Bob Perkins
July 5, 2018

Brake Drum Retaining Nuts

Do you have the Ford part number for the spring nuts that hold the rear brake drum to the axle studs? I need a part number so I can order from Green Sales Company. They only work off of Ford part numbers. Thanks!

Billy Degner
Lincoln, Illinois

The Ford part number is 356080-S32. Fifty nuts per box! The toll-free number for Green Sales is (800) 543-4959.

Firestone Wide Oval Use

Did Ford use any Firestone Wide Oval tires with raised white letters during the 1970 model year? I almost always see Goodyear Polyglas on the Boss Mustangs. In 1971 I see a mixture of both Goodyear and Firestone?

Danny Green
Des Moines, Iowa

MCA Concours rules state Goodyear tires for 1969/1970 Boss Mustangs. The 1971 Boss 351 may use Goodyear or Firestone F60-15 tires.

Correct Crimp Clamps

The new crimp clamps sold for the fuel filter attached to the Holley carb are oversized. When completely crimped they don’t tighten fully. My mechanic doesn’t think they clamp tight enough. Is there a source for the properly sized correct clamps? Thank you.

Ed
Via the Internet

They should be marked .590 with a letter C. When you slide the hose over the filter it will also expand, creating the proper diameter for the clamp to work and seal properly when fully crimped. There are several venders on eBay who sell the correct clamps.

Shop Tips CJ Issue

I saw a copy of Ford Shop Tips a few years ago that was introducing the 1968 1/2 428CJ cars. The cover had two race cars at the Winternationals. I’m trying to locate one of these. Do you know the issue and who may have one for sale?

Bob Leeds
Sparta, Wisconsin

The issue is March 1968. Without a doubt the coolest issue of Ford Shop Tips. I would try Rick Radtke at (414) 762-6711. Rick has a huge collection of Ford paper materials like Shop Tips.