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by Royce
Yesterday, 16:08
Forum: Classic Cougar Paint and Body
Topic: Vinyl top question........
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: Vinyl top question........

The economy vinyl top is OK if the car is going to be used primarily indoors, or rushed into a garage with a prediction of rain. It's horrible if the car ever gets wet because the foam padding of the economy top will get wet, stay wet and then the metal below it will rust like crazy.
by Royce
23 May 2019, 15:33
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: It's over for me...
Replies: 32
Views: 754

Re: It's over for me...

I am sorry to hear that you are losing interest in your Cougar while still excited by the way it looks. I have a theory that goes something like this: Every part of the car needs to be fixed, properly, once. I don't typically let anyone else do any of the work on my cars because from what I can see ...
by Royce
23 May 2019, 15:23
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Short when parked.
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: Short when parked.

The ALT light doesn't have anything to do with the starter solenoid, so that's just not very helpful. The ALT light being on all the time likely means the charging indicator relay in the voltage regulator is stuck closed. I suspect that if you unplug the voltage regulator the light will go out. DO N...
by Royce
22 May 2019, 10:44
Forum: Classic Cougars for Sale
Topic: Same BaT Channel...
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: Same BaT Channel...

Nose is way high in the air too.
by Royce
22 May 2019, 07:00
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 68 428 Exhaust clamps original style
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: 68 428 Exhaust clamps original style

I bought the entire exhaust system from Scott Fuller. Very nice stuff. Including the clamps.
by Royce
22 May 2019, 06:55
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 68 Exhaust 390/ 428 - it's confusing!
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: 68 Exhaust 390/ 428 - it's confusing!

Tailpipes on the left look normal for Cougar (not GT-E). You have to cut off the turn downs because you have GT-E exhaust tips. Tailpipes on right look way too long. Won't matter because you have to cut them off. The GT-E tips were made to fit stock 2" pipe so the muffler shop will have to work to m...
by Royce
22 May 2019, 06:46
Forum: Classic Cougars for Sale
Topic: Same BaT Channel...
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: Same BaT Channel...

Ride height seems off......
by Royce
21 May 2019, 12:14
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Tilt away vacuum line routing
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Tilt away vacuum line routing

The shop manual says the black vacuum hose from engine to canister goes on the lower nipple. The green / white striped hose goes on the top connection from canister to steering column release valve.
by Royce
20 May 2019, 11:51
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 390 running hot...
Replies: 12
Views: 198

Re: 390 running hot...

If it is not leaking it is likely doing its job. 200 degrees is about the middle of the stock temp gage. That's normal. If it were exceeding 220 degrees I would be concerned. If it will maintain 210 degrees I would not worry at all. The timing needs to be around 36 degrees total when the engine is a...
by Royce
20 May 2019, 11:49
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 390 running hot...
Replies: 12
Views: 198

Re: 390 running hot...

Advanced timing = cooler engine. Retarded timing = overheating problems. You want the timing to be neither too advanced (pinging, hard to start when hot, requires higher octane fuel) nor too retarded (bogs while accelerating, poor fuel economy, overheating). Well IMHO, I think that initial timing of...