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Local Hero
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Joined: 19 Jan 2006
Age: 51
Posts: 655
Location: Northcoast, Cleveland, Ohio


PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:30 pm    Post subject: icon_note  Reply with quote

johnboy wrote:
Since it's her car... She was bound to notice...
i have been lucky on that point. Specially with your mishap, i just decided to park the Cougar for winter with Nicole's help from now on: showing me the distance to obstacles as i back into the wall spot.


I hear ya. I told her what happened. I think it bothers me more than her.

As is usually the case, I was maneuvering yesterday while I was "Home Alone."

Of course, everyone else came home three minutes later. O.o
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TheRktmn
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Joined: 22 Jun 2005
Age: 57
Posts: 8072
Location: TX, USA

1969 Mercury Cougar XR7

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:27 pm    Post subject: icon_note  Reply with quote

Started it, warmed it up, put the new good 'til 2023 tags on it.

Oh yeah, since my last entries I finished installing the new fuel lines & tank and discovered that while the low fuel light now works, the float does not. It reads just off empty with 10 gallons in it.

Talked to Cleve @ WCCC and he said that was a known issue. I guess it isn't resolved yet and I still have a worthless fuel gauge.

Off topic - I plan to widen the back driveway access so I can get her in & out easier and make room for the truck so I can install the new motor.
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irreverantScamp
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Joined: 24 Mar 2006
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Location: A Socialists paradise

1969 Mercury Cougar XR7

PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:52 pm    Post subject: icon_note  Reply with quote

Good on ya Bob. I thought about my car today........
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Local Hero
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Location: Northcoast, Cleveland, Ohio


PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 8:07 pm    Post subject: icon_note  Reply with quote

While juggling projects with my semi-new gig :work3: I've actually been tinkering with the Hero.

I bought a new set of front tires with a discount coupon at Summit. Also pulled it away from the wall via the wheel skates so I can get the wheels off. Getting set to install the tie rods and front shocks and will button everything up and worry about painting the one-piece cowl brace some other time. Also found that I need to adjust the upper and lower control arms to pull the wheels back into the fenderwells. Ready to catch the lip at the current setting.
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