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by R.B.Phillips
11 Dec 2018, 04:35
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Short header options for early Cougars
Replies: 11
Views: 449

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: 449

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: 449

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: 449

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: 436

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: 436

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: 869

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!
by R.B.Phillips
22 Nov 2018, 15:31
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Restoration Slot open starting January 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: Restoration Slot open starting January 2019

When the Grabber was introduced as a mid-year promo/option, you could only get a 250 six...I believe the '71 Comet GT had the V8 first, then Ford offered it in the Grabber!
by R.B.Phillips
21 Nov 2018, 04:29
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Boss 302 Eliminator Production
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Boss 302 Eliminator Production

Makes me feel even more fortunate to have sat in one and handled the cracked piston skirts of another....
by R.B.Phillips
21 Nov 2018, 04:27
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Drag Cat Mauls Corvette
Replies: 17
Views: 403

Re: Drag Cat Mauls Corvette

I recognized that starting line! Hey, who "protests" a tire that's allowed? What a dip.