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by xr7g428
Yesterday, 10:54
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Increasing HP
Replies: 11
Views: 166

Re: Increasing HP

Another route is to put a lower rear axle ratio in it (3.89) and add an AOD to keep it highway capable.
by xr7g428
22 Mar 2019, 16:47
Forum: Ride of the Month
Topic: April 2019 Ride of the Month Nominations are now open!
Replies: 0
Views: 50

April 2019 Ride of the Month Nominations are now open!

Please make an effort to let the nominees know they have been nominated and make sure they are interested in participating. If they are not interested PLEASE DO NOT NOMINATE THEM. Thanks! This thread is where you will put nominations for the April 2019 Ride of the Month! All you need to do is to ide...
by xr7g428
21 Mar 2019, 15:04
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: $6 and 20 Minutes and my 67 Grille lines up PERFECT!
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: $6 and 20 Minutes and my 67 Grille lines up PERFECT!

We need more detail! How did you apply the heat and how did you know the temp?
by xr7g428
19 Mar 2019, 18:12
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Knocking Question
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Knocking Question

If it is coming from deep in the engine you have rod knock... not good.
by xr7g428
19 Mar 2019, 18:11
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Seat Foam
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Seat Foam

Pretty much every Cougar owner ends up with a shelf full of Mustang parts that "should" fit a Cougar but don't. When you see a Mustang vendor listing Cougar as an application be very careful. Any body need parts kits for 9" rear brake rebuilds? They were listed for Cougars with 9" rear axles...
by xr7g428
16 Mar 2019, 15:41
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Low Fuel Thermistor Troubleshooting
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Low Fuel Thermistor Troubleshooting

The bullet is soldered in place. It takes a powerful soldering iron to unsolder that 50 year joint.
by xr7g428
15 Mar 2019, 23:19
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Low Fuel Thermistor Troubleshooting
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Low Fuel Thermistor Troubleshooting

Modern gas with methanol combines with water to produce sulfuric acid. The acid eats the thermistor. The good replacement thermistor is no longer available. I have found a replacement that is made in Taiwan and I have 500 on order.
by xr7g428
15 Mar 2019, 17:35
Forum: Ride of the Month
Topic: The March 2019 Ride of the Month is Melissa and Ray Shereda's '68 Standard CRZYCAT
Replies: 12
Views: 351

The March 2019 Ride of the Month is Melissa and Ray Shereda's '68 Standard CRZYCAT

Better the second time around... 800|523|2019|4772.jpg Melissa Shereda hasn't always been the Crazy Cat Lady. She did not start out driving a Cougar in High School. Instead, she had a tricked out Baja Bug. It wasn't until later in life, following a divorce when she needed a car to drive, that Melis...
by xr7g428
13 Mar 2019, 10:45
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: What am I doing wrong? Won't start/idle...
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: What am I doing wrong? Won't start/idle...

First starts are incredibly hectic: you are trying to keep it running well enough to get the timing set and the carb idle air mix set and of course the engine is dead cold to start with so the choke is kicked in. I recommend that you have your timing light hooked up, if running points, a dwell / Tac...