Hello, I joined Mercury Cougar.net in January of this year. Three years ago I bought a 68 cougar XR7 with 302. I will post pictures as soon as my wife gets home with our camera. It started life as a 302 2 barrel, but has since had a 4 barrel carburetor installed. This car has been sitting for approximately seven years now. My Major question is, where should I start before trying to get this cat back on the highways of Arizona again. (Read the wife is tired of having it in the garage). I have done some reading on the forums and it seems from what I read I should be replacing basically the whole fuel system so nothing gets messed up with the varnish from the REALLY old gas that is in the tank. I drove the car home from the previous owners house, but I have not run the car aside from starting it a few times since. One thing is it smokes really badly, what should I be looking at as the cause of this?