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Neb
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From: Sasakwa, OK, USA
Registered: Dec 2005

posted 12-18-2005 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Neb        Reply w/Quote
Hello out there,

Just bought a 1970 Cougar yesterday. All original except for wheels and tires. I'm trying to get a hold of them. Hey, is there any way to tell if the 351 in it is a Windsor or a Cleveland? It is a 2v. I thought I read somewhere that there was a way to tell by looking at it? If not, what next? VIN# OF91H******. Sure am looking forward to getting some great info here. Thanks all!!

SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 12-18-2005 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M! The '70 is my favorite year Cougar!

Two ways to quickly tell 351C from 351W is

1. Upper radiator hose goes into the block on a 351C, into the intake manifold on a 351W

2. 351C has 8 bolts per valve cover, 351W has 6

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

Neb
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From: Sasakwa, OK, USA
Registered: Dec 2005

posted 12-18-2005 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Neb        Reply w/Quote
Just ran outside and checked. Mine is a 351 Cleveland. Am going to do a complete tune-up on her. Car has been sitting for about a year before I drove her home yesterday. Carb is leaking around accelerator pump + car backfiring a lot. Tune-up should help. Anything else to look for after sitting for a while. People I know other than seller say it was quite a runner. Ran great. Thanks for info, Steve

SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine
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posted 12-18-2005 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I think I'd do an oil and antifreeze change, rebuild the carb and tune it a little and run it around a bit and go from there. Don't forget a new fuel filter.

Good luck with your new cat!

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'70 Mustang Mach 1 - '70 Mustang Convertible - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150 XL

[This message has been edited by SteveLaRiviere (edited 12-18-2005).]

Neb
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From: Sasakwa, OK, USA
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posted 12-19-2005 10:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Neb        Reply w/Quote
Will do. Will let you know how it goes.
Thanks for the advice and thanks for the welcome!!

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70 351 Cougar
68 289 Mustang
70 340 Challenger R/T
65 H.D. Panhead Chopper
8 Kids, 1 Wife, No Peace

hwyman3
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From: Southern Maryland, USA
Registered: Jul 2004

posted 12-19-2005 09:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hwyman3        Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M! As you can see, you have found the best site on the web for info on Fords (and Mercurys too)!

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SkinnyMan
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From: Tupelo, MS - USA (CA temporarily)
Registered: Jan 2005

posted 12-20-2005 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkinnyMan        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Neb:
Carb is leaking around accelerator pump + car backfiring a lot. Tune-up should help. Anything else to look for after sitting for a while. People I know other than seller say it was quite a runner. Ran great. Thanks for info, Steve

Not sure how many miles you have on that puppy, but the chain sprocket for the cam used to be covered in nylon to reduce noise. It may be worn and need to be replaced.

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SkinnyMan
Tupelo, MS

Thank you, Thank you very much!

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 01-02-2006 03:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat        Reply w/Quote
welcome to M&M! sorry it has taken me so long to stop in..... just a crazy time of the year!!!

looking forward to hearing more about your cat!!


kk

Neb
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From: Sasakwa, OK, USA
Registered: Dec 2005

posted 01-04-2006 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Neb        Reply w/Quote
Hi kwazykat,
Thanks for the welcome. My cat is a 1970. The "fang" has got me, but I think it looks killer! Dark ivy metallic, green interior. 351C, auto, vinyl top, air cond., nothing all that awe-inspiring, but I love it. It has 76,000 original miles. I am third owner I believe. Car is sooooo factory original, except for after market rims. I'm trying to get original wheels for it. I love this cat.
Great forum, everybody seems cool!! I like, I like!!
Be cool
Neb

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70 351 Cougar
68 289 Mustang
70 340 Challenger R/T
65 H.D. Panhead Chopper
8 Kids, 1 Wife, No Peace

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