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Electric Conversion Kit - Grille / Headlight Eyelid Door - w/ Used Motors - New ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar

Electric Conversion Kit - Grille / Headlight Eyelid Door - w/ Used Motors - New ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar  - 10049
Electric Conversion Kit - Grille / Headlight Eyelid Door - w/ Used Motors - New ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar  - 10049
Electric Conversion Kit - Grille / Headlight Eyelid Door - w/ Used Motors - New ~ 1967 - 1968 Mercury Cougar  - 10049
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    Electric Headlight Door Opening Conversion With USED Motors for 1967 and 1968 Mercury Cougar

    NOTE: Due to high demand, expect delays in shipping on this product.

    As installed on Stacey David's Mercury Cougar V8 Interceptor from Gearz TV!

    Due to overwhelming demand, WCCC is now able to offer a 1967 - 1968 Cougar Electric Headlight Door conversion kit with USED MOTORS. We also have a kit with remanufactured motors here.

    This kit will replace the old, tired, vacuum system that likes to leak and wear out.

    This kit consists of driver and passenger side electric actuator assemblies (1989 - 1992 Ford Probe motors) with a fused wiring loom and relay for easy installation. Includes detailed instructions. Simply remove all existing vacuum components and replace with this kit to have headlight covers that work under any conditions with the car running or not.

    If you have a high performance engine with low vacuum, this is a must have kit for your Cougar.

    Actuator Heim joints are fully adjustable to keep your grille and headlight lids nice and straight without slack. Another advantage of this electric system is that it doesn't put constant pressure on your grille like the original vacuum system does.

    These kits have a 1 year full warranty against manufacturer defects.

    We can offer you in store credit on working clean take off parts. You can get up to $150 credit for them. We can credit you for the actuator(s), hose kits and 1967 solenoids. If your car is a rare model we suggest you hang on to them as it may mean something to the next owner to have the original parts.

    We've had questions about what body plug to use when getting rid of the vacuum hoses and converting to the electric headlights. You can click on the link in the video, or get it here.

    Check out our video below showing how to install this kit:


    Job done! Headlights pop open in a flash. Hooked the wires exactly where you suggested in your video, even black taped as you did. Now the engine is running smoother as a bonus. Thanks for a great kit.

    Dave

    Long Beach, CA

    Check out our installation video below to see how these are installed on a '67 or '68 Cougar.


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    Product Reviews
    Total Customer Reviews: 11
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    Reviewed On:
    8/22/2017 
    Author:
    Fred 
    Location:
    Houston, TX 

    Don't underestimate the prep work

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    I installed this kit on my 1967 Standard Coupe. It seemed like a 2-hour job considering it only requires drilling one hole, tightening seven bolts and connecting three wires. However, the instructional videos kind of gloss over the effort required to prep a 50-year-od car with rusty bolts that have every intention of holding the grill and the old hydraulic actuators in place until the end of time. It took one night just to get the grill loose. It took two full evenings of PB Blaster, grinding, fire and the hammer of Thor to finally remove the two actuator pins. Then aligning the headlight doors was an experience within itself. I thought that adjusting the bolts in the grill it would adjust them, but no, you basically just have to slide a screwdriver down and pry them back and forth until they open and close without binding. On night four I finally got to the actual installation fo the electric conversion kit. It went in easily, but chaos ensued the first time I hooked it to the battery. The driver-side motor began flailing wildly the second there was power to the ciruit despite the relay not being connected to anything. This resulted in a blown fuse. On night five I got more fuses and attempted to activate just the passenger headlight door without the driver side plugged in. That resulted in the passenger motor moving wildly without the relay being engaged and another popped fuse. I decided to detach the motors from the headlight covers and plug them both in one more time to see what was going on. Apparently at this point enough magic smoke had escaped the wiring that the motors were no longer under demonic control. They seemed to reset themselves and then work normally with the relay. I re-attached the hoodlight doors and everything worked fine. I definitely suggest plugging in the motors without the doors attached the first time you power them up. Total project time was somewhere in the realm of 10-12 hours. The headlight doors now go up and down with enough purpose, force and speed that they're actually a little scary. If you can convince a carjacker to reach behind the headlight, you could definitely hold him until the cops arrived.

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    • Good fit and alignment
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    • Removing the hydraulic actuator pins
    Reviewed On:
    7/9/2017 
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    Jan 
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    Works great !

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    Reviewed On:
    7/8/2016 
    Author:
    Britni Bakk 
    Location:
    Delta, BC 

    WCCC guys are awesome

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    Had some issues with the sleepy eye syndrome and then eventually the vacuum grill system stopped working. Not good. Instead of chasing cracked cables, rebuilding actuators, replacing solenoids, etc... I decided to go electric; justifying the conversion as a safety enhancement. The actuator and electric replacement vids are very good and are needed. Needed because the instructions that come with the conversion kit are fairly cryptic and do not provide pictures or the 'do this' bits of information that come from Don, Daryl and Junior. The WCCC guys get a 6 out of 5 but the product is a bit below the 5 for two reasons. One - I want to maintain the classic look of the car so I needed to leave the vacuum hoses in place. By doing that I lose the clean access holes and had to run the cables under the valance and into front cable tray. The connectors where too big to go through the access holes. I maybe able to figure out how to make this work later.......? Two - no idea why a hole has to be drilled for the third bolt on the passenger side when 2 bolts work for the driver's side. But, man, when the grills go up and down without the engine running, there were HIGH 5s all around.

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    Reviewed On:
    5/24/2016 
    Author:
    Fabio 
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia 

    Electric Headlight Motors

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    Great product that allows the headlight covers to operate correctly and in sync, no lag between l/h or r/h covers. Also allows engine bay to be cleaner & neater (no vacuum hoses).

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    • easy%20to%20fit
    • %20more%20reliable%20product.
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    Reviewed On:
    2/12/2016 
    Author:
    Jeffrey 
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    Easy to install,and it is so nice that it makes it possible to keep the headlight doors even with the grille. Looks so much better!

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