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by hanver
15 Jan 2020, 04:47
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Carburetor jet sizes...
Replies: 62
Views: 1309

Re: Carburetor jet sizes...

If it's still knocking (even only on a slope at 90mph) I would back the timing a tiny bit just to be safe. Going uphill at 90mph probably means your vacuum will be very low and leads me to believe your mechanical advance is a tad too high. Just a small sidenote, but a fuel starvation problem (lean m...
by hanver
14 Jan 2020, 05:36
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Removing glue in door glass
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Removing glue in door glass

I've done the same on my 69. But after removing the glass with the brackets still glued on, I noticed the old glue was rock hard and cracked so I re-glued them anyway. You will have to remove the outer wheaterstrip/moulding/trim to have enough room to pass I believe, but I replaced that aswell while...
by hanver
13 Jan 2020, 06:29
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Transmission noise
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: Transmission noise

I was thinking throw-out bearing aswell
by hanver
13 Jan 2020, 05:32
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: New solid lifters out of adjustement on machined heads
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: New solid lifters out of adjustement on machined heads

Ok, i've checked everything, studs are all the same height, as are the valves. Only thing that's remaining is are the camshaft and lifters. As it stands now, 3 valves cannot be adjusted far enough down and are hitting the nut. My idea is that 3 of my cam lobes must be more worn than the others. They...
by hanver
07 Jan 2020, 05:26
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: New solid lifters out of adjustement on machined heads
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: New solid lifters out of adjustement on machined heads

Thx for the input, i'll definitely check that aswell. Also the grinding the studs would need is only about 0,1 to 0,15 inches, and only on 3 or 4 cillinders, the rest do fit.
by hanver
06 Jan 2020, 09:13
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: New solid lifters out of adjustement on machined heads
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: New solid lifters out of adjustement on machined heads

Royce, the bottom picture are the old ones, i've tossed those already :)
New ones don't have a scratch on them
by hanver
06 Jan 2020, 06:17
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: '68 Cougar won't start
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: '68 Cougar won't start

I've had a very bad draw on my cougar once and couldn't for the life of me find where it was coming from. After all the fuses where pulled, it would still draw a huge amount. Turns out the horn is unfused and there was my problem, wires in the steering colum were worn and were making a short. Luckel...
by hanver
06 Jan 2020, 05:41
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: New solid lifters out of adjustement on machined heads
Replies: 7
Views: 205

New solid lifters out of adjustement on machined heads

Hi guys From a previous post some of you might know i'm (still) in the process of replacing worn rockers and pushrods on a solid cam. Now when installing the new rockers, i've noticed that some of them cannot be adjusted down enough and the rockers are hitting the nut from the guidplate studs. After...
by hanver
19 Nov 2019, 08:03
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Further improvement needed on first portmatch?
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Further improvement needed on first portmatch?

I did indeed removed most on the bottom side of the intake and bit on the sides. Not the news I was wanting to hear ofcourse.
Let's hope it perfoms just as good then and not any worse :/
I just thought removeing the obvious ridge between intake and head would at least improve it a bit
by hanver
19 Nov 2019, 03:54
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Further improvement needed on first portmatch?
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Further improvement needed on first portmatch?

Hi guys I'm in the process of replacing pushrods and rockers, for wich I had to take off my intake to know what I kind of cam I have (solid). While it is off, I noticed the ports on the edelbrock manifold are no where near the suggested gasket. However, i'm in luck that the iron cilinder heads actua...