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by Blitz
11 minutes ago
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: 69 Hood Decal Question
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: 69 Hood Decal Question

I wonder if they had decals like that sitting in a heated area to make them easier to install. Those power dome stripes are notoriously difficult at the front of the hood. I'm sure the worker(s) who did it got a system down, but still!
by Blitz
Yesterday, 12:54
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Running Hot
Replies: 19
Views: 376

Re: Running Hot

I don't know how much difference there are in calibrations, but according to my MPC the sender you posted at Summit is not correct for your car. I show the following from my MPC (April 1973). This also might help in your search of the used ones at WCCC. 67 to 69 all except (69 351) use a C6DZ 10884...
by Blitz
Yesterday, 12:39
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Intermittent charging issue / AMPS light - 1968 Std.
Replies: 19
Views: 435

Re: Intermittent charging issue / AMPS light - 1968 Std.

JETEXAS wrote:
Yesterday, 12:36
Maybe don't drill holes in this one. lol
Yeah... things that make you feel like an idiot... :wall:
by Blitz
Yesterday, 10:05
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Running Hot
Replies: 19
Views: 376

Re: Running Hot

Good thoughts Bill. I was wondering about the thermostat. I looked back at receipts and I just used a standard 180 degree one. And I assume I put it in the correct way... Radiator wasn't plugged so I don't think that's it, but I wonder about the block. I'm not sure if the machine shop did anything t...
by Blitz
15 Jul 2019, 10:44
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Running Hot
Replies: 19
Views: 376

Re: Running Hot

The plot thickens. I found an original Autolite sending unit but it didn't seem to work. I got no reading on the gauge. Then when I went to pull the wire / elbow connector back off, it broke. So now I get to splice on another elbow plug. Any experience with the Motorcraft unit that's still available...
by Blitz
14 Jul 2019, 10:04
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Intermittent charging issue / AMPS light - 1968 Std.
Replies: 19
Views: 435

Re: Intermittent charging issue / AMPS light - 1968 Std.

Yep. Having driven the car a couple times now with a new voltage regulator, that seems to have solved the problem. It didn’t hurt to address the other things though.
by Blitz
12 Jul 2019, 17:46
Forum: The Project Forum
Topic: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project
Replies: 68
Views: 2028

Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

Yeah, that looks waaaaay better. Nice work!
by Blitz
12 Jul 2019, 16:24
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Running Hot
Replies: 19
Views: 376

Re: Running Hot

Phillip, I too would like to know which clutch you used because I have not found one that did the job. Instead of locking up when hot, they got much looser. From what I've gathered, they never really lock up all the way. But you'd think it would get tighter! On Hayden's website they describe the di...
by Blitz
12 Jul 2019, 15:16
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Running Hot
Replies: 19
Views: 376

Re: Running Hot

All very interesting ideas! I'll see if I can get an original temp sender. I drove the car at lunch just now and after getting back I kept it running and got out the cheapo laser temperature reader. Was getting readings that seem fairly normal, ranging from around 180-200 on things like the upper ra...
by Blitz
12 Jul 2019, 12:26
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Running Hot
Replies: 19
Views: 376

Running Hot

I thought I might as well start a separate thread for this issue I'm having and see what ideas are out there! I know these issues have been talked about before, but figured I'd see what people thing of my situation. My Cougar has been running hot, according to the TEMP gauge in the dash. Of course i...