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by tinman
29 May 2020, 11:12
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Leaf spring retainer boxes
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Leaf spring retainer boxes

Also, I'm wondering if anyone knows of any particular rhyme or reason to explain which cars came equipped with which size spring boxes. Just guessing but would it have to do with the number of leaves and the thickness of them? i.e. a big block convert would have a thicker spring pack than a small b...
by tinman
15 Apr 2020, 11:00
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Car running warm
Replies: 14
Views: 300

Re: Car running warm

The new replacement temp sensors are the wrong resistance and make the gauge read high. I think superbond meant to say temp sender not thermostat.
Mike
by tinman
09 Mar 2020, 11:18
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Sway bars and traction bars?
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: Sway bars and traction bars?

The Shelby style bars (Traction-masters) are welded at the frame rail and bolt under the spring/shock plate. They also have rubber bushings in the bar so they are not hard mounted like a ladder bar.
I never noticed the ride being that much stiffer on my car.
Mike
by tinman
18 Nov 2019, 12:26
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: 13" Modern Mustang or Wilwood brakes?
Replies: 10
Views: 551

Re: 13" Modern Mustang or Wilwood brakes?

Street or Track sells just the Trans-am caliper brackets.
http://www.streetortrack.com/12-Trans-A ... 24486.html
They also offer various kits from 11.25 to 14" with 6 piston calipers.
http://www.streetortrack.com/Brake-Syst ... -p-11.html
Mike
by tinman
11 Oct 2019, 11:05
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 69 or 70 fender
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: 69 or 70 fender

Quick ID is the turn signal/marker light. the best way I can describe the difference is 69 is flush mounted whereas the 70 is recessed.
Mike
by tinman
16 Sep 2019, 11:21
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: How to Identify Space Saver Tire and Wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: How to Identify Space Saver Tire and Wheel

A F78-14 was used 70 and later I think, if original it would be a 7.35-14.
Mike
by tinman
06 Sep 2019, 11:07
Forum: The Garage
Topic: Ford V12
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Ford V12

Isn't that a W-16 from a Bugatti? Looks like the symbol on the front of the block.
Mike
by tinman
08 Jul 2019, 11:07
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Proud new owner - 69 Eliminator
Replies: 18
Views: 636

Re: Proud new owner - 69 Eliminator

Looks great! Congrats and welcome to the Eliminator club!
Mike
by tinman
01 Jul 2019, 11:30
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: 1969 Convertible sells at Barrett Jackson Mohegan Sun
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: 1969 Convertible sells at Barrett Jackson Mohegan Sun

There also was a red 71 Cougar convertible that I watched cross the block Friday that hammered for $10K.
Mike