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by Wallgeye
09 Jun 2018, 20:11
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Steering wheel replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 757

Re: Steering wheel replacement

Oh, Ididit column was returned when I was told my GT steering wheel I love so much would not fit that column either. Still figuring that one out.
by Wallgeye
09 Jun 2018, 20:10
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Steering wheel replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 757

Re: Steering wheel replacement

Well, that project blossomed! What started out as a steering wheel replacement turned into replacing the wiring from the dash forward, and everything heater related. Crawling under the dash isn't as easy as it was 20 years ago, lol. Two questions I have during reassembly, seat belt warning light. I ...
by Wallgeye
09 Jun 2018, 19:29
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Gauge cluster foam seals
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Gauge cluster foam seals

Thanks for the replies! I was not able to locate the open cell? foam like the original. I did find some squishy closed cell? foam sheets I'm trying. I missed the offer to call WCCC before getting the foam I have. I did order a heater seal kit to try the foam in it for the gauge cluster. I do like th...
by Wallgeye
18 May 2018, 01:57
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Gauge cluster foam seals
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Gauge cluster foam seals

Working on replacing the under dash harness on my 67 STD. While the dash is apart I am installing LED lights in gauge cluster. While cleaning and working on the cluster I noticed the foam seals for the various lights and switches are in bad shape. I have poked around on WCCC, NPD, MU, CJPP and searc...
by Wallgeye
24 Oct 2017, 15:08
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Is this even possible?
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Is this even possible?

Just ran door tag on my 67 I've been fighting the steering wheel swap in. 289 4v I knew from vin, but door tag sure looks like an I, that decodes to a 4.11 locker and a c4 auto? :o I really want to get under and take a closer look at what I have now!
by Wallgeye
23 Oct 2017, 16:12
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Steering wheel replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 757

Re: Steering wheel replacement

Well, column is out of the car, torn down except for the turn signal switch. I'm stuck. Don, thank you for verifying that drawing isn't correct. I was just going off what was different between shop manual and what I had on my column. Before I removed column, I set spring in place and knew wheel woul...
by Wallgeye
20 Oct 2017, 13:40
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Steering wheel replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 757

Re: Steering wheel replacement

I have correct nut and missing spring on order. Will this spring, when installed, help keep the wheel from binding up? Or should I be looking at something else also? You will need to find something else. As I recall the spring goes between the steering wheel and the chrome horn part on the 67 wheel...
by Wallgeye
20 Oct 2017, 13:20
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Steering wheel replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 757

Re: Steering wheel replacement

Thanks for the replies! The spring I mention is shown on page 3-30, fig. 7 of the 67 shop manual. In the drawing it's referred to as the upper bearing spring. Appears to sit directly below the wheel. I have a suggestion to loosen the column retainer and clamp under the dash to slide the outer tube d...
by Wallgeye
17 Oct 2017, 21:33
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Steering wheel replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 757

Steering wheel replacement

I recently but a 67 Cougar, manual steering and brakes. I missed the cracked steering wheel before I purchased and it was cracked badly enough I wanted to replace it before driving it much more. I bought the Scott Drake Corso Feroce wheel that I expected to installl like a stock replacement. First t...
by Wallgeye
24 Jul 2017, 01:56
Forum: The Garage
Topic: 2 post or 4 post lift?
Replies: 9
Views: 839

Re: 2 post or 4 post lift?

Thanks for the advice. The last lift I worked under was a center post lift in high school shop. I will figure out how thick the slab is and go from there.