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Fastback68
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posted 11-23-2002 07:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This continues another thread of mine, but it's definitive ... one for the record Sam, might wanna store this away on your site. '68 column switch part numbers are as follows:
C8SZ-13341-A = fixed column
C8SZ-13341-B = tilt colum
C8SZ-13341-C = tilt column + speed control
I have an EXTREMELY RARE C8SZ-13341-C which I will gladly trade with any M&Mer with 100 posts or more willing to send an NOS C8SZ-13341-A switch to an address in LA. Offer closes in a week, and then I get to return it to the shop for the miserable $50 I paid for it!
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mustangs68
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posted 11-23-2002 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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mustang68mustangs
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posted 11-23-2002 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can you explain to me what this switch I have in front of me is for then.
C8ZA-13B302-A1
BP
Thats what it says on the original tag on the switch.
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Fastback68
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posted 11-23-2002 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Ford parts manual I used for this info is now miles away, but I can say with 100% certainty that you have the standard fixed column switch, and the and A1 and C8ZA make me think it's probably the C8ZZ service replacement part.
Thing is, each of these switches has two numbers associated with it, but you won't find the C8SZ or C8ZZ on the switch itself. My tilt column switch with speed control has a tag on it that says C8SA 13B302-C BP.
It's mighty confusing at first, and is the reason I was so desperate to get a positive ID on the part. The only place I have the C8SZ number is on the original Motorcraft box it came in.

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Fastback68
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posted 11-23-2002 10:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually, while we're here does anyone know for sure why some (all?) Stang electrical parts have two numbers? In the manual I was looking at there were two columns, one indicating the tag numbers on these switches, the other indicating the Mustang parts numbers. If I recall, both had column headings saying "part number". So, for example, next to C8SA 13B302-C came C8SZ-13341-C.
My guess is that the first number, which does not have a Z for Mustang as the fourth digit, is a number used by part suppliers. But when the part makes its way onto the shelf of the Mustang dealer, it has to be given a Mustang number, with that Z in fourth place. Make sense?

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