Vintage Mustang Concours Technical Questions Answered
Resto Roundup: Restoration Questions
Getting Locked Out
I’m looking for an original 1970 Boss 302 reverse lockout rod for my Boss. I need a good description so I don’t end up with the wrong one. A picture would be great if you can provide one! Thanks!
The reverse lockout rod was something new for 1970. Attached to the steering column, it required the manual transmission to be shifted into Reverse or the auto trans placed in Park in order to remove the ignition key. The correct engineering number stamped in the rod for a 1970 Boss 302 application is D0ZA-7E330-S. The rod length is 14.5 inches long and originally had a green paint I.D. Good luck.
Proper Bolt Direction
Is there a correct direction for the horn attaching bolts on a Boss 429 Mustang? It seems to me there is no set pattern, however some judges have a preference? How does the Mustang Club of America address this issue?
Boss 429 Owner
Via the Internet
The Mustang Club of America does not spell out horn bolt direction in their rules. It’s my opinion that a restorer must look at the witness marks in the horn from the attaching hardware. The bolts have toothed washers and the nuts have partial serration, both leaving marks in the horn brackets. The washer diameter on the bolts is larger than the serrated nuts, so you can establish direction.
Columbus Swap Update
Just looking for an update on the Fall Columbus, Ohio Ford swap meet Thanksgiving weekend (now simply called the Ohio Ford Expo-Ed.). Did the new management scare away venders and the crowd? I know the meet was even canceled for a while. Thanks.
The fall Ford meet was pretty good. The new management appeared well organized even though I’m sure some were skeptical of new management. The crowd was good, most of the regulars were in attendance, so next year should be back to 100 percent. I bought a N.O.S. 289 complete Tri Power induction from Bill and Kathy Harris, which is a nice rare find.
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