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Friday, March 30, 2012

Small Block Ford Alternator Mounting Brackets

Upper Alternator Mounting Bracket for the 289 and 302 Small Block Ford Engines.  This one has the C6OE-10156-A number stamped into the metal like the original for mid-66 through early 68 Mustang production.
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We just received our shipment of these new Small Block Ford Alternator Mounting Brackets.  These brackets feature the Ford engineering part numbers and correct markings.  Please note that they all fit the small block 289 and 302 Ford engines.  They are made by Scott Drake Mustang Parts.

We have a few different versions for certain years of Mustangs.

There are two versions of the upper alternator mounting bracket.  The first one is our part number EG-6292.  This bracket features the stamped number C6OE-10156-A like the original and is correct for a mid-1966 production through early 1968 production Mustang.


Upper Alternator Mounting Bracket for the 289 and 302 Small Block Ford Engines.  This one has the C8OE-10156-A number stamped into the metal and the original Ford Oval like the original for mid-68 through 69 Mustang production.
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The other version of the upper alternator mounting bracket features the C8OZ-10156-A number along with the correct Ford oval stamping.  It would be correct for a mid-1968 production through 1969 Mustang.  It is our part number EG-6293.

Please note that unfortunately, the C5 version of the upper bracket is not available at this time.

Lower Alternator Mounting Bracket for the 289 and 302 Small Block Ford Engines.  This one has the C5AE-10145-A number stamped into the metal like the original for 65 through early 67 Mustang production.
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We also have two lower brackets available.  We have the C5AE-10145-A stamped version with the "Lee" triangle logo.  This particular bracket would be correct for 1965, 1966 and early production 1967 Mustangs.  EG-6296 is our part number on this lower bracket.


Lower Alternator Mounting Bracket for the 289 and 302 Small Block Ford Engines.  This one has the C7OE-10145-A number stamped into the metal along with the FoMoCo Oval like the original for mid 67 through 69 Mustang production.
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The other lower bracket currently available is our part number EG-6297.  It is correct for the mid production 1967 through 1969 Mustangs and features the C7OE-10145-A stamped part number along with the FoMoCo oval.

We also still have both our generic (non-stamped) alternator mounting bracket sets in black or chrome.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

71-73 Mustang Mach 1 Chrome Seat Buttons

1971-73 Mustang Mach 1 Seat Button Kit.
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Here is another great new part from Scott Drake Mustang Parts that we just got in stock.  It is the chrome seat accent emblem for the 71-73 Mustang Mach 1.  This button features a beautiful chrome finish with the proper black accent, backing plate and retainers.  One is required per seat.  Our part number is ST-7482.

We also have the seat button kits for the 71-73 Grande and Deluxe Seats - part number ST-7481.

Monday, March 26, 2012

1965-66 Mustang Hood Latch Catch and Pin

1965 and 1966 Mustang Hood Latch Pin in polished stainless steel for that no-rust, chrome-like appearance.
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We now have two versions of both the 1965-66 Mustang Hood Latch Catch and Hood Latch Pin.  The newest version is the 65-66 Hood Pin made from polished stainless steel.  This version features a chrome like appearance that will never rust.  Our part number is EG-6241.  It comes complete with nut and washer.

We still also have our clear zinc (silver) plated version.  Our part number on this version is EG-624.

1965 and 1966 Mustang Hood Latch Safety Catch in polished stainless steel for that no-rust, chrome-like appearance.
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We also still have the hood latch safety catch in either a black painted version (part number EG-623), or the polished stainless steel version (part number EG-6231).

Friday, March 23, 2012

Just the Details...64 1/2-Early 65 HiPo Mustang Transverse Dual Exhaust System

The 1964 1/2 and early 1965 (before Oct. 64) K code Mustangs had a dual exhaust system that utilized two resonators that looked like mufflers and a single transverse muffler.
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We have been posting about our original paint 1964 1/2 289 High Performance Mustang Coupe.  There are a lot of original pieces still on this car, which provides a great resource for studying original details on Mustangs.


The 1964 1/2 and early 1965 (before Oct. 64) K code Mustangs had a dual exhaust system that utilized two resonators that looked like mufflers and a single transverse muffler.  This image shows the original H-Pipe that was modified with exhaust "dumps" for drag racing.  This modification was supposedly made when the car was nearly new.
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The 1964 1/2 and early 1965 (before Oct. 64) K code Mustangs had a dual exhaust system that utilized two resonators that looked like mufflers and a single transverse muffler.  This image shows a close up of the exhaust "dumps" supposedly added by the original owner.
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The 1964 1/2 and early 1965 (before Oct. 64) K code Mustangs had a dual exhaust system that utilized two resonators that looked like mufflers and a single transverse muffler.  In this shot, you can see the two resonators.
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The 1964 1/2 and early 1965 (before Oct. 64) K code Mustangs had a dual exhaust system that utilized two resonators that looked like mufflers and a single transverse muffler.  This image shows an original tailpipe to hanger clamp still in place after all of these years.
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The 1964 1/2 and early 1965 (before Oct. 64) K code Mustangs had a dual exhaust system that utilized two resonators that looked like mufflers and a single transverse muffler.  This image shows the FoMoCo stamping with part number and 6-64 (June 1964) date on the transverse muffler.
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 Today, we will take a look at the transverse muffler style dual exhaust system.  This style of exhaust was originally installed on the 64 1/2 and early 65 HiPo Mustang up through sometime in maybe October of 1964.


The 1964 1/2 and early 1965 (before Oct. 64) K code Mustangs had a dual exhaust system that utilized two resonators that looked like mufflers and a single transverse muffler.  This image shows the FoMoCo stamping, part number and 6-64 (June 1964) date that appears on both resonators.
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We are lucky to have the complete original exhaust system on this particular Mustang.  You will note the original date stampings of June 1964 on the muffler and resonators.



The 1964 1/2 and early 1965 (before Oct. 64) K code Mustangs had a dual exhaust system that utilized two resonators that looked like mufflers and a single transverse muffler.  The RH tailpipe is attached to the transverse muffler with short carriage bolts.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mustang Chrome Air Cleaner Assemblies

Our show quality Mustang open element chrome air cleaner assemblies feature a correct chrome lid, correct reproduction air filer and correct base.
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Our Chrome Air Cleaner Assemblies are very popular items, and we often get several questions about these parts.  The questions often involve the bases, so we wanted to take a closer look at these today.  We will be talking specifically about the Exact Reproductions.  These are our part numbers EG-124 and EG-145.  These air cleaners were originally installed on all of the 65-66 HiPo Mustangs and GT350.  They were also part of the Engine Dress Up Kits that were available as over-the-counter accessories at Ford dealers.

The base on our EG-124 Mustang chrome air cleaner assembly.
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Close up shot of the original style air filter.
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Both of these styles come with a very nice chrome plated top lid that is very, very close in configuration to the original air cleaner lid.  These assemblies also include the reproduction of the original air filter.  The difference in the two parts is the base.

Our EG-124 Chrome Air Cleaner has the blue base with the nipple for the hose the runs to the oil filler cap.  This emission system with the oil cap and hose was used on cars built for delivery to California, including all GT350 Shelbys.  Most of the 65 models and early 66's had a gold painted base, so if you have one of these cars, you will have to repaint the blue base with the gold paint.  This nipple was sometimes originally capped off for Mustangs that may have not used this system.

The base on our EG-145 Mustang chrome air cleaner assembly does not have the nipple for the oil cap hose.
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Our EG-145 Chrome Air Cleaner, of course, features the same great quality, chrome lid and air filter, but the base is painted gold and does not include the nipple for the oil cap/emissions hose.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Just the Details...Mustang Paint OK Stamps

Here is a shot of the Paint OK stamping on the LH Headlight Bucket assembly on our 1964 1/2 HiPo Mustang Coupe.  This stamp was originally applied very lightly.  This area is under the headlight door and is not visible when the headlight door is installed on the car.
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We have been posting about our original paint 1964 1/2 K Code Mustang coupe, and today we will look at some of the "PAINT OK" stamps we uncovered.

Our personal preference when restoring a Mustang is to only duplicate the Paint OK stampings that are originally found.  Of course, this is not always easy, because some stampings on a 48 year old car are sometimes long gone.  These ink stamps were also sometimes applied very lightly, and sometimes maybe not there at all in the first place.  Even on this all original paint Mustang, we only found a few Paint OK stamps in the headlight bucket area, and you will note from our pictures that these are not even visible with the headlight doors installed.

Here is an image of the Paint OK stamp found on the back side of the LH Headlight Door.  This stamp is obviously not visible once the Headlight Door is installed.
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At any rate, you want to do your research.  If you do choose to add a paint stamp to your restoration, at least make sure it is of the same type that was applied to the specific production plant where your Mustang was produced.

Our '64 1/2 HiPo Mustang Coupe is a Dearborn built Mustang, and the stamps here match the stamps that we commonly see on the Dearborn production cars.

Here is an image of the Paint OK stamp found on the back side of the RH Headlight Door.  This stamp is obviously not visible once the Headlight Door is installed.
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Friday, March 16, 2012

Just the Details...65-66 Mustang Rear License Plate Light Date Stamping

Note the "4F" date stamping on this Mustang rear tag light assembly.  This is from our 64 1/2 HiPo Mustang Coupe with a scheduled build date of June 8, 1964.  The original license plate light on this car is dated June of 1964.
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Here is another one of my "geeky" details for 1965 and 1966 Mustangs.  Even the rear license plate light assemblies on these Mustangs are date stamped.  I will note that I have observed many NOS Ford service part rear license plate light assemblies that did not have a date stamping.

Our example here is dated "4F" for June of 1964.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

1968 Mustang Horn Panel Center Running Horse Emblem

1968 Mustang Horn Center Panel Running Horse Emblem.
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It is always great to see super quality reproduction Mustang parts being made.  It is particularly nice when a part is improved.  The 68 Mustang center horn pad Running Horse emblem was previously only available from one supplier.  Honestly, the quality was a bit lacking, including the fact the the red, white and blue order on the emblem was reversed.

Scott Drake Mustang Parts fortunately decided to do something about it and designed and reproduced their own emblem.  It is really nice, featuring the correct colors and chrome running horse.  It is a super improvement over the other one.  We now have these new, improved Running Horse emblems in stock and ready to ship.  They are, of course, Ford Licensed Products.

Our part number is IN-456.

New Improved 1968 Mustang Horn Panel Running Horse Emblem is now available.
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Monday, March 12, 2012

Just the Details...65-66 Mustang Rear Bumper Date Stamping

The date stamping on a 65-66 Mustang Rear Bumper is located on the inside where the rear license plate light is mounted.  It is more difficult to see than the front bumper date stamping.  This particular example shows a date stamping of "6 1 M4."
This is June 1, 1964.
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Last month, I made a post about the date stampings on 65-66 Mustang front bumpers.  I received several questions about whether or not the rear bumpers had date stampings also.  Well, they do, but the stampings are just a bit more difficult to read due to their location.

The rear bumper is stamped with a date on the inside where the rear license plate light is located.  It is stamped from the inside.  Take a look at the example from our 64 1/2 HiPo Mustang Coupe.

Friday, March 9, 2012

1969 Mustang GT Pop Open Gas Caps

1969 Mustang GT Pop Open Gas Cap.
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One of the rarest gas caps to ever grace a Classic Mustang is the gas cap specifically designed for the '69 Mustang with the GT package.  There were not that many 1969 Mustangs equipped with this GT package, and this gas cap has been very difficult to find.

1969 Mustang GT Pop Open Gas Cap.  This image shows the back side of the lid.
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We now have the '69 GT Pop Open Gas Cap in a beautiful reproduction.  Like all of our pop open Mustang gas caps, this cap comes with an inside twist on cap along with the parts to convert it to a true pop open gas cap if you wish to do so.  This gas cap features the correct brushed and polished finishes along with the correct "cog pattern" just like the original.

Our part number is ER-5241. 

1969 Mustang GT Pop Open Gas Cap.  This image shows the top lid detail of the GT emblem and the "cog pattern."
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Monday, March 5, 2012

1964 1/2 Mustang HiPo Coupe

1964 1/2 289 High Performance Mustang Coupe.  The light really plays games with that Poppy Red paint, so you really need to see the car in person to get a real feel for the color.  Even in this picture though, you can spot the slight difference in the color of the paint between the door and the fender.  Both have original paint, but the fenders were painted separately from the body, and this caused a slight difference.
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 We mentioned this Mustang in a few other Blog posts, and we wanted to post a few pictures of the car today.  We will have many more posts in the future about specific areas and details on this particular Mustang.

1964 1/2 289 High Performance Mustang Coupe. You can see that the original paint is a bit thin on the top edge of the LH front fender, but it shines really well for being almost 48 years old.
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It is a '64 1/2 Mustang Coupe with the K Code 289 High Performance package.  It was scheduled to be built around the first day of regular production for the HiPo Mustangs, which was June 8, 1964.  As in other cases that I have observed, this Mustang obviously was not built on or around this day.  Many of the date codes on the sheet metal are later in the month.  One of the doors is even dated June 25th.

1964 1/2 289 High Performance Mustang Coupe.  Many of the early '65 Mustangs did not originally have outside mirrors installed on the production line.  This particular car did not, and a Talbot racing mirror was installed at the dealer when the car was new back in 1964.
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This Mustang features its original 5 Bolt, VIN stamped engine along with its VIN stamped close ratio Toploader 4 speed transmission.  Amazingly enough, it still sports all of the original Poppy Red paint.  It also still has the original exhaust system, including 6 64 (June 1964) dated resonators and muffler.  All this, along with the fact that it is a rust free California car, makes it extremely valuable to a geek like me in researching these Mustangs.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

1965-66 GT350 Shelby Mustang Sway Bar Bushings - Now Available!

1965 and 1966 GT350 Shelby Mustang One Inch Sway Bar Rubber Bushings (Insulators) are now available.  The original Ford Part number on this part is C0AA-5493-A.
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We are very excited to announce the availability of the one inch sway bar bushings (insulators) for the 1965 and 1966 Shelby Mustang.  These rubber bushings are a Virginia Classic Mustang exclusive.

I've just noticed some NOS bushings selling for over $200.00 a pair, and I really wanted to see some nice and correct bushings available for these cars at a reasonable price.

I could not be more pleased with how they turned out.  It is virtually impossible to tell these from the originals or an NOS Ford Part.

They were made using an original sample, the original Ford Blue Prints, and an NOS sample of the original part number, C0AA-5493-A.

Order Part number SU-321.  They are only $22.95 a pair.