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Old 01-28-2010, 17:49   #1 (permalink)
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83 Cougar with 78 tbird 302 engine

Ok i just got a 1983 mercury cougar. It has a 1978 t-bird 302 thats built. It hasent been started since 2005. it has 5025 miles since rebuilt. All the miles are documented since it was rebuilt so its true mileage.

Here is all i can remember about the motor, 302 edelbrock intake & 4 barrel car. 12.1 ratio rockers. bored .30 over and a bunch of other stuff. headers dual exaust ect..... I cant remember the rest lol.

I know for sure the starter needs replaced. The guy i bought it from took the sylonoid and battery for his tractor. The interior is great and the body is fair.

I looked at the manual and the sylonoid is different then whats sold for replacement at the auto parts store. I have no clue what gos where
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Old 01-28-2010, 19:30   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 83 Cougar with 78 tbird 302 engine

Any pictures of what you're talking about?
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This is what it looks likes. The one in the manual dosent have the two smaller posts it just has one. the left has an S above it and the right has a I above it
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The S is the one you hook the small wire to. The other one will give 12v when the starter is engaged. You can disregard that one in this installation. That would normally give 12v to the coil in older systems.
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