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Good evening all. I am working on my brothers cougar, and I decided he needed to buy me a rotisserie for the car. I am too old, fat and lazy to be crawling underneath the car from hell for free so I can weld in and finish the repairs.
That being said....for the life of me I cannot get the rotisserie to rotate the car. Now I may not be the brightest bulb in the socket but I can get the car to get to a 10:30-4:30 position with difficulty, but getting it to 12-6 ain’t gonna happen. So here’s the question.....
Anyone who has a cougar in a rotisserie, can you tell me how high you have each end as well as the approximate location of your center swivel?
The reason I ask is....the manufacturer of the rotisserie said that the back end of the car needs to be 9-12 inches higher in the back. He said I need to imagine a laser line running from the front to the back of the car with the imagined laser going thru the center pivot hole. Then he said it has to be high enough so that the imaginary laser would be running thru the trans tunnel. In other words, using the acme screws at both ends, not the rams, I need to raise this shell fairly high.
So if anyone can shed any light on this it would be greatly appreciated!
Thansk in advance
 

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Thanks for the link but that doesn’t address the questions I had asked. Again, maybe someone out there in cougar land has used a rotisserie!
 

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I guess i thought just by looking at the pictures you could see the approximate heights and how the brackets are offset.
 

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I've got mine on a rotisserie, I think the pivots are "roughly" in line with the gas filler hole at the back, and maybe slightly above the center of the radiator. The shell is bare, and I can rotate it anywhere and it stays without being locked. I can't quite do a 360 it's not quite high enough (but only by a couple inches), I could if I raised it, but I haven't needed to go farther yet. I attached a picture, hopefully it helps.
 

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well for anyone who was wondering...
what worked for me was at ride height attach rotisserie. Raise vehicle with the jack on each end of the rotisserie. Lock your front and rear jacks. Lower the front end with the acme screw, all the way down. Now raise the rear of the car with the acme screw all the way up. So it now will have a bit of a rake, like you have imaginary big tires on the back! Now raise the car with the jacks on each end. Try to swivel the car. Lower the rear acme screw and try again. I’m talking a turn or two of the acme screw at a time. You will find that you will get more swing and then after this trial and error, it will start to not swing as easily. Now raise the back end with the acme screw and it will get easier. As you raise the car it will become easier to swing it, then if you continue to raise it it will become a tad more difficult. You have now found the low limit and the high limit. Lower it again and shoot for something in the middle of these limits.
Keep in mind the jacks at each end are for raising/lowering the whole car, once you have it “centered” at the sweet spot. Now you can swivel the car, and if you so choose, lower it to your desired height. Finish that section, raise the car, spin it to the angle you want for the next area, lock it, and then lower to the desired height.
Hope this helps someone!
 
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