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by TomL
27 May 2019, 15:34
Forum: Classic Cougars for Sale
Topic: WOW a W-code for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 722

Re: WOW a W-code for sale

SOLD.
by TomL
24 May 2019, 10:50
Forum: Classic Cougar Paint and Body
Topic: Chrome Plating original styled steel wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: Chrome Plating original styled steel wheels

Chris, it sounds like one should conduct a Magnaflux analysis on any wheel centers before using them. Interesting.
by TomL
21 May 2019, 18:07
Forum: Classic Cougar Paint and Body
Topic: Chrome Plating original styled steel wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: Chrome Plating original styled steel wheels

The original wheels, assuming they ran true before removing the rivets, would remain true if you aligned the original holes of the center hubs with the same holes of the rim. They would have to be marked prior to removal of the rivets to assure identical hole alignment. The rivet and making it look ...
by TomL
20 May 2019, 19:56
Forum: Classic Cougar Paint and Body
Topic: Chrome Plating original styled steel wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: Chrome Plating original styled steel wheels

My thoughts were you could remove the rivet, re-chrome the center and reinstall an alternative rivet. A rivet that could be TIG welded vs mechanically rolled over like the factory did. The weld would be on the rim side so it would look original. Twelve rivets would be required per wheel. Forty eight...
by TomL
19 May 2019, 08:03
Forum: Classic Cougar Paint and Body
Topic: Chrome Plating original styled steel wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Chrome Plating original styled steel wheels

Who here has attempted to re-chrome the original Kelsey Hayes 1967 or '68 styled steel wheels? The original nickel/chrome was very good from the factory, but I have 3 sets that I would consider "driver" quality at best. The stamped steel 5 spoke center is chromed and is later attached to the black p...
by TomL
02 May 2019, 10:59
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: Original tires
Replies: 30
Views: 935

Re: Original tires

Royce, my Marti Report states:

FR70X14. Wide Oval Radial Tires

Those ARE the Firestone brand, correct?
by TomL
28 Apr 2019, 19:47
Forum: The XR7-G Registry
Topic: XR7-G Salvage up for Auction
Replies: 17
Views: 807

Re: XR7-G Salvage up for Auction

"I think I can fix it."

Seriously, it seems only the passenger door and possibly the driver's side sill plate is all that has survived the wrath of it's hard life.
by TomL
23 Apr 2019, 18:22
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: Original tires
Replies: 30
Views: 935

Re: Original tires

I would love to see detailed photos of the original BF Goodrich tire on the 427 GT-E.

Anyone have any?
by TomL
23 Apr 2019, 18:15
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: Original tires
Replies: 30
Views: 935

Re: Original tires

When a tire is designed to have either white side wall or raised white letters, it's basically the same green tire. The difference is in the side plate of the curing mold. Either tire has white rubber placed on top of the polyester carcasses and a thin layer of black rubber is placed on top of the w...
by TomL
21 Mar 2019, 10:37
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Harbor Freight - floor jack and stands
Replies: 21
Views: 421

Re: Harbor Freight - floor jack and stands

Unless stated otherwise, jack stands are sold in pairs and given a weight rating based on what the pair of them can support together. For example, a pair of 2-ton jack stands are rated for loads up to 1 ton per stand.