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by Royce
Yesterday, 22:42
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: 427 v. 428
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: 427 v. 428

I have owned both and driven them at the drag strip. Virtually identical performance. The 427 is beefier so it would take more abuse without damage.
by Royce
Yesterday, 17:44
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Scottsdale Auction Week 2019 - Fantasy Bid
Replies: 44
Views: 944

Re: Scottsdale Auction Week 2019 - Fantasy Bid

I never understand why anyone would bring a run of the mill car to a off day of a super expensive auction.
by Royce
15 Jan 2019, 16:26
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Synthetic oil for 302?
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: Synthetic oil for 302?

Personally I use Valvoline VR-1. It has the same ZDDP that it has always had, which is to say a lot. It is sold at every Wal Mart in the country for $24 / 5 quart jug. You can't buy any better oil for your Cougar. It comes in a variety of grades so you can use it in summer or winter.
by Royce
15 Jan 2019, 08:44
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: 68 R Code
Replies: 164
Views: 7899

Re: 68 R Code

Slowly making progress hooking everything up. It may not run until this weekend due to a few key parts still not here.
by Royce
15 Jan 2019, 08:20
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Throttle Linkage
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Throttle Linkage

This is actually a '67 but the same setup is used on a '68.

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by Royce
14 Jan 2019, 15:14
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: Mecum Red GTE Engine Rebuild
Replies: 92
Views: 3998

Re: Mecum Red GTE Engine Rebuild

That's the one that was used on Fairlane / Comet in 68 - 69 and Mustang / Cougar in 69 / 70.

Forgot to add, the alternator fan should be zinc dichromate, not black.
by Royce
14 Jan 2019, 15:12
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: 68 R Code
Replies: 164
Views: 7899

Re: 68 R Code

Here's a link:

http://www.scottfullerreproductions.com ... 594567.htm
proford1 wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 11:04
Royce who made the exhaust system you are using?
Mike
by Royce
14 Jan 2019, 09:12
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: Mecum Red GTE Engine Rebuild
Replies: 92
Views: 3998

Re: Mecum Red GTE Engine Rebuild

Looks pretty good. A couple things could be better:
1. Power brake booster line is the '69 type. In '68 that line is simpler, straighter.
2. Fuel pump looks like a low performance AC type
3. Oil pressure sending unit looks like maybe an electric aftermarket under dash gage?
by Royce
13 Jan 2019, 21:39
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Mecum lot F179 1969 428SCJ
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Mecum lot F179 1969 428SCJ

Congratulations to the seller. I watched the recording of Friday’s auction tonight. Amazing sell price considering the smog equipment was missing and it had a Hurst shifter.
by Royce
13 Jan 2019, 16:21
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Synthetic oil for 302?
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: Synthetic oil for 302?

The owner's manual will tell you what oil grade to use for any given temperature. The only way a synthetic oil makes sense is if you put lots of mileage on a vehicle in a short calendar period. Otherwise you get no benefit, because you should change oil at least annually to get rid of accumulated mo...