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Parts etc.

Carburetor Spacer

Ford carburetor spacers are identified by basic part number 9A589. The spacers used on the 428 CJ and SCJ engine are made of a black plastic material that is similar to bakelite.   The spacers are not marked with an engineering number.

Connecting Rods

Ford connecting rods are identified by basic part number 6200. Made of forged steel, the rods used in the 428 Cobra Jet and Super Cobra Jet engines measure 6.488 inches in length from center to center. Part of the engine's reciprocating assembly, connecting rods connect the pistons to the crankshaft.

Air Cleaners

Several different air cleaner assemblies were used on Cobra Jet Mustangs during the 1968, 1969, and 1970 model years. Instead of trying to identify them all on one page, we're going to separate them into several broad categories based on air cleaner type and model year. Use the links below to jump to the ID pages.

Power Steering Pump

Ford power steering pumps are identified by basic part number 3A674. The pump used on Cobra Jet Mustangs is known as a "Ford-Thompson" power steering pump because it was manufactured by two companies, Ford Motor Company and TRW (which was known as Thompson Ramo Wooldridge prior to 1965). It's a belt-driven slipper-type pump that includes an integral steel fluid reservoir. The reservoir is attached to the rear of the pump and the pump body is inside the reservoir.

Alternator and Voltage Regulator

Ford alternators are identified by engineering part number 10300. 1968, 1969, and 1970 Mustangs were originally equipped with either a 38A (amp), 42A, or 55A Autolite alternator depending on the engine and installed options. Certain power-hungry options, like air conditioning, typically included a higher output alternator as part of the package.

Water Pump

Ford water pumps are identified using basic part number 8501. Like most water pumps of the time, the pump used on 428 CJ and SCJ engines is driven using a belt and pulley arrangement. The pulley bolts to a flange on the front of the pump. The belt routes around the crankshaft pulley, turning the pump with each rotation of the crank.