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by DaveK
14 Jun 2018, 10:40
Forum: The Garage
Topic: Telemarketers Robo callers and other criminals
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: Telemarketers Robo callers and other criminals

My favorite one is when the caller asks for my wife, I ask to take a message. They usually ask when she'll be back. I tell them I don't know but if they manage to track her down, I want my truck (dog, rifle, etc.) back.

They usually don't call back.
by DaveK
14 Jun 2018, 10:37
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Smell gas
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: Smell gas

Might want to check the float level in the carb as well.
by DaveK
12 Jun 2018, 10:56
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Flexplate replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Flexplate replacement

A couple pieces of all thread or long bolts with the heads cut off can be used to line up the bell housing with the block. When you go to mate the transmission back to the engine, make sure that the bell housing is touching the block. DO NOT pull the bell housing in with the bolts. You will most lik...
by DaveK
11 Jun 2018, 05:59
Forum: The Garage
Topic: Easy Chrome
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Easy Chrome

Cool. But $300 for the kit...
by DaveK
06 Jun 2018, 11:19
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: dual vacuum advance distributor
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: dual vacuum advance distributor

I would think any auto parts store would have a suitable alternative.
by DaveK
04 Jun 2018, 11:12
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Headliner replacement questions
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Headliner replacement questions

hesmytaxguy wrote:
03 Jun 2018, 20:23
I don't think so. It's more like a 1/4 inch (or so) bead of caulk and the discoloration is exactly the same throughout. There's no indication of any cigarette smoking in the car - I bought it from the original owner.
Possible the windshield was replaced at one time?
by DaveK
31 May 2018, 06:13
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Chrome...
Replies: 20
Views: 493

Re: Chrome...

Looking at that picture of the front bumper, I would speculate that the area where it goes from shiny to dull on the left side could now be wheeled and possibly shine up. The imperfections will still be there but it may shine up. It almost looks like the chrome is sanded off? Good Luck Gary Thanks....
by DaveK
30 May 2018, 08:41
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Brake bleeding problem
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Brake bleeding problem

All lines are hooked up correct only one line goes to the back brakes I can't understand why the left side bleeds so slow, everything to do with the brakes are new hoses, lines, wheel cyl, shoes, calipers, rotors, & bearings new master cyl rebuilt power Bendix booster. I checked to make sure the pu...
by DaveK
29 May 2018, 13:26
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Chrome...
Replies: 20
Views: 493

Re: Chrome...

xr7g428 wrote:
29 May 2018, 10:55
Before you send them out try cleaning them with 0000 (4 ought) steel wool. You may be surprised.
We would use 0000 steel wool with some paste wax with some success.
by DaveK
29 May 2018, 11:48
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Help! Can't figure this problem out!
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Help! Can't figure this problem out!

Sounds like timing may be off or valves are mis-adjusted.