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Body/Appearance/Interior / Front fender arch insulation
Had to access the washer fluid tank on my '88 XR7, so out came the inner wheel well liner(if you have a better way to access the tank, I'm all ears, what a PITA).  As everyone knows, one little project uncovers 6 more.....when the liner came out, I discovered it had what appears to be bagged cellulose insulation on top......that the critters have destroyed/depleted in 32 years. 

Question is, are people remedying this by refilling and taping the bag up, or just letting it ride as is??

Misc Tech / Re: Throttle to gas pedal cable
Is this the cure for a "binding" pedal?  Seems I have to mash the pedal pretty hard on first starting, before putting in gear, to "break" it loose.  It's fine after that, until it sits a good while again. 
LEADS on T-Bird/Cougar Stuff For Sale / Re: 88 TC T-bird on Bring a Trailer "16k miles".....
I dunno, lots fishy about it, to me.  Front left corner lamp, seats, dash, horn button.  In one of the hood photos, looks like it was re-sprayed at some point.  I'm not a 'bird guy, so not sure where this one will end.  It's already past what I would have paid, though.

The blue one that ended yesterday with 37k miles was stellar in comparison.
User Rides / Re: The Distraction
Also thinking about a modern double-din stereo, since I don't have the EQ.........any info people have discovered on that would be appreciated.......
User Rides / Re: The Distraction
For now, sort out the issues with the oil leak and a/c.  Someone also painted the intake with chrome paint that looks like azz now, so I'll remedy that.  May see if a paintless place can pop some of the more egregious dings out.

Other than that, the plan is to enjoy a long time desired car!

Oh, may replace shocks.....tended to "float" quite a bit.
User Rides / The Distraction
My '88 finally arrived from New Hampshire, and the first thing I did was buff n wax to remove(or at least temporarily hide) 32 years of oxidation.  I proudly present, The Distraction, so named, because another friend says it will distract me from working on the '68 it sits beside in the shop!  :shrug:, I'm an equal opportunity slacker, so they'll both be begging for attention!  LOL.
T-Bird/Cougar Parts & Cars WANTED / Re: Iso '88 xr7
:happydance:...... :cougarsmily:  will be here a week from Thursday, so the buddy that has been storing is actually delivering it, just in time for the Shelby Meet in Tulsa.  What a long haul it's been to get to this point!
T-Bird/Cougar Parts & Cars WANTED / Re: Iso '88 xr7
Thanks, can't wait to see it in person.  He's offered to tote it to the "Chocolate Fox" show in Hershey, PA coming up.  That would knock about 10 hours off the haul/drive home.  Contemplating doing that rather than shipping it.  Yours is sharp!
T-Bird/Cougar Parts & Cars WANTED / Re: Iso '88 xr7
Oh, GLORY, the search is over.........picked up an early '88 XR7 this weekend.  Actually, a buddy picked it up for me in NH.  Now, to get it to OK..........
T-Bird/Cougar Parts & Cars WANTED / Re: Iso '88 xr7
Bump to top.......Still looking.  A bit more seriously now, as my 14 year old advised he wants a Cougar as his DD in two years........mmmmm, OKAY!  (He actually wants my '68, but not happening).