Vintage Mustang Concours Technical Questions Answered
Motorized Mustang Toy
I’m a collector of period-correct Mustang promos, toy Mustangs, and memorabilia related to toy Mustangs. I understand you have the Ford dealer promotional kit for the orange 1966 motorized Mustang. I was hoping you could supply a photo for myself and other interested collectors to look at.
The kit included the parts counter order display stand-up, the big poster, and the display box the cars were shipped in—a rare find 50-plus years later. I see parts of the display on eBay occasionally.
Motorcraft Spark Plug Source
I’m looking for a set of replacement spark plugs for my Boss 302 Mustang. The Motorcraft AF32 plug it calls for is no longer available from Ford. What is a good replacement spark plug?
Greensboro, North Carolina
I would stick with the Autolite AF32 plugs the application calls for. Although they are no longer available from Ford Parts and Service, they are readily available via N.O.S. and obsolete parts dealers. Any such Ford parts dealer will have them. I get ours from Green Sales Company [(800) 543-4959; greensalescompany.com]. They always have them in stock, so there’s no need to go aftermarket. Keep your Ford all Ford!
Engine Block Plate Finish
I have a question for you on a 1969 Boss 429 concerning the block plate and inspection cover. I know the block plate is Corporate Blue. Is the inspection cover also Corporate Blue or is it bare metal? Thanks!
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Typically the plate is bare metal, although I have seen a few painted blue that I believe were original paint.
Photography by Bob Perkins