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Offline 67gtasanjose

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Re: source for 67 oval rubber plugs
« Reply #45 on: June 07, 2017, 03:19:26 PM »
I would be inclined to believe this is a prime example of an owner induced modification, function unknown.
Jim

I would be inclined to disagree. These examples pictured are COUGARS. (again, for mounting of the headlamp assemblies) The later 67 or 68 version basically matches this early 67 version example for function-ability, excepting the differences accounted for in the radiator support changes. Obviously, the design would have issues when attempting to unbolt the headlamp assembly. Rusty fasteners would no doubt spin the carriage bolt (early design) so Lincoln Mercury updated the design and the radiator supports accordingly.

We sure have chased this rabbit far from the OP's question of "source" for the oval plugs!
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Offline jwc66k

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Re: source for 67 oval rubber plugs
« Reply #46 on: June 07, 2017, 05:03:40 PM »
I would be inclined to disagree. These examples pictured are COUGARS.
We sure have chased this rabbit far from the OP's question of "source" for the oval plugs!
I agree on both points (now). I would like to see a Cougar's headlight installation, just for reference.
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Re: source for 67 oval rubber plugs
« Reply #47 on: June 08, 2017, 01:46:37 PM »
My findings show the change for Dearborn cars between 4th week of February 1967 and first week of March 1967.
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Re: source for oval rubber plugs
« Reply #48 on: June 10, 2017, 06:33:02 PM »
Like most things 1967 and really best practice we need to look at unrestored cars to make a determination of an approximate change over.  That needs to be done at all three assembly plants...
Here's another data point for you John...

1967 390 Convertible, Built on Sept. 22, 1966 at San Jose.

Oval holes...

1967 390 GTA Convertible
7R03S110###
76B - V - 6U - 30J - 72 - 1 - U