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Suspension/Steering / Re: Parking brake cable rear drum to sn95 rear caliper
Last post by blain_gatterdam -
Working on finishing my swap up ....... five years later...

My buddy cut the drum ebrake cables when we put the 98 mustang axle in, sounds like I just swap in T-coupe cables from my new calipers to the intermediate cable connector?

I found a couple t-coupe rear cables on ebay, but am curious if the sub $20 ones off rock auto will also work?
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T-Bird/Cougar Parts & Cars FOR SALE / A4LD - FREE
Last post by Loaded87IROC -
I'm cleaning the garage and figured I'd post this here before anywhere else. 

This was pulled from my son's Turbo Coupe for a 5 speed swap.  The car had 87k miles when we did the swap.  The transmission works, but leaks a decent amount.  Probably best for a rebuild or as a core but can definitely be used as is. 

Located in Fairborn, OH.  Pick up only.
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Engine Tech / Re: Dyno'd the 331
Last post by Matt Jewell -
I worked quite a few years at a shop here in Maryland that has both engine and chassis dyno. Both were Superflow and considered top tier when purchased in the late '90's. My Cougar at the time had a 375 CI windsor that had made a little over 500 HP on another shops' engine dyno. Installed it in my car and went to the track. Car usually would run 11.50's with the best being 11.30's. When we got the chassis dyno set up, I spent a weekend tuning and could only pull 350 and change at the rear wheel. I finally decided I was more interested in the A/F and 1/4 mile E.T. than trying to figure out which dyno numbers to believe. I used to joke that I must have been the baddest guy with 350 RWHP. At 3300Lbs, it ran ok and after 2 years I built the 408 currently in the car. Never had that engine on engine or chassis dyno, as I decided I didn't want to get caught up in the numbers. New combo ran 10.80's between 123-125 MPH. We had dynoed two other 408 Engines that we built at the same time, with diferent carbs and different headers-both cars produced between 380-400 RWHP. One had a Tremec and the other a C4 with a Gear Vendors. How well the car runs and 1/4 mile performance for those that like to go to the strip are the best numbers. Dynos vary alot from shop to shop.
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Body/Appearance/Interior / Re: Seat Covers
Last post by 85CougarCobra -
All the photos are "gone" for the time being, but I have a thread where I redid my seats with TMI covers.  Doesn't solve for the back seats and not exactly cheap, but they turned out nice.
Those seats look great.  If mine were not perfect I would go that route for a color change.  I am not an original type guy though, but understand others like to keep it that way.

Thanks.  I requested fabric swatches from TMI and the color/material was a dead on match to my door panels.  TMI has all the Mustang colors and materials ... luckily for me, charcoal was used on the SVO Mustangs.  I bought the front covers and then spec'd them to be charcoal on the bolsters and black suede down the centers.  I just ordered additional material by the yard and then had an upholstery shop recover the back seat to match.
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General Fox T-Bird/Cougar Discussion / Re: Ready for this one?
Last post by Haystack -
I actually have a 3g from my 86 cougar. What's even funnier, I thought about putting it in when I got done with my head gasket a few weeks ago (busted head bolt, don't even get me started on that one.) But I decided I did enough work on the car that weekend.