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Why the change from 2 to 1 hood latch supports?
#1
Just out of idle curiosity, does anybody have any idea why/when Ford changed from double hood catch supports to a single one? It can't be weight, the things don't weigh more than 3 or so pounds. My 71 Mach (build date early Dec 1970) has the double setup
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My 71 also is a double.

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#3
Ehhhh... Which one was first? My car has standard hood and Mach 1 grille from factory, it is from april 1972 and it has single hood latch... Just one bracket to the grill too despite the grille has both kind of mounting spots..

I think maybe the right design was the doble latch but as the single one was used in most mustangs, an overstock
As i said... Damn iPhone... An overstock of single and more common latches can expolian its use on mach1 too...



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My Oct 70 build 71 has a double. My March 71 build 71 has the single.

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My 73 is a single, actually I didn't know there was a double! shrug



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#6
Are we talking about the threaded adjustable "buttons" that keep the hood from rattling/moving?. If so mine has 2.

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#7
According to the 429 mustang mega site, changeover was May/June '71 with the exact changeover date still undetermined. See

http://429mustangcougarinfo.50megs.com/m...terior.htm

and scroll down to Hood Latch Support.

My 09/70 build Mach 1 has dual supports.

- Manfred


TommyK;28225 Wrote:Are we talking about the threaded adjustable "buttons" that keep the hood from rattling/moving?. If so mine has 2.

Nope. Talking about hood latch support (I hope at least ;-)

- Manfred
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danoreilly;28199 Wrote:Just out of idle curiosity, does anybody have any idea why/when Ford changed from double hood catch supports to a single one? It can't be weight, the things don't weigh more than 3 or so pounds. My 71 Mach (build date early Dec 1970) has the double setup

A well paid bean counter calculated it would lower cost by $ 1.21125 per unit. I really don't know but the above is my best guess. Chuck
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ManniB;28227 Wrote:According to the 429 mustang mega site, changeover was May/June '71 with the exact changeover date still undetermined. See

http://429mustangcougarinfo.50megs.com/m...terior.htm

and scroll down to Hood Latch Support.

My 09/70 build Mach 1 has dual supports.

- Manfred


TommyK;28225 Wrote:Are we talking about the threaded adjustable "buttons" that keep the hood from rattling/moving?. If so mine has 2.

Nope. Talking about hood latch support (I hope at least ;-)

- Manfred

I get it now. Thanks for the education. I never noticed there was a 2 support version.

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