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by badcatt
Today, 12:30
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: What factory build mistakes have you seen on Cougars?
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: What factory build mistakes have you seen on Cougars?

I had a 69 Standard hard top that had 2 locations in the trunk for the spair tire J hook to be held in place. One it the correct location for a hard top under the package tray and one where a convertible would have one on edge of the right hand drop off. That one had had the hoop cut off. Are you s...
by badcatt
Today, 09:29
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: What factory build mistakes have you seen on Cougars?
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: What factory build mistakes have you seen on Cougars?

I had a 69 Standard hard top that had 2 locations in the trunk for the spair tire J hook to be held in place. One it the correct location for a hard top under the package tray and one where a convertible would have one on edge of the right hand drop off. That one had had the hoop cut off.
by badcatt
17 Oct 2018, 00:31
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: 70 351C-4V Traction Improvement
Replies: 14
Views: 298

Re: 70 351C-4V Traction Improvement

With my CRS that is most likely the correct numbers. You can cut the RPMs with taller tires and a speedometer calibration too. But you will cut your of the line performance too. Best of both worlds is to get deeper gears and a overdrive transmission of some sort. But a manual shiftier is just so mu...
by badcatt
16 Oct 2018, 12:59
Forum: Classic Cougars for Sale
Topic: 1973 Cougar Convertible / 1 owner / 62270 original miles
Replies: 19
Views: 526

Re: 1973 Cougar Convertible / 1 owner / 62270 original miles

Don Rush wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 12:24
How do you like his tricky valve that converts it from single to dual exhaust with a button on the dash?
I was wondering what that was...
by badcatt
15 Oct 2018, 12:00
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: 70 351C-4V Traction Improvement
Replies: 14
Views: 298

Re: 70 351C-4V Traction Improvement

I'm getting about 3000 rpm at 60 mph. The 3.00 ratio calculates to about 2400 rpm at 60 mph. I'll need to jack up one rear wheel, put in neutral, mark the wheel and the drive shaft, and count rev's. I probably need to check the tachometer calibration as well. I'm not certain on prior owner modifica...
by badcatt
14 Oct 2018, 21:03
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: 70 351C-4V Traction Improvement
Replies: 14
Views: 298

Re: 70 351C-4V Traction Improvement

Then you should not be cranking the R's up to much at 70. They were built to cruse at 70 with stock E 70 or F 70 X 14" tires. I don't recall exactly what it was in my White 70 when it still had the FMX in her. But not much over 2400 at 70 if I recall correctly. But who drives speed limit on the free...
by badcatt
14 Oct 2018, 19:00
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 70 passenger window dropped - advice
Replies: 16
Views: 306

Re: 70 passenger window dropped - advice

If you have a early build 70 you will have glue in glass. August and part of September built Cougars got glue in glass. If you should brake it and want to stay built correct you will need 70 glue in glass. It is not the same as 69 glue in glass.
by badcatt
14 Oct 2018, 18:57
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: 70 351C-4V Traction Improvement
Replies: 14
Views: 298

Re: 70 351C-4V Traction Improvement

I don't know what you have now. But 3.25 should be ok. I ran that behind a mild 351c 4v before and it was livable imho. My 351w 70 XR-7 has a T5-Z and I run a ate of 3.50 gears. But it is not comparable to a FMX Automatic.
by badcatt
14 Oct 2018, 15:14
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: 70 351C-4V Traction Improvement
Replies: 14
Views: 298

Re: 70 351C-4V Traction Improvement

xr7g428 wrote:
14 Oct 2018, 14:14
You need a limited slip differential. That will solve the problem and be more fun when you do spin a tire.
Big differencewith traction loc or the like limited slip rear. Also look at what gear ratio you have and may be upgrade that at the same time
by badcatt
13 Oct 2018, 09:28
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Found R-Code 1968 Cougar Today
Replies: 196
Views: 5923

Re: Found R-Code 1968 Cougar Today

This car is now up to $11K. And climbing... I hope it gets a good restoration.