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by hanver
03 Jun 2019, 04:46
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Making Progress. Expensive but fun!
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: Making Progress. Expensive but fun!

Definitely tie those hoses to the shock tower, they will rub (ask me how I know). I welded a little bracket on the tower (was easier than drilling, and my engine bay is not concours at all) and also shielded the pressure hose with a heat-shield for hoses, looks something like this: Also the zip-ties...
by hanver
15 Mar 2019, 09:16
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Borgeson Power Steering Upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Borgeson Power Steering Upgrade

I have installed it in my 69 as well, the box is physically bit larger than the stock box. I had to remove headers (long tube hookers) and spark plugs to make it fit. Could not reinstall the headers with the plugs still in the block. I believe your steering shaft will need shortening (not sure), a 6...
by hanver
21 Feb 2019, 09:16
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Bad ignition switch?
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: Bad ignition switch?

Electronic ignition. Mallory Unilite distributor, exact same as mine, same problem, searched long for that one. In my case the electronic ignition module was bad. And there is a test for that. http://www.manualsdir.com/manuals/337302/mallory-ignition-mallory-unilite-test-procedure-mallory-unilite-te...
by hanver
11 Jan 2019, 05:21
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Engine Tuning
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: Engine Tuning

Get the engine up to temp and then let it idle for a while (don't touch the throttle), then shut it off and check one or more sparkplugs. If you fear the engine is running lean, the tips of the plugs would be white-ich/grey-ich. Good color is a coffee brown. That would ofc only tell you your running...
by hanver
29 Nov 2018, 04:44
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Thermostat housing leak
Replies: 25
Views: 670

Re: Thermostat housing leak

I've had the same issue with a new thermostat housing (intake is new too btw). Could not get the new one to seal at all, tried different gaskets, sealant etc... I've heard the original (cast) piece is still the best, if it can be saved, mine could not. Now to solve this I bought another housing whic...
by hanver
25 Sep 2018, 04:40
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 70 power brake booster help
Replies: 20
Views: 745

Re: 70 power brake booster help

I would advice against driving your car with the vacuumhose to your booster capped off. I had my old booster blow a hole and almost had a crash since the damn brakes were so hard I could not get the car to stop, even with 2 feet on the pedal. The pedal is much harder to press on a powerbrake car (if...
by hanver
10 Sep 2018, 06:13
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Gas Backsplash When Filling Tank
Replies: 20
Views: 718

Re: Gas Backsplash When Filling Tank

I have a 69 and it sometimes happens when almost full, I've tried different things and I get less splash if I hold the nozzle at a 90° angle (so horizontal), that seems to help for me.
by hanver
07 Sep 2018, 05:56
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Rear suspension
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Rear suspension

You could install longer leaf spring shackles in the rear, but not sure if that is the best way. It's a way :)
by hanver
27 Aug 2018, 06:37
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 67 cougar hesitation at highway speed
Replies: 14
Views: 651

Re: 67 cougar hesitation at highway speed

I run 12°c with vac advance disconnected at idle on my '69 351W.
by hanver
16 Aug 2018, 02:19
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 67 cougar hesitation at highway speed
Replies: 14
Views: 651

Re: 67 cougar hesitation at highway speed

It's not like the engine is pinging right? Like when the distributor is a bit too advanced?
Since you mention it's slightly uphill, pinging usually occurs when increasing the load on the engine.