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by Royce
25 Nov 2018, 08:53
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Sealed Power Vintage
Replies: 14
Views: 431

Re: Sealed Power Vintage

Most everything that is sold by Federal Mogul / Sealed Power these days is manufactured in India. Personally I would never use any of it intentionally. http://www.federalmogulgoetzeindia.net/web/index.html Anyone have experience with this stuff? Is this a decent line or is it just offshore junk cash...
by Royce
25 Nov 2018, 07:16
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: Mecum Red GTE Engine Rebuild
Replies: 26
Views: 989

Re: Mecum Red GTE Engine Rebuild

The shop manual and the Mercury Illustrated Parts catalog also call it out. Yes, all 427 GT-E's got this transmission originally. You are much more likely to find one from a parted out GT500 Shelby since there were many more of those built. Here's the smog / PCV layout: Well butter my butt and call ...
by Royce
24 Nov 2018, 12:08
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: Mecum Red GTE Engine Rebuild
Replies: 26
Views: 989

Re: Mecum Red GTE Engine Rebuild

PGB-W is correct for a 427 GT-E. Here's a photo of the transmission tag on a GT-E I used to own.


robert campbell wrote:
24 Nov 2018, 11:55
PGB-W does not seem to exist. There is a PGA-W that is for a 1969 390 GT Torino. There are also a PGB-AF and PGB-AG that may or may not be a 1968 model year.

Rob
by Royce
23 Nov 2018, 17:23
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Custom cluster panel bezel in '68 XR7
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Custom cluster panel bezel in '68 XR7

Ever heard of eBay? https://www.ebay.com/itm/1967-1968-Mercury-Cougar-Silver-Dash-Instrument-Panel-for-Aftermarket-Gauges/332008538451?fits=Year%3A1968%7CModel%3ACougar&hash=item4d4d404153:g:DfcAAOSwZwxa1he6:rk:1:pf:0 https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/DfcAAOSwZwxa1he6/s-l1600.jpg I`m wondering if anyon...
by Royce
22 Nov 2018, 20:09
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: GTE gets some quarterpanels.
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: GTE gets some quarterpanels.

Nice welding! I would have just pulled the wiring harness back until you are done with the metalwork though.
by Royce
20 Nov 2018, 11:01
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Power steering questions
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Power steering questions

The idler arm is also different for manual steering.

ClawIt wrote:
20 Nov 2018, 09:46
If you want to keep the manual steering check out the pitman arm off of the box. There is a PS one and a manual one. The manual is different size and gives more leverage in turning.
by Royce
20 Nov 2018, 09:12
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: '67 390 GT advance timing
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: '67 390 GT advance timing

Total timing with modern gas / everything stock needs to be maybe 35 degrees with everything hooked up / 3000 RPM. This will likely move the initial timing back to 6 degrees. To fix the discrepancy for best performance will require limiting either centrifugal or vacuum advance in the distributor. To...
by Royce
20 Nov 2018, 08:14
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 390 Horsepower rating timeline?
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: 390 Horsepower rating timeline?

The '69 390-4V used in 1969 Mustang / Cougar is not a GT. It has a smaller Autolite 470 CFM Model 4300 carburetor, and a milder camshaft, and different cast iron intake manifold than the earlier 390GT engine. All these things were done to be able to eliminate the Thermactor Smog system.
by Royce
20 Nov 2018, 08:10
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Power steering questions
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Power steering questions

The '67 pump and hoses will work with a 400 bracket and PS pulley.
by Royce
20 Nov 2018, 08:08
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: '67 390 GT advance timing
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: '67 390 GT advance timing

To set initial timing:
1. Disconnect and plug distributor vacuum.
2. Start the engine
3. Using a timing light check and / or adjust the advance to achieve 12 degrees at idle. On that engine, stock idle speed should be about 600 RPM in neutral or park with headlights on.