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by cj750
30 Apr 2019, 10:57
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Starting restoration on 1970 Eliminator
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Starting restoration on 1970 Eliminator

Given that this is one instance where NOS parts are available fairly reasonably, I'd go that route rather than take chances with questionable reproductions or 50-year-old used parts. https://www.npdlink.com/product/lock-set-glove-box-and-trunk-nos-lock/169876?backurl=search%2Fproducts%3Fsearch_terms...
by cj750
18 Apr 2019, 07:44
Forum: Classic Cougar Paint and Body
Topic: Paint codes
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: Paint codes

Strongly reminds me of a paint option available on Mustangs circa 2008-09 called "Vapor Metallic."

Jay
by cj750
17 Apr 2019, 08:02
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: New Power Steering System
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: New Power Steering System

Pretty basic, but critical: Verify whether the new system is designed for Type F ATF, or power steering fluid.
by cj750
17 Apr 2019, 04:44
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: rear drum brake replacement?
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: rear drum brake replacement?

I agree with Steve68Cougar. Rear discs are one of those "nice" things to have, but except for a track car or other extreme performance build, not a priority. If the car has front drums, converting those to discs would be a priority for a car that's going to see much driving in modern traffic. But th...
by cj750
16 Apr 2019, 16:00
Forum: Classic Cougar Speed Shop
Topic: Carburetor Question
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Carburetor Question

Years ago I replaced the 470 Autolite on my '69 351W with a 600 from a Lincoln. It provided a noticeable performance improvement at wide open throttle, but not much benefit otherwise. Trouble was I had no source for replacement jets in other sizes, none of the limited accelerator pump adjustments se...
by cj750
16 Apr 2019, 09:25
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Removing third member on 8" rear end
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Removing third member on 8" rear end

If you have a Harbor Freight Tools nearby, they sell a copper washer assortment that'll have more than you need for seven bucks or so.
by cj750
15 Apr 2019, 09:15
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: ATSOTC wins award!
Replies: 9
Views: 279

ATSOTC wins award!

"At the Sign of the Cat" is named in the upcoming May 2, 2019 Old Cars magazine as a recipient of one of its "Golden Quill" awards for nation-wide car club newsletters. Congrats to all involved on this well-deserved recognition!
by cj750
12 Apr 2019, 13:48
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Trying to find a value for my Dad's 1 owner custom ordered 71' XR-7
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Trying to find a value for my Dad's 1 owner custom ordered 71' XR-7

Hey CJ, First off, thank you for taking the time to weigh in and offer some insight. I asked my Uncle about the rear and he told me that since it was ordered early in 1970' they let him get the option, but you are right that it was NOT an option for 1971'. It came from the factory delivered with th...
by cj750
12 Apr 2019, 08:27
Forum: Classic Cougar Maintenance Restoration and Repair
Topic: Serpentine belt convertion
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: Serpentine belt convertion

'70 351W uses a 4 bolt crank pulley and drivers side water pump outlet, which simplifies this swap. ('69 uses 3 bolts and passenger side outlet.) All years of 351W balancers are weighted the same (28 oz imbalance.) So if you do end up changing balancers (and if you're still running the original from...
by cj750
11 Apr 2019, 15:58
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Trying to find a value for my Dad's 1 owner custom ordered 71' XR-7
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Trying to find a value for my Dad's 1 owner custom ordered 71' XR-7

Just a few thoughts based on your description. It didn't come with a 351M, since those were never available in '71-'73 Cougars. It could have an M-Code 351C 4 barrel. (The "M" being the 5th digit of the VIN.) The M-Code 351C is a desirable engine, and potentially worth a couple of grand over the sta...