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If you have a need for staggered rear shocks on your Mustang and aren't sure how to get there, look no further than the '70-'77 Ford Maverick and Mercury Comet for solutions. Staggered rear shocks were standard on many of the '69-'70 Cobra Jet, Boss 302, and Boss 429 Mustangs. Few know they were also standard on economy cars like the Maverick and Comet. Visit your local salvage yard and get busy.
There are any number of ways to eliminate your Ford's external voltage regulator and go with a single-wire alternator. One way is to fit your Ford with a Delco alternator from the GM camp. The conversion process is relatively simple, and can be accomplished with simple handtools. We eliminate the Autolite/Motorcraft voltage regulator with a couple of simple splices, then we go with the Delcotron alternator. This can be accomplished with a late-model Ford Nippondenso alternator as well. The choice is yours, depending on your needs. If using a GM part on your Ford is troubling, consider the '70-'71 Ford 429-4V big-block, fitted from the factory with a Rochester Quadrajet carburetor, or the '71-'73 Mustang which used the Saginaw steering box from over at the GM camp. Other Fords produced during the '70s had Frigidaire air-conditioning compressors. Your Ford will function nicely with a Delcotron alternator.