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by badcatt
Yesterday, 12:00
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: 70 351C-4V Traction Improvement
Replies: 10
Views: 168

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: 10
Views: 168

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: 7
Views: 147

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: 10
Views: 168

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: 10
Views: 168

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: 170
Views: 4945

Re: Found R-Code 1968 Cougar Today

This car is now up to $11K. And climbing... I hope it gets a good restoration.
by badcatt
11 Oct 2018, 16:58
Forum: Polls
Topic: Rocker Mouldings - Yea or Nay
Replies: 22
Views: 1237

Re: Rocker Mouldings - Yea or Nay

Local Hero wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 14:11
mo2872 wrote:
11 Oct 2018, 13:01
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You'll have to excuse the irony here......
Just a little Jerry Garcia humor/
by badcatt
11 Oct 2018, 16:55
Forum: Polls
Topic: Rocker Mouldings - Yea or Nay
Replies: 22
Views: 1237

Re: Rocker Mouldings - Yea or Nay

I need to get with Dave and take more pictures of his Cougar. This one is from Prowl.
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by badcatt
09 Oct 2018, 10:56
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Cranks but no start !
Replies: 18
Views: 271

Re: Cranks but no start !

I replaced the coil, neutral safety switch and Pertronix ignitor. Still nothing ! I’m getting fuel, but no spark at all. Could the regulator be the problem ? No. Check for voltage at the coil. Check between the + terminal and ground, first with the key on and then have someone crank the engine over...
by badcatt
09 Oct 2018, 10:53
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: What is wrong with the pictures
Replies: 10
Views: 377

Re: What is wrong with the pictures

The air cleaner on it looks to me to be from a 66/67 Fairlane or Comet.