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by cougarsunlimited.net
04 Aug 2018, 11:33
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 20773

Re: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread

ClawIt wrote: "I have drilled the rivets out on one and took it apart. " After the 6th turn signal switch failed on my '68 Big Block Cougar in the 80's, I rebuilt the emergency switch section using the technique you described. I made new oversize contacts using a Keystone turret style terminal hopin...
by cougarsunlimited.net
02 Aug 2018, 22:11
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 20773

Re: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread

If the crimp on the rivet is loose, you can try soldering the ring terminal to the rivet using a low-temperature indium solder. I was able to salvage a switch using this technique but too much heat will soften the surrounding plastic, move the rivet, and cause an open circuit. It doesn't take much h...
by cougarsunlimited.net
01 Aug 2018, 22:24
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 20773

Re: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread

Another option is to convert to the "Plasma" LED bulbs for the rear lights. They don't draw enough current to fry the steel rivet switches. I also have a turn signal switch bypass module under development. It routes the rear turn/brake bulb current externally to avoid the magical smoke. It will work...
by cougarsunlimited.net
01 Aug 2018, 17:44
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 20773

Re: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread

Re: 1970 standard convertible Typically, when none of the brake lights work on a given side, the problem is inside the turn signal switch. In this case, the bar under the switch cam (on the top of the switch) is no longer contacting the orange/blue wire rivet that supplies the right rear lights.. Th...
by cougarsunlimited.net
25 Jun 2018, 14:22
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 20773

Re: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread

The American-made 1969 switches with brass rivets are OK but will fail eventually. There are two fundamental flaws with the original design: 1. insufficient contact area between the rivet head and the internal "W" contact wire 2. low melting temperature of the nylon material. Note: Once the switch h...
by cougarsunlimited.net
25 Jun 2018, 13:41
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 20773

Re: 67-73 Cougar Sequential Turn Signal Trouble Shooting Thread

What would cause my turn signal switch to smoke? I know a short somewhere but any specifics? The switch is probably over 15 years old, original replacement, and nothing has been touched in the wiring for a long time. This just happened out of the blue. Ignition not on, noticed when I got in the car...
by cougarsunlimited.net
14 Apr 2018, 23:18
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Ford-style "series" Tachometer testing
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Ford-style "series" Tachometer testing

I recently completed a new project so I thought I'd share some of the development information - a stand-alone Ford Tachometer Tester. Over the next few months I will be developing several new tester products. I'd like to share the development information with the Cougar Community because some of thi...
by cougarsunlimited.net
26 Mar 2018, 18:40
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Everything you wanted to know about '67 Sequential Signals
Replies: 59
Views: 12310

Re: Everything you wanted to know about '67 Sequential Signals

My original post on this problem was back around Feb 20th. At that time I had no turn signals and my brake lights only worked on the outside taillights on my 68. I have since ordered and installed the electronic unit in the trunk. My turn signals are working fine now for both left and right. Now I ...
by cougarsunlimited.net
26 Mar 2018, 18:03
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Everything you wanted to know about '67 Sequential Signals
Replies: 59
Views: 12310

Re: Everything you wanted to know about '67 Sequential Signals

Bill or Jack, So I had the K7 relay open last night to see if I could figure out how it needed to be tweaked to get it to function. Is there more detail on this somewhere? .. It is very hard to adjust this relay with out a bench setup that uses an adjustable power supply. Basically, you need to ben...
by cougarsunlimited.net
20 Mar 2018, 12:40
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 68 rear shocks?
Replies: 25
Views: 1018

Re: 68 rear shocks?

Royce wrote:"I don't know. I use the Mustang spec Koni Rears, It is the same stroke / length as a KYB cheapie shock. Works great." It turns out that the Mustang (Shelby) spec Koni Rear shocks are too short. They were designed for a lowered Shelby. The Cougar rear frame to spring distance is 1" highe...