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by xr7g428
14 Aug 2018, 09:37
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 2229

Re: Red GT-E - Mecum Indy - May 2018

Great post Cobrasc427.. LOL! There are several things about the HF II Cougar that seem to be one offs.... The hood most notably. What follows is just my opinion, yours may differ. I also noticed that the two parts are not the same in size or finish so I doubt they were related. While we all think th...
by xr7g428
13 Aug 2018, 22:22
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Electric cooling fans
Replies: 25
Views: 335

Re: Electric cooling fans

IF you were in AZ I would loan you one.
by xr7g428
13 Aug 2018, 22:21
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Electric cooling fans
Replies: 25
Views: 335

Re: Electric cooling fans

kvinmn wrote:
13 Aug 2018, 17:50
I got the shroud from WCC and it is a 390 shroud. My assumption is that a stock fan will fit correctly.
That's right. There were several 7 bladed fans that Ford offered, not all the same as the stock fan.
by xr7g428
13 Aug 2018, 22:19
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Now it can be told!
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: Now it can be told!

Dang it.
by xr7g428
13 Aug 2018, 22:17
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Alternator issues
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Alternator issues

The battery clamps you are running have a well know history of developing high resistance. Get some terminated cables from one of the parts chains and install them. Move you accessories to the battery side of the starter solenoid. Use high quality ring terminals that are properly crimped and soldered.
by xr7g428
13 Aug 2018, 17:45
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Electric cooling fans
Replies: 25
Views: 335

Re: Electric cooling fans

Be sure to get the clutch... you can over speed a fixed fan and it will break and put a hole in something expensive. Also, the fan needs to fit the shroud. If the fan is too small the shroud actually makes it less effective.
by xr7g428
13 Aug 2018, 15:53
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Forgotten Cougar found, now the fun begins
Replies: 25
Views: 559

Re: Forgotten Cougar found, now the fun begins

I have never seen a car tied down like that. Looks like it works, and it would be faster than what I have been doing. Ever run into any issues?
by xr7g428
13 Aug 2018, 15:49
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Now it can be told!
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Now it can be told!

In 1974 at the tender age of 17 I purchased all the remaining NOS GT-E, XR7-G, and Eliminator parts and put them in safe keeping. In 1975 I began playing rock and roll music professionally. I am sure you have heard the phrase drugs, sex, and rock and roll? Well there is some truth to that. As it tur...
by xr7g428
12 Aug 2018, 10:22
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Electric cooling fans
Replies: 25
Views: 335

Re: Electric cooling fans

Okay this is really helpful. The fan appears to be too small for the shroud. You car came with the "Power Booster" fan, clutch and shroud system. It included a pretty aggressive 7 blade fan. It was mounted on a viscous thermal clutch that allowed for the more aggressive pitch, that really moved a lo...
by xr7g428
11 Aug 2018, 10:45
Forum: Ride of the Month
Topic: The August 2018 Ride of the Month is Ted Taylor's (68gurney) 429 powered '70 Standard
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: The August 2018 Ride of the Month is Ted Taylor's (68gurney) 429 powered '70 Standard

I have to admit I like everything about this car. On the surface it looks like a pretty nice example of a standard Cougar. Okay way better than just pretty nice. But still, it doesn't shout look at me; no Competition Orange paint here. And then if you peek in the window, you see that bag bad Hurst s...