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by Royce
Today, 11:17
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 1985 Cougar LS 5.0L HELP!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: 1985 Cougar LS 5.0L HELP!!!

The rich smelling exhaust is a tell tale sign that the mixture is not being burned completely. This is a symptom of timing not set correctly. You need to have the timing set properly and then you need to verify that it is proper at all RPM's, not just at idle. You need to find someone who is compete...
by Royce
Today, 08:16
Forum: Classic Cougars for Sale
Topic: Nice 68 on BAT right now
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Nice 68 on BAT right now

Cool car. The smog system parts are uber rare for these, and it is missing all of it. Four speed cars are so rare many folks would not even realize it was missing.
by Royce
Yesterday, 07:18
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Cougar by the numbers
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Cougar by the numbers

Here's an idea: Spend $25 and get the Marti Report for your car. Then tell us all. I have the book, and nowhere does it tell how many 69 0r 70 Cougars came with the Drag-Pak or super Drag-Pak one would think that would be listed in the option section on page110 , but no. There were 2250 69 Elim buil...
by Royce
Yesterday, 07:12
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Performer RPM Intake
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Performer RPM Intake

I put one on a friend's 428. We ran a PCV hose from the PCV port on the Holley 3310 to the PCV valve. Works great. You could drill and tap the plenum below the carburetor, but chances are you won't need to if the carburetor already has a PCV port like most aftermarket carbs do.
by Royce
Yesterday, 07:10
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Rear Seat Tag
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Rear Seat Tag

It is a part ID tag. So the line workers would know where to put it. It simply identified the seat cushion for what it is.
by Royce
19 Jun 2018, 12:09
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 68 Stereo speakers
Replies: 32
Views: 679

Re: 68 Stereo speakers

I've looked at this and have not found any way to get rear speakers from the factory. The only way that would happen plausibly were if you had the factory option for the (68 only) AM-FM stereo. Then the customer would have the dealer install the optional stand alone 8 track player, which would neces...
by Royce
19 Jun 2018, 11:22
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 68 Stereo speakers
Replies: 32
Views: 679

Re: 68 Stereo speakers

Actually the triangular connector under the dash is to allow factory installation of the optional rear defogger. Ditto the package shelf end of the harness. All '68s came with the wiring in place for rear speakers and a fader (the strange triangular connector under the driver side dash). They were n...
by Royce
19 Jun 2018, 05:31
Forum: '67 '68 Parts for Sale
Topic: 1968 XR7-G Remote Mirror
Replies: 1
Views: 133

1968 XR7-G Remote Mirror

This is being sold from the Matt Slay collection. Proceeds go to Sidney's college fund. Here's a link:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/332689695157?s ... 1558.l2649
by Royce
18 Jun 2018, 14:03
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Shorty / Mid-length headers
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Shorty / Mid-length headers

With the CJ manifolds, or the GT manifolds, be sure that you don't use gaskets between the head and the manifold. Ford did not use gaskets. If you use gaskets they are guaranteed to fail, creating another nightmare. No gaskets = no way for it to fail. The surfaces need to be relatively flat but they...
by Royce
18 Jun 2018, 08:48
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Shorty / Mid-length headers
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Shorty / Mid-length headers

https://www.ebay.com/itm/428-Cobra-Jet-Exhaust-Manifolds-Complete-Install-Kit/323305837698?hash=item4b46879482:g:EUoAAOSwo9VbJv1h This is the answer to your problems. The shorty headers are actually even harder to install, and they interfere with the power steering. The Sanderson headers don't fit M...