A snapped bolt... oh no...

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Re: A snapped bolt... oh no...

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ssava wrote:
06 Jan 2018, 15:08
JETEXAS wrote:
06 Jan 2018, 09:49
Now you need headers to complement the increased airflow from your new carb and manifold!
For real? Like will this be a problem?
Or would new headers be advised to compliment the new carburetor?
Compliment, not required. A duel exhaust at the least.
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Re: A snapped bolt... oh no...

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JETEXAS wrote:
06 Jan 2018, 09:49
Now you need headers to complement the increased airflow from your new carb and manifold!
Shoot, why not do a cam swap and timing chain while in that far? THEN add the headers and you'd have the full package.
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Re: A snapped bolt... oh no...

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Ah yes, you've experienced your first taste of 'scope creep.' It went something like this for me...

-Who put 'helper' shocks in the back of this car? They'll crack the floor! (*add bilstiens to cart*)
-Huh, I can see why they put those shocks back there... (*add new leafs to cart*)
-Might as well change out the shackles while I'm there... And I've heard those Mike Maier panhard bars are great! (*add shackles and panhard to cart*)
-Wow, my rear suspension is SHARP! And my front suspension is NOT. (*add Mike Maier coilovers to cart*)
-Well, my PS ram is leaking, and if I'm going to need an alignment anyway I might as well upgrade the PS. (*add Mike's PS setup to cart*)
-Huh, looks like my z-bar interferes with my new steering box. (*add Opentracker's reinforced roller z-bar kit to cart*)

And just like that, you're several paychecks (and many, many hours) into wondering why your Cougar sits so high in the rear.

But hey, it's more fun that way; best of luck on your upgrades!

F23

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Re: A snapped bolt... oh no...

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F23 wrote:
26 Jan 2020, 22:30
Ah yes, you've experienced your first taste of 'scope creep.' It went something like this for me...

-Who put 'helper' shocks in the back of this car? They'll crack the floor! (*add bilstiens to cart*)
-Huh, I can see why they put those shocks back there... (*add new leafs to cart*)
-Might as well change out the shackles while I'm there... And I've heard those Mike Maier panhard bars are great! (*add shackles and panhard to cart*)
-Wow, my rear suspension is SHARP! And my front suspension is NOT. (*add Mike Maier coilovers to cart*)
-Well, my PS ram is leaking, and if I'm going to need an alignment anyway I might as well upgrade the PS. (*add Mike's PS setup to cart*)
-Huh, looks like my z-bar interferes with my new steering box. (*add Opentracker's reinforced roller z-bar kit to cart*)

And just like that, you're several paychecks (and many, many hours) into wondering why your Cougar sits so high in the rear.

But hey, it's more fun that way; best of luck on your upgrades!

F23
Ha ha
Yup. That sounds about right.
:)
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Re: A snapped bolt... oh no...

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It's looking terrific Scott!

I'm extremely limited mechanical-wise - I found being president of the local Mercury Cougar club and serving free food and drink is beneficial when I need help with my car.

- Phillip

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Re: A snapped bolt... oh no...

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ow with all that extra power (ahem) the transmission will break, then that will get fixed then the rear end will break, you see where I'm going with this....
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Re: A snapped bolt... oh no...

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Then when it catches fire, you get to save up and let life kick you in the shins for 15 years or so before you get around to fixing everything all over again.

*grin*
I love Mustangs. They have a ton of great parts for my Cougar! :lol:

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Re: A snapped bolt... oh no...

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propayne wrote:
27 Jan 2020, 07:11
It's looking terrific Scott!

I'm extremely limited mechanical-wise - I found being president of the local Mercury Cougar club and serving free food and drink is beneficial when I need help with my car.

- Phillip
Free art is good too...right?
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^^^ I try!

- Phillip

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