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by Midlife
Yesterday, 17:30
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: So much crap advice on Facebook
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: So much crap advice on Facebook

It's all the Russkie's fault!
by Midlife
12 Sep 2018, 17:52
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Repair or replace?
Replies: 13
Views: 389

Re: Repair or replace?

Sometimes you just get lucky. I decided to just replace the housing but finding one I found wasn't easy. I called all the local scrap and salvage yards and no had anything that old anymore. Between Craigslist and eBay I found a decent one in Virginia and ordered it Sunday. However after a day and a...
by Midlife
10 Sep 2018, 17:49
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Gas Backsplash When Filling Tank
Replies: 20
Views: 417

Re: Gas Backsplash When Filling Tank

I don't understand this issue at all. When I go to my Wally-Mart to get gas, I simply back up to another vehicle out in the parking lot, get my long rubber hose out, and start sucking, then quickly plunge the hose down my gas tank filler tube. Never had a problem with splash backs, and the cost is v...
by Midlife
08 Sep 2018, 19:53
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Suggestions on 70 front end rebuild
Replies: 19
Views: 351

Re: Suggestions on 70 front end rebuild

I go to an alignment shop which opened circa 1986 by his father; the main person is 60 yo and does alignments like nobody's business. He has a camber/caster gauge and a toe-in gauge: simple tools. He aligns things by feel and is extremely accurate, due to his experience. I took by 66 Mustang in afte...
by Midlife
26 Aug 2018, 19:12
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Hanging wire goes where ??????????????
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Hanging wire goes where ??????????????

Ground wires are seldom if ever bigger than 18 AWG. I'm willing to bet that someone has futzed* with your harness...

*To Futz: an electronic term signifying that alterations were made without understanding what the problem was or how to fix it properly.
by Midlife
23 Aug 2018, 19:33
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Instrument cluster question........
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Instrument cluster question........

It is to protect the back sides of the battery snaps from inadvertently contacting metal by insulating them.
by Midlife
16 Aug 2018, 18:31
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 67 cougar hesitation at highway speed
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: 67 cougar hesitation at highway speed

Pinging sounds vaguely like a coffee can of marbles rolling around in it, but muffled quite a bit. Happens more often when the engine is under heavy loads, not usually idling or cruising unless your timing is waaaay off.
by Midlife
16 Aug 2018, 18:28
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 68 Cougar starter wiring problems.
Replies: 9
Views: 150

Re: 68 Cougar starter wiring problems.

As Michael Jackson said: "So beat it, just beat it". Glad you fixed it. It will probably happen again, though...

And all of you other guys, get your mind out of the gutter.
by Midlife
16 Aug 2018, 05:34
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Answer this - dash out, car won't start
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Answer this - dash out, car won't start

Whatever plugs into your tach wires on the dash cluster, jumper those two wires together.
by Midlife
15 Aug 2018, 18:15
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 68 Cougar starter wiring problems.
Replies: 9
Views: 150

Re: 68 Cougar starter wiring problems.

The pink wire shares a pin with a Red/Green wire and it goes to the coil as far as I can tell, when I unplugged the pink I was just doing what someone had suggested and when I did( just the pink) the ignition switch was inop.I will whack the soleniod today ! Question , I have no other electrical it...