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by 1969XR7Vert
57 minutes ago
Forum: Classic Cougar Paint and Body
Topic: Repainting Grill
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Repainting Grill

The SEM Trim Black is self-etching (which is why it is all you need to use).
by 1969XR7Vert
16 Oct 2017, 12:07
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Convertible Top Adjustment
Replies: 52
Views: 378

Re: Convertible Top Adjustment

Yes, you have had no problem, just like Rob. Then, one day, transmission fluid all over the place! Not trying to scare you but this is what can happen. The plastic lines get brittle (but look okay). Interesting on the cylinder(s). Wonder if the new ones are not as long as the old? Did you keep the o...
by 1969XR7Vert
16 Oct 2017, 09:53
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Convertible Top Adjustment
Replies: 52
Views: 378

Re: Convertible Top Adjustment

I don't recall seeing a screw when I installed it, but I wasn't looking for one. I can disconnect the lines and spin the housing to see if that might lengthen it. If the lines are not new, don't mess with them! Better yet, if they are old, replace them. They do not fare well when disturbed - as mem...
by 1969XR7Vert
16 Oct 2017, 09:52
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Convertible Top Adjustment
Replies: 52
Views: 378

Re: Convertible Top Adjustment

JETEXAS wrote:
16 Oct 2017, 08:56
Is there no screw adjustment on the cylinder to extend or retract it a bit? Try spinning the receiver to see if it lengthens the shaft.
That would be nice but alas there is no length adjustment on the cylinders.
by 1969XR7Vert
14 Oct 2017, 16:34
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 390 camshaft removal
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: 390 camshaft removal

Unusual. Guessing the cam bearings must be galled/scratched up quite a bit to cause that. How dirty was the inside of the engine?
by 1969XR7Vert
13 Oct 2017, 10:48
Forum: Classic Cougars for Sale
Topic: Did you see this "special" project car?
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Did you see this "special" project car?

There is a lot of work in that car, but not my taste.
by 1969XR7Vert
13 Oct 2017, 10:46
Forum: The Garage
Topic: A Message From Don
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: A Message From Don

You can DEFINITELY get an AMEN!!! on this one. Excellent (and yes, I missed the message too!).
by 1969XR7Vert
12 Oct 2017, 12:20
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 390 camshaft removal
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: 390 camshaft removal

There is a thrust plate behind the cam gear which bolts to the block with two bolts. This has to be taken off before you can slide the cam out.
by 1969XR7Vert
12 Oct 2017, 09:23
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: (Picture) Diary of an ECI (East Coast Idiot) - Continued...
Replies: 209
Views: 4835

Now THIS is a (mechanical) Fuel Pump!

McRobb Performance, good for 550HP (they make a 1000HP version too). Has provision for vapor return (not using). I have had the pump for a couple of years but never got around to installing it. Since I was working in the vicinity (water pump to timing cover leak), I took the plunge. Was able to resh...
by 1969XR7Vert
08 Oct 2017, 15:46
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: How HOT is too HOTTTTT ; 428 CJ cam up grade
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: How HOT is too HOTTTTT ; 428 CJ cam up grade

235 degrees at .050 is probably about as far I'd want to go for the street. Currently, I run a cam that has 233 @.050 with a 113 lobe separation in a 460 in my 70 Cougar. It has a C-6 with a stock convertor and a 2.75 gear. More gear and higher stall would make it better at the track, but also make...