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by Royce
20 Jan 2020, 22:22
Forum: The GT-E Registry
Topic: 427 (early Feb) distributor
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: 427 (early Feb) distributor

Totally not possible. The distributor housings used in 1968 are all Autolite castings.
by Royce
20 Jan 2020, 14:15
Forum: The Garage
Topic: a locking rear axle
Replies: 20
Views: 1432

Re: a locking rear axle

I invite anyone to go for a ride in both of my cars. The red XR-7 has a 3.91 Traction Lock. The green GT-E has the Detroit Locker. Neither of them makes any sound at all from the rear differential. Both will smoke both of the rear tires at will! Only the current H series lockers, or those Detroit Lo...
by Royce
20 Jan 2020, 08:53
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Factory or owner add on?
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Factory or owner add on?

Or maybe a radar jammer. Those were legal then, not so much now.

fordnutz wrote:
20 Jan 2020, 01:16
I think that it is a hard wired radar detector that people had installed in their cars in the late 70s and 80s.
by Royce
18 Jan 2020, 08:30
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 1969 Cougar Repair Shop Ohio
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: 1969 Cougar Repair Shop Ohio

There is not anything related to vacuum that has anything to do with the compressor clutch. It needs 12 volts to engage. Likely if you were to look at the wiring it is unplugged either at the compressor or at the firewall or at the circuit breaker. It would take you less than 5 minutes to look. None...
by Royce
18 Jan 2020, 07:44
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: 390 build
Replies: 24
Views: 1045

Re: 390 build

If you get the first book by Barry Robotnick it is a really good reference for rebuilding your engine. Avoid the book by Steve Christ, it contains a "FE Identification" section that is complete BS. That book is the source of most of the bad FE parts identification charts found across the internet. B...
by Royce
17 Jan 2020, 14:15
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 1967 upper control arm brand
Replies: 21
Views: 496

Re: 1967 upper control arm brand

The uppers were 4 rivet until 1970 then they went to 3 rivet which gives more meat around the rivets and less likely to crack. The 4 rivet upper ones, especially 1967 are prone to cracking at the rivet holes. Be sure that yours are not cracked before deciding to rebuild one. The lower ball joints ar...
by Royce
17 Jan 2020, 13:00
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Scottsdale Auction Week 2020 - Fantasy Bid
Replies: 94
Views: 3824

Re: Scottsdale Auction Week 2020 - Fantasy Bid

Wow really bad time slot. Someone got a great car. $50k to a phone bidder, I dropped out at $36k. That was fun, someone will be into it at $55k plus with transportation and they can feel good at that price. Lots of empty seats this early in the AM, might have been a very different out come at 6pm. T...
by Royce
17 Jan 2020, 08:21
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 1969 Cougar Repair Shop Ohio
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: 1969 Cougar Repair Shop Ohio

Any shop that could install R134 should be able to figure out why the clutch is not kicking on. The schematic is super simple. There is a circuit breaker that feeds 12 volts to the icing switch mounted to the heater / AC box under the dash. So long as the icing switch does not detect low temperature...
by Royce
17 Jan 2020, 07:25
Forum: Classic Cougar Paint and Body
Topic: Grecian gold colored paint
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Grecian gold colored paint

It's different from any generic motors color. Even different brands or batches of the same brand are different from each other.

If you are trying to match something on a car, have it color scanned at any good automotive paint store. Otherwise anything that you do won't match.
by Royce
17 Jan 2020, 07:23
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: New Walking Cat Rubber Floor Mats
Replies: 57
Views: 3806

Re: New Walking Cat Rubber Floor Mats

The P/N is what is marked on the box the mats come in. If I remember correctly the black ones were available in '67. The colors were available beginning in '71. I do not think there were any colors in 67 - 70 except the generic ones from the auto part store. Not saying they don't look great because ...