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TheRktmn
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Joined: 22 Jun 2005
Age: 58
Posts: 8580
Location: TX, USA

1969 Mercury Cougar XR7

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:37 pm    Post subject: icon_note  Reply with quote

What type carb are you looking for? I have a couple spares kicking around....
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Wombat
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Joined: 22 Jun 2005
Age: 70
Posts: 1281
Location: Brisbane, Australia


PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:59 pm    Post subject: icon_note  Reply with quote

TheRktmn wrote:
What type carb are you looking for? I have a couple spares kicking around....


Probably just a Holley 600.

Wanted to use an Edelbrock AVS2 (far better carb with annular discharge) but they don't really support Ford kickdown.

I have a 465 (no Ford kickdown) that I might use if the base from the old 750 will fit.

Might all be moot point if I get the 5.7l LS from friend down the road
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TheRktmn
Original Curbster


Joined: 22 Jun 2005
Age: 58
Posts: 8580
Location: TX, USA

1969 Mercury Cougar XR7

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:21 pm    Post subject: icon_note  Reply with quote

I have a Holley 700 with VS, an Edelbrock 600 and an Edelbrock 750 If you're interested.
They're not doing anything here. I just keep forgetting to take them to a swap meet.
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mo2872
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Joined: 26 Oct 2007
Age: 47
Posts: 2317
Location: Tulsa, OK

1968 Mercury Cougar

PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:30 am    Post subject: icon_note  Reply with quote

Wrenched on The Heap again last night.......I must be ill, or something. Headers on, bolted in place, and now the engine is back in both mounts(had to hoist drivers side), and transmission is bolted up solid.

It is confirmed, my existing hydro slave cylinder setup for the clutch is NOT going to work, not enough Clarence, clearance. There MAY be room to go back to a manual legstrong factory setup, but I can't recall if I KEPT all that bullshit or not. Will look another evening.

What will probably happen is one of two choices:
1) McLeod hydraulic throwout bearing which would require dropping the trans AGAIN, new lines, etc, etc, cost probably around the 5 HMU's(1 HMU=1 Benjamin) HMU=Hotrod Money Unit!
or
2) Suck it up, buttercup, and buy the JBA's that would work(or are supposed to, anyway), bolt them on and go. Would require I hoist the engine again, but.....I'm getting proficient at that task. Cost around 7 HMU's.....
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Local Hero
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Joined: 19 Jan 2006
Age: 53
Posts: 669
Location: Northcoast, Cleveland, Ohio


PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:35 pm    Post subject: icon_note  Reply with quote

Sheesh! in changing out the front mounting brackets for the Cal-Tracs, I had to completely unbolt the whole rear suspension and completely drop both rear leafs, which included the U-Bolts, rear Air Ride bags, and the rear shackles. Everything was disconnected except the the flex hose to the rear brakes. THe rear axle was balancing on the floor jack. To get to the rear shackles, I had to loosen the rear tailpipe hangers. With everything back together, now I can't get the tailpipes to line back up even.

So next step is modding the one tailpipe hanger. Then I can move to the engine.
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Bricklyn
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Joined: 08 Jan 2008
Posts: 427
Location: Facebook, Far NW Burbs of Chicago

1969 Mercury Cougar

PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:11 pm    Post subject: icon_note  Reply with quote

Went to a friends place to use the lift, changed out the leaf springs that could have doubled for a dead parrot and finally got rid of the old air shocks and while I was under there re did the exhaust pipes, the mufflers were still good so I kept them. Also upgraded to the Borgenson steering kit. - if you haven't done it yet, I highly highly recommend it. The car handles and steers so much better! its really a night and day comparison.

Next on the list - fix the rag joints and center bar for the headlights and check out an upholstery shop that comes recommended to possibly get the 2nd set of seats I have seats recovered in leather.
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