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Grille Headlight Eyelid Door - Vacuum Actuator - Premium - Remanufactured ~ 1970 Mercury Cougar

Grille Headlight Eyelid Door - Vacuum Actuator - Premium - Remanufactured ~ 1970 Mercury Cougar - 42503
Grille Headlight Eyelid Door - Vacuum Actuator - Premium - Remanufactured ~ 1970 Mercury Cougar - 42503
Grille Headlight Eyelid Door - Vacuum Actuator - Premium - Remanufactured ~ 1970 Mercury Cougar - 42503
Grille Headlight Eyelid Door - Vacuum Actuator - Premium - Remanufactured ~ 1970 Mercury Cougar - 42503


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    Re-manufactured Headlight Door Vacuum Actuator or 'Headlight Motor' for the 1970 Mercury Cougar

    At the moment, we don't expect to have any actuators in stock in the near future, so we suggest taking a look at our Electric Headlight Conversion kit here.

    For core refund, please send core with a copy of your receipt. If you would like us to hold your order until we receive your cores or for us to restore your cores, please contact us.

    Just like our 1967 - 1968 units these have been opened up and meticulously re-manufactured to better than new standards.

    Better than NOS? That may seem like a pretty lofty claim but in actuality these 1969 - 1970 actuators were made to pretty low standards compared to the earlier 1967 - 1968 units.

    These actuators are carefully opened and closely examined. All damaged parts are discarded and replaced with good used and new parts. These cans had a very light black Zinc coating from the factory that rusted rapidly. Black Zinc is affected by heat and did not hold up well on these low cost stamped steel units. We have chosen to coat them with a heat resistant (up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit) manifold paint that closely resembles the original color. They are carefully coated inside and out.

    All rubber parts are replaced with better than new, top quality parts. It is our goal that you never have to replace this unit again.

    This is the dust boot. Its function is to keep contaminants off the shaft. It also keeps the white lithium grease in place on the shaft to ensure the upper shaft seal stays lubricated.

    Originally the diaphragm plates were attached to this shaft by a heat peened stud. To remove the plates we grind off the stud. To reinstall the plates we drill, tap and reattach the plates with a stainless steel screw. These shafts were not the best quality from the factory so we send them in to be stress relieved. This process changes the composition of the steel which insures our screw will never come lose and the shaft is very unlikely to become worn or easily bent. This step is overkill but it is our intent to make these truly better than NOS.

    *NOTE* Do not attempt to force "rock hard" old used hoses on the nipples. You will void the warranty. When installing good used hoses or our new hose kits you will want to apply a small amount of white lithium grease before installing the hoses on to the nipples.

    The retaining ring is a new replacement done in the correct clear Zinc.

    As carefully as possible, the retaining ring is removed. When replaced we try to crimp them in just like you would see from the factory. If your unit is not crimped in four places at the top but rather the lip is evenly pressed over the ring then what you have is a later dated service replacement part. Notice the four very small spot welds.

    This picture is of the inside of the upper half of the actuator, notice the very small spot welds that hold the two mounting studs in place to the right and left. Make sure and do not over tighten the mounting studs as these spot welds will easily break.

    The diaphragm plates are redone in the correct clear Zinc. Heavily rusted plates are always dicarded.

    The rubber parts have incredible elasticity and strength. This cost much more money to have them done this way but the results are fantastic. We hope that our customers will realize the value they are getting when they purchase this unit. This is not a quickie refresh, these units have been painstakingly renewed by a true craftsman with an incredible eye for detail and a real sense of pride in workmanship. The hidden headlamps on the early Cougars were one of their trademarks that set them apart from the more common Pony Cars of the day. I personally take pride in seeing my 1969 Cougar sit week after week in the garage with the eyelids remaining closed. A 100% tight system will remain closed for months. In addition a tight system will be able to have the headlight doors opened and closed without starting the car even if it has been parked for a prolonged period. This actuator is almost always one of the culprits in keeping your system from being 100% free of vacuum leaks. We are very proud to be able to offer this quality solution for your Cougar!

    We can pay up to $25 per core for non working 1970 core actuators!

    This shot is of a used service replacement actuator. They are not as good as the originals and can be identified by the manner in which the upper seal is crimped in place. We will take this as a core from you in exchange for a remanufactured unit but we will not be sending you this version back as they are inferior in several areas. If you are wanting to sell us used cores we can not give as much for this version as we only use them to glean parts from.

    Replaces Cougar part number C9WY-13A167-A.

    *NOTE* Do not attempt to force "rock hard" old used hoses on the nipples. You will void the warranty. When installing good used hoses or our new hose kits you will want to apply a small amount of white lithium grease before installing the hoses on to the nipples.

    Do you want to replace those worn out actuators yourself or are you looking for some great information on your Cat’s headlight vacuum system? The video below is your ticket!


    Product Reviews
    Total Customer Reviews: 3
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    Reviewed On:
    9/27/2016 
    Author:
    Theodore 
    Location:
    Williamson, NY 

    Vacuum Motor for 1970 Cougar

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    Item better than the original. Fixed my issue with my lights creeping up

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    Reviewed On:
    1/25/2015 
    Author:
    BRUCE 
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    Put mine on this afternoon and still holding light covers down after 8 hrs, which is a big improvement over 15 minutes. Actuator looks at least on outside as good or better than one from 1970. With lifetime warranty, very good solution to a long term problem of leaking actuators.

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    Reviewed On:
    6/4/2014 
    Author:
    Chris 
    Location:
    Boise, Id 

    the refurb part works!

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    I was tired of explaining why my cougar sounded like it had a tire going flat while the headlight covers slowly creeped up after the car had been shut down. I tried patching the accordion looking piece of rubber with a bike tube patch and while that delayed the inevitable the doors still popped open before I was ready to leave my favorite pub. The reburb actuator keeps the headlight cover down on my cat for about 5 days. I replaced nothing else on the vacuum system so to me this is a huge improvement. The actuator is easy to replace, less than an one beer project. You don't need to take off the bumper or anything crazy. The piece that goes from both headlight covers to the center actuator has pins that are easily removed, once they are out all you have left is the only actuator clamp and a couple of vacuum tubes. With a little bit of maneuvering the actuator can be removed without bashing the radiator. I have owned my 70 cougar since 1988 and I am glad I finally replaced this part that has been malfunctioning for decades.

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