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by Mike_B_SVT
Yesterday, 11:50
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Another "overheating" thread...
Replies: 16
Views: 298

Re: Another "overheating" thread...

Well, turns out it had a ton of air in the system ~ which is why it overflowed the radiator the other day. Took the advice and disconnected the heater hose and refilled the system. Sealed it up and topped it off from there. Then got my giant burping funnel out and let it warm up. Thermostat opened u...
by Mike_B_SVT
09 Jul 2020, 19:11
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Another "overheating" thread...
Replies: 16
Views: 298

Re: Another "overheating" thread...

Thanks for the info / feedback / advice fellas, I appreciate it! Thermostat was definitely not stuck open. Coolant didn't start flowing until the car had begun to warm up. I'm leaning toward an air bubble in the engine, which caused a big gush of coolant when the thermostat finally did open. Thanks ...
by Mike_B_SVT
08 Jul 2020, 17:11
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Another "overheating" thread...
Replies: 16
Views: 298

Re: Another "overheating" thread...

CougarCJ wrote:
08 Jul 2020, 15:06
Mike, I seem to remember that you had an overheating problem at one of our open house cruises. The one where we went to the winery?
It didn't overheat, but it was hot and I was getting some pre-ignition. Kim was having the same issue.
Lots of changes since then though :-)
by Mike_B_SVT
08 Jul 2020, 17:00
Forum: Classic Cougars for Sale
Topic: Eliminators on the Market (July 2020)
Replies: 0
Views: 173

Eliminators on the Market (July 2020)

Finally got the Eliminator all back together and on the road again, just in time for the local Cars & Coffee to start up again! Yay! Auction results and Eliminators that sold last month (price shown is listed price, or hammer price for auction cars)... 0F91G508426 - 1970 Boss 302/4spd. Competition O...
by Mike_B_SVT
08 Jul 2020, 14:24
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Another "overheating" thread...
Replies: 16
Views: 298

Re: Another "overheating" thread...

Not enough information for me to trouble shoot. How hot was it when it overflowed? The cap holds pressure on the system. That pressure raises the boiling point. If you take the cap off the pressure drops very suddenly causing the coolant to boil at any hot spot. An alternative is that you just burp...
by Mike_B_SVT
08 Jul 2020, 13:28
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Another "overheating" thread...
Replies: 16
Views: 298

Re: Another "overheating" thread...

No input / advice?

Is it possible I got a big old air bubble in there instead, and that's causing trouble?

I did recently reconnect a new heater core, but I ran the car since then and topped off the coolant. So I didn't think there would be any more air in the system, but maybe?
by Mike_B_SVT
08 Jul 2020, 13:23
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Error when posting...
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Error when posting...

Thanks Jay, just PM'd you with the details.

LOTS of links in my post, so very likely one or more are flagging for some reason.

M.
by Mike_B_SVT
08 Jul 2020, 09:54
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Error when posting...
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Error when posting...

Still getting the error this morning. I even closed out of everything and rebooted, but no go :-(
by Mike_B_SVT
07 Jul 2020, 22:27
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Error when posting...
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Error when posting...

I started getting an error today when I tried to post the latest Eliminators on Market at about 21:20 PST.

Your IP: Request URI: 403 Forbidden

It was fine earlier, as I made a post at 19:27.

...and now I'm able to make this post. Not sure what's up with my Elim Market post. Maybe too long?
by Mike_B_SVT
07 Jul 2020, 20:27
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Another "overheating" thread...
Replies: 16
Views: 298

Another "overheating" thread...

Ok, discovered my own overheating issue on Saturday at the local Cars & Coffee... Temp gauge was at about 2/3 when I got in line to get into the lot. A bit high, but not an excessive reading when warmed up. I sat in line idling and creeping forward and I expected the temp to move up like it usually ...