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by CougaDan70
17 May 2019, 06:36
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Odd increased idle
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Odd increased idle

My car is different: 351W 2bbl Motorcraft 2100 carb with stock hot air choke, but I got a very similar issue (same RPM same time) caused by a missing cap in the button of the piston chamber (choke not equipped with piston). Back to normal when new cap was installed.
by CougaDan70
02 May 2019, 22:11
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Best Shop Manual for a 70??????
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Best Shop Manual for a 70??????

I'm going to order both I think... I was in the same position as you a few years back. I ended up buying a low cost on line access (± $10-15 on ebay) to the 70 ford shop manual, and then I never purchased the printed copy because I was not impressed with diagrams & drawings AND there are numerous e...
by CougaDan70
29 Jan 2019, 22:03
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Windshield install
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Windshield install

Well I guess the real question is "What if this car gets rained?"
by CougaDan70
23 Jan 2019, 14:17
Forum: Classic Cougar Paint and Body
Topic: Will the real Blue paint please step forward !
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: Will the real Blue paint please step forward !

are they only 15 x 6 ? they look wider. Im planning 15 x 8 but dont know what tyre width is going to work, 215/60 will work but ive seen 234/60 on other cars , yet others have said that will rub. I still have lts of mechanical work do do yet tho . Well may be my wheels (rims) are 15x6½ or 7, not su...
by CougaDan70
14 Jan 2019, 22:55
Forum: Classic Cougar Paint and Body
Topic: Will the real Blue paint please step forward !
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: Will the real Blue paint please step forward !

Wheels = 15 x 6; tires = P215/70R15. No rubbing against fenders even at max turn.
Please note that color will look little lighter under full sun at noon.
by CougaDan70
13 Jan 2019, 20:06
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Synthetic oil for 302?
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: Synthetic oil for 302?

My car is 1970 / 351W with flat-tappet camshaft . I use Z-Rod from Amsoil, actually a 50/50 blend of 10W-30 & 20W-50. They both contain the right quantity of ZDDP (Zinc additive needed to protect flat tappet) along with other additives to protect engine against humidity and rust during long storage....
by CougaDan70
09 Jan 2019, 08:34
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: "Performance Axle" item on invoice?
Replies: 29
Views: 674

Re: "Performance Axle" item on invoice?

3 & 4 speeds, manual: 3.25 axel ratio reported as rhe standard on the Marty reports match with the 1970 Mercury High-Performance power teams chart: http://www.lov2xlr8.no/brochures/mercury/cyclo/bilder/8.jpg FMX does not: in addition the 3.25 is reported once as optional and once not, on the Marty r...
by CougaDan70
06 Jan 2019, 21:10
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: "Performance Axle" item on invoice?
Replies: 29
Views: 674

Re: "Performance Axle" item on invoice?

You have to understand how the ordering system works to fully grasp what was going on. The standard axle for an Eliminator is the 3.25. If you ordered AC then it would trigger a "requires" option being the 3.0 axle. I suspect the FMX also triggered a "requires" option for the 3.0 axle. I will look ...
by CougaDan70
06 Jan 2019, 20:39
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: "Performance Axle" item on invoice?
Replies: 29
Views: 674

Re: "Performance Axle" item on invoice?

In this brochure: http://www.lov2xlr8.no/brochures/mercury/cyclo/cyclo.html 3rd page up from the last: http://www.lov2xlr8.no/brochures/mercury/cyclo/bilder/8.jpg Per this brochure, your "standard" axel ratio would have been 3.00 (Cougar Eliminator with 351-4V and Select-Shift). In this other broch...