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by ClawIt
20 Oct 2018, 14:43
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Found R-Code 1968 Cougar Today
Replies: 242
Views: 7031

Re: Found R-Code 1968 Cougar Today

Between this and the MU GTE I've been eating a lot of popcorn!
by ClawIt
20 Oct 2018, 14:33
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Engine and trans question
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Engine and trans question

My trans guy says find a 67 through 71 C6 if you are going to use a 390. Earlier ones had different internals and are harder to find parts. Ford stopped putting 390s in cars after 71.
by ClawIt
19 Oct 2018, 06:22
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: newbie question on what year to buy
Replies: 30
Views: 539

Re: newbie question on what year to buy

Having $30k is the nice part of what to buy, however spending wisely can be an issue. I talked to a Heacock sales guy I know and mentioned having $30k to spend. He confirmed that Cougar prices are on the rise and they have been agreeing on higher covered values. His comments are, the biggest bang fo...
by ClawIt
17 Oct 2018, 08:24
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Oil question
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Re: Oil question

AT-205 Reseal, Lucas Oil treatment, zinc additive, and of course STP high mileage!
by ClawIt
10 Oct 2018, 05:50
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Fuel Level Sending Unit
Replies: 24
Views: 474

Re: Fuel Level Sending Unit

A lot of us have been waiting for the supplier to WCCC and John's Classic to fix the float readings for the XR7 sending unit.
by ClawIt
09 Oct 2018, 06:34
Forum: Classic Cougar Paint and Body
Topic: Primer and seam sealer
Replies: 24
Views: 546

Re: Primer and seam sealer

Like many I've fought the rust battle (Northern Ohio) over the years and no matter how clean the metal was most of the time "rust never sleeps". When Eastwood came out with the first red Encapsulator I saw some hope. I have some 15+ year underbodies that were just sand blasted and then coated with E...
by ClawIt
01 Oct 2018, 05:51
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Found R-Code 1968 Cougar Today
Replies: 242
Views: 7031

Re: Found R-Code 1968 Cougar Today

karguy12 wrote:
13 Sep 2018, 13:37
It was documented that they gave some of their race car drivers a free Cougar so that they would be seen in the cars. It would also make sense that it would be a FAST one!

Fast Eddie Schartman was given a 69 XR-7 CJ loaded by Mercury. It was sold by the family a few years ago.
by ClawIt
20 Sep 2018, 07:03
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018
Replies: 180
Views: 6842

Re: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018

If its a unique car you have to get it looked at if you don't know enough. At the CJ reunion there was a 68 Mustang fastback for sale that sure looked the part of a 68.5 CJ car. Stripes, hood scoop, 4 speed, no console, and a big block with the correct air cleaner. Only the VIN had a J in it. I aske...
by ClawIt
19 Sep 2018, 10:06
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Carb/Vacuum question
Replies: 22
Views: 514

Re: Carb/Vacuum question

I'm thinking that as rpm increases gradually as in cruisein' the manifold vacuum also increases. So it could be a coincidence that the two vacuums are close and you are getting the proper advance. However pedal to the metal would cause a drastic drop in manifold vacuum and when you really need the a...