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by xr7g428
18 Apr 2018, 13:22
Forum: Ride of the Month
Topic: May 2018 Ride of the Month Nominations are now open!
Replies: 3
Views: 128

May 2018 Ride of the Month Nominations are now open!

Please make an effort to let the nominees know they have been nominated and if possible make sure they are interested in participating. Thanks! This thread is where you will put nominations for the May 2018 Ride of the Month! All you need to do is to identify the car and the owner. A picture of the ...
by xr7g428
17 Apr 2018, 14:15
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: sputtering issues
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: sputtering issues

Sounds like a vacuum leak. Have you put a vacuum gauge on
it yet?
by xr7g428
14 Apr 2018, 19:12
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Possible Ignition Coil Upgrade?
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Re: Possible Ignition Coil Upgrade?

If is not too late, get the Pertronix II. The PI can burn out if you leave the key on with the car not running. PII won't do that.
by xr7g428
14 Apr 2018, 18:57
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Back firing
Replies: 42
Views: 1039

Re: Back firing

It may only hold the valve open when the lifter is fully pumped up. Initially you described it like this: you can hear a popping sound coming from the driver side exhaust. Pop pop pop pop! Now you describe this: hesitate when I’m driving and I step on it and a small back fire. Which one is it?
by xr7g428
12 Apr 2018, 22:31
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Back firing
Replies: 42
Views: 1039

Re: Back firing

The basic premise is the same: zero lash. If you get to zero lash way before you get close to the torque spec you have a problem. You need to feel for zero lash to see what is happening. A full turn is something like .05 and I think the push rods are sold in .01 increments. I haven't done many Cleve...
by xr7g428
12 Apr 2018, 16:27
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Back firing
Replies: 42
Views: 1039

Re: Back firing

The cam rotates once for every two turns of the crank shaft. But that is not your problem. If it were 180 degrees out it would run so bad that it wouldn't get out of your garage. If you did set the valve lash by adjusting the rocker arm nuts with a torque wrench you need to go back and redo that as ...
by xr7g428
12 Apr 2018, 13:25
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Back firing
Replies: 42
Views: 1039

Re: Back firing

My problem is the motor is back firing out the driver side exhaust. I don’t have crossover on my exhaust. So you can hear a popping sound coming from the driver side exhaust. Pop pop pop pop! It seem to be getting worse. I torqued the rocker arms to 11-14 ft pounds with lock tight. From what you ar...
by xr7g428
11 Apr 2018, 17:42
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Matt Slay Memorial Arrangements
Replies: 16
Views: 570

Re: Matt Slay Memorial Arrangements

If you spent just a few hours with Matt he felt like an old friend. Hard to comprehend. Rest in peace my friend.
by xr7g428
10 Apr 2018, 17:22
Forum: Ride of the Month
Topic: The April 2018 Ride of the Month is Brian Carpenter's Track Cat!
Replies: 10
Views: 314

The April 2018 Ride of the Month is Brian Carpenter's Track Cat!

The April 2018 Ride of the Month is Brian Carpenter's Track Cat! 800|625|2018|3463.jpg From humble beginnings... In 1967 Aaron Baker's dad bought a brand new Cougar. It would be his fathers daily driver taking him to work in Seattle until they moved to Michigan in the late 70s. And the timing was p...