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by Yorgle
10 Dec 2018, 09:09
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Engine Bay Refresh question?
Replies: 22
Views: 481

Re: Engine Bay Refresh question?

Add more carburetors and people will tend to not look at anything else in the engine bay.
by Yorgle
08 Dec 2018, 20:04
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Anyone else using their Cougar for a winter time daily commuter?
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Anyone else using their Cougar for a winter time daily commuter?

Since you ask, I’ll jump in to say that this year is the 15 th Wisconsin winter for my faithful 68 daily driver. She’s been through sleet, snow, blizzards, extreme cold, and just about everything in between. To keep warm, it’s really just a matter of sealing up leaky weatherstrip and finding hidden ...
by Yorgle
06 Dec 2018, 09:42
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Thermostat housing leak
Replies: 25
Views: 574

Re: Thermostat housing leak

Just noticed today that the leak on mine is getting worse. Looks like I'll have to re-do it this weekend. :( Bummer, is it seeping at the bottom? Just while sitting? Brian Must be seeping through the bottom while driving to/from the office. The gasket I used was from NAPA and had adhesive on one si...
by Yorgle
05 Dec 2018, 15:25
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Thermostat housing leak
Replies: 25
Views: 574

Re: Thermostat housing leak

Just noticed today that the leak on mine is getting worse. Looks like I'll have to re-do it this weekend. :(
by Yorgle
29 Nov 2018, 12:55
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Thermostat housing leak
Replies: 25
Views: 574

Re: Thermostat housing leak

I just replaced mine and have the exact same leak. Very frustrating. I've heard that the solution is to not use a gasket at all, just sealant. I might try that.
by Yorgle
28 Nov 2018, 16:32
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: PS Control Valve Adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: PS Control Valve Adjustment

Well, adjusting the nut hasn't fixed the problem. I suspect the spool must have a bur or some dirt on it that is causing it to bind in one direction. Does anyone know if it's possible to pull the spool out without removing the whole thing from the car? Or is that just wishful thinking.
by Yorgle
20 Nov 2018, 20:48
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Drag Cat Mauls Corvette
Replies: 17
Views: 401

Re: Drag Cat Mauls Corvette

You sure gave him a righteous whoopin'. Just by looking at the cowl, methinks your cat to be a mean beast.
by Yorgle
14 Nov 2018, 15:06
Forum: Classic Cougar Paint and Body
Topic: Paint chip repair
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Paint chip repair

If the old paint is thick, or the chip took out the primer, you need to build up the surface to make an invisible repair. I've had really good results using spot filler to bring the surface up to just a hair lower than the level of the old paint. Then go ahead and dab on your touch up paint so that ...
by Yorgle
12 Nov 2018, 11:43
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Ignition question
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Ignition question

Ok, on my 68 J-code with pertronix (running on fast idle (about 1100 rpm), with the - lead of my multimeter grounded to the block, touching the + lead to each of the coil posts I get 9vdc at the + side and 10vdc at the - side. Is that what you were looking for?
by Yorgle
11 Nov 2018, 08:13
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Steering wheel restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 242

Re: Steering wheel restoration

Looks great. One of my clients is a gun smith and I've seen him do something similar on composite gun stocks, except he uses a Dremel to cut grooves perpendicular to the crack and mixes kitty hair into the epoxy to keep the crack from pulling apart again.