Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
December 22, 2006

One of the nicest convenience items to have on your classic Ford car is a remote trunk release. This feature is common in almost all new cars today. After all, it's no fun rolling up to the luggage bellhop in the rain and having to kill the engine and climb out to open the trunk with the key. With the option of being able to open the trunk from the interior, it's a simple matter for someone on the outside of the car to load groceries, grab a lounge chair for the cruise night, or load the detailing items for the next show. Fortunately, it is now possible to equip the classic Mustangs we love with a remote trunk-release mechanism.

Scott Drake offers a top-quality kit for your early Mustang. It features electrical operation, but the interior release lever looks exactly like the original '60s-style cable mechanism. We have a '66 Mustang coupe we'd like to equip with the '65-'66 Mustang Scott Drake kit, and installation looks to be a simple matter that we should be able to accomplish in an hour. There's also a kit available for '67-'70 Mustangs. Similar car lines that use the same trunk-latch assembly should be able to benefit from this new electric release kit as well. There are no major modifications that need to be made to the car, just a simple installation procedure.

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