Rim Blow Wheel

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  1. greenwa1

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    What Mustang rim blow wheel will fit a 71 Maverick? Is it 70 and above? What pad did the original Maverick rim blow wheel use?
     
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    Thanks Craig, just use the 70 Mustang pad?
     
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    The 69 and 70 Mustang rim blow wheels are slightly different. The ones I have seen on early Mavericks look identical to the one on my 70 Mach 1, with the exception of the center emblem. The pad and pad inserts look just like a 70. I believe the 69 was a one year only thing and I do not think the center pads are interchangeable from 69 to later years.
     
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    Thanks, the 69 and 70 wheels should be slightly different since the 69 still had the key in the dash and not on the column. I believe the wheel that Craig showed (C9ZZ3600WG) is a 69 wheel? You can buy the 69 wheel but not the 70 new from what I've seen.

    Was just wondering if anyone has done this before and what wheel did they use a 69 or 70?
     
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    You will want one for a locking column if your ignition is on the column. This is the one that FoMoCo used on the early 1970 Ford Maverick Grabber.
     
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    1969 reproduction rimblow steering wheel is pictured above. For 1969 rimblows, all three of the bars are equal thickness. The 1970-74 Ford rimblow steering wheels have much thinner horizontal bars, and the bottom vertical bar is considerably wider. The rubber rimblow switches are not interchangeable between the two generations, but are available only in black. 1970-74 rimblow switches did come in matching colors to the wheel. At least two different design of pads and multiple inserts available 1970-74. Mustang pads are different than what can be found on Lincoln MKIII and Mercury Cougar (those 2 use the same foam pad)
    Jay Jauregui of Best in Show, is one of the best at restoring them. He has a website and is located in Ventura, California.

    Did any Maverick or Comet ever come with a Rimblow steering wheel? I'm curious, LDO? Comet only?
     
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    I'm guessing no. Not listed for Maverick in either the '70 or '71 Armchair Estimator. It is listed both years for Galaxie/LTD, Torino & Mustang.
     
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    Links I posted above show they were available for the Maverick.. (for an extra fee I am sure)... also listed in the Mercury parts manual being available for the Comet.
     
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    They were available for very early mavericks. I have seen two 69.5 and one 70 that came with them from factory.
     
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    The rimblow steering wheel was standard on the early 1970 Ford Maverick Grabbers.
     
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