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  • Shaft Seal Kit - Headlight Vacuum Actuator - Repro ~ 1967 - 1970 Mercury Cougar  - 31132
  • Shaft Seal Kit - Headlight Vacuum Actuator - Repro ~ 1967 - 1970 Mercury Cougar  - 31132
  • Shaft Seal Kit - Headlight Vacuum Actuator - Repro ~ 1967 - 1970 Mercury Cougar  - 31132
  • Shaft Seal Kit - Headlight Vacuum Actuator - Repro ~ 1967 - 1970 Mercury Cougar  - 31132
  • Shaft Seal Kit - Headlight Vacuum Actuator - Repro ~ 1967 - 1970 Mercury Cougar  - 31132
  • Shaft Seal Kit - Headlight Vacuum Actuator - Repro ~ 1967 - 1970 Mercury Cougar  - 31132
  • Shaft Seal Kit - Headlight Vacuum Actuator - Repro ~ 1967 - 1970 Mercury Cougar  - 31132
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    Description

    UPDATE 11-19-20: We still do not have the shaft seal dialed in but we are offering this kit with a proven substitute seal until further notice.
    This kit will recondition most FoMoCo headlamp actuators built from 1967 into the 70's on most any Thunderbird, Torino, Lincoln, Cyclone or Marquis. The kit will service two actuators even though many cars only come with one center mounted unit. If your actuator holds vacuum on the bottom port but does not hold vacuum (or pressure) on the top port then this kit is what you are after. If your actuator does not hold vacuum when applied to the lower port then your unit will have to be opened midway to replace the large inner bellows and this is impossible to do without specialized tooling. 

    You can go through the photos above for step by step instructions on how to replace the seal yourself.  


    NOTE* If you use a vise to hold your actuator while you work on it, do not over tighten because you will crush the can.  


    Specifications:
    Shipping Weight: 0.20 LBS
    (weight shown may be the dimensional weight)

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    4.98 out of 5 stars
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    2022

    1968 Base

    4.75 out of 5
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    Pros:
    • Perfect fit
    • Easy to follow the directions
    • Tight seal
    Cons:
    • None
    During a headlight bucket refresh, I figured I might as well do the shaft seal while the actuator was out. The video Dan Rush made, details this procedure and it is easy to follow.
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    2015

    70 Cougar convertible

    5.00 out of 5
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    Pros:
    • held real well when I tested
    Cons:
    • shouldn't have 2 sets in '70 kit
    not too hard to install grommet. The bottom of the shaft "accordian" is difficult to pinch under the metal tab on the accumulator. Tried gluing it but that didn't hold. Not the fault of the kit.
    Why did I have to pay for two sets in the kit when the 70 only has one actuator. WCCC should sell the sets separately.

    5.00 out of 5
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    Pros:
    • fit was perfect. Watch the video.
    Cons:
    • wire tie not included
    These kits are very easy to install. Maybe 15-20 minutes each. I watched your video first and that was a huge help. My vacuum canisters are now ready to use. The only improvement would be to include wire ties. The easiest repair I have made so far.

    Shaft Seal Kit-Headlight Vacuum Actuator-Repro-67 to 70 Merc Cougar

    5.00 out of 5
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    Pros:
    • Quality components
    • Excellent U-Tube tutorial
    Cons:
    • No zip tie for boot
    To my knowledge, this kit isn't offered anywhere else. Quality components to fix an annoying problem. Although I only have 1 actuator on my 69 Cougar Base Coupe, there are 2 kits provided which allows me the opportunity to rebuild an extra unit I have on the shelf. I'm very grateful for the excellent U-Tube tutorial which shows how to test and rebuild the actuators. Only gripe I have is there isn't a small zip tie provided in the kit to secure the accordion boot.

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    followed the video on how to re-seal the actuator. easy to follow.

    Number of questions: 1
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    Question
    L.W. Perry Asked:
    Hello! Do you suppose this kit would work on a 1968 Galaxie XL? Thanks in advance
    April 26, 2022 11:36 AM
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    L.W. Perry Answered:
    Thanks! I watched one of your repair videos and the unit looks identical. Going to give it a shot.
    May 1, 2022 11:47 AM
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    WCCC Admin Answered:
    It likely would, but since we have not tried it, we cannot say for 100% certain. It does work on most (maybe all?) Ford / Mercury Headlight Actuators from 67-70.
    April 27, 2022 2:10 AM

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