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by 1969XR7Vert
03 Jul 2018, 18:08
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Steering Wheel Pad Restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: Steering Wheel Pad Restoration

P.S. My pad is a repro, getting the bezel to fit it was akin to a moon launch!
by 1969XR7Vert
03 Jul 2018, 18:05
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Steering Wheel Pad Restoration
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: Steering Wheel Pad Restoration

Here is what I did with mine. I had one that wasn't cracked, surface was good, no separation but just warped and out of shape. So I made frame out of clamps and wood that held the sides of the three spokes and the center section in their proper position. In other words I made a die for the pad it g...
by 1969XR7Vert
03 Jul 2018, 18:00
Forum: Parts Wanted
Topic: 1970 ignition switch
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: 1970 ignition switch

I have an original in good condition. PM me with interest.
by 1969XR7Vert
26 Jun 2018, 08:51
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: The Snowball Saga - '68 Standard Revitalization Project
Replies: 234
Views: 12586

Re: The Snowball Saga - '68 Standard Revitalization Project

If Andrew used the type of paint it appears he did, it's like what machine shops use. There's an aluminum version and a cast iron version, Alumi-Blast and Cast-Blast are two brand names that come to mind. Anyway, these go on very thin. I have used (and recommend) them. Used them on numerous things o...
by 1969XR7Vert
22 Jun 2018, 08:37
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: 1968 Convertible Conversion
Replies: 246
Views: 11787

Re: 1968 Convertible Conversion

Nice work, as always Steven.

Hey, on that prototype XR7S picture, looks like it has no side view mirror? It's a prototype, so guess that could explain it but seems odd just the same...
by 1969XR7Vert
19 May 2018, 18:16
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Air coming in through steering wheel
Replies: 13
Views: 445

Re: Air coming in through steering wheel

I bought a repro from Muscle Car Reproductions (MCR), installed it and it balled up and fell out right away. Forget if I improvised or said F' it after that.
by 1969XR7Vert
19 May 2018, 18:12
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: How do we help folks that don't know how to use a forum?
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: How do we help folks that don't know how to use a forum?

It's not perfect, but there's always the FAQ . Of course, judging by the emails you've received, the users in question may not know what a FAQ is, or don't notice the link to it in the navigation menu. Judging by the quotes, maybe change "FAQ" to "Frequently Asked Questions" to get better visibilit...
by 1969XR7Vert
05 May 2018, 19:09
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Changing to a Tremec
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: Changing to a Tremec

Had to cut the unibody reinforcement for the cross member to fit the TKO-600 into Isabel. Dunno, maybe it is because she's a 'vert?
by 1969XR7Vert
15 Apr 2018, 14:59
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Back firing
Replies: 42
Views: 1477

Re: Back firing

Reading my service manual it does say the rocker arms can be over tightened. But it says the 351 HO motors. Mines is not an HO. Does this matter. Could I have over tightened the rocker arms and if so how do I fix this? The Boss 351's had adjustable valvetrain, I believe that is what you are referri...
by 1969XR7Vert
12 Apr 2018, 18:39
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Back firing
Replies: 42
Views: 1477

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...