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by 1970puma
23 Jun 2020, 08:32
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 1969 Reproduction Hidden Headlight Vacuum Hose Set
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: 1969 Reproduction Hidden Headlight Vacuum Hose Set

I used a set from WCCC for a 70 - worked good.
You could just get the correct size tubing & cut to length, but the color coding is helpful and looks correct
by 1970puma
01 Jun 2020, 08:28
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Tail Light Grill Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: Tail Light Grill Restoration

SimiChrome polish may work if it's not too bad - will involve some elbow grease but it's not overly aggressive (in case the remaining plating is thin). Pick a spot that's not highly visible to test, as you will want to make sure how well it would work. I used it on the front/rear bumpers with good r...
by 1970puma
20 May 2020, 08:59
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Deisel Oil
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Deisel Oil

I was able to find conventional 20-50 oil (I happen to use Castrol GTX but others MFG's should also have this grade) and added the Edelbrock Zinc additive. Worked great in a 70 with the 351w that had over 100k miles - no valve noise & no blue smoke even under hard acceleration. Engine probably neede...
by 1970puma
29 Apr 2020, 09:26
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Crate engine
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Crate engine

I agree it does appear to be a 351W (radiator hose inlet to the thermostat is another giveaway). It should be listed as a M (4V) or H (2V) code in 69. In 70 a 351 Cleveland would be the M code and an H code could be either a Cleveland or Windsor with a 2V set-up. Strong motors with a lot of after-ma...
by 1970puma
28 Apr 2020, 08:57
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 1970 Cougar rocker moldings
Replies: 11
Views: 444

Re: 1970 Cougar rocker moldings

I cannot remember if I had to do this and I'm not sure if the OEM rockers were 2 piece, but the repro from WCCC are. If necessary, trim the front edge of the rocker that get covered by the bullet and it will fit a 70 with no overhang into the wheel wells. It is a matter of visual preference and obvi...
by 1970puma
25 Apr 2020, 09:53
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 1970 Cougar rocker moldings
Replies: 11
Views: 444

Re: 1970 Cougar rocker moldings

I have to imagine 69 & 70 are close, as I had a set of the bullet rockers that were only ever offered on a 69 sport and placed them on a 70 XR7. If I remember the clips are similar, but I may had drilled 1 or 2 screw holes at the ends as it wraps into the wheel well. I thought they looked pretty goo...
by 1970puma
23 Apr 2020, 10:28
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Are my motor mounts on correctly?
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Are my motor mounts on correctly?

That makes sense because a stock 302 and a 351 W block are somewhat similar - deck height increases to gain stroke so you may have hood clearance issues
by 1970puma
20 Apr 2020, 10:34
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Yes, Another Tire Question
Replies: 17
Views: 691

Re: Yes, Another Tire Question

The 22year old tires, even if they have plenty of tread left, would be suspect. Rubber just doesn't last forever, even if it is not used... Like many things, looks are a subjective thing - as I love the Radial TA's on a set of Magnum 500's on a 70 XR7 & have never has issues with roundness/balancing...
by 1970puma
03 Apr 2020, 08:46
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Door Ajar Low Fuel Brake Light?
Replies: 32
Views: 698

Re: Door Ajar Low Fuel Brake Light?

The 69 & 70 xr7's should be set up in the gauges - but basically they will light up red if activated. If I remember they should also blink on briefly when 1st started. Door (open) & (parking) brake should be real easy to test... Fuel tells you when you are down to a gallon or 2 in the tank - don't r...
by 1970puma
31 Mar 2020, 08:54
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Oil leaks and repair
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: Oil leaks and repair

I had good luck with Ford OEM cork valve covers in a 351W. You do have to be very careful with the torque - I checked them a couple time to confirm & then they were great. But everyone has their own preference - whatever works (at least they are not too expensive or difficult to install if you want ...