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by xr7g428
26 minutes ago
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Running Hot
Replies: 19
Views: 293

Re: Running Hot

For the technically minded. Buy a good quality 5 watt 100 ohm linear potentiometer. (variable resistor). Use a good aligator clip lead to ground one side to the block and then another clip lead to the end of the gauge wire. Adjust the potentiometer until the gauge is reading mid scale. Be patient, a...
by xr7g428
42 minutes ago
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: no start after driving
Replies: 13
Views: 309

Re: no start after driving

Bill - a silly question but when you say test "across connections" do you mean placing the two meter probes on each side of the "same" connection? Or at each end of a wire run? Thanks! Yes, that is exactly right. Royce explained it well, but I use a battery terminal brush kit because large amounts ...
by xr7g428
Today, 09:27
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Running Hot
Replies: 19
Views: 293

Re: Running Hot

To understand a heating issue you have to be specific about when it over heats. On the highway, the fan and fan clutch are irrelevant. The ram air effect is putting more air through the radiator than any fan you can fit. If it over heats on the highway, you know that you are getting enough air. In t...
by xr7g428
Today, 09:15
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: no start after driving
Replies: 13
Views: 309

Re: no start after driving

Use your multi meter to look for voltage across connections. A perfect connection has 0 ohms resistance and there for no voltage across it. My best guess is that Royce is exactly correct. Battery terminals that clamp the cable with two bolts are always suspect. The next most common issue is the batt...
by xr7g428
13 Jul 2019, 18:54
Forum: Ride of the Month
Topic: The December 2018 Ride of the Month is Gene Whitson's Grecian Gold '68 XR-7
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: The December 2018 Ride of the Month is Gene Whitson's Grecian Gold '68 XR-7

I like everything about that one except for the green carpet. Does it look better in person?
by xr7g428
13 Jul 2019, 18:50
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Wiring/Vacuum identification
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Wiring/Vacuum identification

The GM HEI distributors are a poor fit on a Ford with the Distributor in the front. You can stick a Pertronix in your stock distributor and still access the carb when you need to, and you won't have clearance problems with anything.
by xr7g428
13 Jul 2019, 17:16
Forum: Ride of the Month
Topic: The July 2019 Ride of the Month is Chris Carney's '69 XR-7 Ram Air 428CJ 4 speed!
Replies: 11
Views: 297

The July 2019 Ride of the Month is Chris Carney's '69 XR-7 Ram Air 428CJ 4 speed!

The July 2019 Ride of the Month is Chris Carney's '69 XR-7 Ram Air 428 CJ 4 Speed! https://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f26/ccarney69/July%202019%20CCC%20Ride%20of%20the%20Month/unnamed%2011_zpsdsqrunb3.jpg Every. Single. Part, the Rebirth of Not So Mellow Yellow. https://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f...
by xr7g428
12 Jul 2019, 16:57
Forum: Miscellaneous Parts for Sale
Topic: Low Fuel Sending Unit rebuilding service
Replies: 30
Views: 983

Re: Low Fuel Sending Unit rebuilding service

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The ‘69 float arm is about 7 1/8” long. It end up about 2” shy of the top of the 22 gallon tank.
by xr7g428
12 Jul 2019, 16:53
Forum: Miscellaneous Parts for Sale
Topic: Low Fuel Sending Unit rebuilding service
Replies: 30
Views: 983

Re: Low Fuel Sending Unit rebuilding service

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The float arm does not touch the top of the tank. It is 7 3/4” from the pivot point to the end of the loop around the float.
by xr7g428
12 Jul 2019, 16:48
Forum: Miscellaneous Parts for Sale
Topic: Low Fuel Sending Unit rebuilding service
Replies: 30
Views: 983

Re: Low Fuel Sending Unit rebuilding service

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The float doesn’t touch the bottom of the tank. The brown thing on the end is what is inside the filter sock. It extends the length of the pickup tube. If yours has melted or fallen off you are going to run out of gas a bit sooner than expected.