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by wawazat
Yesterday, 08:38
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Advice - Close to overheating
Replies: 24
Views: 386

Re: Advice - Close to overheating

I used a thin HF pry bar like one of these to remove the stock restrictor. I wanted to use the new t-stat and restrictor as a set. https://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tools/pry-bars/3-pc-pry-bar-set-68339.html I put the curved foot through the hole and GENTLY pushed while rotating the opposite end of...
by wawazat
Yesterday, 04:39
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Advice - Close to overheating
Replies: 24
Views: 386

Re: Advice - Close to overheating

Do you know if the stock restrictor is still in place? I installed the restrictor in my car using a large socket and impact extension as a driver. I cleaned the block casting area well, lined up and seated the restrictor making sure it was correctly placed then drove it in to position until it was f...
by wawazat
20 Mar 2019, 04:48
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Advice - Close to overheating
Replies: 24
Views: 386

Re: Advice - Close to overheating

On my 351 C swapped 1969, I've been using the TMeyer thermostat and their restrictor plate since August 2017. I also have a FlowKooler water pump, dual electric fans, shroud and a 24" aluminum radiator. Since my heater core was leaking I pulled and replaced that as well as all the hoses ad refilled ...
by wawazat
11 Mar 2019, 15:01
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 67 pro touring build
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: 67 pro touring build

Cool! Another restomod/protouring build! I'm doing a few similar things on my '69 convertible; 4 wheel Wilwood disc brakes, TKO-600, Unisteer R&P, Street or Track front suspension, Bilstein rear shocks with mon-leaf composite rear leaf springs, 3.70 Auburn rear diff. I've already mounted the Recaro ...
by wawazat
08 Mar 2019, 21:14
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Detroit area 1969 base convertible
Replies: 48
Views: 3080

Re: Detroit area 1969 base convertible

DieselD wrote:
08 Mar 2019, 09:06
I love the work on the emblem! I have to agree the GT looks much better then the crest.

Also like the work on the interior, simple yet custom to your tastes. good work!
Thank you very much DieselD!
by wawazat
08 Mar 2019, 05:47
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Detroit area 1969 base convertible
Replies: 48
Views: 3080

Re: Detroit area 1969 base convertible

Probably not going to make that one. I've got Carlisle and the Power Tour booked. Another weekend out that close to those events is not in the cards.
by wawazat
06 Mar 2019, 16:55
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Detroit area 1969 base convertible
Replies: 48
Views: 3080

Re: Detroit area 1969 base convertible

Wow, it's been a while since I updated this. Well, here we go again. Last fall, the power steering pump failed and as I have a new pump for the R&P swap I didn't want to buy a short term replacement so the car came off the road. I've registered for the Hot Rod Power Tour so I'm digging in again. Las...
by wawazat
06 Mar 2019, 16:39
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 1970 Mercury Cougar Fan
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: 1970 Mercury Cougar Fan

Electric radiator fans have been standard equipment on new cars for many years now. They're nothing new and have proven reliability. I installed a dual electric fan Derale system on my '69 last summer after upgrading the cooling system top to bottom the year before-water pump, radiator, correct Clev...
by wawazat
16 Feb 2019, 11:48
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: 68 R Code
Replies: 253
Views: 11940

Re: 68 R Code

Woo Hoo! Nice!
by wawazat
16 Feb 2019, 11:47
Forum: The Garage
Topic: New Project
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: New Project

How long was that a boat anchor?