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  1. Brand new member - first post - some general wiring questions (wiring from scratch?)

    Classic Cougar Tech
    Hi All, Brand new member here. Owned 2 1969 cougars back in my youth and just picked up a solid project car (69 XR7 Convertible). Bought this car from a guy who inherited it from a deceased family member. He knew nothing of mechanics and was paying a guy to re-wire it (not sure why - the...
  2. 196 Cougar XR7 Console Wiring Diagram

    Classic Cougar Tech
    Trying to add a console to my 69 XR7. The wiring harness for the console looks pretty complex for something that only has a cigarette lighter as the only electrical component. The 69 wiring diagram manual doesn't show any wiring diagrams for the console. Can anybody point to a wiring diagram...
  3. harness coming from firewall near master cylinder

    Classic Cougar Tech
    Quick question; The harness that's coming out of the firewall near the master cylinder had a few wires coming out of it. 2 wires are a light blue with red stripe, mine are simply spliced together for some reason. Where do they go?
  4. New Alt and Amp light still on

    Classic Cougar Tech
    When the amp light is on, does that indicate over-charge or under-charge, or either? In other words does the light turn on when the voltage/amp is out of the envelope? Amp light came on after starting and driving the car more in two weeks than it has in ten years. Figured it went out. New alt...
  5. Issue #2 Convertible Top and windows not operational

    Classic Cougar Tech
    I'm hoping this is just a fuse issue, but I cannot seem to locate a fuse diagram anywhere. Chiltons book is no help. Does anyone know which fuse this would be? Thank you in advance!
  6. 67 cougar ignition wiring

    Classic Cougar Tech
    I need help from everyone about the wiring for the ignition. I have two 67 cougars. One I have had for over 10 years. The other one for 6 years it was a rolling chassis with a transmission in it and no motor. I am having lots of problems with the wiring. Both the cars have different wiring...
  7. 1970 Wiring Diagram - Tach wires specifically

    Classic Cougar Tech
    I was looking for a wiring diagram for my 1970 XR7. If these are not available, I would like to know: 1. Wire color from the I post of the solenoid to the tach input. 2. Wire color from the tach output to the coil. I understand this may be more than 1 color due to the tungsten resistance...
  8. Full restoration in progress need help on some parts?

    Classic Cougar Bodywork
    I've been working on a 1968 XR7 cougar for awhile and I was wondering where the best place to look for wiring harnesses?
  9. wires fried upon attempted start, engine went clunk, 1968

    Classic Cougar Tech
    After a drive I parked the Cougar for about 5 minutes. I went out to start it again and it started then stalled. I tried again and the engine went clunk, (stopped dead) and smoke started to rise from wiring cooking. Have not got under the car yet to see where the wires were going. They smoke...
  10. Alternator from Taurus to Cougar

    Classic Cougar Tech
    I picked up an alternator from the pick-a-part today from a 96 taurus and the brackets and wiring are pretty straight forward. I'm wondering though, do I have to change to a v-belt set up since the new Alt has a v-belt and the old one has a regular belt. How difficult is it to do? I've...
  11. Instrument cluster removal?

    Classic Cougar Tech
    How do you remove the instrument cluster from a 1973 XR7 Cougar? I have taken out every screw I can find and the cluster doesn’t want to come out. Is there a secret?
  12. Wiring help!!!!!

    Classic Cougar Tech
    my radio wires have been cut and i want to install an after market radio. wht wires are my power wires
  13. Wires with ignition wire - 68 STD

    Classic Cougar Tech
    Hi. I've got a '68 standard and am trying to identifiy a couple of wires that I think were disconnected by a previous owner. There is a flat, 3-wire trailer-hitch style connector under the hood right in front of the firewall on the driver's side. One of the wires runs to the coil so that's...
  14. Learning electrical. Where to start?

    Classic Cougar Tech
    I've realized recently that I'm lacking when it comes to my knowledge base on electrics. And, I'd really like to learn more about modern stuff like LED's, nav system installs, and stuff like that. I can wrench. I can upholster. I can paint. I can even fabricate and weld. I just have a big blind...
  15. Questions on wiring and etc...

    Cougar Community Discussion
    Hey guys once again I am here to ask more questions, thanks to all those who have helped me so far...I really appreciate it!!! I am in the middle of placing a 89GT EFI motor and T5 in my 67 cat and want to know what the best aftermarket wiring harness is out there? I have found a few different...
  16. EFI wiring harness, and fuel lines

    High Performance
    Hey guys once again I am here to ask more questions, thanks to all those who have helped me so far...I really appreciate it!!! I am in the middle of placing a 89GT EFI motor and T5 in my 67 cat and want to know what the best aftermarket wiring harness is out there? I have found a few...
  17. 5.0 EFI into my 67 cougar restomod

    High Performance
    Im trying to figure out the best way to install a 89 5.0(with EFI) and T5 tranny in my 67 cougar. if anyone has any suggestions on --headers- long vs short and/or brands? (it is man. steering)? --any easy or universal wiring harnesses(priced easy that is)? --inline fuel pumps or in...
  18. 5.0 EFI into my 67 cougar restomod

    High Performance
    Im trying to figure out the best way to install a 89 5.0(with EFI) and T5 tranny in my 67 cougar. if anyone has any suggestions on --headers- long vs short and/or brands? (it is man. steering)? --any easy or universal wiring harnesses(priced easy that is)? --inline fuel pumps or in...
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