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Renauld Mustang Spectaculars, MCA Concours Detailing, and More of Your Questions Answered
Resto Roundup: Restoration Questions
Renauld Mustang Sunglasses
I have an ad from a 1965 Playboy magazine showing Mustang sunglasses. I have not seen a pair like this before. Do they even exist? I collect Mustang memorabilia and have not heard about these and have asked around for 20 years.
The Renauld Mustang Spectaculars are a rare find. The Renauld glasses were first introduced to Ford dealers in the 1964 Dealer Mustang Promotional kit. The kit included ’64½ Mustang brochures, Mustang mailers, the Indy Pace Car poster, Cobra kit info, and so on. Jim Bridges from Shelby, North Carolina, had a complete kit he let me acquire many years ago. In the kit was the order info for the Mustang glasses. They had a retail price of $22.50, which was a bit pricey in 1964. Check out the memo to Ford dealers from Renauld and the brochures. The Mustang Spectaculars are one of my favorite Mustang Accessories.
Boss Pulley ID
Bob, I have a ’70 Boss 302 that needs a crank pulley. The car was built November 6 at the Dearborn plant. The car has no power steering. What is the engineering number on the crank pulley that I need to look for? Thanks!
The engineering number on the ’70 Boss 302 crankshaft pulley for your application will be DOZE-6312-A.
MCA Concours Detailing
I am preparing my ’70 Boss 302 for the Concours Driven class in the Augusta National show this May. I won Silver in my first MCA show in Savannah and am diligently working on upgrading the car to what I hope to be Gold status. My first question is in regards to the engine tag that I have just added from Marti Autoworks. The tag shows “299B,” whereas my valve cover sticker is “299D,” which is what NPD and Virginia Classic Mustang claim to be correct for 1970. They both sell “299B” as a 1969 sticker. In reviewing a website about buying a Boss 302 I see stock 1970 engine pictures showing both the “299B” and “299D” stickers. Needless to say, I find this confusing, but I think I should change my sticker to “299B” to match the engine tag. Can you shed some light on this subject and advise me if you agree a sticker change is in order?
Secondly, I lost points in Savannah for a brake master cylinder cover that was gold, rather than painted black. After the show, further research indicated to me that the master cylinder I had was incorrect, so I replaced it with one sold by CJ Pony Parts, which I believe to be correct. The body is natural metal color and the cover is silver. Should I paint the cover black? Is it OK to leave the body natural, as I would hate to have to remove it again to paint the body black? Incidentally, that same website that I referred to earlier shows a 1970 stock master cylinder cover both in silver and gold, but I found none to be black! Please help me clear up this confusion, as I don’t want to lose any points again for master cylinder issues.
The “299B” sticker is correct and will match the aluminum engine tag. The master cylinder and lid should both be painted semigloss black, as stated in the MCA rules. It would probably be best to reference the MCA website at www.mustang.orgor contact a Gold card judge, rather than trust obscure websites for MCA concours details.
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