And so it begins...

Make your Cougar run faster, handle better, and jump higher... okay maybe not jump higher. If you feel the need for speed, this is the place.
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Post by DaveK » 10 Apr 2018, 06:13

ssava wrote:
10 Apr 2018, 05:37
This is cool.
Can I ask? What is the benefit of switching from carburetor to EFI?
No need to waste time tuning a carb by changing jets, accelerator pumps, etc. EFI tuning is done electronically. EFI generally has a broader torque curve. Easier cold starting with an EFI.

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Post by ssava » 10 Apr 2018, 07:00

DaveK wrote:
10 Apr 2018, 06:13
ssava wrote:
10 Apr 2018, 05:37
This is cool.
Can I ask? What is the benefit of switching from carburetor to EFI?
No need to waste time tuning a carb by changing jets, accelerator pumps, etc. EFI tuning is done electronically. EFI generally has a broader torque curve. Easier cold starting with an EFI.
Cool. Thanks.
"Esmerelda"
'67 Cougar XR7 purchased September, 2017 to work on with my twin (14) year old boys
Franklin, TN

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Post by mfc133 » 10 Apr 2018, 08:14

Nice! Looking forward to hear how it runs with the sniper efi.
-Mike

1968 Cougar Standard, 302 4V, auto, Madras Blue

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Post by JETEXAS » 12 Apr 2018, 15:17

Really looking forward to hearing how this all went together and finding out how the car performs once it's installed. I know several people who have purchased the kit, but not a single one has gotten it installed yet.
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Post by DaveK » 25 Apr 2018, 05:55

Managed to get the fuel pump wired up and the fuel return line connected last night.

Next up - O2 sensor.

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Post by JETEXAS » 27 Apr 2018, 11:50

Does it have 2 Oxygen sensors or just one? Are you going to just clamp something on or actually weld in a threaded bung?
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Post by DaveK » 28 Apr 2018, 18:15

JETEXAS wrote:
27 Apr 2018, 11:50
Does it have 2 Oxygen sensors or just one? Are you going to just clamp something on or actually weld in a threaded bung?
It only has one. For initial tuning and setup I will use the clamp on. When I get the exhaust redone, I will weld in a bung.

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Post by JETEXAS » 30 Apr 2018, 08:38

Are you using a special distributor or just the stock one?
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Post by DaveK » 30 Apr 2018, 09:40

Just a stock one with a pertronix upgrade.

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Post by DaveK » 09 Jul 2018, 12:39

I apologize for the lack of updates. With my daughters' softball seasons, some medical issues and home inspector classes, I've had precious little time to work on the cougar.

However, I bought a new gas tank, installed it in the car and managed to get the return line connected along with rebuilding the fuel sending unit and connecting the fuel line to the pump. That should complete the fuel system for it

Now, I just need to get the wiring finished up and the temporary exhaust installed before starting it up.

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