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Old 07-13-2009, 06:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The MCA rules state that the jack assembly and lug wrench for 64-66 Mustangs should be "original style and finish with proper decal". What is the proper finish? Semi-gloss black on both the jack and the lug wrench? Or should the lug wrench be natural?

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Old 07-13-2009, 06:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the jack is semi-gloss and the lugwrench is cad plated.....or maybe clear zinc. either way it is not black.
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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As mentioned the jack is semi-gloss black but no all of it. The adjusting screw is phosphate which the two washers and the nylon washer are left unpainted

If you have the later 66 lug wrench it is completely semi-gloss black
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So for '66, I gues either is acceptable for a mid-year car..

You guys left out the oprtional Lug Nut Rachet wrench (Looks like a big Socket wrench, but only for lug nuts)... That was silved cad plated I believe..At least mine looks that way.. It's an original, I think that they repro that as well now the last few years, but not every vendor carries them. A nice addition to the trunk.



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PS: That's Silver Cad.. Sorry for the typo..
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You guys left out the oprtional Lug Nut Rachet wrench (Looks like a big Socket wrench, but only for lug nuts)... ...........

IF you noticed above C7ZZ mentioned it and the finish

When did that lug wrench become "optional"? How much did that option cost?
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"When did that lug wrench become "optional"? How much did that option cost?"

Jeff,

I think that there's some confusion here..

...Not the lug wrench, That came with all cars,

I'm talking about the cad plated "socket rachet" that was used in place instead of the lug wrench on the jack. I always though that was an over the counter dealer option. That didn't come with all cars did it Can you clear this up...?

I've seen very few cars with originals over the years. I've always wondered.

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Then again, Maybe, A picture is worth a thousand words...



Standard '65/'66 Jack Lug Wrench (came on all cars supposedly?)






Deluxe '65/'66 Jack Lug Rachet Wrench (Optional ? / Dealer Option)





Jeff, What's the verdict..?? This should make it alot clearer!

Thanks buddy,

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Charles?
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The jack you show as "standard" is in truth a replacement. I think this was what you would have purchased had you gone to your neighborhood Ford dealer in the seventies and ordered a lug wrench for your 65 Mustang. This same part, or one very much like it, was standard equipment in later Mustangs, but was never an assembly line part for the 65 or 66 production cars.
The images you have shown as "optional " are in truth the original lug wrenches for a 64 and 66 Mustang. There are some variations in the details of these but all have the same general appearance. They were really not much good and many were tossed in anger beside the road when one was unfortunate enough to have a flat. There is a lot of information about the details of these correct ratchet jacks on the net if you search. They are interesting to study and certainly neccessary for a correct restoration (and also reproduced) but pretty much just an artifact of a bygone era and I would hate to change a tire with one now.
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So you are saying that the first one pictured is a Ford replacement part?

I don't know if I buy that one yet.

I want to see what our MCA judges have to say...

Where are they? lol......


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Tony,

Maybe you should check John Murphy's resume and posts on this forum before you call him out. He's probably forgotten more about the details on these cars than you'll ever know.
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those above pics are reversed. murf is very correct in his assessment of those. there was no 'optional' lug wrench.
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Here's a link to a Mustang Monthly trunk detailing article showing the ratchet wrench -- which is correct for an early Mustang. You find the "flip" style wrenches a lot in salvage yards.

http://www.mustangmonthly.com/projec.../photo_09.html
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Ivygreen, I asked a simple question, What is your problem?

If you wish to drop insults and start flaming, You don't belong here on the VMF.




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