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Deciphering Ford Part Numbers

by on Friday, June 26, 2020 4:25:00 PM

Ever wonder what those Ford Part Numbers actually mean?  Let's take a look at an example.Example Ford Part Number: C8ZE-9425-AKHere is a quick breakdown of what that part number means:C8 = made originally for the 1968Z = Originally designed for the MustangE = It was designed by the Engine Engineering department of Ford9425 = Part class number, most if not all Air Intake Manifolds will use this part classAK = This indicates the version or revision of the part, for example they would...

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Diagnosing Erratic Temperature Swings on the 1967 - 1973 Cougar or Mustang

by on Thursday, May 28, 2020 11:14:00 PM

Erratic temperature swings? Most likely you have air trapped in your cooling system. Air rises to the top of the cooling system and gets trapped, causing the cooling system to vapor lock. When the radiator is made the higher point in the system, the air will escape into the radiator and it will be vented out through the radiator cap and the overflow system. There are a couple of ways to resolve this and free the air. 1. Free trapped air via the vent plug. 2. Fill the system as normal with your...


Is it numbers matching? 1967 small-block Cougar decoded

by on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:57:00 PM

YouTube Transcript: A couple years ago we did a numbers-matching video on a 428 Cobra Jet convertible Cougar turned out to be wildly successful. It's got thousands and thousands of hits and been spread all over the forums, so we decided to do the other end of the spectrum.  This is a not so rare 67 289.  Why would we care if it's numbers matching? Well as the value creeps up on these cars, it matters more and more. So we're gonna go through it, from one into the other, and find out...

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1967 - 1973 Mercury Cougar Buck Tags Decoder

by on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:18:00 AM

Buck Tags can give you a lot of useful information about your car. This was the info used by those on the assembly line to know where to drill holes in the body. The buck tag is located on the radiator support on the 1967 - 1973 Mercury Cougars. The picture of the buck tag shown above is a photo of the buck tag we discuss in our video "Is it numbers matching? 1967 small-block Cougar decoded": The Buck Tag decoder chart below is provided courtesy of Phil Parcells. Used by permission. Please...


1969 - 1973 Rebuilding / Servicing "Pancake" Power Quarter Window Motor

by on Friday, February 2, 2018 5:51:00 PM

Years ago we found an older gentleman who understood these unique motors and would "recondition" them for us. Ruben passed on some years ago and we have been searching for another individual to take them on for us but alas, all the specialty places we send them to say, "No way, we do not know how" or "These just were never designed to be serviced." Armed with what Ruben shared with me, Felix, Richard and I decided we would tear into a few dead ones and see what we could do to resurrect them...


1969 - 1970 Heater Core Replacement & Dash Disassembly

by on Thursday, January 25, 2018 5:15:00 PM

Heater Core Replacement & Dash Disassembly - 1969 - 70 Cougar & Mustang - How-To Video Ready to tackle replacing your heater? Check out our Heating and AC Components. Transcript Well, it's that time of a car's life we all dread: it's time to do the heater core on this old car. No kidding, it's a tough job and a lot of you are going to think "I'm just going to take it to a shop." That could be a mistake, because a lot of those shops don't have the patience or love for your car that you do. So...

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