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by R.B.Phillips
09 Oct 2018, 03:24
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Radio wiring.
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Radio wiring.

On my '68 AM-FM stereo, the wires and connectors have similar colors; Purple: Common ground for both radio and speakers White: One channel of speakers Orange: Other channel of speakers Not sure what someone did years ago with those splices. Is there a second connector with Yellow w/black stripe: +12...
by R.B.Phillips
07 Oct 2018, 14:33
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Cam swap
Replies: 14
Views: 204

Re: Cam swop

Use the springs you have. No need to go down in pressure.
by R.B.Phillips
07 Oct 2018, 11:19
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Cam swap
Replies: 14
Views: 204

Re: Cam swop

The second one is a copy of the '72 CJ cam. If they're stock 2V springs that are 40+ years old, you might want to freshen the springs. Sounds like you may be at 9:1 CR. If building one today, I'd reach for that Lunati guy. First one - one I had in my 10:1 '71 4V: 290°/290° advertised duration @ 0.00...
by R.B.Phillips
07 Oct 2018, 06:51
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Cam swap
Replies: 14
Views: 204

Re: Cam swap

Comp makes all of their cams with the intake centerline 4 degrees advanced, so install on the nominal (zero) timing chain option. Comp's trying to nudge peak power lower and slightly improve idle vacuum. I'm worried that the 268 will not get you the broad street power you'd like. This is an ongoing ...
by R.B.Phillips
04 Oct 2018, 07:15
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 86 guel shut off switch
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: 86 guel shut off switch

Me also! Look up for the T-Bird, then. Duh!
by R.B.Phillips
28 Sep 2018, 15:39
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Winter upgrades
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Winter upgrades

I can't find anything to differ with in your approach. That cam will be plenty for a street car, but the compression and 351 displacement will make it seem tamer. I'd vote for your AOD swap and leaving the 3.89 (a classic 9-inch ratio if I ever heard one). I'm also a big booster of the Weiand Stealt...
by R.B.Phillips
18 Sep 2018, 03:30
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 390 GT clacking from top of head
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: 390 GT clacking from top of head

Just don't blip the throttle and generate oil splash on the exhaust manifold.
by R.B.Phillips
16 Sep 2018, 17:54
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Carb/Vacuum question
Replies: 22
Views: 511

Re: Carb/Vacuum question

Backing up Catlover here - over 40+ years of doing it, I've never sensed vacuum from a ported vacuum connection off a carburetor. It comes from above the manifold and above the throttle plates for that matter, so the signal at idle is essentially atmospheric pressure. It doesn't mean you're not gett...
by R.B.Phillips
14 Sep 2018, 15:32
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: How low?
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: How low?

Sad - the comparison!