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by DieselD
27 Dec 2018, 08:59
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: PDB Questions from a forum Noob
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: PDB Questions from a forum Noob

The distribution block that you have is the same one used for either disc or drum brakes. You can use a booster with a factory master cylinder and simply add a proportioning valve into the line that goes from the front of the car to the rear brakes. If you decide to eliminate the booster then you w...
by DieselD
27 Dec 2018, 08:52
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: oil. filters
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: oil. filters

I have replaced several engines due to a crappy non OEM filter like a Fram. The 5.4 triton motors would have top end failures due to non oem filters not having the proper and/or weak drainback valves. Some would even come apart and end up in the oil passages. Very few aftermarket oil filter for the ...
by DieselD
26 Dec 2018, 17:48
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Exhaust Question
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: Exhaust Question

Thanks for the input guys, Im trying to figure out the most cost effective way to get exhaust on it so I can get some road time until the next stage Im sure there are some good local exhaust shops in town its just been years since Ive needed one. Anyone that I have used in the past is long gone or q...
by DieselD
26 Dec 2018, 09:58
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Exhaust Question
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Exhaust Question

Got a couple questions I would like to bounce around and get another opinion on. So with my 68 302 standard it originally had a single exhaust but somewhere down the line the previous owners added a second pipe and glass packs to create a crude duel exhaust system. Yeah it looks and sounds as bad as...
by DieselD
21 Dec 2018, 18:06
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday to ClassicCougarCommunity.Com 8 Years Old!
Replies: 26
Views: 1117

Re: Happy Birthday to ClassicCougarCommunity.Com 8 Years Old!

Not being part of ccc but a short time I don’t know the history but I’ve been part of several forums that vertical scope took ownership of. Not one of them I continue to participate in today. The vertical scope take over always seems to kill any “authenticity” within the forum members and typically ...
by DieselD
21 Dec 2018, 10:28
Forum: Classic Cougar Paint and Body
Topic: Does original paint color really matter ..??
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Does original paint color really matter ..??

I really think it depends on the car and how desirable it is. The more desirable the car the better off you are sticking to the original color or at least a color from that would have been used. I changed the color on mine since it was a base level car that did not have any significance to it. I als...
by DieselD
19 Dec 2018, 14:12
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: 1968 Cougar Heater Core Replacement With AC
Replies: 47
Views: 1235

Re: 1968 Cougar Heater Core Replacement With AC

Yes mine was siliconed together. It came apart with small amt of constant pressure. I am wondering why someone would have siliconed a non ac assembly though. With an evaporator you will have water inside and it needs to be sealed up well at bottom so water won’t leak. That makes since under the eva...
by DieselD
19 Dec 2018, 14:12
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: 1968 Cougar Heater Core Replacement With AC
Replies: 47
Views: 1235

Re: 1968 Cougar Heater Core Replacement With AC

It’s not coming apart... put it back in as is. That was my thought at the time of posting but I do not give up easy and took another crack at it today. I set the box out in the sun for a bit and went back at it. Low 70s out today... Once I could get under a corner I was able to slide a razor blade ...
by DieselD
18 Dec 2018, 22:00
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: 1968 Cougar Heater Core Replacement With AC
Replies: 47
Views: 1235

Re: 1968 Cougar Heater Core Replacement With AC

I got mine apart by applying a Small Amoint of pressure on one corner with a screwdriver and holding that pressure for 30 seconds or so and then inserting another screwdriver about 4 inches from the first and again small amount of preaaure. Slowly it began to release. But was it siliconed together?
by DieselD
18 Dec 2018, 20:48
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: 1968 Cougar Heater Core Replacement With AC
Replies: 47
Views: 1235

Re: 1968 Cougar Heater Core Replacement With AC

So I remember in the video Don makes a comment along the lines of you never know what you will find during this job. That could not be a more true statement! My heater box was already removed when I bought the car and now during reassembly I wanted to take advantage of that and stick a heater core(n...