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by R.B.Phillips
06 Feb 2020, 08:23
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: WANTED!! Experience from drivning 2V VS 4V..!!
Replies: 18
Views: 660

Re: WANTED!! Experience from drivning 2V VS 4V..!!

Whose bare heads were sold circa 1986-88 through the original Ford Motorsports catalog! (iron Aussie small-port small chamber heads)
by R.B.Phillips
05 Feb 2020, 13:20
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: New Engine Swap Choice - 600 HP NA
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: New Engine Swap Choice - 600 HP NA

It will be fun to see what one can make with a carb setup (or EFI with a low, carbureted profile). Then go give it varying large shot of N2O.

I was amazed at some looks at the lower end available on Evan Smith's youtube channel!
by R.B.Phillips
05 Feb 2020, 10:41
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: WANTED!! Experience from drivning 2V VS 4V..!!
Replies: 18
Views: 660

Re: WANTED!! Experience from drivning 2V VS 4V..!!

The myth of the 351C-4V heads leading to shitty street performance has been repeated so many times. The M Code Clevelands ('70 and '71, stock Ford shortblock underneath) made power all over the tach and mine, unlike Don's experience, had no problem with pinging even into 1977-79 (in my case) using A...
by R.B.Phillips
19 Dec 2019, 09:58
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: ‘68 302 Block
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: ‘68 302 Block

I've seen this in the newer (post 50-in-oz change) blocks. If I recall, casting roughness extends into the dimples, which told me it was an artifact from the sand moulds.
by R.B.Phillips
18 Dec 2019, 08:29
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: 2V or not 4v , that is the question?
Replies: 53
Views: 1862

Re: 2V or not 4v , that is the question?

Having been a beginning driver in 1969 and avid reader of all the Ford Muscle Parts literature, if it was mine, I'd build a stock bore and stroke 351, use the Ford cast iron intake and sell the vintage aluminum one to raise $$ (someone will likely pay good money), and use a Holley 80457, a 1850-like...
by R.B.Phillips
14 Dec 2019, 18:49
Forum: The Garage
Topic: Not gonna happen in my back yard.. but maybe yours
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: Not gonna happen in my back yard.. but maybe yours

Drifters! 1954. For years, I thought that was the Mills Brothers. Way too uninhibited for the Mills Brothers.
by R.B.Phillips
28 Nov 2019, 08:13
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: HI-PER PARTS. by Autolite
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: HI-PER PARTS. by Autolite

What a thing of beauty! I did order the steel core wires for the 289 in my 1st car, but no FE parts.
by R.B.Phillips
24 Nov 2019, 07:00
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Distributor Timing
Replies: 16
Views: 1059

Re: Distributor Timing

In answer to the original question, you are fine where you are unless you have a true 10:1 or higher, in which case you should pay some mind to audible as well as secondary (i.e., aluminum specks on plug porcelain) signs of trouble. I run your setup in my iron head 8.5:1 junk 302 - 20 crank degrees ...
by R.B.Phillips
15 Nov 2019, 07:19
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Radio Restoration??
Replies: 17
Views: 714

Re: Radio Restoration??

I had great results with Greg Ward in Huntsville ( http://www.wardsclassiccarradiorepair.com/ ). In fact, he corrected a botched repair that one of the parties mentioned in this thread had gotten wrong (twice - but I'm not going to slam someone whose only sin was ineptitude). Ward's seems like a Mop...
by R.B.Phillips
13 Nov 2019, 08:32
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Happy Birthday

Missed this! Indeed. Damned cool!