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by R.B.Phillips
02 Feb 2019, 13:49
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 71 XR7 429 Barn Find ?
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: 71 XR7 429 Barn Find ?

I know no one wants to hear it, but oh, take my wallet of today back to fall 1970 and order a Competition Green (paint code Z) 429 with top loader and knitted vinyl seats….I'd use a GT as a starting point, not a XR-7, much as I love them.
by R.B.Phillips
23 Jan 2019, 06:08
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: 5.0 HO Roller cam with carb
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: 5.0 HO Roller cam with carb

I drove and raced that combination in the form of a '85 GT for a long time. That cam first came on the carbureted '85GT manual transmission cars....from memory, it was 202 duration at .050 both intake and exhaust, and 115 LSA. It certainly was a low and midrange combination. It came with an aluminum...
by R.B.Phillips
13 Jan 2019, 11:34
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: 1970 Cougar 351C Rebuild
Replies: 24
Views: 2303

Re: 1970 Cougar 351C Rebuild

As did GM products and mid-century Willys. Carter was a St.Louis company that had no connection to any manufacturer other than who was sending them business.

Keep it simple and cheap, I say. I would even avoid converting to hydraulic roller if it was mine!
by R.B.Phillips
11 Dec 2018, 04:35
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Short header options for early Cougars
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: Short header options for early Cougars

All of this is very much appreciated and read closely, thank you - these will go on a pair of freshened '91 GT40 heads that I snagged from somebody's abandoned project, by the way. Not GT40P, but the original ones. I'm justifying them by pretending it's 1968 and I'm "connected," i.e., could get a se...
by R.B.Phillips
07 Dec 2018, 14:51
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Short header options for early Cougars
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: Short header options for early Cougars

Thank you, extremely helpful experience that you shared. That's my car as well - A/C and PS, and power front discs. Did you tie the power steering hoses up and away a little better than the factory did? I have a good custom exhaust shop (fellow drag racer) to do the hookup. Likely I'll have him make...
by R.B.Phillips
05 Dec 2018, 07:02
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Short header options for early Cougars
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: Short header options for early Cougars

Same ones?

OK, hearing no feedback beyond some earlier 88400-on-351W threads, I'll post a how-to when I do it.
by R.B.Phillips
04 Dec 2018, 11:44
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Short header options for early Cougars
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Short header options for early Cougars

Say, has anyone used the Hedman 88400 or its snootier coated pals? https://www.stangnet.com/mustang-forums/attachments/dsc02062-jpg.237454/ I'm doing a mostly period build on the '68 302. Want to avoid long tube headers, and hold down costs (hence, repro 289 cast hi-po headers are 2nd, not 1st choic...
by R.B.Phillips
01 Dec 2018, 08:15
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Sealed Power Vintage
Replies: 14
Views: 467

Re: Sealed Power Vintage

The Indian parts I referred to are some Motive Gear ring and pinion sets. They're serving me well, as have their Italian ones. But I'm with you, Royce, to be clear.
by R.B.Phillips
25 Nov 2018, 10:46
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Sealed Power Vintage
Replies: 14
Views: 467

Re: Sealed Power Vintage

Somewhere out there may be all the weird oversize-by-odd-amounts Genuine Ford Parts that we saw listed as "service with" items. Ring sets for .020 over, service replacement valves with oversize stems.... You've given me a kick in the pants to ask who sells real USA stuff. Manley may; India doesn't b...
by R.B.Phillips
24 Nov 2018, 05:28
Forum: Classic Cougar Experience
Topic: How quick is a '68 J-Code?
Replies: 20
Views: 930

Re: How quick is a '68 J-Code?

Neat! The 14.70 at that MPH indicates you were getting close to the max out if it!