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The new engine was the 428CJ  - as we know it today. I will try and get more on the testing Engine Division did early in 1967 at the Arizona Proving Ground. We only went there when weather was cold in Dearborn.
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General Discussion / Re: Found some interesting "pre Cobra Jet " information....
« Last post by Jiffy on May 26, 2019, 10:53:22 pm »
Interesting!! What was the "new engine" they were testing? The hydraulic lifter 427, or some other thing?
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General Discussion / Re: Carburetor Gaskets to manifold and spacer?
« Last post by Jiffy on May 26, 2019, 10:50:21 pm »
What about something like CopperSlip - doesn't that "form a shield" around the thread that prevents corrosion whilst lubricating?

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General Discussion / Re: Carburetor Gaskets to manifold and spacer?
« Last post by Mike_B_SVT on May 26, 2019, 09:24:25 pm »
3 in 1, WD40 or any other light oil should work.

Thanks Chris!
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General Discussion / Re: Carburetor Gaskets to manifold and spacer?
« Last post by Chris Teeling on May 26, 2019, 09:01:59 pm »
3 in 1, WD40 or any other light oil should work.
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Rusty- Sorry if off topic-  The gas crunch had a huge effect on you and your dad--  why was that?   Thanks
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General Discussion / Re: Carburetor Gaskets to manifold and spacer?
« Last post by Mike_B_SVT on May 26, 2019, 12:53:44 pm »
I suggest that you disassemble the carb and lubricate the fasteners.

This will protect the threaded bosses from galvanic corrosion from interaction with the fasteners.

What do you recommend lubricating them with?  Just a wipe down with any basic oil?  Or something specific?

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General Discussion / Re: Carburetor Gaskets to manifold and spacer?
« Last post by Chris Teeling on May 26, 2019, 10:27:37 am »
I suggest that you disassemble the carb and lubricate the fasteners.

This will protect the threaded bosses from galvanic corrosion from interaction with the fasteners. 
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Royce said-
Never heard of it. Phil Parcells owns the earliest Cougar 428CJ prototype.
Information on Cougar Ford Prototype S713-62 is in the Production Information section/Prod. Documents/Lt Vehicle Investigations on this site-
It was a Light vehicle engineering prototype used as a work horse to develop the overall vehicle. The goal was to come up with a vehicle that would ride, handle and provide good noise and vibration characteristics. The records I provided for this site showed how the et's varied with rail bumpers, traction bars, wheels and E70 tires - best run was 13.78 secs. M.J. (Matt) Donner was the ride and handling engineer doing the testing. His comment was that the suspension changes were no help at this power level. It was well known that his group was very protective of the ride and handling of the vehicle. On the data page is the date the summary was presented - 8-2-67. There were other tests for exhaust back pressure, octane, hot fuel handling and driveability that were part of the acceptance program all cars got. 
     (Best time for the Tasca car with large tires was 13.59)
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Phil Parcel's car as described in the link was converted to a Cobra Jet for Fit and Function purposes in Dec of 1967. That was 4 months after the development work noted above. 
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Engine division had tested their new engine at the Arizona Proving Ground in the Winter/Spring before the 8-2-67 date.
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Thanks Dennis!

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