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 and Plymouth. The switch we used in this video, plus other related parts we mentioned, can be found here: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/tusisw.html
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.
1967 Mercury Cougar
Up for sale in our Tampa Showroom is this gorgeous model of horsepower and performance. The legendary 1968 Mercury Cougar is here to strut its stuff. Built with a powerful 351 Cleveland V8 under the hood, which has been bored out to a 400 CID powerhouse, has the low rumble to really show off at any car show. Backed up by a Ford C4 Automatic, to slam through the gears with ease as you drive down to street. Under the car, the performance has been tamed well by using custom fabricated sub-frame connectors, bigger sway bars in the front and rear, and this has been put to the ground through a set of custom Alloy rims wrapped in performance radial tires. The rear end has been completely rebuilt with new gears and seals. This car comes equipped with a set of 4-wheel disk brakes backed up by a power Booster. Inside the car, we are adorned with beautiful Black leather interior, along with several modern creature comforts like an in-dash CD Player and Air Conditioning. Also equipped is keyless entry, and an anti-theft system that also has a hidden camera that takes a picture of someone stealing the car and sends it to the authorities. On the outside, the paint is done in a beautiful Gun-metal gray, with black stripes that actually double as tint over the rear window. This awesome cougar can be yours today and you can own one of the unsung heroes of the muscle car era. Options include A/C, AM/FM Radio, CD Player, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Locks, Power Windows, Keyless Entry, Seat Belt, Anti-theft system, and Leather Interior. To see this car in better detail, including over 50 High Definition pictures, and a full length High Definition Video, please go to www.GatewayClassicCars.com. Or to see this car in person, please give us a call at (813) 645-6200 to set up an appointment. - See more at: http://www.gatewayclassiccars.com/tampa/1968/mercury/cougar-S170.html#sthas h.b5Ubsamr.dpuf
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