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Old 12-17-2017, 08:09 PM   #21
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Ron Francis Bare Bonz race car wiring kit.



I mounted the fuse panel on the right kick panel





Switch panel right in front of the shifter on the trans tunnel within easy reach when I have belts tight.



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Old 01-07-2018, 10:59 PM   #22
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I raced in 1971 at Indy and the Grandnationals in Canada with no problem. Going through tech at the World Finals in Texas the Division 4 and 6 Tech Directors wanted me to install the scoops before they would let me race. Finally after a lot of discussion with the help of my Division 2 Tech Director they said I could race but not to show up at Pomona without scoops. We had to cut the quarters and fabricate a bracket to hold the scoops since my car was made without scoops. When I restored it in 2005 I filled in the scoops.

This kind of thing happened a lot when I worked at Dearborn Assembly. A plant worker buying a new Mustang or Cougar was usually afforded the privilege of following his car down the assembly line. Sometimes that employees co-workers would add some extras. Convertible rocker boxes on hardtops and fastbacks was a popular "option". The required the carpet molded for that rocker box. A set of Boss quarter panels accidently ending up on your car or a Big E car would not be out of the question.


In the large repair bay at the end of the line a 428 ending up in a 390 car that lost it's engine on the test rolls happened a couple of times, too.
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:25 AM   #23
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This kind of thing happened a lot when I worked at Dearborn Assembly. A plant worker buying a new Mustang or Cougar was usually afforded the privilege of following his car down the assembly line. Sometimes that employees co-workers would add some extras. Convertible rocker boxes on hardtops and fastbacks was a popular "option". The required the carpet molded for that rocker box. A set of Boss quarter panels accidently ending up on your car or a Big E car would not be out of the question.


In the large repair bay at the end of the line a 428 ending up in a 390 car that lost it's engine on the test rolls happened a couple of times, too.
This was built in Oct 1968 before Boss 302's were built.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:39 AM   #24
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Rusty, a friend of mine had taken this photo at a Div. 1 race. cr
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:20 AM   #25
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Rusty, a friend of mine had taken this photo at a Div. 1 race. cr
Cool I have never seen that one and it was taken in 1971. I had to have the quarter scoops added before I could race at an NHRA event in 1972.

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Old 02-02-2018, 09:50 PM   #26
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I bought this Q code 428 Mach 1 body that was used as a Boss 302 test car from Hubert Platt in 1970 and July 1971 turned it into a SS/GA that set the NHRA National record twice. I quit racing it at the end of the 1974 season. I painted it in my shop in 2005 close to the way it was raced in the 70's. At this time it is being updated to race in B/SA and will be at the 50th Cobra Jet Anniversary Reunion in Norwalk Ohio. This week in my spare time I sandblasted and painted the headers.










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This was built in Oct 1968 before Boss 302's were built.
My seniority date at Dearborn Assembly was Sept 8, 1967. As I recall the Boss 302 didn't appear till Jan 1969. Everyone was excited about that. They were pretty cars.
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Old 03-10-2018, 09:09 AM   #28
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I have been working on my 1969 Cobra Jet Mustang between customer cars in my spare time getting ready for the 50th Anniversary of the Cobra Jet.





I have had a few questions about my shifter. It is a reverse pattern shifter from Turbo Action for the C4. I don't have the decal on it showing the shift pattern.





I have the wiring finished and everything works





I still have to wire the alternator and my new water pump when the engine is installed.

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Nice work, love the car.
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Old 08-11-2018, 07:03 PM   #30
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I have been working on my Mustang getting it ready for the 50th Cobra Jet Reunion.



I'm replacing the weather strip. A lot of people never noticed it was red on one side and blue on the other.





I decided to remove all the Mach 1 trim so it would be lighter.



Roll bar was brush painted with Rustoleum Hammered paint.



Finally installing the 428 CJ





Hooker headers are fun to install





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