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so Ive really enjoyed taking apart this car. I have learned a lot so far and its just begun..

tonight I have a few issues/questions, and thanks in advance for any help

1 - I removed the sound dampening material under the carpets to paint the floor boards, how do I glue the sound dampener back down to the new paint ? they seem oil based so not sure what type of glue would be best, figured spray adhesive but not sure.

2 i have a water leak by the passenger side firewall, it runs into floor board and caused rot, Im repairing the rot but I would like to fixe the leak since Im getting new carpets. is this a common leak spot, I had water on the old carpet when I washed the car for the first time and have not washed it since...

3 the driver seat is not parallel with the dash board. The passenger seat is perfect, the drivers seat seems skewed, i removed the seats hoping to understand why or how its crooked, but the bolts on the seat bottom seem to be in the correct position, is there any adjustment in the seat ?

4 The car came with a aftermarket CD player under the original AM radio, i want to get the old radio working again, I hope its still working. It has 4 wires coming out of the back of the unit. 2 black wires 1 yellow and 1 blue wire. I know one is ignition power and one is ground but not sure what is what.

Again thanks for any input
 

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My leak there came from the top of the windshield down to the carpet. Spray a bunch of water up there and see if you can follow the track down the windshield.

I'll try to attach some radio pics
 

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On garage squad, they used "Ducting" insulation, for heating/air
in the home. It has a clued backing... thought that was neat.
Water could be from the vent in front of the window, the drain
might be pluged. get inside the car, with flash light and have a friend
turn the hose on the lower part of the window, if not water shows
move the hose up the A pillar, then to the top of the window..
In my 74 Dart, my clove box would get water in it... drove me nuts.
If you pulled the seat, make sure the frame did not bend or break..
Radio... be careful... can fry them very easy. there are many
shops that will restore them $250 -500. is it AM/FM
you don't want to turn it on for long if it is not working
you could do an ohm check.
My first car was a 68 cougar, I really liked the Cougar it has
a very nice look to it..
When I bought mine, I was 17, my Dad took me to an auction
and we walked around until I found the car I liked which was
a Aston Martin, remember this was 1969 I could have bought it
for $3000, But Dad would not let me buy it, or the 67 cougar XR7
sitting next to it...oh well
Good luck.... BTW I understand that new Ford 7.3 could
Fit in the engine bay...
 

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On garage squad, they used "Ducting" insulation, for heating/air
in the home. It has a clued backing... thought that was neat.
Water could be from the vent in front of the window, the drain
might be pluged. get inside the car, with flash light and have a friend
turn the hose on the lower part of the window, if not water shows
move the hose up the A pillar, then to the top of the window..
In my 74 Dart, my clove box would get water in it... drove me nuts.
If you pulled the seat, make sure the frame did not bend or break..
Radio... be careful... can fry them very easy. there are many
shops that will restore them $250 -500. is it AM/FM
you don't want to turn it on for long if it is not working
you could do an ohm check.
My first car was a 68 cougar, I really liked the Cougar it has
a very nice look to it..
When I bought mine, I was 17, my Dad took me to an auction
and we walked around until I found the car I liked which was
a Aston Martin, remember this was 1969 I could have bought it
for $3000, But Dad would not let me buy it, or the 67 cougar XR7
sitting next to it...oh well
Good luck.... BTW I understand that new Ford 7.3 could
Fit in the engine bay...
thanks for thr input to everyone.

I pulled the heating system and inspected the cowl well, it was solid, I can now start with the water testing. its nice having the heater out, I can get a real good look now.

if its the windsheild how do you fix it ?

thanks
 
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