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by Royce
Yesterday, 12:57
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Difference between brass distribution blocks?
Replies: 21
Views: 244

Re: Difference between brass distribution blocks?

Volume affects how fast the pedal can be pushed. It won't affect brake line pressure. Line pressure is what lets you lock up the brakes. Or not.
by Royce
Yesterday, 10:44
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Difference between brass distribution blocks?
Replies: 21
Views: 244

Re: Difference between brass distribution blocks?

A lot of the aftermarket stuff is under engineered. I doubt the distribution block holes have anything to do with the problem. You need more pressure, not more volume. Find out what the master cylinder ID is, that will be key to fixing this. If you suspect the distribution block you can easily bypas...
by Royce
Yesterday, 06:31
Forum: '67 '68 Parts for Sale
Topic: possible early cobra jet block on Craigslist
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: possible early cobra jet block on Craigslist

All 50 of the 135 cars went down the line December 30, 1967. There were a few pre - production cars built in January 1968, both Cougar and Mustang. I don't know for sure but I expect a handful of Cyclones and Torino's with the 428CJ would also have been built for press usage and display. The block t...
by Royce
13 Nov 2018, 14:43
Forum: Parts Wanted
Topic: WTB: 68 Vinyl Top Stainless Retainer Strips
Replies: 16
Views: 417

Re: WTB: 68 Vinyl Top Stainless Retainer Strips

I don't know if there is a Cougar TSB. You would think so. Someone posted the Mustang one over on the Concours Mustang site. I have all of them at home, just need to check.
by Royce
13 Nov 2018, 14:28
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Aftermarket Rack and Pinion Steering
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: Aftermarket Rack and Pinion Steering

Is that with the engine running or off? The power steering takes up about 1/2" of play when pressure is applied. With the engine off there is 1/2" play at the pitman arm, which translates into a lot of play at the wheel. I have heard the same thing also, you're better off adjusting or replacing the ...
by Royce
13 Nov 2018, 14:19
Forum: Parts Wanted
Topic: WTB: 68 Vinyl Top Stainless Retainer Strips
Replies: 16
Views: 417

Re: WTB: 68 Vinyl Top Stainless Retainer Strips

There was a TSB for Mustangs to add the rivets to cars with a customer complaint of the strips coming out. I have seen some Cougars with and some without, seemingly random dates of manufacture. Had not thought of which plant. I just found out I have a 68 with them still in place. Riveted on both end...
by Royce
13 Nov 2018, 13:57
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Difference between brass distribution blocks?
Replies: 21
Views: 244

Re: Difference between brass distribution blocks?

Here's a nice article on line pressure vs master cylinder bore size:

https://www.markwilliams.com/braketech.html
by Royce
13 Nov 2018, 13:56
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Difference between brass distribution blocks?
Replies: 21
Views: 244

Re: Difference between brass distribution blocks?

You may not have enough line pressure. A different diameter master cylinder may be needed. I assume you mean 20 inches of mercury at the booster right? Thanks Royce. That is the issue, my brakes won't lock up at all. I come to a rolling stop Is the best I can get. From maybe 60 MPH, it takes me 4-5 ...
by Royce
13 Nov 2018, 10:13
Forum: '67 '68 Parts for Sale
Topic: possible early cobra jet block on Craigslist
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: possible early cobra jet block on Craigslist

It's too early to be a CJ block, unless you have one of the prototype 135 series Mustangs. Remember, there is no such thing as a special Cobra Jet block. The markings on that block are the same as any 428 Police car, a 428 T-Bird, or that of granny's 428-4V station wagon. Or a GT500 (not KR) Shelby.