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by Yorgle
18 Apr 2018, 06:56
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Temp guage
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Temp guage

Try pulling the housing away from the dash just far enough to shoot some compressed air into the area. Maybe that will dislodge it.
by Yorgle
18 Apr 2018, 05:28
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Ford-style "series" Tachometer testing
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Ford-style "series" Tachometer testing

About ten years ago I had several '68 XR-7 tachs and could not remember which one was good or bad. So I hooked up three of them in series with the coil wire using alligator jumpers and laid them on a towel on the fender of one of my Cougars. I then started the car and not only did the tach inside t...
by Yorgle
12 Apr 2018, 14:22
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Finally got my first cougar home
Replies: 27
Views: 813

Re: Finally got my first cougar home

canted 393 wrote:
11 Apr 2018, 05:17

No it doesn't swing away, just sticks out there. This front end won mercury a bunch of nascar races.
Looks like it was also designed to absolutely crucify pedestrians... Awesome car!
by Yorgle
28 Mar 2018, 18:44
Forum: The Garage
Topic: My other cat
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: My other cat

JB BATTERSHILL wrote:
28 Mar 2018, 15:31
It looks great the way it is. Question is, can you play it!
a bit. Been playing on and off since high school (30 some years ago).
by Yorgle
28 Mar 2018, 15:28
Forum: The Garage
Topic: My other cat
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: My other cat

I'm referring to the rosewood bit at the bottom right portion of the photo
by Yorgle
27 Mar 2018, 15:36
Forum: The Garage
Topic: My other cat
Replies: 7
Views: 388

My other cat

2015 Epiphone Wildkat. I've toyed with the idea of adding a walking cougar emblem to the tailpiece.
by Yorgle
14 Mar 2018, 10:06
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Tool question
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Tool question

Forget the bending tool, just buy the copper-nickel line. It's more expensive and not concourse-correct, but it makes running brake lines super easy-- it can be bent by hand, doesn't kink and doesn't rust.
by Yorgle
22 Feb 2018, 16:40
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Replacing vacuum advance
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Replacing vacuum advance

Nearly all of the parts store replacement single-advance units I've bought are actually adjustable - even if they don't claim to be.
by Yorgle
21 Feb 2018, 13:27
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 1969 XR7 Roof emblem badge logo
Replies: 15
Views: 517

Re: 1969 XR7 Roof emblem badge logo

I restored some chrome Ghia emblems years ago and used clear polyurethane and it worked great. There is a version of that stuff at most hardware stores that's made to pour onto tabletops, etc. It goes on super thick and dries thick. It did yellow slightly over the years and gave the emblems a bit of...
by Yorgle
16 Feb 2018, 11:28
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: shifting issues
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: shifting issues

I should mention that the AOD shift pattern is 1st- Drive- Overdrive. Ford was too cheap to make new shifters for the cars so they built this screwball pattern into the AOD. Nevertheless, you can force an AOD to hold in second gear by starting in first, upshift to Drive and as soon as it shifts into...