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Al Bundy
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Whatsit?

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Post by Al Bundy » 17 Nov 2018, 17:29

Anyone know what this is?
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1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Post by leonbray » 17 Nov 2018, 17:45

71-73 ignition switch
Designed to be driven

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Al Bundy
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Post by Al Bundy » 17 Nov 2018, 18:44

leonbray wrote:
17 Nov 2018, 17:45
71-73 ignition switch
Thanks Leon. Couldn’t get the part number to tell me anything. Is it for a Cougar?
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Post by badcatt » 18 Nov 2018, 01:10

Al Bundy wrote:
17 Nov 2018, 18:44
leonbray wrote:
17 Nov 2018, 17:45
71-73 ignition switch
Thanks Leon. Couldn’t get the part number to tell me anything. Is it for a Cougar?
The letter Z is for a Mustang. But it is the same for a 71-73 Cougar.
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue For Sale.
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior For Sale.
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
See ya on the hiways,
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Post by Al Bundy » 18 Nov 2018, 07:58

badcatt wrote:
18 Nov 2018, 01:10
Al Bundy wrote:
17 Nov 2018, 18:44
leonbray wrote:
17 Nov 2018, 17:45
71-73 ignition switch
Thanks Leon. Couldn’t get the part number to tell me anything. Is it for a Cougar?
The letter Z is for a Mustang. But it is the same for a 71-73 Cougar.
Sorry Neal, I know it’s my crappy picture. The part number is D12B-11572-AB. The only thing I’ve found is the AC suffix is for a Pinto. I can’t seem to find what AB refers to.
1974 Dodge Dart - daily driver
1963 Thunderbird Z code - raven black/red
1968 XR7 F code - diamond blue/blue
1968 XR7 J code - black/red
1968 J code - madras blue/aqua
1968 XR7 X code - lime frost/dark ivy gold
1968 GT-E XR7 W code prototype no. 500033 - cardinal red/black

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Re: Whatsit?

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Post by badcatt » 18 Nov 2018, 10:55

Al Bundy wrote:
18 Nov 2018, 07:58
badcatt wrote:
18 Nov 2018, 01:10
Al Bundy wrote:
17 Nov 2018, 18:44


Thanks Leon. Couldn’t get the part number to tell me anything. Is it for a Cougar?
The letter Z is for a Mustang. But it is the same for a 71-73 Cougar.
Sorry Neal, I know it’s my crappy picture. The part number is D12B-11572-AB. The only thing I’ve found is the AC suffix is for a Pinto. I can’t seem to find what AB refers to.
Opps. I just looked closer, it is a little hard to tell. Sorry.
Neal Jacobson.
1970 XR-7 White "Ginger"
1970 XR-7 Convertible Blue For Sale.
1971 XR-7 Bright Blue with Blue "Up Beat" interior For Sale.
1970 Standard 428CJ Competition Yellow The New Money Pit.
See ya on the hiways,
The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter,
they are an entire banquet
.
- Mark Twain -

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Post by 70XR7Tom » 18 Nov 2018, 11:25

The Ford Master Parts and Accessories Catalog show the third character "2" as a Pinto part.
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White Vinyl Top, Special Paint - 1968 Madras Blue, Black Houndstooth interior- Bought April 2015
RIP - 1970 Cougar 351C-2V, FMX, PS, AC, Vinyl Top, retro fitted PB - New to 1983

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Post by 70XR7Tom » 18 Nov 2018, 11:45

Some of the more likely parts codes for Cougars
Third character
Z - Mustang (and Cougar when Mustang parts are used)
W - Cougar (when different from Mustang)
P - Autolite or Motorcraft parts
A - Ford (Generic) / Galaxie - presumably parts that fit a broad range of models
Fourth character
Typically a Design office designation (e.g. engine, body, chassis, transmission)
J & Z are service parts (sold as replacement parts, sometimes adapted to fit a broader set of models or years)
Houston TX
CCOA # 9432
1970 Cougar XR7 Hardtop 351C-4V, FMX, PW, PB, PS, AC, Rear Window Defogger, Styled Steel Wheels,
White Vinyl Top, Special Paint - 1968 Madras Blue, Black Houndstooth interior- Bought April 2015
RIP - 1970 Cougar 351C-2V, FMX, PS, AC, Vinyl Top, retro fitted PB - New to 1983

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Post by Dennis Pierachini » 23 Nov 2018, 15:25

The "-AB" parts number suffix could mean any number of things, but typically denotes:

1. A design change designation. "A" is the original part, "B" is the first revision or difference, etc. These were not always issued sequentially. For example, a '73 Mercury (full-size) base wheel cover is D3MY-1130-A, but the turbine style "luxury" part number is D3MY-1130-T. There were only 3 other wheel cover/hub cap types for '73. Design changes could also be to correct a defect with an original part. An example would be making a part thicker to prevent bending or torqueing (sp?) in service in order to cure failure.
2. A color, as for interior parts. these can get quite involved due to the numerous variations but in Ford parts-speak, A is usually black, B is usually blue, D is usually red....If you were to look as the trim codes for a particular year, you could get a rough idea of how this works. I've not seen a part number suffix from this era with more than 3 characters but don't know for certain if there could be 4+.
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