Yeah, thats a lot of money for the wrong end of the car. The best thing you could say about it for autocross is it might push the COG down a bit. I might consider it for my imaginary run at the Bonneville 130 club, but not for your purposes.
Pull out the sunroof and glue a sheet of Lexan down over the hole?
Or I imagine it would probably be possible to come up with some kind of clamp that screws to the runner mounting points on the roof and clamps to the ceiling maybe?
I still fancy the idea of making a mold of the roof and just making an entire carbon fiber roof although I haven't found the inspiration to pull the windsheild out and get a cougar shaped hot tub the next time it rains.
Re: sunroof - the main thing holding me back is just the sealing aspect. The sunroof doesn't seal 100%; that's why there are drip trays and drain lines all around it. It's designed to leak, and for the leaks to be carried off down the pillars. So if I pull the tracks and stuff, that would eliminate the drains, so I have to seal it 100%, which will probably never work. And it would probably get REALLY MESSY.
Yeah I got the 8 Black. Supposedly anything from 5-on has GPS capability built in, you just have to export the videos through their awful "GoPro Quik" app to make the overlays. Once that's done you can pull them into iMovie or Premiere or whatever and edit them for real. I'm pretty jazzed to see how it goes.
RELATED NOTE - anybody who wants to buy a really good used GoPro, I'm selling my old one for $100. GoPro Hero+ LCD, which is halfway between a 4 and a 5. Doesn't have GPS capability, so that's why I replaced it. Otherwise it's tip-top. Sells for $200 on Amazon these days. Comes with everything you see here:
Yeah the GoPro mobile app is okay, but their desktop app is the worst piece of junk ever. You can only export 30 or 60 second clips. And they try to throw their ridiculous happy music over everything, so you have to take the time to actually go in and turn it off. Truly awful; hopefully the outcry will force them to make something actually useful.
Rolled up to a cars and coffee, parked next to my friends eclipse gst, quite a few people thought it was an eclipse at first, but you already know what sounded better new dual exhaust coming in tomorrow though.
With the engine out I sprayed down the bay with scrubbing bubbles to get rid of some gunk and dirt. After some light agitation w/a brush it came out pretty good. Smells better than that other stuff that really lingers and smells chemically.
Also resprayed the headers with Zycot aerosol thermal paint. Gonna put the color coat on (Porsche grey) this week and let them bake in the 90* heat coming this week.
They were pretty backed up so they said about 3 weeks till they can get to it. In that time I've been fixing things like replacing the control arms, ac dryer and condenser, paint touch-ups in the engine bay, etc.
I'll edit my profile soon and get rid of the generic R. I just wanted to throw this out there and get anyone's opinion!
I'm a complete newbie in this forum, since I just got my Cougar yesterday! It's a 1999 with the V6 engine and 133K on it. A buddy and I towed it out of a relative's side yard where it had been sitting for five years. I spent today pumping water out of the spare tire well. What a horrible smell! From what I saw online, it sounds like the rear wiper grommet leaks when it gets this old, or the seal around the edge. I'll be checking that out soon.
The paint is a little faded, and the owner hit a deer and beat up the front bumper and grill, but there is NO RUST on the body anywhere other than under the top of the hatchback between the hinges. The interior is decent as well. It wouldn't fire up (it tried to catch a couple of times), but I think that's due to bad gas. I plan to jump the relay and pump it all out tomorrow, if the weather holds.
So... should I junk this car or should I keep it and rehab it? It was free to me; they just wanted it off their property. I even have the title. Any suggestions or warnings about this car? I was thinking about giving it to my daughter after I repaint it, but... as I'm working on it, I get the feeling it might be a really good car. Opinions? TIA!
Rehab it! But drain and clean the fuel tank before trying to run it again...unless you want to spend a bunch of time working on the fuel system.
I have a motorhome project that has gone very slowly because I was too lazy to just drain the fuel tank and clean it from the start, and the gunk got in all of the system. I've now repaired or replaced everything but the fuel lines and fuel rail in that thing because of it. I just got the final component back the other day - I had to pull the injectors and have them refurbished. Hopefully, once I reinstall them, the motorhome will run correctly!
I finally found myself a rust free car to build the way I always wanted to. :wiggle:
The goal will be to build it into a great GT car for road trips to the "destination roads" around the country. This car should be comfortable enough to sit in for a week at a time, but still fun enough to flog...
Welp, I've had enough of sulking in my corner, wishing upon a star. so y'all get to watch me squirm under financial considerations until this gets done.
Current situation : Daily driving a '99 Toyota Corolla, 5-speed, 329,000 kms, terminal rust everywhere. new slave and hard lines on the way...
I'm new to the forum and to Cougars in general, but I'm happy to be here. I just picked up a 2001 Cougar 2.5 with a manual with the specific purpose of building an amateur Rallycross car. It's my first time doing anything like this but it's a long time dream.
All I've done so far is...
So what do I do in the middle of a pandemic? I look for a project car! Go figure. Anyway, I'd scanned Craigslist for weeks for something interesting. I'd found a non-running '78 MG Midget for $1300 but was weary as I had a '78 MGB in high school (class of '84). Between it, the '66 Mustang, and...
I'm parting out a 2000 manual v6, just wondering what parts people may possibly need and I can begin pulling those pieces first, or setting them aside first. It's a 2000 manual v6 car. let me know what you're looking for and I'll start putting that stuff together first.
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