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by Royce
11 Mar 2019, 09:35
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Buying at a car show - Carlisle
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Buying at a car show - Carlisle

You can do a ACH wire transfer on your phone. No need to bring cash. Set it up with your bank beforehand, tell them that you MIGHT spend up to $$$ and that you MIGHT buy a car on such and such dates. Bear in mind you will be paying Pennsylvania local and state sales and license fee taxes too. Transf...
by Royce
11 Mar 2019, 09:27
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Instrument Specialties and my bezels
Replies: 37
Views: 730

Re: Instrument Specialties and my bezels

Those didn't turn out as good as mine did. Still they look pretty nice. Are you going to be able to see the defects easily after they are installed?
by Royce
11 Mar 2019, 08:27
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Looking at a Hettz G project car.
Replies: 22
Views: 613

Re: Looking at a Hettz G project car.

If the engine is original the date code on the block and heads will precede the date the car was built. The VIN number will be stamped on the rear face of the driver side cylinder head, or if the heads were swapped at some point, it might be on the front of the passenger side. The casting numbers us...
by Royce
08 Mar 2019, 17:53
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Engine Heads Question
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: Engine Heads Question

Let's see a picture of the engine bay from the front where we can see the entire engine. Back in the day I did what the Muscle Parts catalog said. The results were underwhelming because I didn't change the pistons to regain the lost compression ratio, which would have been counterproductive in 1975 ...
by Royce
08 Mar 2019, 07:55
Forum: Trivial Pursuit: Cougar Trivia
Topic: True or False
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: True or False

I tried it at the Pure Stock Muscle Car Drags. It made zero difference in my ET or MPH by removing the belt from the smog pump. On the other hand, access to the spark plugs is easier with all of it removed. I am able to pull and replace the plugs with all of it in place. The smog system doubles the ...
by Royce
08 Mar 2019, 07:52
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: A/C vs High Performance
Replies: 22
Views: 259

Re: A/C vs High Performance

A bigger issue is that there is no place for the AC hoses to go through the radiator core support due to the oil cooler hoses using that hole. Both sets of hoses won't physically fit in the same car. Th reason was that the engine could turn at higher RPMs than the compressor was rated to handle. Thi...
by Royce
08 Mar 2019, 07:49
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 1967 GT , 11th Cougar built
Replies: 44
Views: 1072

Re: 1967 GT , 11th Cougar built

The "Eminger" reports are the factory invoices for 1969 and later Cougars and other Ford products. None available for 1967 or 1968. Lois didn't start saving them until 1969 for all Ford products unfortunately. How much more detail can you get with the Eminger, and or Factory invoice. I'll put it on ...
by Royce
07 Mar 2019, 19:35
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 1967 GT , 11th Cougar built
Replies: 44
Views: 1072

Re: 1967 GT , 11th Cougar built

The “Eminger reports” begin in 1969 Model year so that’s not going to happen.
badcatt wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 19:20
Another set of documents that should be bought for #11 is the Eminger, or factory invoice. I'm betting there will be more then 1. Call Kivin and get them coming.
by Royce
07 Mar 2019, 15:36
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 1967 GT , 11th Cougar built
Replies: 44
Views: 1072

Re: 1967 GT , 11th Cougar built

I would not call it a Pre - production show unit. It is an Introductory show unit, built on the assembly line. The introductory show units were held to a much higher quality level, and received extra detailing with bodywork and paint, as in the extra leaded door jambs. I wonder if the car that you h...
by Royce
07 Mar 2019, 14:55
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 1967 GT , 11th Cougar built
Replies: 44
Views: 1072

Re: 1967 GT , 11th Cougar built

Pilot cars were run down the assembly line to train employees on the initial build of the next year's model, or a new model if it was introduced mid fiscal year. These cars would have been built slowly and carefully, with the line stopped many times, and with engineers, inspectors and supervisors cl...