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by Yorgle
Yesterday, 19:31
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Instrument voltage regulator
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Instrument voltage regulator

The instrument voltage regulator only affects the gauges. It doesn't affect the dash lights which are on a separate 12v circuit. If your dash lights aren't working, it's probably your headlight switch or a fuse.
by Yorgle
22 May 2018, 07:45
Forum: Ride of the Month
Topic: June 2018 Ride of the Month Nominations are now open!
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: June 2018 Ride of the Month Nominations are now open!

I'll nominate whoever has a big cat ('74-80something?). I've been seeing more and more of them at car shows- often nice, clean, low-mileage survivors pulled from grandma's garage. Surely, someone here must have one.
by Yorgle
19 May 2018, 18:49
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Air coming in through steering wheel
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Air coming in through steering wheel

I used one of my kid's foam pool noodles. It's bright pink.
by Yorgle
18 May 2018, 07:34
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Originality vs arning drop?
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: Originality vs arning drop?

TCP (Total Control Products) sells a dropped pivot mount to relocate the upper arm without drilling new holes in your shock towers. I'm not sure if it works with stock control arms, though.
by Yorgle
15 May 2018, 09:04
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: CopyCatVert
Replies: 233
Views: 7477

Re: CopyCatVert

leonbray wrote:
15 May 2018, 06:33
Are you going to remove the springs?
They're not really in the way and if I remove them, I'll just have to find a place in the garage to store them. So, I think I'll just leave them be.
by Yorgle
14 May 2018, 09:59
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: CopyCatVert
Replies: 233
Views: 7477

Re: CopyCatVert

Here's my latest cheapskate modification: gas struts for the trunk, salvaged from an old hot tub cover lift (including the nifty rectangular nut that looks like it was made to fit inside the Cougar hinge) . Price: $free. Time: finished before the grill was heated up for chicken. Result: my trunk now...
by Yorgle
11 May 2018, 22:37
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: AOD TRANSMISSION
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: AOD TRANSMISSION

Make sure you get the correct AOD flexplate or you'll toast the front pump on the transmission within seconds. Ask me how I know.
by Yorgle
11 May 2018, 13:07
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: AOD TRANSMISSION
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: AOD TRANSMISSION

You need the 87 converter.
by Yorgle
04 May 2018, 09:56
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 302 (w/FMX) sitting on cross member
Replies: 23
Views: 591

Re: 302 (w/FMX) sitting on cross member

If, in fact, it is the FMX that is causing all the problem (though, I doubt it), there is always this option:
by Yorgle
03 May 2018, 20:36
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 302 (w/FMX) sitting on cross member
Replies: 23
Views: 591

Re: 302 (w/FMX) sitting on cross member

As I recall, the convertible mounts only lower the engine by 1/2 inch or so, and even then, they should still position the engine high enough to clear everything. I'd say start with the premise that if you have all of the right parts, the engine should fit. Go through the car again, checking each pa...