, we show you step-by-step how to install a carpet in your classic car. We used high quality mass-backed carpeting from Auto Custom Carpets. We're no experts on the subject, but this video should give you enough courage to tackle this job yourself. Check out our other videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel, find us on Facebook (West Coast Classic Cougar), and for any of your Cougar parts needs, visit our website: http://www.cougarpartscatalog.com Music Credits: "Breakdown," "faster Does It," "Slow Burn," and "Whiskey on the Mississippi" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/





Door Hinge Rebuild - 1969 Cougar
In this video, we show how to rebuild your classic's door hinges with new pins and bushings, with useful tips and tricks throughout the process. In this case, we decided to do it with the door and fender still on the car. Normally, it's a better idea to remove the door, leave the hinges on the car, and rebuild them in place... but Don's car has power windows, so removing the door is much more difficult with the wiring. Check out our door hinge parts at http://cougparts.com





1969 Cougar XR7 Sold at Barrett Jackson 2010
This is a video excerpt from Barrett Jackson 2010 TiVo-ed by a customer and given to us.




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