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by Pat86004
25 May 2018, 08:24
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Opinions on a C8AE 8425-A intake for my 390
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Opinions on a C8AE 8425-A intake for my 390

I'm gonna go pick it up today, dr o my best to get it clean, then assemble everything this weekend. After that, just gotta get all the belt driven stuff, and I will be ready to swap.
by Pat86004
23 May 2018, 13:13
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Opinions on a C8AE 8425-A intake for my 390
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Opinions on a C8AE 8425-A intake for my 390

Money has been a little tight as of late, but I almost have my 390 built for my car, and I have an opportunity to pick up one of these intakes cheap to finish the project. It wouldn't be a permanent arrangement, eventually I'd like to go to an aluminum dual plane, probably a performer rpm. Is this a...
by Pat86004
15 Mar 2018, 07:57
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Get my block back Friday
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: Get my block back Friday

I don't, the machinist I've been working with has been feeding me suggestions on parts and such. He really knows his stuff, and is responsible for several screaming fe motors. So I've been just kinda following his lead. Intake is the last major part I need.....but my inner cheapskate isn't letting m...
by Pat86004
14 Mar 2018, 22:01
Forum: Parts Wanted
Topic: 390 Valve covers
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: 390 Valve covers

I've got a set of painted ones that I might part with.
by Pat86004
14 Mar 2018, 21:53
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Get my block back Friday
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Get my block back Friday

It took some time, but I finally get my 390 block back on Friday all ready to rock and roll. Bored +20, crank -10, got myself some new flat top pistons that will be making about 10.5:1 compression, and a cam on the way. The heads should follow pretty shortly after. Pretty excited to start building m...
by Pat86004
13 Mar 2018, 16:17
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 68 rear shocks?
Replies: 25
Views: 1215

Re: 68 rear shocks?

I just went to oreilly and bought a set of shocks......they seem to be the correct length, bolted right in, and greatly improved the ride.
by Pat86004
06 Mar 2018, 21:14
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Headers
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: Headers

I put patriot clippsters on my 302, totally painless. It took me like an hour to install them by myself.
by Pat86004
01 Mar 2018, 21:06
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 390 brackets
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: 390 brackets

As long as they function I'll be happy. I can worry about making it correct later.....Or not at all.
by Pat86004
01 Mar 2018, 20:22
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 390 brackets
Replies: 3
Views: 210

390 brackets

I should be getting my 390 block back any day to start assembly. Then it will be time to put it in my 68. I don't know why this never occoured to me until now, but will the brackets for power steering pump alternator etc from the 73 pickup the engine came from work....Or will I need to find differen...
by Pat86004
12 Feb 2018, 19:11
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Header identification
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: Header identification

I think I found out what they are. It appears that they may be old cyclone headers that don't really fit anything, but with a torch and hammer can be made to fit several things, including the cougar. Huge savings!