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by Royce
Today, 16:04
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 390 GT fuel bowl vent
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: 390 GT fuel bowl vent

I don't recall there being any specs for that. It needs to be open at idle and closed above idle. Holley simply did away with it in later years as it had little impact on performance but did cause fuel to evaporate from the primary float bowl when the car was hot, which added evaporative emissions. ...
by Royce
Today, 16:01
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 428 CJ N heads
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: 428 CJ N heads

It requires a very competent machinist as there is zero room for error. If they don't need new seats I wouldn't add them. If the exhaust valves are sunk in the head then there is no other solution.
by Royce
Today, 07:43
Forum: The Garage
Topic: There was worse hair in the 70s, but no worse pants.
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: There was worse hair in the 70s, but no worse pants.

I had some yellow blue and white striped bell bottoms back then. I think my pants were worse! Thankfully if there were any photos they do not exist today.

That medium green metallic paint looked good when it was new and shiny.
by Royce
Yesterday, 11:13
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Increasing HP
Replies: 13
Views: 203

Re: Increasing HP

I've done this swap three times. I always have used the existing C4. Results have been amazing. I wouldn't use a C6 or an FMX in place of the C4. What trani do you currently have on the 289?. A lot of the 351W's came with FMX automatics to handle the HP with the higher performance "larger" small blo...
by Royce
Yesterday, 09:29
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Interpreting Deluxe Marti Report
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: Interpreting Deluxe Marti Report

It looks like 3266 standard Cougars had the black paint code. That would included any other interior options for a standard Cougar IMHO. In any case, the black / black color combination is far more popular today than it was when your car was new. Car buyers today do not want cars that have colors, t...
by Royce
Yesterday, 07:43
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Rear Air Shocks?
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Rear Air Shocks?

Even with air shocks if the tires are too wide, which you say they are, they are going to scrape the wheel wells when entering steep driveways, or backing out of them. The floor will crack where the shocks attach. This area was never designed for additional load imposed by air shocks. You should do ...
by Royce
Yesterday, 07:39
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Increasing HP
Replies: 13
Views: 203

Re: Increasing HP

Have to agree with Leon. Instant 100 horsepower upgrade, with an extra 100 ft - lb of torque. It bolts in and fits. Anything that you could buy for a 289 will produce better results on a 351W.
by Royce
22 Mar 2019, 16:09
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Slow crank, no start electrical short
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Slow crank, no start electrical short

Auto part stores will test your starter for free. Take to to them. See what's up.
by Royce
22 Mar 2019, 11:56
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Knocking noise from front end
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Knocking noise from front end

Make sure all the lug nuts are tight.
by Royce
22 Mar 2019, 11:52
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Interpreting Deluxe Marti Report
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: Interpreting Deluxe Marti Report

Yes it is one of 966 built in the identical black interior trim and black exterior color combination. There would have been of course another amount of black 1967 Cougars with either of the other two (more if you include Comfort Weave materials) black standard interior choices. And there would of co...