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by tinman
12 Mar 2019, 11:09
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 1968 Cougar 390 4 speed Carburetor Suggestion
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: 1968 Cougar 390 4 speed Carburetor Suggestion

390 Holley carbs were 600 CFM. 715 CFM was the 65-67 Shelby "Lemans" bowl carburetors.
I would put a 735CFM " Cobra Jet" Holley on it if it was my car. I think you can find a -"U" replacement carb reasonably priced, especially with a 70's date code.
Mike
by tinman
01 Feb 2019, 12:08
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: 68 R Code
Replies: 253
Views: 11938

Re: 68 R Code

Looks great! Torino seal?
Mike
by tinman
07 Jan 2019, 12:43
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: "Performance Axle" item on invoice?
Replies: 29
Views: 641

Re: "Performance Axle" item on invoice?

...and I'm not arguing with anyone either. Just trying to make sense of everything myself. Does anyone have a 351 4V and automatic that is a 3.25 and what does your Marti report say?????? I have a 69 Eliminator/ 351-4V FMX with a 3.25 open rear. I don't have a Marti report but my Emminger invoice l...
by tinman
04 Jan 2019, 12:57
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: Reverse Thinking
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: Reverse Thinking

[quote}I have read in other publications that Ford did start VIN stamping engines and transmissions earlier than 1968 for high performance models. Purely conjecture on my part but perhaps this came about due to the stories of engine swapping in the Hertz GT-350H cars. Perhaps the Shelby guys could s...
by tinman
20 Nov 2018, 12:14
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: '67 390 GT advance timing
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: '67 390 GT advance timing

A quick google search I found some info on setting/changing total advance: http://www.bob2000.com/dist.htm https://www.fordmuscle.com/archives/2000/03/timing/ Like Royce said with 35 degrees total advance initial may be 6 degrees. To get back to 12 initial/35 total you would have to change the advan...
by tinman
14 Nov 2018, 12:17
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Should this be restored or replaced
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Should this be restored or replaced

74 date casting number so I would just replace it. It is not original to your 69.I think the casting # should be C9AE-8505-A. You could try to pick up a rebuilt unit at the parts store with the correct number and possible date code if the parts guy lets you look at all the pumps they stock for a 390...
by tinman
08 Aug 2018, 11:31
Forum: Classic Cougars for Sale
Topic: Eliminators on the Market (August 2018)
Replies: 28
Views: 2443

Re: Eliminators on the Market (August 2018)

Legit eliminator?
Looks like it - camera case dash, warning light block off plate, comfort weave highback seats, and it looks like a 69 rear spoiler.
Mike
by tinman
06 Jul 2018, 11:21
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: H-Pipe Exhaust Question
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: H-Pipe Exhaust Question

Like Bill said I think they make two different H-pipes, one to use with the spacer and one without it.
by tinman
11 May 2018, 11:01
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: To be honest, Santa has sent 2 Boxes ....
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: To be honest, Santa has sent 2 Boxes ....

This is just a observation/question because I don't know - does this carb have a A/T kick down linkage? It looks like it does. Should it? I thought a 68 kick down operated off the gas pedal so it would not have it on the carb.
Looks great by the way!
Mike