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by Yorgle
31 May 2019, 11:13
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Autolite 6100
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Autolite 6100

The three 2100's are staged by a progressive linkage, so that only the center carb operates until the accl. pedal reaches about 1/3 of its travel (which covers about 95% of my driving). Beyond 1/3 throttle, the other two come in one at a time until all three carbs are at WOT when the pedal hits the ...
by Yorgle
30 May 2019, 14:40
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Autolite 6100
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Autolite 6100

Scott Behncke (aka CougarCJ) asked for a pic of the mysterious Autolite 6100 in my signature so here it:

As I explained to Scott, since 2100=2bbl and 4100=4bbl, it only makes sense that a 6bbl would be a 6100.
by Yorgle
29 May 2019, 14:03
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Electronic Ignition - Pros and Cons
Replies: 13
Views: 412

Re: Electronic Ignition - Pros and Cons

Here's some real-world daily driver experience for you: I was a stubborn hold-out with points in my j-code 68 for the first few years of ownership- 'till I nearly missed a court hearing because a newly installed set of points decided to crap out. That evening I bought and installed a pertronix kit a...
by Yorgle
23 May 2019, 15:20
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: It's over for me...
Replies: 32
Views: 883

Re: It's over for me...

Before giving up, at least see if there's someone nearby who can stop out and take a look at what you've got and give you some encouragement. It sounds like the car has been more or less completely rebuilt so I suspect that none of the issues are major- it's just stuff that has to be worked out and ...
by Yorgle
23 May 2019, 10:53
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: It's over for me...
Replies: 32
Views: 883

Re: It's over for me...

What Bill said makes a lot of sense and I respect his wisdom, but let me introduce exhibit B- my daily driven 68 Cougar. What I've learned over the years is that unless you have gobs of cash, most hobby cars (I'm not talking about dedicated show cars, more like weekend-warrior types) eventually get ...
by Yorgle
21 May 2019, 18:48
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Power vs Manual Steering Gear Box
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Power vs Manual Steering Gear Box

By "lots" of them I meant as compared to gears specifically listed for power steering.
by Yorgle
21 May 2019, 13:31
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Power vs Manual Steering Gear Box
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Power vs Manual Steering Gear Box

It's finally time to replace the steering gearbox on my 68 (302 w/ power steering). Before I shell out gobs of $$$, I see there are lots of affordable gearboxes listed as "manual steering" but with a 16:1 turn ratio, which I've always understood to be for power steering cars. Are the PS and manual b...
by Yorgle
02 May 2019, 06:37
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Dash Face Pad Crack - Repair Ideas?
Replies: 12
Views: 395

Re: Dash Face Pad Crack - Repair Ideas?

I think if you used a very fine brush to apply a tiny amount of paint over the line it would almost disappear.
by Yorgle
22 Apr 2019, 08:25
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 1972 Mercury Cougar Convertable
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: 1972 Mercury Cougar Convertable

By itself, a monte carlo bar won't noticeably reduce cowl shake, but a very rigid export brace will will help quite a bit. Find a shop that can fabricate one for you. It will be money well spent. Keep in mind that cowl shake on convertibles is actually the back of the car twisting in relation to the...
by Yorgle
05 Apr 2019, 07:53
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Can you blend in touch up paint? Help please.
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Can you blend in touch up paint? Help please.

If you're just filling in some small chips and scratches, I'd try painting them with a shade or two darker color first, let that dry and then put your touch-up paint on top of that. Might save you the cost of another batch of custom paint. If you're doing larger areas, you're probably never going to...