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Misc Tech / Re: phosphoric acid
Last post by Mikey97D -
ok by me...

here is the youtube link with the testing done live

this was done in a controlled manner, there's no reason to use anything else after you see this.....

my lessons learned are............
use 25% phos acid most times as its more effective than using 50/50.
I guess it has something to do with chemistry class.  also,, the white ish looking residue apparently is 100% paintable from what i have seen by others.,, as well is the black residue.
its almost like a primer layer self built upon the metal.

my channel............
James, I wanted to check in on how the treated parts you have done are holding up?
Engine Swapping / Re: Tunnel Ram
Last post by ottoparts -
8.2 deck height 289/302 setup. Definitely not a common setup in these cars. However I have found blower car pictures.

Engine Swapping / Tunnel Ram
Last post by ottoparts -
I've performed a search and only came up with 2 threads with the reference to "tunnel Ram".
Has anyone put a tunnel ram on their car? If so, do you have pictures of how far through the hood the carbs stick?

Thank you
User Rides / Re: Updates on the Red 88
Last post by Muttwood -
I have to move both cars today as I'm pretty sure I have better door glass somewhere up in my loft.
I have too much stuff in my loft !
Canadian 87 and 88 Cougars owners should contact me as I know have too much  :crazy:
User Rides / Re: Its Alive...
Last post by Aerocoupe -
Forgot to update this but tires are on the car, just burned the old gas off and put some fresh in, about done with the instrument cluster (have a thread on that), so now its down to this seat issue.

I may end up cutting the cross bar out of the hoop on the roll cage.  The seat backs rest on it and I think they are not reclined as far back as the ones in my Mustang which has the same seats and the Griggs uppers in it as well.  Have been driving the Mustang the last couple of days (temps are in the mid 80's here) which is what has me thinking its a seat recline issue.  I have an adjustable angle so I am going to measure where the Mustang seats are set and then when I get back to the Bird next weekend see where those are.  Will suck to cut the bar out but something has to give.
User Rides / Re: Updates on the Red 88
Last post by Aerocoupe -
Great work on the red car and the Firebird vert is awesome! Have a buddy that has a '73 455 HO car so his knowledge has bled ever so slightly off on me.  He would be proud I actually sort of recognized that nose trim.

Any other sheet metal replacement in the works for the Cougar?
User Rides / Re: Updates on the Red 88
Last post by Muttwood -
The window regulator/motor was missing a track and the glass had the plastic clips broken off.

Bought myself a new 1/4 inch pop rivet gun. Works well !