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THUMPING COUGAR
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posted 03-25-2001 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for THUMPING COUGAR   Click Here to Email THUMPING COUGAR     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
when i bought my 69 the headlight covers were up and would not come down i discovered the pipe coming from the reserve tank was torn so i fixed it, the double pipes from the vacuum were fine the headlight covers still did not come down i took out the tank and it was fine, i cant figure out the problem please help.

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MLariviere
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posted 03-25-2001 09:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I had my 70 Torino with hideaways it had a switch (valve)on one of the vacuum lines. You could defeat the system and they would stay open. Is there a chance the Cougars have these too?

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kwazykat
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posted 03-26-2001 06:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey TC!

hows it goin'?

welp....its mostly vaccuum with a few springs added in for extra flavour...are the springs inside (behind) the headlite area still there?

can you close the covers manually with the car shut down?
if you close them manually with the car shut down, do they pop rite open again or do they stay down?
what happens if the cat is running? any thing different?
both sides or only one....

gee..looks like i have a gazillion questions now...doh!


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THUMPING COUGAR
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posted 03-26-2001 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for THUMPING COUGAR   Click Here to Email THUMPING COUGAR     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the springs are still there and i can i shut them manually no difference when car is on i just cant figure out this problem, they also pop right up when i let go they are both likr this.

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Dan warren
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posted 03-27-2001 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dan warren   Click Here to Email Dan warren     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi . The lights are made to stay up if you loose your vacuum . Run the engine and if you dont have vacuum at the canister for the headlights.Then you will have to find where tDanhere is a loose fitting ,hole in the hose .

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kwazykat
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posted 03-29-2001 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey dan!
good to see ya here!

kk

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69Cougar
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posted 04-20-2001 04:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69Cougar   Click Here to Email 69Cougar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is a valve on the driver side firewall right on the front side of the shock tower that has two 1/2 inch hoses going in one side and two going out the other side, turn the valve 90 degrees and the doors should close when you turn the motor on. if they dont close, then your vacume canister may not be sealed well, or a hose is broken or disconnected somewhere. if you leave the car off for more than about 2 days the doors will open, but they will close when the motor is turned back on.

this is my first time posting so i guess i should introduce my cat

69 Cougar 351w 4 speed toploader
all the goodies. MSD, Edlebrock performer rpm, holley 750 doublepumper, electric fuel pump (for my 150 shot of NOS ) traction bars, 3.25 open gears (i have 4.11 posi on the floor in the shop but i like to drive on the freeway )hooker headers, and
2 1/2 inch 2 chaimber flows.

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cougar14
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posted 04-20-2001 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cougar14   Click Here to Email cougar14     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you discover your canister is no good, there's a vendor in Oregon who repairs them. He keeps some ready, so when you send him a good core, he's got one in the mail in a day or two.

David's Dad (ha ha)

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69Cougar
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posted 04-20-2001 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69Cougar   Click Here to Email 69Cougar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Since you guys have no idea who David is, thats me.

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KenB
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posted 04-21-2001 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KenB   Click Here to Email KenB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have you looked at the vacuum motor itself?

I have not had a problem with the ones on my cars therefore have not looked into this. The way I understand it is that the piston is in the center of the canister and vacuum is applied to either the top or bottom of the piston to open/close the doors - the springs are there only to assist and to ensure the doors open if vacuum is lost.

If my theory is right, then you could have a bad seal in the vacuum motor and therefore won't operate.

If there is vacuum to the hoses that go to the vacuum motor then this would indicate a problem internal to the vacuum motor.

My latest 69 is best of the three I've had, doors stay closed all through the winter - about 4 months.

Ken

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