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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-05-2002 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does any one have a source for those brass grounding straps that mount on the cowl and ground the hood? Both my cars need new ones.

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BlueMule
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posted 12-05-2002 07:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You should only need 1 with that new shaker.

Mrs. Mule's Mach1 is missing hers too!. You're talking about those funny little hunks of crap bent into a 90 degree angle with about 12 holes in them?

They bolt to the cowl and rub on the hood and rust the poop out of the spot where they rub?

That's probably why her scoop mounted turn signals act crappy.

Thanks for the 'side armed' tip!!

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Fastback68
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posted 12-05-2002 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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You're talking about those funny little hunks of crap bent into a 90 degree angle with about 12 holes in them?

Well, on my '68, the grounding strap is very small, no holes. Beneath it, but mounted on the firewall, is a non-original thingy that sounds exactly like what you are describing, Mule. It's part of the heater assembly.
Maybe that's not your grounding strap at all? Or maybe our Mustang years are very different.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 12-05-2002 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The '70 has the strap with perforations, the '72 has two fingers.

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BlueMule
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posted 12-05-2002 08:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueMule   Click Here to Email BlueMule     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These thingies were a 'global' FoMoCo thing that all their products had from around '69 to maybe '72. The descripion I gave earlier was from the '71 Pinto I had (2000CC/4spd.) Yeah... Pinto. With it, you had an A.M. radio where you didn't hear the ignition in the radio. Without it, tunes mixed with ignition 'noise'.

I want to say I may have seen them in my Dearborn Classics catalog. I didn't want to say it without checking first. All my 'reading material' is at work. Ever deal with them? I've had nothing but good experiences with them...

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97 Expedition XLT
00 SVT f150 Lightning 4149 of 4966 Born on: 06/26/2000

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