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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Dash Removal & Restoration - '68 Cougar XR-7
In this video, we show (in great detail) how to remove and disassemble the entire dash and gauge cluster in a 1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7. This also applies very closely to the 1967 XR-7, and much of the info is relevant to standard Cougars as well. Once everything is removed from the car, we strip the plastic dash panels down to their bare bones so they can be sent in to be "rechromed" - stand by for updates on our restoration service, coming soon! Then we show some of the simple, inexpensive things you can do to improve the appearance of your dash, like replacing the blue light filters, installing new gauge overlay decals, polishing the lenses, covering faded woodgrain with our vinyl kit, etc. Finally, you'll see it all back in the car, and what a transformation it is! Most of the parts used in this video can be found here: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/dashparts.html Or, use the part numbers provided in the video to search our site (see upper right corner "Type part number search here...") Also, if anyone out there knows of a vinyl woodgrain pattern that more closely matches the original XR-7 dash pieces, we want to hear about it! Our current pattern looks great but of course isn't "correct" for 67-68.





Episode 110 Mustang and Cougar Heater box assembly and detail tips Autorestomod
This week we show that bead blasting can be an effective way to remove old paint from the heater case on your classic or muscle car. We also use commonly available paints to detail out our case. We also show how to refinish the case and give tips on installation of the seals. We also show you that things can go terribly wrong—if the case has the wrong parts in it. Though we are using a 1965-70 Mustang case, all of the tips can apply to any classic car heater box. Thanks for watching! Sponsor: http://www.nationalpartsdepot.com





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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





1969 Glue-In Glass: The Comprehensive Repair Guide
1969 and the first part of 1970 was an epic fail for Ford on all its intermediate line. Gluing the glass in instead of bolting it in was one of many cost cutting measures, and it just did not go well. In this comprehensive video Don shows us how to service just about every piece front and rear on a 1969 Cougar. Don also shows the many differences 1969 vs early 1970 and late 1970. Keep in mind all the tips shown here directly apply to a 69-70 Mustang Coupe or convertible; many will also apply to the 69-70 Fastback. Even if you choose not to do the repairs shown here yourself the information is invaluable and you should insist on having your tech review this video before proceeding on your car. The parts we used in this video can be found in the glass section of our website here: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/Cougar_Window_Glass.html Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastClassicCougar If you enjoyed this video, check out our channel for more informative & fun Cougar videos, and subscribe to keep up with our latest uploads!




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