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  1. Classic Cougar Tech
    Hi everyone. Driving my '68 XR7 with original 302 recently, it started stalling out when I step on the gas. I realize there could be a number of issues behind this so let me give you some back story. The car was running fine when it went into paint. It has a recently rebuilt 2bbl carburator...
  2. Classic Cougar Tech
    I have a 1968 cougar and I need to replace the ignition, but it seems like somewhere along the line someone put a different ignition switch in because everywhere i look up the 1968 ignition is comes up as a piece with male ROUND studs and the one i have is 6 FLAT male studs... sorry if I'm not...
  3. Classic Cougar Tech
    So I have been redoing my 69 convertible a little at a time. Last week I decided to pull the dash out and correct a couple of wiring issues the p.o. caused. Take out the alarm, correct a couple of clipped wires, that kind of stuff. I also replaced the speedo cable while I was in there and I...
  4. Classic Cougar Tech
    I have replaced the starter relay, the starter, the ignition harness yet it keeps happening. thoughts?
  5. Classic Cougar Tech
    I'm a younger guy and I'm not very familiar with the points and condenser system on the distributor so.....I went and bought some 9mm ford racing plug wires for my 302 and got them home to realize my distributor cap has female receivers that don't fit. (Coil doesn't fit either). Is a modern...
  6. Classic Cougar Tech
    Hey guys, my car died while I was out driving, it went with a bang and won't start again. I have checked that the distributator rotor rotates, I have gas coming to the engine but it doesnt ignite. I suspect my procomp ignition system and especially the cdi box. Now, I know procomp isn't the best...
  7. Classic Cougar Tech
    I need help from everyone about the wiring for the ignition. I have two 67 cougars. One I have had for over 10 years. The other one for 6 years it was a rolling chassis with a transmission in it and no motor. I am having lots of problems with the wiring. Both the cars have different wiring...
  8. Classic Cougar Tech
    After a drive I parked the Cougar for about 5 minutes. I went out to start it again and it started then stalled. I tried again and the engine went clunk, (stopped dead) and smoke started to rise from wiring cooking. Have not got under the car yet to see where the wires were going. They smoke...
  9. Classic Cougar Tech
    Installed a new Autolite distributor, cap and rotor while installing a Pertronix Igniter III today. After setting the timing to 10* BTDC I hooked the outer diaghram of the vacuum advance to the carb port and plugged the inner diaghram since i'm missing the valve near the thermostat housing that...
  10. Classic Cougar Tech
    Hi. I've got a '68 standard and am trying to identifiy a couple of wires that I think were disconnected by a previous owner. There is a flat, 3-wire trailer-hitch style connector under the hood right in front of the firewall on the driver's side. One of the wires runs to the coil so that's...
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