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tomslo
Gearhead

Posts: 318
From: Jefferson City, MO
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 01-27-2003 02:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tomslo   Click Here to Email tomslo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello all,

I have been getting a little more done to the cougar lately.

Conversion to manual steering is complete! No drive reports yet, though. Actually pretty easy, although I took my sweet time doing it. I used the adapter like the one MustangsPlus sells. I picked mine up from Virginia Mustang for 99.95. It was necessary to get a new water pump pulley in order to be able to run it off of the alternator instead of the previously used power steering pump. Since I already have underdrive pulleys on the car, I went back to March to get a new pulley. I forget the cost right now. The only other cost involved was a new alternator/water pump belt, $3.

Next up- new fuel pump and lines.


How are your winter projects coming along?


Tom

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2002 F350 4x4, True Blue, v10 Auto, 4.30LS, 35" BFG's
1991 Mustang LX 5.0L, AOD *need to sell*
1970 Cougar, 351C-4v, C6

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CJ
Journeyman

Posts: 30
From: Galloway, OH 43119
Registered: Dec 2002

posted 01-27-2003 09:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CJ   Click Here to Email CJ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So far my winter projects are not to much. Especially when I have only a 1 car dinky garage. But I try and make do. I've had the choke shroud removed from my 830 DP carb and went up a couple jet sizes with rear jet extensions. Installed a chrome thermostat housing also. Thinking about installing a tranny temp sensor/gauge here pretty soon also. Finally I'll be farting around with replacing my sealed hood scoop with an open one, in case I run across a good deal on a strip dominator or funnelweb. I know its not much stuff, but it passes the time a little. I have armstrong steering on my cougar also.

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sic67coug
Gearhead

Posts: 177
From: clearlake california
Registered: Dec 2002

posted 01-27-2003 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sic67coug   Click Here to Email sic67coug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well no pics but i picked up the car in december no tranny not engine both floors are rotted thing was full of leaves so once i got it home put it on some jack stands and began to rip it apart. engine bay is completely empty with exception of brake lines interior is out with exception of wiring harnesses and a few other small things. gonna take the rearend out and the front suspention off soon but waiting on a friend of mine he wants to learn some of this stuff. so far thats what ive dont havent begun repairing the cat yet but it will purrrrrr eventually thats my project and im stickin too it

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tomslo
Gearhead

Posts: 318
From: Jefferson City, MO
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 06-13-2003 12:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tomslo   Click Here to Email tomslo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Quick update-
Still haven't gotten around to replacing fuel pump yet, but the kinked lines were replaced.

After a trip to the track over memorial day weekend, little fixings and the removal of the power steering was worth 3 tenths over the previous best ET.

Next up-
rebuilding traction lock rear end, and upgrading stall converter.

Then, a whole new project - 69 Cougar convertible!

Tom

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2002 F350 4x4, True Blue, v10 Auto, 4.30LS, 35" BFG's
1991 Mustang LX 5.0L, AOD *need to sell*
1970 Cougar, 351C-4v, C6

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kwazykat
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From: ...a wonderful place to be.... orange county... NC!!!! M&M member #92 .... a blue-oval GRRL-deluxe.....
Registered: Jun 99

posted 06-19-2003 10:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tomslo:
.....Then, a whole new project - 69 Cougar convertible!


ah!!!!!!!!! i truly truly love cruising in my 69 vert-cat!!!! oh!!! you will have lotsa fun!


kk

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