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by Royce
02 Dec 2018, 10:19
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: 68 R Code
Replies: 102
Views: 5224

Re: 68 R Code

Time to start on the front of the car.
by Royce
02 Dec 2018, 10:10
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: 68 R Code
Replies: 102
Views: 5224

Re: 68 R Code

Yesterday I finally had all the things I needed to assemble the tail lights and put them back on the car. Spent all day on them, from bead blasting the bases to masking and painting.
by Royce
29 Nov 2018, 10:42
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Thermostat housing leak
Replies: 25
Views: 574

Re: Thermostat housing leak

+1 - any coolant leaks need to be fixed if you want the car to be reliable at all.
catlover wrote:
29 Nov 2018, 09:26
What I have seen more than once is , if you do not glue the T-stat into the housing it can slip out and get a piece of the edge between housing and manifold and cause a leak.
by Royce
27 Nov 2018, 06:26
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Door Latches stuck shut
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Re: Door Latches stuck shut

Yes. As mentioned previously.

rcrossen wrote:
26 Nov 2018, 20:41
I got the new latches in from WCCC and the drivers side works great. The passenger side is still occasionally sticking. Could it be the handle rod is screwed to far up or down?
by Royce
26 Nov 2018, 13:20
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Sealed Power Vintage
Replies: 14
Views: 436

Re: Sealed Power Vintage

The question was about Sealed Power engine parts. I would not want to insert any Chinesium or India made parts in any engine that I cared about. It's a risk versus reward decision, not a cultural or geographical or political or emotional decision. If that piece of poo goes bad inside my engine I can...
by Royce
25 Nov 2018, 16:33
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Tecumseh Compressor Question
Replies: 13
Views: 438

Re: Tecumseh Compressor Question

It's on the bottom. The factory service manual shows how to make a dipstick and how to fill it before you install it.
by Royce
25 Nov 2018, 14:18
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: Mecum Red GTE Engine Rebuild
Replies: 56
Views: 1740

Re: Mecum Red GTE Engine Rebuild

Duplicolor DE 1606 Ford Corporate Dark Blue. The intake is supposed to be blue too but I just couldn't.


robert campbell wrote:
25 Nov 2018, 11:53
Thanks Royce!! Nice picture and easy to follow. What color do you paint the engine? Ford Dark Blue? Looks like the PCV and smog system get the same color paint.

Rob
by Royce
25 Nov 2018, 11:26
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Sealed Power Vintage
Replies: 14
Views: 436

Re: Sealed Power Vintage

Everything that I use to rebuild engines is made in the USA. Mahle / Clevite makes the best bearings. Pistons come from Ross, Wiseco, Venolia, and scores of other USA based companies. Camshafts from Comp Cams, timing sets from Cloyes. Gaskets from Fel Pro. I can't think of anything that I use that c...
by Royce
25 Nov 2018, 08:53
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Sealed Power Vintage
Replies: 14
Views: 436

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: 56
Views: 1740

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 ...