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unknowing : battery heatshield ??
#1
Never see this part before:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/70-71-72-73-ford...Wf&vxp=mtr

whistling
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#2
It is a valid original part installed on big blocks and on some DSO locations based upon options on the car. Good to see someone is trying to reproduce for the concourse guys.

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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#3
Wow that I didn't know about! 😎

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So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73whistling
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#4
A/C cars had them from my understanding.
i got a Group 27 repop a year or 2 ago. REALLY tough fit to get them in due to clearance i can see why it was the first thing thrown out when installing a new battery.

it helps direct air from the front rad support around the battery to cool it down. there is a punch out in the rad support just for it.
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#5
Well I guess you're right about that

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So I'm a proud owner of one Mach 1 73! Regards Lars DK73whistling
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#6
Wow, learn something new every day!

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#7
My vert had one, but it was badly damaged and I have bought a repop to replace it with. There was much discussion for years on the 429 Mustang forum as to which version of battery heat shield was installed on these cars. I believe any '71 C or J Code Mustang should have had them from the factory...

Now if we are talking a rare and sometimes disputed component for these cars, how about an alternator splash shield... I just bought a very nice repop (I have never seen an original). Apparently they were installed on early cars but may have been done away with later in production.

So many variables from the factory, production line variances every day...
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#8
Ford parts catalog doesn't go into a lot of detail or specify what the qualifiers were for vehicle applications. The shield is a 70-71 Torino sourced part. DOOZ-10A682-A was listed for 70-71 Torino and 1970/ Mustang. Applications on earlier pre 70 cars were mostly Big Block and AC cars. My 70 Torino GT "M" with AC and 24 series battery did not have one. Both of my 71 "M", AC, 24 series battery Mach 1's didn't have the shield. I had three Gran Torino Sports, (two "Q" and one 429) with the 429, AC and 27 series battery vehicle as the only one that had the battery shield. As stated above a lot of them were tossed when the battery was replaced. Some were broken or warped from under hood heat and the customer felt it was easier to throw away than to replace.
There was a alternator splash shield listed for the 250 6 cyl and 429 (D1OZ-10317-A) before 5/1/71. After 5/1/71 there was one listed for the 250 6cyl only (D1ZZ-10317-A) that continued through 1973.

Pastel Blue's comment on production line variances made me think of an interview with an assembly line worked Boss1Ray posted. As the car approached his station to have the seat belts installed he noticed a freshly lit joint in the ashtray. So I guess it depended on how much of the joint was left as to how much attention your car received at each station! whistling

Steve

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